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Visual material : file 38.

File consists of formal group and individual portaits. Includes portraits of Arthur B. Pollock, Carl A. Pollock, and John A. Pollock; group portraits of the CAP Communications board of directors (?), and an Electrohome employee group photograph accompanied by a list identifying names of employees in the photograph. Duplicate photographs are present.

Electrohome

Visual material : file 25.

File consists of nine photographs (plus copies) of stereo consoles. Some photographs have typed cutlines attached to them. Includes photographs of John A. Pollock and Howard W. Main posing with stereo consoles.

Electrohome

Velvet and Jasmine.

File consists of material relating to the Hush Puppies brand mascots, basset hounds Velvet and Jasmine, and in particular their disappearance in 1973. Includes press clippings (some photocopies), photographs of Velvet and other basset hounds, and the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Charles E. Greb with citizens concerned about the dogs. File also includes veterinary records and registration and transfer certificates for Jasmine from the Jamaica Kennel Club, and pedigree certificates for both dogs.

Greb, Charles E. family

Trendholm Spanish occasional tables.

File consists of material relating to the Spanish collection of occasional tables from Trendholm. Includes two photographs (plus duplicates) one contact print, one copy negative, and a single-sheet advertisement.

Electrohome

Trendholm Modern occasional tables.

File consists of material relating to the Modern collection of occasional tables from Trendholm. Includes two photographs (plus duplicates), two copy negatives, one transparency, and single-sheet advertisements.

Electrohome

Trendholm Italian occasional tables.

File consists of material relating to the Italian collection of occasional tables from Trendholm. Includes three photographs (plus duplicates), three copy negatives, one transparency, and two single-sheet advertisements.

Electrohome

Trendholm Colonial occasional tables.

File consists of material relating to the Colonial collection of occasional tables from Trendholm. Includes three photographs (plus duplicates), three copy negatives, one slide (plus duplicates) one transparency, and a single-sheet advertisement.

Electrohome

Toggle drying.

Photograph of two unidentified employees standing on either side of a suspended platform toggle drying a hide.

Lang Tanning Company, Ltd.

The Lang Tanning Company, Ltd. photograph album.

Series consists of a collection of photographs originally contained in a photograph album created to showcase the activities of The Lang Tanning Company Limited. It tells the story of a three generation manufacturing company and depicts several steps in the leather tanning process. Each photo includes a typed caption indicating what is captured in the corresponding image. Employees, predominantly white men, appear throughout though a small number or photos include white women at work on various stages of leather processing. No employee identifications are included.

Lang Tanning Company, Ltd.

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

Dare Foods Limited

Sykes, Donald S.

File consists of material relating to Donald S. Sykes and his appointment as the Chairman of the Board of Directors upon the retirement of Carl A. Pollock. Includes nine portraits and photographs (plus duplicates) and one printing proof of Sykes, news releases, and a biography.

Electrohome

Studio Portraits.

Two studio portraits of Dr. S.F. Leavine. One was taken in May 1955 by Charles Belair, likely for the purposes of the election campaign. The second photo by John Palmer of Toronto is undated but appears to have been taken during the same period.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

Stuart television set.

File consists of three copies of a photograph and one copy negative of the Stuart television set.

Electrohome

Stewart, Elizabeth (Betty) Clement.

Two "candid camera" snapshots of Elizabeth (Betty) Clement Stewart on her wedding day being walked into the church by her father William Pope Clement.

Clement Bowlby Family

Stewart, Elizabeth (Betty) Clement.

File consists of one full length wedding portrait of Elizabeth (Betty) Clement Stewart. Betty is shown in her gown, holding her bouquet on the front steps of her home. Portrait was taken and is signed by Charles Belair.

Clement Bowlby Family

Shaving Air Force shoe upper leather.

Photograph of an unidentified employee, standing with back to camera at a piece of equipment, shaving shoe upper leather for the Air Force shoe. Leather shavings are visible on the bottom of the equipment and on the floor next to it.

