File 47-725 - Waterloo Dog Show

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Waterloo Dog Show

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  • August 12, 1947 (Publication)
    Kitchener-Waterloo Record
  • 1947 (Creation)
    Kitchener-Waterloo Record
  • June 2, 1947 (Publication)
    Kitchener-Waterloo Record

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1 photograph : b&w copy negative ; 10 x 8 cm

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The Kitchener-Waterloo Record began with the publication of the Daily News of Berlin on February 9, 1878 and was the first daily paper in the area. It was published by Peter Moyer. Over the years it had several names and publishers: in January of 1897 it was purchased by the German Printing and Publishing Company and was amalgamated with that company's Berlin Daily Record to become the Berlin News Record, and later still the News Record, all published by William (Ben) V. Uttley. In 1918 the publishers of the German-language paper the Berliner Journal, William D. Euler (later Senator for North Waterloo) and William J. Motz, purchased the News Record and changed the name to the Kitchener Daily Record. On July 17, 1922 the Record absorbed the other daily, the Daily Telegraph. With that event, the original three daily papers (the News Record, the Berlin Daily Record, and the Daily Telegraph) became one.

The Berliner Journal began in December 29, 1859 by Frederick Rittinger and John Motz, and was located on Queen Street south, Kitchener. Motz remained editor until his death in 1899, at which time his son William acquired his father's interest. When Rittinger died in 1915 his share was acquired by William D. Euler. The weekly Journal ended on May 10, 1924. The Record’s first staff photographer was Harry Huehnergard, who worked for the paper for 49 years before retiring in 1986 as Manager of the Photographic Department.

In 1948 the Kitchener Daily Record was re-named the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, which name it retained until 1994, when it became simply The Record. In 1928 the paper moved from its home at 49 King Street west to a new building at 30 Queen Street north where it was to stay for 44 years until moving in May 1973 to 225 Fairway Road. When William J. Motz died in 1946 his son John E. Motz took over as publisher. The by-then Senator Euler sold his interest to Southam Press in 1953. John E. Motz died in 1975 and the Motz Family continued to own a controlling interest in the paper until 1990, when it was sold to Southam. In 1998, The Record was sold to Sun Media Corporation, and then in March 1999, to Torstar Corporation. In January 2005, the paper moved its offices to Market Square on King Street east in Kitchener's downtown core, and on March 11, 2008, the name was changed to the Waterloo Region Record.

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47-725_001 and photo missing from envelope appeared on Page 3 of the Monday, June 2, 1947 edition of the newspaper as part of the article: "Spaniel Wins Top Prize at K-W Dog Show."

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Photo caption accompanying published June 2, 1947 of photos: "DOG SHOW SHOTS - The Kitchener-Waterloo 2nd annual international dog show brought some of the finest dogs on the continent to the Waterloo Arena Saturday. The show was nearing a close when young Bob Farrell, Scarboro Bluffs, near Toronto, crawled into a stall with his dad's first prize English bulldog, Nuggetaire, and feel fast asleep. Dog tired, both had been up since 5 a.m. Below [missing from envelope, no suitable substitute], Beland Wee Wonder of Hamilton, toy pom, and best in her group, poses perkily for a picture after adding new laurels to her list of victories."

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47-725_001 appeared on Page 3 of the Tuesday, August 12, 1947 edition of the newspaper as part of the article: "Record Photographer Wins Prize."

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Photo caption from published August 12, 1947 version of photo: "[Bob Cockman?] of the Kitchener Record submitted the best entry in the Canadian Daily Newspapers Association news[illegible] contest for June. It was announced in Toronto today by R. A. [Barford?] chairman of the selection committee. English Bulldog [illegible] the photograph above [47-725_001] shows young Bob Farrell of Scarboro Bluffs asleep in the stall beside his prize-winning dog in the K-W Kennel Club dog show at Waterloo."

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