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43 Schneider Avenue, Kitchener, Ont.

A hand drawn floor plan for the Schantz family home located at 43 Schneider Avenue, Kitchener, Ont. This is likely the original floor plan for the house. It is possible that not all of the rooms shown on this floor plan were physically constructed when the house was built.

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A slumber song.

Pen drawing featuring the lines of the poem titled, A Slumber Song as well as butterfly and 16 point compass rose motifs. The drawing also includes a monogram possibly made by combining the letters F, A, C, S and the date October 5, 1902.

The poem featured in the drawing was originally titled, Sleep Sweet and was written by Ellen M. Huntington Gates. The creator of this drawing changed the title and a few words in the lines of the original poem titled, Sleep Sweet by Ellen M. Huntington Gates.

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Address book.

One notebook formerly belonging to Etta Lydia Mary Schantz, used by her daughter Dorothy Russell as an address book. The notebook was a promotional item published in 1894 by H.F.C. Dovenmuehle & Son, Boots, Shoes and Rubbers, Chicago, Ill.

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Address book.

Notebook with F.A. Schantz stamped on cover in gold, issued by the Toronto Carpet Mfg. Co., used as an address book.

Algebra notebook.

One school notebook with notes on algebra. Inserted material has been removed and original locations have been noted.

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Alma St. Church meeting.

Group portrait possibly of a meeting of officials of the of Alma Street United Brethren in Christ Church taken outside. Identified on the verso are Rev. S.H. Swartz (centre in front of doors), President Bangs of Huntington College Indiana (front row, 3rd from right), Rev. Stanton, Lautenschlager, Rev. Howe, and Rev. Burton.

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Alma St. United Brethren in Christ Church : choir.

One group portrait of the Alma St. United Brethren in Christ Church choir. Identified in the image are, back row: Ed Clemens, Frank Schantz, Arthur Schantz, Eli Brubacher. Middle row: Aggie Brubacher, Lizzie Groh, A.O. Bowman, Lizzie Musselman. Front row: Sophie Schantz, Susanna Musselman, Rosetta Lautenschlager, Ella Weaver. The choir was led by A.O. Bowman.

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Alma St. United Brethren in Christ Church : choir.

One group portrait of the Alma St. United Brethren in Christ Church choir. Identified in the image are, back row: Ed Clemens, Frank Schantz, Arthur Schantz, Eli Brubacher. Middle row: Aggie Brubacher, Lizzie Groh, A.O. Bowman, Lizzie Musselman. Front row: Sophie Schantz, Susanna Musselman, Rosetta Lautenschlager, Ella Weaver. The choir was led by A.O. Bowman.

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Alma St. United Brethren in Christ Church : choir.

One photograph of the Alma St. United Brethren in Christ Church choir. Identified in the image are, back row: Ed Clemens, Frank Schantz, Arthur Schantz, Eli Brubacher. Middle row: Aggie Brubacher, Lizzie Groh, A.O. Bowman, Lizzie Musselman. Front row: Sophie Schantz, Susanna Musselman, Rosetta Lautenschlager, Ella Weaver. The choir was led by A.O. Bowman.

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Art prints.

22 coloured illustrations of flowers, animals, children, and sentimental scenes. Most of the prints are Chicago Tribune Art supplements.

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Art reproduction cards.

Ten cards showing reproductions of works of art in black and white. The images are predominately religious in nature depicting the Madonna and scenes from the life of Christ.

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Artistic landscape.

One artistic landscape photograph of trees in swamp land. Photograph is an a portfolio style enclosure with "Almer Coe & Company, Chicago" on the front; however, the creator of the photograph is unknown.

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Artwork.

One mounted painting of a jack-in-the-pulpit flower, one watercolour landscape signed by D.E.W., and one reverse painting on glass of puppies.

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Artwork.

One small watercolour sketch and a drawing of a dog with puppies mounted on board and matted with construction paper and secured with brass brads.

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Artwork.

One sketch of an owl by Dorothy Etta Russell (nee White) in pencil outline which has been filled in with crayons.

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Autograph book.

Autograph album with entries written by family and friends with sentiments both popular and religious. Includes stickers, plant material, two very faded photographic prints, and unidentified portraits of young women.

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Autograph book.