Lang Tanning Company, Ltd.

Senior personnel (file 3 of 4).

File consists of formal portraits and photographs of senior personnel. Includes photographs of Doug Wismer, H.H. LaPier, Gord Hemmings, Bob Flanagan, and six unidentified men. Contains duplicates of some photographs. File also includes a ms. memorandum.

Electrohome

Senior personnel (file 1 of 4).

File consists of 48 portraits (plus duplicates) of senior personnel, 2 photographs of employees, and a half-tone print of one of the portraits. The personnel in the portraits are all identified:

  • Robert Babin,
  • Ken Brown,
  • Bob Cronk,
  • Hugh Bauld,
  • Leo F. Fitzpatrick,
  • E.A. Greenwood,
  • A. Cooper,
  • Ken De Coppell,
  • Grant McVey,
  • Ian J. Main,
  • H. Wedderbern,
  • J. Wright,
  • Donald R. Steele,
  • Paul Richmond,
  • L. Tiengo,
  • John Rideuot,
  • L. Shaub,
  • G. Lenner,
  • Bob Moore,
  • E. Stobart,
  • Ken Kerr,
  • J. Kochin,
  • Pat Kent,
  • Jim King,
  • Doug Jamison,
  • G. Glennie, and
  • W. Hemphill.

Electrohome

Sales manual 3.

File consists of material relating to the sale of Electrohome products. Includes price lists, typed product specification sheets and photographs, a production schedule, advertising copy, a list of dealers, and other material.

Electrohome

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

Resigned personnel (file 2 of 2).

File consists of photographs (plus duplicates) of senior personnel, including nine portraits, seven contact prints, three photographs, and one printing proof.

Personnel identified are: Ted Turner, David E. Corbett, John Murray, F.A.O. Banks, George Eitel, and J.G. Tufts.

Electrohome

Resigned personnel (file 1 of 2).

File consists of photographs (plus duplicates) of 22 portraits, 4 contact prints, 4 printing proofs (including one half-tone relief), and 3 snapshots of senior personnel. File also includes 3 photographs of production facilities and biographical information about senior vice-president J.G. Tufts.

Personnel identified in portraits are: W.G. Scott, Ron Ward, Geo. Harper, Jim Court, N.J. Long, W.E. Cury, F.A.O. Banks, [Robert T.M. Jordan], Col. Donald F. McRae, Jack Boehmer, Tom Bruce, and Ken Summerville; some are not identified.

Electrohome

Products : miscellaneous.

File consists of miscellaneous product photographs used for advertising purposes. Includes photographs of phonographs, televisions, stereos, monitors, furniture, and heaters. Some photographs include identification on verso, and some include typed cutlines. File also includes one paste-up.

Electrohome

Product pictures : appliances.

File consists of 12 photographs (plus duplicates) of humidifiers, portable and unit heaters, and a portable food warmer. Some photographs have a typed cutline taped to them with details about the product, including price information. Products pictured include: Humidaire, Seasonaire, and Thermobay.

Electrohome

Potter, Richard A.

File consists of material relating to an announcement about the appointment of Richard A. Potter as Marketing Manager for the Deilcraft Home Furnishings Division. Includes four portraits (plus duplicates) of Potter, memoranda, correspondence, and copies of a news release.

Electrohome

Portraits.

Contains portraits of various individuals. Includes some partial identifications:
Portraits: Shantz, Osbourne, Moeser, Murray, and Sills.

Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation

Pollock, John A.

File consists of photographs of John A. Pollock posing at his desk, on the plant floor, with politicians and other senior personnel, and at various events. People identified in the photographs include Bette Stephenson (Ontario Minister of Education), Hon. John B. Aird, Herb Epp (MPP), John Tibbits (president, Conestoga College), and Donald S. Sykes and Howard W. Main of Electrohome.

Electrohome

Pollock, Carl A. : portraits.

