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Kitchener Downtown Mall

Film approximately 7:20 minutes in length of Kitchener Mall a pedestrianized stretch of King Street East in downtown Kitchener during the summer months. Pedestrians and cyclists are seen moving along sidewalks and crossing streets, with the occasional trolleybus passing by. Parking spaces are painted in white hash marks with numerous tree-filled planters, flowerbeds, and benches positioned within and along them. Shots of flower beds, sculptures, a water fountain donated by the Big Brothers Association, and people seated on patios and benches appear through out. Buildings and storefronts visible include: Odeon, Eaton's, Kresge, Dutch Boy Food Market, Strand Bowl, Palladium Restaurant, Lyric theatre, Pennsylvania Kitchen, Goudies Department Store, the Walper Hotel, Queen's Restaurant, the Toronto Dominion Bank, Grafton's, Woolworth's, Sally's, Zeller's, Jack Fraser, Herman Lippert Mens Wear, Young's Jewellers, Samer's, and Frank's Mens Wear.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

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.

Dare Foods Limited

Unidentified woman.

Studio portrait of an unidentified woman seen looking off camera in partial profile, wearing wire-framed glasses and a high-collar top with large leg of mutton sleeves

Schantz Russell Family

Birthplace of Hon. Mackenzie King, Kitchener, Ont.

Postcard featuring photograph of Mackenzie King standing at the front of his childhood home. He is seen standing with right hand in suit pocket and left on the cope of a walking cane. Top of postcard reads: Birthplace of Hon. Mackenzie King, Kitchener, Ont.

Schneider, J.M. family

Buck, George and Emma Joachimi.

Wedding portrait of George Buck and Emma Joachimi. On verso: George and Emma Buck, née Joachimy [sic], Minnie Joachimy [sic], Joe Neeb, Feb. 25, 1901, Berlin.

Schneider, J.M. family

Baby Doeppler.

Studio portrait of an infant posed upright in a chair, dressed in a gown and lace cardigan. Possibly a cousin to Anna Elizabeth Metz Schneider.

Schneider, J.M. family

118th Battalion clippings.

Clipping of an article (ill.) from the October 4, 1966 edition of the Kitchener-Waterloo Record titled "Memento of Kaiser bust given to Pioneer Village" and an undated clipping with caption: "The dunked bust of German emperor was salvaged from mud of Victoria Park lake."

Schneider, Norman Christoph

50th Anniversary speech.

Consists of Norman C. Schneider's remarks (manuscript, original) to the family on May 20, 1975 at the Charcoal Steak House on the occasion of his 50th wedding anniversary. It includes reminiscences about his family's history: the J.M Schneider home on Courtland Ave., births known as "Lantern night" with family members moving between four homes in a row bringing lanterns and hot water. Also includes a brief background on Ethel Schneider's family and how she came to live next door to Norman's family.

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Maple leaf.

Maple leaf hand painted by Suddaby Public School students to commemorate the centennial of the school.

Schneider, Norman Christoph

19th century photographs.

Two 19th century photographs, unidentified. One is a portrait of a young man taken by W. Theaker, Markdale and the other is of a farmhouse and barn with people, taken by W.H. Love, Markdale.

English Family

Birth, marriage, will and cemetery papers.

Birth, Marriage, Will and Cemetery papers related to Alfred Gofton and family. They include:
1. Birth certificate for wife Charlotte Braun;
2. Marriage certificate for Alf Gofton and Charlotte Braun dated June 6, 1923;
3. Will of Elizabetha Schneider dated Jan. 10, 1905 naming John Metz and Albert B. Schneider as executors;
4. Receipts for perpetual care at Mount Hope Cemetery from the 1930s

Schneider, J.M. family

Competition for city hall, Kitchener, Ont.

File consists of architectural drawings for the proposed Kitchener city hall, probably by W.H.E. Schmalz. The plans are dated Aug.4, 1921. Sheet one shows two elevations and one cross section. Sheet two shows six floor plans. The plans are unsigned, but thought to be by W.H.E. Schmalz based on similarity to other signed plans. A small beehive drawing is present where an architect's signature would usually be found.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

Correspondence, 1913-1919.

  • Date and Place from 1915 April 5 Whitby, Ont. To Pincock, Jenny From Hare, J.J. Attachments Letter of reference. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1913 December 31 Toronto, Ont. To Pincock, Jenny From Harrison, J.W.F. Attachments One leaf excerpts from newspaper reviews, of Jenny O'Hara's piano recital. Envelope, stamp removed. Notes ALs. Letter of reference from her piano teacher.

Maines Pincock Family

Family Papers.

