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C.H. Doerr and Company : staff and exterior of plant.

Photograph of employees standing outside of C.H. Doerr & Co. Biscuit & Confectionery Works looking at camera. They are seen standing on the front steps of the building and next to horse-drawn delivery buggies parked along the side.

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C.H. Doerr and Company : exterior of plant.

Photograph of the exterior of the C.H. Doerr & Co. Confectionery Works building. A man in a suit and hat is standing in the front doorway and a driver is visible standing on a horse drawn cart piled with boxes at the side of the building.

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C.H. Doerr Co., pre-1940s.

File consists of a photograph taken outside the Doerr factory of a group of people standing in front of a Doerr's Confectionery [parade float or delivery truck?], and a page taken from the souvenir book "Busy Berlin" (published by the News Record, Berlin, 1901) containing a photograph of the C.H. Doerr & Co.'s Biscuit and Confectionery Works.

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C.H. Doerr and Company : staff.

Contains two black and white photographs. Copy prints of the recto and the verso of a postcard. The postcard was sent from Lawrence [Englert] to his sister, Rose Englert in Michigan [ca. 1905]. The text reads, "Dear Sister: Thank you for that beautiful neck-tie you sent me. This is a picture of a few at the shop, taken at Supper time, while we were at night work. Lawrence." The postcard image is of 13 men and women in the interior of the C.H. Doerr Company plant.

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C.H. Doerr Christmas samples.

File consists of one real photograph postcard showing the C.H. Doerr Christmas samples. A description on an accompanying paper reads "Jo. Kerr in Elmira Oct. 16, 1907 xmas samples R.B. Doerr."

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Dare sales wagon at H. K. Forler

Photograph of Ralph Doerr and William Kettleborne standing next to a horse-drawn C.H. Doerr & Co. sales wagon outside of the H. K. Forler storefront in Wellesley.

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Dare sales wagon.

File consists of two photographs of Ralph Doerr and William Kittleborne with a C.H. Doerr horse-drawn sales wagon Wellesley, Ontario. One photograph shows the two in front of H.K. Forler's grocery and the other shows them in the wagon, along a dirt road.

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Dare sales wagon

Photograph of Ralph Doerr and William Kettleborne seated in the passenger seat of a horse-drawn C. H. Doerr & Co. sales wagon, along a dirt road in Wellesley.

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C.H. Doerr and Company : delivery sleigh.

Photograph of John Doerr sitting in the driver’s seat of a C.H. Doerr & Co. Biscuit & Confectionery delivery sleigh pulled by two horses. Two large houses are visible in the background.

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C.H. Doerr and Company : shipping room.

Print copy photograph of three employees in the C.H. Doerr and Company shipping room. Two are seen standing behind a long counter and another is standing beside piles of boxes.

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Dare Foods employees.

File consists of two casual snapshots of employees of Dare. The first is of three women standing together outside of the office (Ruth Wettlaufer, Violet Uregard, Louise Glebe) and the second is of four men outside sitting on the Dare delivery car (Edward Doerr, Oscar Hopp).

The photographs are accompanied by a note which reads "Louise Glebe (1891-1977) became Secretary-Treasurer of C.H. Doerr Co. Ltd. in 1919, upon the company's incorporation. She married C.H. Doerr in the 1930's, becoming his third wife and outlived him by 36 years. Edward Doerr (1865-1944) was a "shipper" and one of the founding shareholders of C.H. Doerr Co. Ltd. in 1919. He was a brother - three years older - of C.H. Doerr.

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Doerr, C.H. sitting at desk.

Photograph of C.H. Doerr sitting at his desk, legs crossed and a piece of paper in hand. Dressed in a suit and tie, he is posed looking off camera.

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C.H. Doerr and Company : interior of plant.

Photograph of employees, some seen wearing white aprons, standing beside machinery inside the C.H. Doerr & Company building, likely the the biscuit manufacturing section of the plant.

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C.H. Doerr and Company : plant.