One autograph book belonging to Etta Lydia Mary White (nee Schantz). The flyleaf reads "Go little book, thy destined course pursue, Collect memorials of the just and true And beg of every friend so near, Some token of remembrance dear. Etta L.M. Schantz Berlin Jan 1st 1887."

Autographs include: Adamson, M.; Bowman, A.; Bowman, J.B.; Bowman, Nancy; Eshelman, D.S.; Fisher, William; Hilborn, David; Hilborn, Jesse; Lang, Eleord; Lang, H; Lang, R; Martin, Mary; Martin, Mill; McIntyre, George; Moyer, Levi Nash; Moyer, Theodore; Nash, Annie; Rott, George; Schantz, Austin; Schantz, Etta; Schantz, Franklin; Schantz, Orpheus Moyer; Schantz, Sophie; Sheckley, Sarah; Shoemaker, Lydia Ann; Shupe, Peter; Smith, H.A.; Smith, Lumon; Snider, I.; Steckley, Jos; Thilson, George; Von Soph, Bruno Friedrich; Winn, M.M.

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Autograph book.

A small autograph book that belonged to Florence Annie Catherine Schantz. Includes a gilded embossed cover and small pictorial Victorian cuts pasted beside some entries.

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Berlin City Council, 1914.

One studio portrait of the Berlin (now Kitchener), Ont. City Council in 1914. This photograph may have been created by the photographer Levi R. Yost. The backdrop in this photograph resembles the backdrop in other photographs taken by Yost.

Back Row: Dr. J.E. Hett, Dr. J.J. Walters, H.A. Hagen, W.O. Knechtel, Geo. Sohlee.

Middle Row : Dr. A.E. Rudell, D. Gross, Jr., A.L. Breithaupt, John Hessenauer, W.E. Gallagher, C.O. Hahn.

Front Row: I. Master, Geo. Rumpel, W.D. Euler, Mayor, G.G. Bucher, John Schwartz.

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Berlin Collegiate and Technical Institute : report on the school work of Dorothy White.

Printed booklet with entries of the grades received by Dorothy Etta Russell (nee White) in various subjects in her course of studies at the middle and upper school levels of the Berlin Collegiate and Technical Institute (Kitchener and Waterloo Collegiate Institute) between December 18, 1918 and June 2, 1920. The report shows the class standing of Dorothy Etta Russell (nee White) together with comments on her academic performance.

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Berlin Philharmonic Society.

Three-part composite photograph. The top half contains numbered portraits of 155 members of the Berlin Philharmonic Society, the middle contains portraits of Miss C. Specker, contralto, Miss D. Zigler, soprano, Miss A. Bean, organist, Mr. Gains, tenor, Miss Specker, pianist, Mr. E. Shuch, baritone, Mr. C. Ruby, basso, and the bottom third of the photograph portrays the orchestra, seated with instruments and music. This photograph contains portraits of many well known citizens, particularly women.

Portraits of members of the Berlin Philharmonic Society include:

