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Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a very animated baby, lying on its stomach and facing the camera.
Subjects
Infants
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a 6 year old girl, standing and facing towards the camera. She is wearing a checkered jacket and matching hat, and has a cross body bag that she is holding by the strap.
Repro Restriction
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
27 Nov. 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a baby boy leaning on a ledge in front of him, facing the camera.
Subjects
Infants
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
11 Dec. 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a 7 year old boy, wearing a bowtie, seated on a ledge with one leg over the other, facing the camera.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
9 May 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 12 x 9 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a 4 year old girl, seated on a ledge with her legs crossed and her hands in her lap, facing the camera.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a 12 year old girl, standing her hands together, next to a statue of a cat on a pedestal.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
21 Sept. 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a 1 year girl, seated on a fur rug with her hands in the air, facing the camera.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Sept. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a 5 year boy, seated on a ledge with his hands in his lap, facing the camera.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of two Goldman boys, ages 9 and 12 years old. One is standing behind the ledge with a hand on it, and the other is seated infront of him on the ledge, with his hands in his lap. Both are facing the camera.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 15 cm
Admin History/Bio
Most likely a photograph taken for the Red Cross' Home Services Group which cared for families of soldiers who were serving during World War II.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of four boys, standing behind a table with puzzle pieces on it. All of the boys have puzzle pieces in their hands, and are facing the camera.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
22
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Michael Marrus (b. 3 February 1941) is a Canadian historian of France, the Holocaust, and Jewish history. He was born in Toronto and received his BA at the University of Toronto in 1963 and his MA and PhD at the University of California, Berkeley in 1964 and 1968. He is a professor emeritus of Holocaust studies at the University of Toronto. Marrus married Randi Greenstein in 1971 and has three children.
Marrus is an expert on the history of French Jewry and antisemitism. He co-wrote with Robert Paxton a book on Vichy France that shows that the antisemitism of Vichy was not imposed by the Germans, that at times Vichy was more brutal towards the French Jews than the Germans, and that the French state played a leading and indispensable role in organizing the deportation of Jews to death camps. Furthermore, Marrus and Paxton argued that Vichy was more brutal than other European states occupied by the Germans.
Marrus was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2008.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a two year-old boy seated on a ledge with a toy in his hand, while facing the camera.
Name Access
Marrus, Michael R., 1941-
Subjects
Boys
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
2 Apr. 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Martin Hurwich is the Son of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel B. Hurwich.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a 10 year old boy who is seated and facing the camera.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
2 Apr. 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ethel Hurwich is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel B. Hurwich.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of an 11 year old girl who is seated and facing the camera.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1 Nov. 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a 1 year old girl, who is seated with her arms up and her hands behind her head.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Oct. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Stanley Leibel was a Toronto developer, and is the father of Lorne Leibel, a Toronto developer.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a young boy, wearing a white shirt and tie, seated with his hands in his lap while facing the camera.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
15 Dec. 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of two children, age apprixamtely 6 and 1 years old, seated facing the camera. There is a strong likelihood that the wrong name was assigned to this negative by Sylvia as the Rasminsky family do not recognize these children.
Subjects
Brothers and sisters
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
27
Material Format
graphic material
Date
5 June 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a 2 year old girl standing behind a table and holding a telephone receiver while facing the camera.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Sept. 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 13 x 11 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rick Salutin (b. 30 August 1942) was born in Toronto and is a Canadian novelist, playwright, journalist, and critic and has been writing for more than forty years. Until 1 October 2010, he wrote a regular column in the Globe and Mail; on 11 February 2011, he began a weekly column in the Toronto Star. He currently teaches a half course on Canadian media and culture in University Collegeat the University of Toronto. He is a contributing editor of This Magazine. He got his BA in Near Eastern and Jewish Studies at Brandeis University and got his MA in religion at Columbia University. He also studied philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York. He was once a trade union organizer in Toronto and participated in the Artistic Woodwork strike.
Salutin has a child with the fifth estate journalist Theresa Burke.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a 2 year old boy who is seated with on e hand on his knee and the other in the air while facing the camera.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
29
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1 Oct. 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a 5 year old boy who is standing with a ball in hand while facing the camera.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
31
Material Format
graphic material
Date
5 May 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Adrian Seguin was the son of Bertha (Tutzi) Haspel Seguin and George Seguin. He was also the brother to Natalie and Yvonne Seguin, one of which is posed with him in this portrait.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a boy and girl, between 6 and 8 years old, seated together on a ledge, the girl in front of the boy. The boy has his hand on his knee and the girl has both her hands in her lap.