Contains one black and white photograph mounted on board. The photograph is an image of two men with cars standing outside of the C.H. Doerr plant. File includes a slide that is a copy of the original.

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Bremner Biscuits delivery truck.

File consists of one contemporary print of a photograph of a Bremner Biscuit delivery truck from the 1930's. Accompanying identification reads "old truck - 1929 Chevrolt (bow tie) 3/4 or 1 ton * probably 1 1/2 ton."

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Doerr candy factory fire.

File consists of ten photographs showing the aftermath of the fire at the Dare factory on Breithaupt street in March of 1943.

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Dare Co. Ltd., Kitchener.

File consists of one photograph of employees of the Kitchener office of Dare Foods. Some employees are identified on a separate piece of paper.

Included in the photo:

Bloomin, Joan
Brubacher, Dorothy
Dargell, Carl
Dunbar, Les
Farenbach, [?]
Gaeler, Vela
Haas, Harry
Hanamel, [?]
Heffesin, [?]
Hopp, Oscar
Katush, Bernice
Miller, Belle
Ringwald, [?]
Scanin, Stella
Schlitt, Marg
Schmitt, Cully
Schultz, Bernice
Schuster, [?]
Smiley, Dorothy
Smiley, Marjorie
West, Frank
[?], George
[?], Jenny
[?], Scuster

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Howe Candy Company Xmas Party.

Contains 2 black and white photographs of the Howe Candy Company Christmas party held at Knight Hall, Hamilton in 1944. The photograph is an image of a group of staff sitting and standing behind a banquet table.

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Photos of the new (post-fire) Dare factory in Sunnyside, Kitchener, approx. 1944.

File consists of five photographs of employees at work in the Dare Company Limited biscuit plant in Sunnyside, Kitchener. Duplicates are present. Some photographs contain captions on verso: moving trays of cookies into/out of the reel oven; dough forming, near the entrance to the reel oven; filling tins of soda crackers; 1944 - production for Defense Dept.; behind the reel oven.

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Howe Candy Company Christmas party Knight Hall, Hamilton.

File consists of one photograph of the Howe Candy Company Christmas party at Knight Hall in Hamilton in 1944. Some employees are identified on a separate piece of paper.

Identified in the photo:

Bloomin, Joan
Brubacher, Dorothy
Dunbar, Les
Miller, Belle
Nolan, Mary
Peters, Ben
Schultz, Bernice
Smiley, Dorothy
Smiley, [?]
[?], Jenny

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Dare Foods factory.

File consists of four photographs of employees working on various stages of cookie production in the Dare factory.

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Dare airplane.

File consists of seven photographs of an airplane owned by Carl Dare.

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Dare, Carl and airplane.

File consists of one photograph of Carl Dare, Ed Jones and Phil Ganci with Dare's airplane. Also includes two clippings about the airplane from the Kitchener-Waterloo Record.

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The Dare Company Limited : old photos.

Contains nine colour photographs, two colour slides, a list of the people and their positions in a photograph of the delegates to the first annual sales convention in 1948, a letter and story written by Orpha Kinzie, a copy of the song "King of the Shelf" written by Roy K. Downey and Tom Willoughby, a copy of the score for the song "Dare Cookies" written by Greg Adams and Peter Proudman and Eric Robertson. The photographs and negatives are images of the filming of a television commercial, biscuit products, store displays and the advertisement for the 1976 Pinto contest. The negatives are images of a staff convention.

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Dare Foods Ltd. employees.

File consists of three identical photographs of employees of Dare Foods Ltd. in December 1948. The men are standing outdoors in front of a building, possibly Dare.

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Howe Candy Company employees.

File consists of one photograph of employees of the Howe Candy Company, possibly at a Christmas party. The photograph was taken Dec. 1949.

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Bill Hopp's photos.

File consists of three photographs belonging to William J. Hopp. Includes two group photographs of Dare employees, one including C.M. Dare; and a photograph of six men at a training conference (one of whom is probably Hopp).

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The Dare Company Limited : staff.

