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Phoebe Watson

Image of Phoebe Watson standing outdoors wearing a feathered hat and formal cloak.

Maines Pincock Family

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

1937 Royal visit.

Material relating to the 1937 Royal visit to Canada of Queen Elizabeth and King George VI. Includes two postcards and one photograph.

Bolender Ball Family

Bauer Limited employees.

File consists of one photograph of employees of Bauer Limited standing outside in front of the factory. The man third from left on the bottom row is Alphonse Illig.

Illig Family

Schneider, Norman and Alfred Gofton.

Formal portrait of Norm Schneider and Alfred Schneider Gofton. They are dressed in overalls but are wearing shirts and ties. Includes a note on the verso of the photograph about Alfred Gofton's relationship to Norm Schneider.

Schneider, J.M. family

Nikolskoye Nov. 20, 1930.

File consists of 1 portrait of Harry Byers and an unidentified man posing in a studio prop of an automobile. Byers is drinking something from a bottle. Caption on the verso reads: "Nikolskoye Nov. 20: 30. Holy smokes here we come 2 the 4 Horseman give us room. Now if I only had our radiator cap - I'd show you some speed. My American friend with me."

Byers, Harry J.

Annecy, France.

File consists of thirty one slides showing grave markers in Annecy, France.

Urquhart, Tony

Dominion Rubber employees.

One photograph of Dominion Rubber employees outside of the factory. Visible in the photograph are: Charlie Baldwin, John Calrenbo, Nick Mason, Carl Johnson, John Kallgreen, Tony Partello, P.Y. Ho, Bob Olds.

Payne, Margaret, daughter of William Rohleder.

Margaret Payne interviewed by Herb and Betty Schneider. Margaret Payne's father, William Rohleder, was J.M. Schneider's first employee.Includes two audio cassettes, interview questions and notes. Also includes a copy of Rych Mills Kitchener (Berlin), 1880-1960, snapshots of Margaret Payne with Herb and Betty Schneider and a snapshot of a framed group photograph and identifications:
Wilhelm Oppermann, John Meissner, Wilhelm Rohleder, his daughter Emma, Conrad Bitzer, Kaspar Oschmann, William Motz, Dr. J.E. Hett, Herman Rathmann, John Motz (Sheriff), Karl Kruse, Frieda Müller (Daughter of Karl Müller), Henry Oswald.

Schneider, J.M. family

Teaching slides (1 of 3).

File consists of 934 slides used by Nancy Lou Patterson to teach about Mennonite and Amish life and art. Slides are organized as they were originally donated, with original headings. Slides show Mennonite arts including show towels, fraktur drawing, and quilting as well as events and places such as barn raisings, schools, gardens and farms.

Patterson, Nancy-Lou

Heaven’s Blessing on the Twain.

A stereograph titled, “Heaven’s Blessing on the Twain” taken by Benjamin Kilburn and mounted by James M. Davis. The stereograph is part of Benjamin Kilburn’s “Marriage series” and depicts a man and a woman asleep in bed with a spectral outline of an angel overlooking them. This stereograph is an example of spirit photography.

Kilburn, Benjamin West

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

Greb, Charles E.

File consists of material documenting the career, community involvement, and achievements of Charles E. Greb. Includes press clippings, certificates and awards, ephemera, correspondence, personal profiles and biographies, a news release, etc. Includes a letter from Ontario Premier William G. Davis and Secretary of State Walter McLean.

Greb, Charles E. family

Schneider Male Choir, 1995 : European tour.

One group portrait taken at Schloss Bruschal, Bruschal, Germany. Includes a copy of a speech by Herb Schneider at the Holy Cross Church in Unteröwisheim, Kraichtal, Germany, July 12, 1995, and a copy of his speech given at the Concordia Club in 1997. Also includes photocopies of portraits of the choir with identifications:

  • Jack Brown
  • Peter Schmidt
  • Merv Scheerer
  • Walter Huebner
  • Clair Zurbrigg
  • Laurie Rowbotham
  • Lori Kaj
  • Jack Houston
  • Larry Snyder
  • Ron Schaus
  • Henry Huebner
  • Ken Benninger
  • Jim Rennie
  • Bob Dekker
  • Bill McBride
  • Ed Martin
  • Paul Eckmier
  • Ernie Cressman
  • Dave Krupp
  • Larry Woolner
  • John Gee
  • Ernie Zehr
  • Wayne Henrich
  • Ralph Brenneman
  • Dennis Schaner
  • Elton Leis
  • Gerry Martin
  • Terry Hallman
  • Stan Gingerich
  • Elmer Reist
  • Lester Yantzi
  • Jim Ball
  • Doug Lacey
  • Robert Hunt
  • Paul Couillard
  • Tim Mussar
  • Henry Smit
  • Harold Sherk
  • Denzil Bish
  • Peter Willing
  • Wayne Witt

Schneider, J.M. 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 and Anthes 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

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

Animal family drawings.

File consists of drawings by Anne Innis Dagg of herself and her family members as animals. Family members drawn as animals include: Dad, Don, Mary, Mother and Hugh.

Dagg, Anne Innis

Lina (Nini) Neumeyer Raatz: letters, photographs, cards.

Correspondence primarily between Ulrich Sommer and Lina Neumeyer Raatz. Lina Neumeyer Raatz was Ulrich Sommer’s aunt and she lived in Germany. Includes letters interspersed with details about family life such as Lina’s death on January 21, 1969. Records include letters, postcards, poems, amateur drawings, and photographs of family members and friends.