Subjects
Brothers and sisters
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
33
Material Format
graphic material
Date
2 Feb. 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a 6 year old boy leaning on the back of an upholstered chair with his hands together, while facing the camera.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
35
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a 2 year old girl who is seated on a ledge with her hands in her lap, while facing the camera.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
36
Material Format
graphic material
Date
7 Dec. 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 12 x 8cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a 1 year old boy who is seated with his legs crossed and a toy is next that he has pieces of in his hands, while facing the camera.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
38
Material Format
graphic material
Date
22 Oct. 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 12 x 8cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a 5 year old boy who is standing in a checkered suit and has a bubble wand in his hand and the bubble solution at his feet.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3; Item 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
3
Item
39
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Sept. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 11 x 8cm
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of a 1 year old baby seated on a fur rug with a set of play keys in its hands, while looking away from the camera.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
Mar. 1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of notices and order information concerning the publication of a special illustrated Soviet Jewry Passover Haggadah by Mark Podwal. The Haggadah is a religious text which lays out the order of the Passover Seder ceremony.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-5; File 138
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Protest activities sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-5
File
138
Material Format
textual record
Date
Apr. 1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a programme for a special Seder service for Soviet Jewry held 27 Apr. 1986 at the Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1940
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Willie Bryant (b. August 30, 1908) was an American jazz bandleader, vocalist, and disc jockey.
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Bryant grew up in Chicago. His first job in entertainment was dancing in the Whitman Sisters Show in 1926. He worked in various vaudeville productions for the next several years and in 1934 he appeared in the show Chocolate Revue with Bessie Smith.
In 1934, he put together his first big band, which at times included Teddy Wilson, Cozy Cole, Johnny Russell, Benny Carter, Ben Webster, Eddie Durham, Ram Ramirez, and Taft Jordan. They recorded six times between 1935 and 1938 with Bryant singing on 18 of the 26 sides recorded.
Once his ensemble disbanded, Bryant worked in acting and disc jockeying. He recorded R&B in 1945 and led another big band between 1946 and 1948. During September and October 1949, he hosted Uptown Jubilee, a short-lived all-black variety show on CBS-TV . The show aired on Tuesday nights.
In the 1950s he was the emcee at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. He moved to California later in the 1950s and died of a heart attack in Los Angeles in February 9, 1964.
Scope and Content
This is a portrait of Willie Bryant. The photograph was taken at the Apollo Theatre in New York City.
Subjects
Musicians
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
New York (N.Y.).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Nov. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (b. April 29, 1899) was an American composer, pianist, and big band leader.
A prominent figure in the history of jazz, Ellington's music stretched into various other genres, including blues, gospel, film scores, popular, and classical. His career spanned more than 50 years and included leading his orchestra, composing an inexhaustible songbook, scoring for movies, and world tours.
Ellington called his music "American Music" rather than jazz, and liked to describe those who impressed him as "beyond category". These included many of the musicians who were members of his orchestra, some of whom are considered among the best in jazz in their own right, but it was Ellington who melded them into one of the most well-known jazz orchestral units in the history of jazz.
Ellington recorded for many American record companies, and appeared in several films.
Ellington led his band from 1923 until his death in 1974.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Duke Ellington.
Name Access
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Subjects
Musicians
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Nov. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (b. April 29, 1899) was an American composer, pianist, and big band leader.
A prominent figure in the history of jazz, Ellington's music stretched into various other genres, including blues, gospel, film scores, popular, and classical. His career spanned more than 50 years and included leading his orchestra, composing an inexhaustible songbook, scoring for movies, and world tours.
Ellington called his music "American Music" rather than jazz, and liked to describe those who impressed him as "beyond category". These included many of the musicians who were members of his orchestra, some of whom are considered among the best in jazz in their own right, but it was Ellington who melded them into one of the most well-known jazz orchestral units in the history of jazz.
Ellington recorded for many American record companies, and appeared in several films.
Ellington led his band from 1923 until his death in 1974.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Duke Ellington.
Name Access
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Subjects
Musicians
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1940
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 9 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Willie Bryant (b. August 30, 1908) was an American jazz bandleader, vocalist, and disc jockey.