Contains 18 colour slides. The slides are images of staff at special events. A slide of the exterior of a building, and a slide of a Dare Bears Back to School promotional sign are also included. Several of the slides are labelled.

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Dare Foods employees.

File consists of one photograph of employees of the Dare Foods plant in Kitchener. The employees are lined up outside for a group shot. Some identifications on verso:

Happ, Oscar
McFadzen, Ralph
Dare, Carl
Jantzi, John O.

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Dare Co. Ltd. factory employees.

File consists of two identical photographs of factory employees of Dare Co. Ltd. from 1951. The photograph was taken on the grounds outside of the factory and the employees are mostly women and are dressed in white baking outfits. Employees are identified on a separate piece of paper.

Included in the photo:

Atkinson, [?]
Beirs, Amanda
Burkhardt, Emmerson
Clendenrusig, Bill
Crooks, [?]
Crooks, Phoebe
Dare, Carl
Dargell, Carl
Dawe, Marg
de Uries, [?]
Dodge, George
Erb, Erma
Erb, Wilma
Fehreubach, [?]
Fischer, [?]
Forler, Inez
Gellner, Susan
Grishow, Doug
Hopp, Oscar
Headley, Lila
Heintz, Mary
Homuth, Howard
Hopf, Bill
Huntz, Martha
Jantzi, John
Kaufman, Lorraine
Kinzie, Orpha
Kwiakoski, Bill
Lotzke, Lorne
Lwandowski, Rose
Meinzinger, Dolores
Menyes, Maria
Mezer, Kay
Montag, Mari
Norton, Edith
Reist, Orval
Rouse, Vi
Ruhl, Joan
Russell, Jack
Schmidt, Reggie
Schmitt, Cully
Schuster, [?]
Shantz, [?]
Shantz, Abe
Shantz, Eileen
Shoemaker, Marybelle
Sider, Johnny
Stelmach, Joan
Street, Dorothy
Stuckerat, Helen
Trompke, Emdie
Wagner, Russell
Weber, Jeanette
Weiler, Alma
White, Jenny
Windsor, Marion
Wittie, Harold
Wright, Ruby
[?], Ann
[?], Anna
[?], Barb
[?], Bill
[?], Connie
[?], Evelyn
[?], George
[?], George
[?], Gladys
[?], Gwen
[?], Joan
[?], Johnny
[?], Margaret
[?], Margaret
[?], Olga
[?], Olga
[?], Rose
[?], Sally
[?], Steve
[?], Tom
[?], Winnie

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Dare Foods Limited : head office.

A photograph of Dare Foods Limited's head office located at 2481 Kingsway Drive, Kitchener, Ontario likely taken soon after the building was constructed.

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Dare, C.M. and unidentifed man.

File consists of one snapshot of C.M. Dare and an unidentified man. Verso reads "Howe Candy Christmas party Roberts Marine Room, Hamilton. Dec. 17/52. C.M. Dare (right)."

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Publicity.

Photograph of a display of Dare products at a promotional event, newspaper and magazine clippings, and correspondence announcing the formation of Major Foods Limited.

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Dare family and friends.

File consists of four photographs showing members of the Dare family and their friends at both the Dare family home at 221 Pandora Cres. and the Walper Terrace hotel. Identifications present on versos include:

  • Russell, Jack
  • Dare, Carl
  • O'Hara, Kevin
  • McFadzen, Ralph
  • Lumsky, Jim
  • McFadzen, Gath
  • Hopp, Oscar
  • Wild, Les
  • Russell, Em
  • Dare, Ruth
  • Lumby, Marie
  • O'Hara, Marion
  • Wild, Jean

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Howe Candy Company Limited : ju jube bags.

A photograph of three bags of ju jubes made by Howe Candy Company of Hamilton, Ontario. Also includes four bag ties used to tie bags of ju jube candies by Howe Candy Company.

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Product photographs.

Contains black and white and colour photographs of biscuit products. File includes photographs of biscuits that were used on packaging, photographs of store displays, and product photographs.

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Dare Co. Ltd. Employees.