Sommer family

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

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

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

McDonald, Zella Dexter

Photograph of Zella Dexter McDonald posed for the camera with left hand at back of head, on the edge of a bed. She is seen in what may be Romani inspired dress and is wearing multiple bracelets and necklaces.

Rieder and Anthes family

Bowlby family.

File consists of one snapshot of members of the Bowlby family in the garden of their home. Includes David Sovereign Bowlby, Martha Esther Murphy Bowlby, Grace Bowlby Fennell, and three unidentified adults.

Bowlby Boyd Family

Hunt, Alice Riggs.

File consists of one upper body portrait photograph of Alice Riggs Hunt taken while she was overseas taken by G&R Lavis, Eastbourne.

Hunt, Alice Riggs

The Lang Tanning Co. Limited building.

Contains a photograph of a drawing of the Lang Tanning Company Limited building on King St. West in Kitchener as it was in 1850. Includes a note on the photograph stating that it burned down in 1853.

Lang Tanning Company, Ltd.

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

Unidentified group.

Studio group portrait of an unidentified group posed with Asian objects and wearing Asian inspired clothing. A child and two adults, one of whom is holding an open umbrella, are seen standing and looking off camera behind a seated woman, holding a fan on lap who is looking directly at the camera.

Schantz Russell Family

Schantz family.

A reprint snapshot of members of the Schantz family including Orpheus Moyer Schantz and Carrie Flagler Schantz.

Schantz Russell Family

MacDonald, Edith (née Ahrens).

Material relating to Edith MacDonald, daughter of Henry Jacob Ahrens and wife of Hyalie MacDonald. Includes photocopy of a clipping about her wedding in 1925 and her obituary. Also includes two portraits, one informal of Edith and Hyalie MacDonald outdoors, and one proof ca. [198-?]

Schneider, J.M. family

White, John, Arthur, and Elizabeth.

Copy negative and modern prints of an old formal portrait of the children of Catherine Schneider White and John White. Includes identifications:
Left to right: John White, Arthur White, Elizabeth White.

Schneider, J.M. family

Scenes during seance

Image of three people looking at the camera while seated with hands on a round table. The person at center has wide, seemingly startled, eyes. Blurry shapes are visible at the edges of the photo.

Maines Pincock 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

Familienbriefe: 1969-1971.

Correspondence between various members of the Sommer family including letters that describe Cornelius Sommer’s European vacation and Angelika Sommer’s political involvement in Germany, her Marxist beliefs and her plans to pursue post-secondary education in Germany. Some letters also indicate that Angelika Sommer met and was dating Uwe Schriever, who later becomes her husband. Also includes greeting cards, postcards, a pamphlet, and photographs of Uwe Schriever, and the wedding of Friedemann and Petra (surnames unknown) in March 1970.

Sommer family

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

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

Unidentified man.

A cabinet card photograph of an unidentified man standing by a chair indoors from the Bechler family photo album.

Bechler family

Carcasonne, France.

File consists of seven slides showing grave markers in Carcassone, France.

Urquhart, Tony

Honsberger family.

  • Cabinet card studio portrait of the Honsberger family. The spelling of the Honsberger name varies.
  • Back row, left to right: Lucinda Honsberger, Amanda White (nee Honsberger), Owen Honsberger, Lovina Levagood (nee Honsberger).
  • Front row, left to right: Benjamin Honsberger, Phoebe Murphy (nee Honsberger), Ervine Honsberger, Rosa Honsberger, Mrs. Stickney (first name unknown), Esther Honsberger (nee Biehn).

Schantz Russell Family

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.

Kaufman family trip to Egypt.

Photograph taken during a Kaufman family trip to Egypt in 1929 showing (left to right) Emma Kaufman, Louisa Breithaupt, Mary Kaufman, Edna Augustine on camels with a pyramid and the Sphinx in the background and local adult and children tour guides at front.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Grand Valley Conservation Foundation.

File consists of one photograph showing members of the Grand River Conservation Foundation.

Left to right: Betty Schneider, Laverne Asmussen, James Sare, Donald Noble, Hector Stewart, Robert Haworth, Jim Robinson, Jim Bauer. Identification from verso.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Moyer, Mollie.

One upper body studio portrait card photograph of Mollie Moyer (wife of Levi Nash Moyer). Identification from verso.

Schantz Russell Family


File consists of eight slides of the Sunwapta Broadcasting building in Edmonton, AB. Duplicates may be present.


Supercolour board.

File consists of copies of a news release about Electrohome's supercolour RGB board for Apple II computers, and copies of a photograph of the board.


T.H.E. TEMPEST ECP 2000 (file 1 of 2).

File consists of material relating to publicity for the T.H.E. TEMPEST ECP 2000 projection system from Electrohome. Includes two photographs (plus duplicates), a slide, and three copies of a single-sheet advertisement.


V22 series high resolution monitors.

File consists of material relating to the introduction of the V22 series of high resolution monochrome monitors. Includes draft and final versions of a news release, two copies of a photograph, a single-sheet advertisement, and press clippings.


World market machinery tour photographs.

File consists of one contact print showing images taken at the World Market Machinery Tour at RMS, as well as two positive prints from the event. The images show groups of men examining various machines in the RMS factory.

Rubber Machinery Shops

Clement, Edwin Perry and family.

File consists of one tintype group portrait of Edwin Perry Clement (seated) and extended family members George Herbert Bowlby, Thomas Creswick Oliver and William Henry Pope Clement.

Clement Bowlby Family

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