Material related to the lives and activities of members of the Augustine and Kaufman families of Kitchener, Ontario and of the Ham family of Toronto, Ontario, in particular of the parents, aunt and grandparents of Mary Ham.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Circus Parade, King Near Benton.

Copy negatives of elephants walking down city streets. The first is of an old photograph of elephants walking down a city street captioned: "Circus Day in Berlin". Caption accompanying negative reads: "1) Circus Day in Berlin nr p/o at Benton." The second is of elephants walking down a city street, taken from behind, while passing the Market Hotel accompanied by a caption that reads: "5) circus parade king near benton 1904". File also includes caption notes for the next 6 files in series titled PARADES.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

Bowman family.

Photographs of Hervey Bowman, a house on Church St., Kitchener, and a house on Roland St., Kitchener. Note that the photographs were found with correspondence between Franklin Abram Schantz and Franklin Bowman regarding Hervey Bowman's death.

Schantz Russell Family

Unidentified woman.

Full body studio portrait of unidentified woman seen looking off camera while standing next to a table, holding a document..

Schantz Russell Family

Ahrens and Schneider families at Lake Huron.

Two copies of an informal group portrait taken at Grand Bend or Southampton, with cottage visible in background.
Back row, left to right: Lotte (Ahrens) Shupe, Emma (Hirshey) Ahrens, J.M. Schneider, Charles A. Ahrens, Norman C. Schneider.
front row, left to right: Stella Daniels, Emma Schneider, Ella Daniels, Floss Ahrens.

Schneider, J.M. family

Victoria Park trees

Photograph of trees, one with a stump seat, in Victoria Park. A wrought iron bench and lampposts are visible in the background.

Schantz Russell Family

Anthes Manufacturing Company : employees under factory sign.

Mounted photograph of employees standing in a row, posed for the camera, at the side front of the Anthes Manufacturing Company building under a painted sign that reads: "The Anthes Mfg. Co. of Berlin. Limited." J.I. Frank Anthes is visible standing in a doorway behind the employees at right.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Confirmation certificate of Gottfried Lehler.

Confirmation certificate granted to Gottfried Lehler from Lutherithen Kirche zu Luden. The certificate is written in German and the translation is as follows: Gottfried Lehler, born on the 1st of September in the year of 1869, confirmed on the 15th of April in the year of 1883 in the Lutheran Church of [ineligible], Waterloo, Ontario.

Bechler family

Aberta Scott, Decho Properties.

File consists of material relating to property in Walkerton, Ontario, owned by Dixon. He purchased property from Alberta Scott in 1969 and sold property to Decho Properties Ltd. in 1970; he also sold to Robert Foreman in 1972. File includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, deeds, agreements, tax notices and assessments, notices and by-laws for the Corporation of the Town of Walkerton, handwritten notes, etc. File also includes plans of subdivisions in Walkerton (duplicates are present).

Dixon, Ross

Victoria Park west pathway

Photograph of tree-lined west pathway, along lake's edge in Victoria Park. The crossed legs and feet of a seated man appear immediately at left, and a group walking toward Roos Island bridge are visible further down the path.

Schantz Russell Family

Clippings.

Clipping of photo with caption from the June 7, 1952 edition of the Kitchener-Waterloo Record: "GREET DEFENCE MINISTER - Henry A. Hosking, MP for Wellington South (left), of Guelph, and Norman C. Schneider, MP elect for Waterloo North, welcomed Defence Minister Claxton (right) when he landed at the Waterloo-Wellington airport yesterday after a flight from Ottawa. Behind Mr. Claxton is Russell Daly, Guelph, president of the Western Ontario Liberal Association."

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Unidentified woman.

Head and shoulders studio portrait of unidentified woman seen looking off camera and wearing a high-collar top with leg of mutton sleeves.

Schantz Russell Family

Schneider, Herbert J. and Betty Ruppel.

Undated clipping (ill.) regarding the wedding of Herbert J. Schneider and Betty Ruppel at the Kress Hotel in Preston. Article notes Brita Schneider served as bridesmaid and Howard Schneider as bestman. File includes place cards for the Bride and Groom.

Schneider, J.M. family

Schneider family : group at Southampton.

Informal group portrait taken at Southampton. Some identifications provided.

  • Ahrens, Florence, 1891-1982
  • MacPhail, Edith Louise Schneider
  • Schneider, Ethel Lapsley, 1894-1988
  • MacPhail, Gord
  • Anthes, Emma
  • Daniels, Lilian
  • Schneider, Norman C.
  • Schneider, Herbert John Jr.

Schneider, J.M. family

New daughter

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine regarding the birth of daughter Martha Magdalena, indicating that she and his wife, Magdalena Stricker, are doing well. He also notes that the church construction is progressing quickly and that the apples arrived.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Berlin Rescue and Hose Co.: Horse-drawn in front of Frederick St. Firehall.

