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Postcard to Leo Anthes.

File consists of a postcard containing a photograph of a tree-lined river bank containing the caption "7 Arundel Que." The postcard is addressed to Leo Anthes [possibly Leonard Anthes, son of J.I. Frank and Cyrena Anthes] from Ida W.

Rieder and Anthes 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 and Anthes family

Anthes, Lydia and daughters.

Studio portrait of Lydia Anthes with daughters Ella Cook, Martha Rieder, Louisa Breithaupt and Carrie Breithaupt. Ella and Martha are seen standing, with Louisa and Carrie seated on either side of Lydia. Only Lydia and Louisa are looking toward the camera.

Rieder and Anthes family

Anthes Manufacturing Company : factory.

Photograph of the exterior of a corner of the Anthes Manufacturing Company of Berlin seen from across a dirt road. Clusters of trees are visible next to the building and at right in what may be an adjoining lot.

Rieder and Anthes family

Dominion Tire Company factory album.

Album containing photographs of the construction of the Dominion Tire Company manufacturing plant in what was then Berlin, Ontario. Includes photographs of the construction process, the surrounding land, the interior and exterior of the building during construction, equipment used the tire manufacturing process and employees on the factory floor, etc. Although the majority of the people are unidentified the following people appear in the album: Talmon Henry Rieder (page 1), [Ed Cable?] and Irene Bain (page 3), Dr. Wood (page 6), and J.I. Franklin Anthes (page 9 and 53).

Rieder and Anthes family

Unidentified woman.

Full body studio portrait of an unidentified woman seen looking off camera. She has a wedding ring on her left hand.

Rieder and Anthes family

Hall, Jennie.

Head and shoulder studio portrait of Jennie Hall seen looking at camera and wearing a high-collar top with leg of mutton sleeves.

Rieder and Anthes family

Kaufman, Emma Ratz.

Head and body studio portrait of Emma Kaufman seen looking off camera in a white dress and standing with hands at front.

Rieder and Anthes family

Merner, Elizabeth and family.

File consists of a photograph of the home of Elizabeth Merner (nee Young) on Main Street in New Hamburg, Ontario. Her family (children and grandchildren) are gathered in the front yard and on the front porch.

Rieder and Anthes family


File consists of mounted snapshots taken in Penetanguishene, probably by Martha and Ella Anthes. Includes snapshots of people on a beach, a cottage, loads of bark on a dock and a boat, people resting from travelling, hiking, etc.

Rieder and Anthes family

Dare Foods Hamilton.

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

Dare Foods Limited

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

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.

Dare Foods Limited

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

Shand dam : construction.

Consists of six photographs of the Shand Dam site on the Grand River above Fergus, Ontario, during the construction phase. The following identifications are provided on verso:

  • Shand : widening and deepening river diversion.
  • Shand : looking west across dam showing forms for east wing wall;
  • Shand : commencing concrete operations on east wing wall; Shand: pouring concrete by means of pumpcrete machine;
  • Shand : east wing wall completed for winter, showing backfill; Shand : floor of spillway prepared for winter.

Grand River Conservation Authority

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 and Anthes family

Autumn apples

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.

Rieder and Anthes family

Rieder, Martha and Ella Cook with friends.

Photograph of (left to right) May Wing, Martha Rieder, Emma Ratz Kaufman, and Ella Cook posed for the camera wearing hats and holding picnic baskets. The group is seen in front of a vine covered backdrop.

Rieder and Anthes family

Facilities : Murawsky Furniture Company building.

File consists of seven photographs (plus duplicates) of the Murawsky Furniture Company building at 152 Shanley Street in Kitchener, which became Electrohome Plant 4 ca. 1954. Includes aerial photographs.


Facilities : negatives.

File consists of ten negatives of Plant 1 (283 Duke Street), Plant 2 (480 Victoria Street North), the Murawsky Furniture Company building (152 Shanley Street, became Plant 4), the Caya Buiding (130 Weber Street West), and the Pequegnat Building (Duke and Frederick Streets, location of Technical Products Division).


Facilities : Plant 3 : 809 Wellington Street, Kitchener.

File consists of one photograph of Carl A. Pollock and others at the 1956 ground-breaking ceremony for the Electrohome plant at 809 Wellington Street North in Kitchener (Plant 3), two photographs of the 1962 expansion during construction, and three photographs of the plant after the expansion. File also includes an artist's sketch of the plant and a memorandum.


Facilities : Plant 5 : Greb building on Mansion Street.

File consists of two photographs of the Greb Shoe Company building on Mansion and Chestnut Streets in Kitchener, purchased by Electrohome in [1956?]. One of the photographs has been retouched by hand to show anticipated changes to the building.


Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge.

File consists of photographs, snapshots, and negatives of buildings around Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge. Includes images of the intersection at King and Frederick Streets in Kitchener, the Dana Porter Library at the University of Waterloo, the interior of the Waterloo City Centre at 100 Regina Street South, Cambridge Place, and the Cambridge campus of Conestoga College.


Miscellaneous : historic.

File consists of seven photographs and ephemera. Includes two mounted photographs taken on the streets of Berlin (Kitchener), including a shot of the Berlin market, town hall, and post office, a photograph of Alex Welker in his LeRoy car, a group portrait of students at Lady Belle [school?], a photograph of the interior of one of Electrohome's plants, and other photographs. File also includes a Christmas card from Elizabeth Pollock to John Koegler, and a page removed from a printed souvenir album containing a picture of C.E. Hoffman's button and suspender factory on Queen Street in Kitchener.

Page is annotated: "Pollock Mfg. Co. - 1908-1909 / upper floor - now SW corner Queen & Charles". File probably belonged to John Koegler.


Pollock, Carl A.

File consists of photographs and snapshots of Carl A. Pollock at various meetings, events, and presentations, and posing at his desk and on the plant floor. Includes photographs taken at the Winnipeg and Vancouver showrooms, a photograph with D. Lowater and two executives from Lima, Peru, several candid snapshots, and a photograph of a sculpted bust of Carl A. Pollock. File also includes memoranda with descriptions of two photographs.


Sunwapta meeting.

File consists of 57 snapshots taken at an event in Alberta, probably relating to the purchase of Sunwapta Broadcasting and/or an annual meeting. Some photographs include identification on verso. Includes photographs of Edmonton mayor Jan Reimer, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture Don Mazankowski, Alberta Culture and Multicultural Minister Doug Main, and John A. Pollock, William McGregor, and Bruce Cowie of Electrohome. Some photographs were envelopes labelled "totem", "staff", and "C.O." Duplicate photographs may be present.


Photograph album.

File consists of one photograph album (some photos have been removed) showing photographs of Kay Rex, friends and family at school, on vacation, and at home. Also includes photographs of Niagara Falls, Dublin, and Paris (Ontario) and of a float plane.

Rex, Kay

Rex, Kay.

File consists of six photographs of Kay Rex from a photograph shoot for her book. Also includes a sheet of contact prints and two negatives.

Rex, Kay


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


File consists of two architectural drawings showing revisions to original plans of the YWCA for the second floor, ground floor kitchen, basement, and third floor laundry. Plans are by architectural firm Barnett, Rieder and Hymmen.

Young Women's Christian Association of Kitchener-Waterloo

Album : snapshots.

File consists of one album of snapshots created and accumulated by Gerald Hagey. Includes snapshots of his time at Waterloo College, vacations to Port Burwell and Niagara Falls, and more. Snapshots have been removed from album whenever possible and are now in File 4b.

Hagey, Joseph Gerald

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