File consists of two identical photographs of unidentified employees of Dare Co. Ltd. at Carl Dargell's 50th anniversary at the Blue Moon Hotel in Petersburg, October 3, 1958.

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Product photographs.

Contains 74 colour photographs of biscuit products. The file includes 19 photographs from a picture book, product photographs, a sign for and a clipping advertising the reusable Dare Lunch Box biscuit packaging.

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Major Foods Limited picture book.

Contains one Major Foods Limited, Kitchener, Ontario picture book of product photographs. File includes 28 spare colour photographs of biscuit products, one photograph of the biscuit plant, and one photograph of candy products.

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Scrapbook.

File consists of one scrapbook that was used to record the history of The Dare Company Limited, Major Foods Limited, Dare Foods Limited and subsidiary, newspaper and magazine advertisements, new product announcements, appointment notices, and article clippings. The date and source of each clipping is noted. The scrapbook also includes samples of product packaging, articles on the opening of the biscuit plant in Surrey, B.C., and 3 black and white photographs. The scrapbook was most likely produced at the Kitchener head office and is organized chronologically.

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Dare Foods Hamilton.

File consists of two photographs of the exterior of the Dare Foods plant in Hamilton, Ontario.

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Delawana Inn.

File consists of three photographs of Dare employees at the Delawana Inn in Muskoka. Includes Carl Dare, Bob Sanders, and Les Wild.

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Dare Foods Limited picture book.

Contains one Dare Foods Limited, Kitchener, Ontario, picture book of product photographs. File includes 53 colour photographs of biscuit products, and three photographs of in-store displays including one of a potato chip display.

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Product photographs and price sheets.

Contains 40 colour photographs of biscuit and candy products, price lists, and product brochures. The price lists are for candy products and include weight, pack size, and list price and are attached to a product brochure.

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Product photographs and brochures.

Contains 74 colour photographs of cookie products divided into tin tie photographs and cellophane photographs. Brochures of candy products are also included.

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Dare Foods Limited : products.

Contains colour photographs of cookie products, cookie tin tie and cellophane packages, and candy brochures and price lists.

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Product photographs and packaging.

Contains samples of boxboard, cellophane and tin tie packages, 22 colour photographs of cookie products, colour and black and white photographs of store displays, a coupon, and a brochure for Krispin rye crackers.

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Dare Foods factory.

File consists of five photographs showing the interior and exterior of a Dare Foods factory. Includes photographs of cookie processing procedures and a group of employees gathered around packaged cookies.

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Leo Haak photographs.

Photographs taken by Leo Haak of biscuit and candy store displays, people standing outside the Dare Foods Limited potato chip plant, women standing beside a Dare Foods Limited sign.

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Dare Foods Candy Division, Hamilton, Ontario.

Contains one black and white photograph. The photograph is an image of the Dare Foods (Candy Division) plant in Hamilton, Ontario. This plant was previously the Howe Candy Company plant.

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National Sales Executive Club award night.

File consists of two photographs from the 1963 National Sales Executive Club award night. One photograph shows G. William Allendorf receiving an award from Carl Dare and the other shows a group of award winners. Also includes a clipping on the event from the Kitchener-Waterloo Record.

Photo caption from clipping reads: "TOP SALESMEN - Eight Twin City companies honored their top 1963 salesmen last night at the K-W Sales Marketing Executive Club's president night. Shown are (left to right) G. William Allendorf of Galt, Leonard Riley who accepted the award for Reginal Bingeman of Cornwall, Henry Brule of Montreal; (back) Douglas Hall, Joseph Shantzenbacher, who accepted for Marcel Beland of Kapuskasing, Joseph Kustra of Galt and Robert Mitchell."

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Dare Foods warehouse.

File consists of one photograph of a Dare Foods warehouse in Moncton, New Brunswick.

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The Dare Company Limited : photos.