Copy negative of a torn and taped photograph of members of the Rescue and Hose Co. on, and in front of, a horse drawn wagon. Corresponding caption from caption list in file 9 reads: "2) Berlin Rescue & Hose Co horse drawn in front of Fred St. firehall." Annotations on one of the reference prints in file read: "Scharlach, Charles [Loelu?], [Uhrig?], Timms, Dan Boettger, John Rhodes, Frank Seebert."

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

Dominion Rubber club

File consists of one photograph of employees seated around the table at the Dominion Rubber club. A Staebler Insurance calendar can be seen in the background.

Dominion Rubber Systems

Barn raising of Abram Weber's barn, near Heidelberg, Ontario.

One image of the barn raising of Abram Weber's barn, near Heidelberg, Ontario. The image is the same as the one in the first edition, but is different from those used in the second edtion of Rempel's book. A caption on the verso of the print reads: "Erected July 1966. Abram Weber's farm, near Heidelberg."

Rempel, John I.

Clement, Edwin Perry and Janie Elizabeth Bowlby.

File consists of two identical full length wedding portraits of Edwin Perry Clement and Janie Elizabeth Bowlby. Edwin Perry is seated in an arm chair and Janie is standing at his side, dressed in white gown and veil, with right arm resting on his shoulder.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Edwin Perry.

File consists of two photographs of the exterior of Edwin Perry Clement's cottage "Portage Point" in Georgian Bay.

Clement Bowlby Family

Berlin Fire Brigade, Throwing Stream Over St. Paul's Church.

Copy negative of Page 78 of Twentieth Century Number of Busy Berlin showing fire brigade in action at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Queen St. and a partial view of group portrait. Fire brigade caption reads: "Berlin Fire Brigade (Throwing steam over St. Paul's Church)". Group portrait caption reads: "Another Group of Travellers. W. G. Cleghorn, I. S. K. Weber, A. K. Dunke, J. Voelker, and L. Stuebing."

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

Ahrens, Charles August and family.

Photograph of Charles August Ahrens and family in front of their first home on Courtland Ave. in what was then Berlin, Ontario.

Left to right: Charles August Ahrens, his wife Emma, children Lottie and Fred, and Martin Nagel.

Schneider, J.M. family

Clippings.

Clipping of photo with caption from unidentified and undated newspaper: "SPEAKS IN WATERLOO - The prime minister [Louis St. Laurent] spoke from the City Hall steps in Waterloo this afternoon. Mayor Roberts (left) and N.C. Schneider, MP, are with him."

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Schneider Avenue from Victoria Park gate

Photograph of Schneider Avenue taken from stone gates at Victoria Park entrance. Leafy trees, wooden electrical poles and pedestrian sidewalks line the length of the residential street.

Schantz Russell Family

Cottage addition, 1967.

File consists of material relating to an addition built to the Dixon cottage at Paradise Lake. Includes architectural drawings (duplicates and photocopies present), handwritten notes, lists of materials, invoices, agreements, brochures for materials, a building permit, a sketch, and other documents relating to the construction of the addition.

Dixon, Ross

C.C.F. Crusaders program presentation

Two handbills for a free C.C.F. Crusaders program presentation at the Regent Theatre in Elmira on October 11, 1933 featuring the Crusading Choristers and talks by Varden Latsch and John Walter.

Royal visit.

A photograph of George VI, King of Great Britain and Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain on the platform at the train station in Kitchener, Ontario signing a book. The photograph is by Charles Belair, Binning Studio. Mary Caroline Augustine and Jane Baetz are identified as Brownies in this photo.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Clement, Edwin Perry.

File consists of three photographs and six negatives showing the residence of Edwin Perry Clement at 51 Benton St., Kitchener. The photographs show the house before and after a sunroom was added, as well as the belvedere. As well, the file consists of four miscellaneous negatives showing a sailboat, a woman in a fur coat and a child in a box.

Clement Bowlby Family

Diary : 1920-1923.

School exercise book filled with diary entries from Oct. 30, 1920 to April 1, 1923 written by Dorothy Russell recording her life at the normal school in Toronto, Ont. and the beginning of her teaching career in Kitchener, Ont.

Schantz Russell Family

Westmount prospectus.

File consists of material relating to the Westmount development in Waterloo. Includes a prospectus (Realty Pointers: Westmount, "The Development Beautiful") prepared by Beck & Eisenbach (Berlin, ON) containing a plan of Westmount; and a photograph of a topographical landscape painting showing Berlin, Waterloo, and Westmount, prepared by Gibson Catlett, Real Estate Landscape Paintings (Calgary, AB). The plan in the prospectus contains ms. annotations.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Clement, Edwin Perry.