  1. Geo. Howard, 2. A. Master, 3. W. Tuchlinski, 4. W.F. Roadhouse, 5. O. Vogelsang, 6. R.D. Lang, 7. H.P. Harding, 8. A. Breithaupt, 9. W. Euler, 10. J. Stauffer, 11. O. Master, 12. Geo. Zigler, 13. H. Clemens, 14. W. Zigler, 15. Rev. Tafel, 16.S. Groh, 17.L. Weaver, 18. E. Englert, 19.J. Brandt, 20. T. Simpson, 21. J. Steifke, 22. E. Werner, 23. D. Musselman, 24. W. Freeman, 25. J. Fischer, 26. A. Snyder, 27. E. Brubacher, 28. A. Musselman, 29. F. Shantz[sic], 30. J. Musselman, 31. E. Clemens, 32. W.H. Becker, 33. H. Hymmen, 34. E. Reiner, 35. A. Devitt, 36. E. Heist, 37. A. Shantz[sic], 38. J. Bilger, 39. G. Rehmann, 40. C. Harttung, 41. J. Weiderholt, 42. E. Lang, 43. H.A. Huber, 44. J. Good, 45. L.J. Breithaupt, 46. F. Boehmer, 47. D. Stadelbauer, 48. G. Reiner, 49. A.Grebenstein, 50. B. Marks, 51. T. Reid, 52. M. Ahrens, 53. M. Anthes, 54. A. Moyer, 55. E.Clemens, 56. Mrs. Musselman, 57. E. davey, 58. S. Musselman, 59. A.Detweiler, 60. I. Kolb, 61. A. Fischer, 62. Mrs. Howd., 63. A. Moyer, 64. T. Fehrenbach, 65., Mrs. Becker, 66. Mrs. Schmalz, 67. E. Swartz, 68. W. Fischer, 69. L. Motz, 70. F. Knechtel, 71. A. Mitchell, 72. A. Musselman, 73. C. Lang, 74. E. Hillard, 75. C. Webb, 76. A. Rathman, 77. T. Kimmel, 78. I. McMahon, 79. M. Moyer, 80. A. Cairnes, 81. L. Ziegler, 82. L. Rudell, 83. A. Kolb, 84. L. Musselman, 85. A. Boomer, 86. M. Devitt, 87. A. Devitt, 88. E. Pfeffer, 89. B. Bean, 90. Mrs. Shuh, 91. F. Caton, 92. M. Smuck, 93. M. Smuck, 94. M. Knell, 95. A. Wiegand, 96. A. Hett, 97. E. McIntyre, 98. L. Ruby, 99. M. Burke, 100. L. Hillard, 101. L. Hoffman, 102. Miss Kumpf, 103. A. Hendershott, 104. T. Pequegnat, 105. A. Knell, 106. G. Bowman, 107. A. Bird, 108. L. Pfeffer, 109. Miss Kumpf, 110. R. Musselman, 111. E. Dunn, 112. L. Sheppard, 113. Miss Grey, 114. F. Freeman, 115. R. Huck, 116. R. Ziegler, 117. M. Lauer, 118. M. Walper, 119. C. Vetter, 120. M. Walper, 121. Mrs. Tafel, 122. A. Staebler, 123. E. Schmidt, 124. L. Teidt, 125. A. Clemens, 126. S. Strasser, 127. Mrs. Fetzer, 128. M. Detweiler, 129. Mrs. Seiler, 130. A. Bossenberger, 131. C. Rehman, 132. U. Heins, 133. E. Stein, 134. A. Bean, 135. S. Shantz[sic], 136. C. Martin, 137. A. Eby, 138. A. Moyer, 139. E. Reiner, 140. B. McIntyre, 141. L. Eby, 142. L. Barlett, 143. K. Thomas, 144. L. Bricker, 145. L. Specker, 146. Miss Wagner, 147. K. Bingeman, 148. Mrs. Doering, 149. Miss Wagner, 150. M. Kalte, 151. S. Fehrenbach, 152. Mrs. W. Oelschlager, 153. Mrs. A. Oelschlager, 154. A. Brubacher, 155. Mrs. H. Heller.

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Best wishes.

Christmas card booklet featuring illustrated lilacs and a "Best Wishes" greeting on the front cover "From Eliza to Uncle Tobias". The booklet contains the lyrics for the hymn "Like a river, glorious".

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Bilger, Anna.

Full body studio portrait of Anna Bilger (nee Fry) seen looking at camera and standing with left hand resting on the back of a chair.

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Birding notebook.

Notebook organized by month with notes on bird sightings from 1938-1946 years transcribed. Also contains "Home lists" of birds from 1974-1978.

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Birthday book.

An illustrated volume entitled, The Sands of Time: A Book of Birthday Gems. Chicago: Donohue Brothers, ca. 1885, printed with quotations for every day of the year, with facing pages blank for insertion of birthday information. Entries present are in several hands and represent friends, relatives and family members.

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Birthday card.

Handmade birthday card from Orpheus Moyer Schantz to Sophie Schantz. The card has scherenschnitte edges and features calligraphy, drawings of small animals, birds and plants. It reads: "May Happy Returns. Sophie E. Schantz. May 4-'89"

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Book, John or Jesse.

Head and torso studio portrait possibly of John Book or Jesse (last name unknown) seen looking off camera and dressed in suit and tie.

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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.

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Bowman, Abram O. and Susannah.

One full length studio portrait of Abram O. Bowman and Susannah Detweiler Bowman. Abram is sitting in a chair wearing a suit and Susannah is standing next to him in a full length velvet dress with leg of mutton sleeves.

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Bowman, Annie.

One head and shoulders studio portrait of Annie Bowman, seen looking at camera, that was found with Hervey Bowman's belongings.

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Bowman, Arthur M. : correspondence received.