File consists of four formal portraits of Carl A. Pollock, in three different poses. One photograph has been glued to stiff paper and one has been cut to an oval shape and has adhesive on the verso.

Electrohome

Pollock, Arthur B.

File consists of photographs and two formal portraits (one mounted) of Arthur B. Pollock. One of the portraits has been cut to an oval shape and has adhesive on the verso. File also includes a photograph of his wife, Racie Boehmer Pollock.

Electrohome

Photos re: Ross Dixon Financial Services.

File consists of photographs relating to Ross Dixon Financial Servcies. Includes several portraits of Ross Dixon, snapshots of renovations and the opening of a franchise, snapshots of Ross and Doris Dixon presented with an award and a painting, snapshots of Dixon giving a speech, etc.

Dixon, Ross

Photos : early business.

File consists of photographs of Dixon, including portraits and group photographs. Includes photographs of Dixon at various work-related and company events. File also includes several newspaper clippings. Duplicates may be present.

Dixon, Ross

Photographs used in book.

File consists of photographs and one advertisment used as images in The Greb Story. Some photographs include ts. or ms. cutlines taped to the verso. Not all photographs and advertisements used in the book are present in the file. Duplicate photographs may be present.

Greb Industries Limited

Packer, Ed J.

File consists of three copies of a portrait of Ed J. Packer.

Electrohome

Museum.

File consists of photographs relating to Electrohome products probably in the company museum. Includes photographs of radio and phonograph consoles, a photograph of a display at an Eaton's store, and a copy of a 1909 photograph of a player piano (includes a typed cutline).

Electrohome

Monteith, Maurice.

File consists of four portraits (plus duplicates) of Maurice Monteith.

Electrohome

Management : portraits.

File consists of portraits of senior managers and directors: Charles E. Greb, Harry Greb, Ross Hahn, Erwin C. Greb, Jack Campbell, Bill Moorby, Arnold C. Austen, and one unidentifed man. Some of the photographs were used in The Greb Story. File also includes a press clipping about the appointment of Peter B. Mason as a director of Greb Industries Limited.

Greb Industries Limited

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.

Dare Foods Limited

Main, Howard W.

File consists of material relating to Howard W. Main and his history and positions within Electrohome. Includes portraits and photographs of Main, including some with Carl A. Pollock, John A. Pollock, and others; typed notes on his biography; copies of an obituary and funeral announcement; and other material. Duplicates of photographs are present.

Electrohome

Maclellan, Stewart.

File consists of material relating to Stewart Maclellan, who became Electrohome president and chief executive officer in 1979. Includes portraits and photographs of Maclellan and a typed biography.

Electrohome

Lovell, Robert P.

File consists of material relating to Robert P. Lovell, Public Relations Manager. Includes biographical information and four portraits (plus duplicates) of Lovell.

Electrohome

Kaufman, Jacob.

One portrait from a painting of Jacob Kaufman "taken off large picture in office, Dec. 2, 1971".

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Kaufman, Emma Ratz.

A head and shoulders portrait of Emma Ratz Kaufman. In the photograph, Emma is wearing a brooch from the Young Women’s Christian Association in Japan in recognition of 30 years of service.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Jones, Myrdin.

File consists of two portraits (plus duplicates) of Myrdin Jones, and a memorandum announcing his appointment of General Manager of the Consumer Marketing Division.

Electrohome

Johnston, David H.

File consists of five portraits (plus duplicates) and a passport photograph of David H. Johnston.

Electrohome

Intercom.

File consists of a photograph of an Electrohome intercom system.

Electrohome

Information used for sales meeting video made by Aldel.

File consists of material relating to historical products manufactured by Electrohome and other aspects of Electrohome history, possibly compiled for use in a sales meeting video made by Aldel [last name unknown]. Includes slides of Electrohome products and employees, photographs of Carl A. Pollock and of a meeting, photocopies of photographs of historical products, a booklet about the Electrohome members' group insurance plan, and other material.