File consists of one upper body studio portrait of Edwin Perry Clement seen looking off camera.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Edwin Perry.

Upper body studio portrait of Edwin Perry Clement. Photographer's folder included in file.

Clement Bowlby Family

Buildings and signs.

File consists of photographs and snapshots of Electrohome plants, warehouses, offices, and subsidiaries, including exterior, aerial, and interior shots. Some photographs contain identification on verso. File also includes a photograph of the Physics Building at the University of Waterloo during construction.

Electrohome

Dunnville, Ontario : Grand River.

Consists of three photographs taped onto looseleaf depicting scenes on the Grand River at Dunnville, Ont. The photographs bear the following identifications printed on recto: Bird's Eye View of River, Dunnville, Ont., Canada; Dunnville, Ont. Long Bridge and Dam; Canal and Lower Lock, Dunnville, Ont.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Community activities.

File consists of 13 photographs relating to events and activities in the Kitchener-Waterloo community in which Electrohome or CKCO-TV (Central Ontario Television Limited) played a role. Includes photographs of CKCO-TV camera operators and commentators at Queen Elizabeth's visit to Canada in June, 1973, and of W.D. McGregor being presented to Her Majesty; photographs of Prime Minister Trudeau visiting the CKCO-TV studio and meeting Carl A. Pollock; and photographs of Miss Oktoberfest, John A. Pollock presenting a cheque, and other subjects. File also includes a letter, a memorandum, and a typed news story outline about the Royal Visit.

Electrohome

Clement, Edwin Rev.

File consists of one head and shoulders studio portrait of Rev. Edwin Clement seen looking off camera.

Clement Bowlby Family

Notebook : movies, plays and concerts.

A promotional notebook published in 1912 by the Alaska Feather & Down Co., Montreal, used by Dorothy Russell to record movies, plays and concerts she attended in Kitchener, Ont., Toronto, Sarnia, Chatham and Chicago, 1921-1928. Included are the names of actors and actresses, the theatre and the date.

Schantz Russell Family

Clement family.

Two copies of a photograph of the members of the extended Clement family celebrating on the day of the declaration of Britain joining World War I (August 4, 1914). The photographs show Harry (Hal) Scruton, David Ward Clement, Jim McIntosh, Paul Hayward, and John Birnie. The men are shown grouped around a cannon and holding an unidentifiable flag.

Clement Bowlby Family

Kaufman, Emma : 1966 : 85th birthday.

Material relating to a "pre-birthday party" held for Emma Kaufman at Covenant College in Toronto, Ontario. Contains an invitation, guest-book sheets, regrets list, snapshots, photographs, and party ephemera.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Schneider, Norman C. snapshots.

128 snapshots, some with identifications. Contains Norman C. Schneider's photos of 1916 "118th Battalion" such as interior photos of barracks at Berlin (Kitchener), Ottawa, tents at Camp Borden; the Schneider family home "Buena Vista" with John Metz out front in two of the photos; picnics with friends, Gatineau River, plane crashes, A nice catch of fish.

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Sick wife

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. He shares news of his wife Magdalena's illness and her return to health, nothing they have had to rely on female help to get by. Anthes notes their youngest daughter is "quite healthy and so very friendly" and invites his parents to the consecration of the church later in January. The letter ends with a postscript note about the possible digging of a new well and his inability to contribute due to winter expenses.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Victoria Park lake

Photograph of Victoria Park lake taken from Roland Street bridge, including view of Swan Island. Smoke tower from old glue factory partially visible in background skyline.

Schantz Russell Family

Clippings.

Clipping of photo with caption from the March 20, 1953 edition of the Kitchener-Waterloo Record: "RARE COMMONS PHOTO - For the first time in some years, the House of Commons at Ottawa had its picture taken yesterday afternoon. Arrow points to N.C. Schneider, MP for Waterloo North. Prime Minister S. Laurent (wearing glasses) is directly above the page's head (lower left). At his right is Trade Minister Howe and on his left is Agriculture Minister Gardiner. Directly across from the prime minister is George Drew, opposition leader. Speaker Ross Macdonald of Brantford is in the chair at centre."

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Ahrens family home.

One photograph of the Ahrens family home at the corner of Benton St. and Courtland Ave. while under construction. Two unidentified people are standing next to the house with piles of wood and debris visible in the foreground.

Schneider, J.M. family

Home movie / Guy family.

One film reel, a home movie showing members of the Guy family and friends. Film shows family activities in New York, Waterloo and Bermuda including children, winter activities, fishing, vacationing and more. A scene list by Jim Guy is included.

Guy, James Rutherford and George Harrington

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