Two letters received by Arthur M. Bowman, one from Mickle, A.E, June 20, 1890 asking for a chain man position on a survey gang and one from his mother, Elizabeth Meyers Bowman, July 13, 1891, asking for money.

Date and Place from: June 20, 1890 Toronto, Ont. To Bowman, Arthur M. From Mickle, A.E.

Date and Place from: July 13, 1891 Berlin, Ont. To Bowman, Arthur M. From Bowman, E.M.

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Bowman, Hervey.

One head and shoulders studio portrait of Hervey Bowman, seen looking at camera and dressed in a suit and tie, that was found with his belongings.

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Bowman, Hervey M. : correspondence received.

Ten letters received by Hervey Bowman, one from his father Isaac L. Bowman, addressed to "Sons," four from his mother, Elizabeth Meyers Bowman, one each from his brothers Frank and Leander, one from his Cousin David Bowman, two postcards from friends H. Corny and C.W McClean.

Date and Place from: May 19, 1891 Berlin, Ont. To Bowman, Hervey M., d.1931 From Bowman, E.M.

Date and Place from: June 27, 1891 Toronto, Ont. To Bowman, Hervey M., d.1931 From Leander Notes: Written on Office of the Medical Health Officer Toronto letterhead

Date and Place from: July 2, 1891 Berlin, Ont. To Bowman, Hervey M., d.1931 From Bowman, E.M.

Date and Place from: July 2, 1891 Berlin, Ont. To Bowman, Hervey M., d.1931 From Bowman, Isaac Lucius, d.1893.

Date and Place from: Aug. 14, 1891 Berlin, Ont. To Bowman, Hervey M., d.1931 From Bowman, E.M.

Date and Place from: Aug. 21, 1891 Steelton, Pa. To Bowman, Hervey M., d.1931 From Bowman, F.M. Attachments: Envelope, no stamp.

Date and Place from: June 10, 1893 Brockville, Ont. To Bowman, Hervey M., d.1931 From McClean, C.W. Notes: Postcard.

Date and Place from: June 15, 1893 Kemptville, Ont. To Bowman, Hervey M., d.1931 From Corny, H. Notes: Postcard.

Date and Place from: Mar. 8, 1899 Berlin, Ont. To Bowman, Hervey M., d.1931 From Bowman, E.M. Attachments: Envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: Jan. 19, 1930 Edmonton, Alta. To Bowman, Hervey M., d.1931 From Bowman, David Attachments: Envelope, no stamp, also 2 small photographs.

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Bowman, Hervey M. : home.

Exterior view of Hervey Bowman's home located at 60 Church Street, Kitchener, Ontario by an unidentified photographer. The house is somewhat obscured by trees and an adult, possibly Hervey Bowman, is seen standing at left, behind a row of shrubs.

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Bowman, Isaac L. : correspondence received.

One letter received by Isaac L. Bowman from his cousin Simon Bowman accompanied by a manuscript copy of the "register of grandfather Bowman's family, Nov. 19, 1890."

Date and Place from: Nov. 19, 1890 Caledonia, Mich. To Bowman, Isaac Lucius, d.1893 From Bowman, Simon Notes: Includes a list of family births and deaths.

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Bowman, Issac Lucius.

One full body studio portrait of Issac Lucius Bowman seen dressed in a long coat and standing with left hand resting on the top of a chair.

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Bowman, Jacob Harold.

One full length studio portrait of Jacob Harold Bowman, son of Abram O. and Susannah Detweiler, as an infant. Harold is seen wearing a long, lace trimmed gown and sitting in a large chair.

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Bowman, Nancy.

One upper body studio portrait of Nancy Bowman, friend of the Schantz family. Identification from album.

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Bricker, Marjorie.

Full body studio portrait of Marjorie Bricker seen kneeling on a wicker arm chair with a doll and looking off camera.

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Bridge construction site

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".

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Bridge construction site

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".

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Bridge construction site

Unidentified person walking along construction site enclosed by white, crisscrossed wire fence. In the background a pile-driver with boom at a 45 degree angle is visible along a railway.

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Bridge construction site

Photograph of a construction site enclosed by a white, crisscrossed wire fence. A pile-drive with boom vertical is visible along rail tracks on a ridge behind two homes enclosed by fence.

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Bridgeport Flood.