Contains one binder labelled "Photos." The binder contains a black and white newspaper advertisement "Our first customer" [ca. 1967]; a Union Carbide plastic products advertisement featuring Dare biscuits; black and white photographs of products; portraits of staff; the interior and exterior of the plant in Surrey, B.C.; new wage agreement at the Surrey plant; an advertisement for a contest; and store displays. The majority of the photographs are labelled.

  • Bill Mitchell, 2 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 17 cm
  • J.D. Burke, 2 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 17 cm
  • John McKay, 2 photographs : b&w ; 12 x 17 cm
  • John McKay, Doug Soanes, Ken O’Hara, Jack Graham, and C.M. Dare at the plant in Surrey, B.C. January, 1962, 2 photographs : b&w ; 17 x 13 cm
  • Dare Coconut creams, 2 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
  • Dare Whole Wheat Digestive biscuits, 2 photographs : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
  • Dare Potato Chips, 2 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
  • Dare Candy Chest of Fruit Jellies, 2 photographs : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
  • Bert Luckhurst, Peterboro, 1 photograph : b&w; on mount 22 x 27 cm
  • Dare Foods personnel, Mr. J. M. Lumby (left), members of the Employees’ Committee, and Mr. K. K. O’Hara (left centre) are shown with Mr. William White of Local 457 of the Bakery and Confectionery Workers Union, after satisfactory negotiation of a new wage agreement at the Surrey plant, 1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
  • Mr. K. K. O’Hara (left) of Dare Foods shown here with Mr. William White of Local 475 of the Bakery and Confectionery Workers Union after satisfactory negotiation of a new wage agreement., 1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
  • Bill Gill, 1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 17 cm
  • Tom Warren, 1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 18 cm
  • John Bull, 1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 17 cm
  • B. Sanders, 1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 18 cm
  • D. Grischow, 1photograph : b&w ; 13 x 17 cm
  • C.A. Preistman, 1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 17 cm
  • J.M. Langley, 1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 17 cm
  • Deal B, 1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 26 cm
  • Deal A, 1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 26 cm
  • Dare biscuit display, 1 photograph : colour ; 13 x 18 cm
  • Dare's potato chip display, 1 photograph : colour ; 13 x 18 cm
  • Dare Lemon Cremes, 1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
  • Product display, 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 26 cm
  • Dare's and Dare potato chips, 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 26 cm
  • Dare Chocolate Chip cookies, 1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 17 cm
  • Saratoga by Dare's potato chips, 1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 17 cm
  • Dare products and space exploration buttons, 1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 17 cm
  • Devonsheer Melba Toast by Dare's, 1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 10 cm
  • Dare Romper Room and Peanut Crunch biscuits, 1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 17 cm
  • Step Right Up Folks promotion, 1 photograph : b&w ; 23 x 17 cm
  • Dare Delicious! display, 1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 26 cm
  • John McKay standing beside machinery at the Surrey plant, 1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 17 cm ; 21 x 26 cm
  • Machinery at the Surrey plant, 2 photographs : b&w ; 17 x 13 cm ; 21 x 26 cm
  • Interior of Surrey plant, 1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 17 cm
  • Display, 1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 15 cm
  • Exterior of Surrey plant, 1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 11 cm

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Grissol and Loney's products.

Twenty photographs of various Grissol products, possibly used for marketing and advertising purposes, including bread sticks, Melba toast, toasted bread, rusks, Dutch rusks, bread crumbs, browned flour, croutons, ready mix stuffing, corn puffs, cheese pops, pretzel sticks, pretzel rings, bits n pieces, pretzels, cookies, and different flavours of Loney's soup bases and soup mixes. Many of the photographs show product packaging written in both English and French.

This file also includes two memorandums written by Bryan Dare providing detailed historical information about the history of Grissol, Loney's, and their relationship to Dare Foods Limited.

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Old candy photos.

Holiday candy and seasonal brochures, and six colour photographs of store displays. Also included are six colour photographs advertising the new Dare tote bag and popular recloseable fan-top bag, and a price list for Halloween candy from 1970.

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Dargel, Carl.

File consists of one photograph of Carl Dargel standing on a water-bordered lawn in warm weather with a dog at his feet.

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