In 1895 selling his few worldly possessions, Joseph travels steerage across the ocean from the Baltics to the shores of South Africa. He continues his journey covering over 1000 miles of wild and rugged terrain with a friend, horse, compass, pistol and dreams of a better life in a new land. He walks into Bulawayo, Rhodesia, just months before the second Matabele war, where he later sets up an outpost. Joseph and his son Henry – a boxer, a mining engineer and a Hurricane fighter pilot during WW2 are the original adventurers of "Joseph Henry 1895".
Today "Joseph Henry 1895" continues a family tradition of supplying nomads and adventurers. We offer a selection of vintage inspired waxed canvas goods and apothecary products handcrafted in Red Deer, Canada.

Waxed Canvas Goods and Apothecary handcrafted in Canada.

March 07, 2018

Our Process.

Our Apothecary line started as Medicine River Soap Company back in April of 2013 with the idea to make all natural handcrafted soap the traditional way. The goal was to only include all natural, healthy and simple ingredients that would not only make your skin clean with lots of wonderful lather and also be good for it. 

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Joseph Henry 1895 at Sweet Capone's Italian Bakery & Cannoli Shop

March 03, 2018

Sweet Capone's Italian Bakery & Cannoli Shop

It's Saturday folks. Snowed all night here and for those who love winter and outdoors this is probably the last chance to enjoy the flurries before major spring meltdown. For those whose hearts sank at the sight we are continuing with our series on Building Communities and local coffee shop reviews.

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Joseph Henry 1895 at Good Neighbour Coffee Shop

March 01, 2018

Neighbourhood United.

Well, winter break's over, kids are back to school and we finally got a chance to check out a couple of hot coffee spots that recently opened up in Central Alberta.

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