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.
Photograph of pile-driver with pile hanging from boom on incomplete span of rail bridge over a large body of water. Construction works are visible on a raft in the water, at the bottom of the pile, as well as on and next to the pile-driver. A sign on the machinery reads: "Industrial Brownhoist".
Photograph of pile-driver with pile hanging from boom on incomplete span of rail bridge over a large body of water. Construction works are visible on a raft in the water, at the bottom of the pile, as well as on and next to the pile-driver. A sign on the machinery reads "Industrial Brownhoist" and another on the rail car reads "Canadian Pacific Pile-Driver".
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.
Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine Anthes. He begins by saying that he's feeling healthier and that the fall weather has been beautiful. After mentioning a visit by Wagenast and his wife, and fish sent with them as gifts, he provides suggestions for transporting and selling apples, sharing that he's pleased with the barrel yielded from his garden.
Mounted photograph of employees casually standing at the front and side of the Anthes Manufacturing Company factory. Looking at the camera, most are wearing hats, some with hands at hips or in pockets.
Mounted photograph of employees posed for a photo outside of the Anthes Manufacturing Company factory. Seen in two rows, one standing and one kneeling, most are holding hats at their side or on a knee. An unidentified man on a horse is included in the group at right.
Photograph of a skater, seen from behind, seated on a wooden barrel on a body of frozen water. In the background are other people skating and a large crowd of onlookers, positioned along the edge of the ice. Trees are visible behind the crowd and decorative bunting attached to a wooden pool in the centre of the shot is visible blowing in the wind.
Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. Anthes begins by sharing that the family has returned home safely but that he's still having bouts of illness, though less severe than before. In addition to updates about preaching activities, he tells of the death of Thede, who succumbed to injuries suffered being run over by an oxen-driven wagon. He concludes by sharing news of the summer harvest, indicating that several families will be struggling to make ends meet due to mildew drying up the wheat crops.
Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. Anthes begins by praising their recent letter and health, wishing God's peace upon them. He shares that he is "am more firmly determined than ever before to lay myself totally on the altar of God." He also notes that his health is better and that attendance at a recent assembly was sparse. Anthes comments about the family's tight financial situation and sends well wishes to family and friends. In an addendum he asks his parents to make arrangement for payments and accounts receivable explaining that his income from the Mission only covers a quarter of the family's expenses and that winter will be hard.
Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. Anthes shares that the family is healthy and that a snowstorm blocked most of the streets just as an assembly was getting underway. He makes reference to preaching done by Reverend Mr. Behr and Wissmor in the Mennonite assembly and the desire of S. Eby to hold an extended assembly in Brant. He also comments about Brother Anthes being publicly expelled by E. Eby and that "Old Satan also did damage among our people with a trifle.." The letter concludes with a request to extend warm greetings to his uncle.
Photograph of Chinese geese, chickens and other fowl in Victoria Park fowl pen that includes a small waterway and a barn-like shelter. The smoke tower from the old glue factory is faintly visible in background skyline.
Photograph of Victoria Park lake taken near Roos Island bridge. An adult and child are visible canoeing in the background, as are others seated with their backs to the camera, on the bridge near Water Street kiosk.
Photograph of Frank Schantz and Dorothy Russell standing apart on rear concrete bridge in Victoria Park. The pair, dressed for cool weather, is seen at a distance, slightly from above. Bare and evergreen trees and a view of snow covered park are included in shot. The bridge has lights on top of each corner and a bear cage is partially visible in the background at left.