File 20 - The First Saengerfest in Berlin, 1876.

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The First Saengerfest in Berlin, 1876.

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1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 8 cm

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Copy negative of old photograph printed in a book showing a decorated building with a large crowd of people at front. The caption under the reads: "The First Saengerfest in Berlin, 1876. Photograph kindly lent by Mr. Aug. Schmiedel." Typed caption included in file reads: "SAENGERFEST HALL 1876. photo from old book. located where present-day Woodside athletic field area is... large group of people."

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  • File includes 2 reference prints.
  • Negative scanned as TIF file November 2019.

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Reproduced on Page 66 of the June 22, 1967 edition of the newspaper, title Canada's Centennial, of the as part of the article: "George (Pop) Philip Was Impresario Who Brought Culture to Community."

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Photo caption from published 1967 version of image: "A CENTURY AGO - Saengerfest, musical festivals featuring singing societies, were major events in the life of early Kitchener. This picture, according to records, shows the first Saengerfest to be held in Kitchener. The event took place 100 years ago. The building in the background was the Gaukel Street arena where the event was held."

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