Electrohome

Hill, Cameron.

A portrait of Cameron Hill, possibly a proof, wearing his Royal Canadian Air Force uniform notably including an Officer's cap, an Observer's Wing badge, and a service medal ribbon for the Africa Star and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal. Also includes a folding photograph holder intended to store two photographs.

Hill, Cameron Clare

Grants.

Contains snapshots, portraits, and formal group portraits of people associated with the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation and of grant recipients and structures built with grant money. Includes some identifications:

Portraits: William Moeser, E.B. Sims, Ron Sills, Merv Lahn, John S. Acheson, Cecil Cornwell.
Formal group portrait, left to right: Audre Moser, Gerry Moser.

Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation

Fowler, G.

File consists of three copies of a portrait of G. Fowler.

Electrohome

Finishing strap leather backs.

Photograph of two unidentified women workers, standing side by side along a work table, finishing strap leather backs. Both are wearing rubber gloves and using brushes on the leather.

Lang Tanning Company, Ltd.

Facilities.

File consists of photographs of the offices and factories of Greb Industries Limited. Includes photographs of the Winnipeg plant, the Breithaupt Street plant, and several unidentified plants and office buildings. File also includes a photograph of Harry Greb with a model of the Ardelt Avenue complex.

Greb Industries Limited

EVM-910.

File consists of nine photographs (plus duplicates) and six copy negatives of the EVM-910, -910R, -9R, and -9R2 video monitors. Some of the photographs have been mounted on board or attached to tracing paper and retouched by hand.

Electrohome

EVM-1710.

File consists of two photographs and two copy negatives of the EVM-1710 video monitor. A piece of tracing paper has been taped to one photograph, the other has been mounted on board, and both have been retouched by hand.

Electrohome

EVM-1410R.

File consists of one photograph and one copy negative of the EVM-1410R video monitor. A sheet of tracing paper has been taped to the front of the photograph.

Electrohome

EVM-1410.

File consists of two photographs (plus one duplicate) and two copy negatives of the EVM-1410 video monitor. The photographs have been mounted on board and retouched by hand.

Electrohome

EVM-1110R.

File consists of four copies of a photograph and one copy negative of the EVM-1110R video monitor.

Electrohome

EVM-1110.

File consists of five copies of a photograph and one copy negative of the EVM-1110 video monitor. One of the photographs has been mounted on board and two have been touched by hand.

Electrohome

Englert, Seb.

File consists of six portraits (plus duplicates) of Seb Englert, Motors and Metal Products Division. File also includes a printing proof and two photographs of Englert, one of which includes Carl A. Pollock and an unidentified man.

Electrohome

Embossing case leather.

Photograph of two unidentified employees, a woman and a man standing on either side of a large piece of equipment, embossing case leather.

Lang Tanning Company, Ltd.

Electronics : television (file 1 of 2).

File consists of photographs and two copy negatives of Electrohome television sets, consoles, and chassis, as well as receiver/monitors, including a photograph of Carl A. Pollock and Howard W. Main posing with a colour television chassis. Some photographs include typed cutlines, some include product identification on verso, and one has been mounted. Duplicate photographs are present.

Electrohome

Electronics : phonographs.

File consists of photographs and copy negatives of Electrohome phonographs. Some photographs include product identification on verso. Duplicate photographs are present.

Electrohome

Electronic organs : products and press conference.

File consists of 18 photographs and 1 negative of Electrohome electronic organs, a press conference introducing the Allegro organ and featuring musician Paul Berg, and a customer with her organ strapped to the top of her car. Other organs identified in the photographs include Clarion, Cathedral, Canterbury, Richelieu, Concord, and Rhythm King. Some photographs were taken for use in company publications including Sparks and Chips. Some photographs have typed cutlines stapled to them. Duplicate photographs are present. File also includes a ms. organ price list.

Electrohome

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