Negatives showing the Bridgeport Flood. Includes images of cars, houses, and bridges in the water as well as the river. Identification from enclosure.

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Business cards.

Two business cards for Orpheus Moyer Schantz. Includes one as a lecturer, and one for Carson, Pirie & Company for whom Orpheus worked.

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Cades Cove guidebook.

A guidebook published by the U.S. Department of the Interior for Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains. Inset is a print of Orpheus Moyer Schantz captioned "Orpheus M. Schantz. Pres. Illinois Audubon Society."

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Canadian Officer's Training Corps.

Photographs and negatives showing the Canadian Officer's Training Corps, possibly of McGill University. Included are images of the Longueuil barracks, the Jacques Cartier Bridge in Montreal, a fort, and other army camps and vehicles as well as an image of Lt. Peter Anderson. Some identification from verso.

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Certificates of deportment.

  • Nine certificates issued to Etta Lydia Mary White (nee Schantz) and signed by her teacher, G.A. McIntyre attesting that she received no discredit marks for the period January-November 1879 while attending the Conestoga Public School. The certificates have printed images of birds on recto.
  • Cards were found in the original envelope addressed by hand to Miss Etta Schantz, West Montrose, Ontario.

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C.F.C.O. Station Staff

Promotional composite photograph of 1930 C.F.C.O. Station Staff in Chatham, Ontario. Includes views of station building, studio and operation room.

Identified staff: Aubery Cox (Announcer), Con. E. Shea (Secretary-Treasurer), Jack Beardall (President & Station Designer), Edwin England (Operator), Clarence Lemire (Announcer), Victor R. Weatherhead (Musical Director), Geo. Spence (Operator), Grace Wilkinson (Sketch Artist), Jim Couper (Sketch Artist), Stewart Clark (Operator), Geo. Watt (Announcer).

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Character references.

Four character references: 1.) Samuel Nash Moyer, Late Head-Master of the Port Elgin School, Clinton, Ont., 1864. 2.) S.F. Eisenhour [sic], Agt. For I.H. Defrees, Syracuse, Ind., 1865. 3) F.J. Crowder, Preacher in Charge of Pt. Elgin Mission, Canada Conference, 1867. 4.) Rev. A.M. McCulloch, Moorefield, Ont., 1884. Correspondence not indexed.

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Children of Tobias & Mary.

An article written by Harold Russell titled, “Schantz Family of Berlin: The Children of Tobias and Mary Schantz.” The article provides biographical information about the children of Tobias and Mary Schantz including Orpheus Moyer Schantz, Etta Lydia Mary White (nee Schantz), Sophie Emma Schantz, Austin Tobias Schantz, Franklin Abram Schantz, Arthur Benjamin Schantz, Florence Annie Catherine Schantz, and Herbert Cecil Palmer Schantz.

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Christmas and New Year greetings.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year post card sent from Elizabeth Shantz to Tobias Schantz (spelled without a "c"). The front of the postcard includes an illustration of childlike angels, pine boughs and a quotes from the Bible. They read: "I am the Light of the world. S.Jno. 8:12" and "In they light shall we see light. Ps.36.9" The verso includes a written message from Elizabeth wishing Tobias a nice Christmas.

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Christmas card.

A Christmas card in booklet form made by Etta Lydia Mary White (nee Schantz) for her future husband, Ward Malott White, in 1890. The card includes an poem and has plant material attached throughout.

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Christmas card.

A handmade Christmas card created by Orpheus Moyer Schantz. The card features illustrations of a cherub and plants, as well as lettering made to look like tree branches. The outside edges of the card has been done in scherenschnitte and there is a purple bow.

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Christmas greetings

Christmas greeting card from Nellie Shoemaker to uncle Tobias Schantz featuring two swallows, holly and a snow covered landscape.

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Christmas greetings.

Christmas greeting card sent from Walter, Margery + Dorothy Spelman to their great-grandfather, Tobias Kolb Schantz. The card features an illustrated string of garland and three movable Christmas trees. It reads: "Christmas Greetings / Behind each Christmas tree / Hidden from view / You'll find a Christmas wish / From me ~ to You."

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Christmas greetings.

Christmas greeting card featuring an illustrated winter scene with a snow covered church and a robin perched on a tree branch on front with the message: "May Your Christmas Both Happy and Merry Be." The verso includes excerpts from Josiah Gilbert Holland's poem "A Christmas Carol".

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