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Bryant grew up in Chicago. His first job in entertainment was dancing in the Whitman Sisters Show in 1926. He worked in various vaudeville productions for the next several years and in 1934 he appeared in the show Chocolate Revue with Bessie Smith.
In 1934, he put together his first big band, which at times included Teddy Wilson, Cozy Cole, Johnny Russell, Benny Carter, Ben Webster, Eddie Durham, Ram Ramirez, and Taft Jordan. They recorded six times between 1935 and 1938 with Bryant singing on 18 of the 26 sides recorded.
Once his ensemble disbanded, Bryant worked in acting and disc jockeying. He recorded R&B in 1945 and led another big band between 1946 and 1948. During September and October 1949, he hosted Uptown Jubilee, a short-lived all-black variety show on CBS-TV . The show aired on Tuesday nights.
In the 1950s he was the emcee at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. He moved to California later in the 1950s and died of a heart attack in Los Angeles in February 9th,1964.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Willie Bryant with two companions of Sylvia Schwartz: Jewell Schwartz and Frances Gruber. The photograph was taken at the Apollo Theatre in New York City.
Subjects
Musicians
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
New York (N.Y.).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Nov. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (b. April 29, 1899) was an American composer, pianist, and big band leader.
A prominent figure in the history of jazz, Ellington's music stretched into various other genres, including blues, gospel, film scores, popular, and classical. His career spanned more than 50 years and included leading his orchestra, composing an inexhaustible songbook, scoring for movies, and world tours.
Ellington called his music "American Music" rather than jazz, and liked to describe those who impressed him as "beyond category". These included many of the musicians who were members of his orchestra, some of whom are considered among the best in jazz in their own right, but it was Ellington who melded them into one of the most well-known jazz orchestral units in the history of jazz.
Ellington recorded for many American record companies, and appeared in several films.
Ellington led his band from 1923 until his death in 1974.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Duke Ellington.
Name Access
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Subjects
Musicians
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Mar. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 11 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Robert Todd Duncan (b. February 12, 1903) was an American baritone opera singer and actor.
Todd Duncan was born in Danville, Kentucky in 1903. He obtained his musical training at Butler University in Indianapolis with a B.A. in music followed by an M.A. from Columbia University Teachers College.
In 1933, Duncan debuted in Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana at the Mecca Temple in New York with the Aeolian Opera, a black opera company.
Duncan was George Gershwin's personal choice as the first performer of the role of Porgy in Porgy and Bess in 1935 and played the role more than 1,800 times. He led the cast during the Washington run of Porgy and Bess at the National Theatre in 1936, a staging which protested the theatre's policy of segregation. Duncan stated that he, "would never play in a theater which barred him from purchasing tickets to certain seats because of his race." Eventually management would give into the demands and allow for the first integrated performance at National Theatre. Duncan was also the first performer for the role of Stephen Kumalo in Kurt Weill's Lost in the Stars.
In 1945, he became the first African American to sing with a major opera company, and the first black person to sing in an opera with an otherwise white cast, when he performed the role of Tonio in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci with the New York City Opera. In the same year he sang the role of Escamillo, the bullfighter, in Bizet's Carmen. In 1955, Duncan was the first to record Unchained Melody, a popular song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. The recording was made for the soundtrack of the obscure prison film Unchained. Following Duncan's version, the song went on to become one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century.
Duncan taught voice at Howard University in Washington, D.C. for more than fifty years. While teaching at Howard, he continued touring as a soloist with pianists William Duncan Allen and George Malloy. He had a very successful career as a concert singer with over 2,000 performances in 56 countries. He retired from Howard and opened his own voice studio teaching privately and giving periodic recitals.
He died of a heart ailment at his home in Washington, D.C., in 1998.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Todd Duncan.
Notes
This negative has two images on it.
Subjects
Actors
Singers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1946
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Phyllis Marshall (b. Barrie, ON, 4 Nov 1921) was a Canadian singer and actress. She studied piano as a child and was known as a track athlete, but made her debut at 15 as a singer on radio station CRCT. She then performed with Jack Arthur and on CBC radio with Percy Faith.
Her first nightclub engagement was at Toronto's Silver Slipper, September 1938, with the Canadian Ambassadors. Encouraged by the CBC announcer Byng Whitteker to sing blues and jazz, she performed during the 1940s with various Toronto dance bands, including an 18-month stint at Toronto's Park Plaza Hotel 1944-46, with her own trio, and on tour 1947-8 in the USA with the Cab Calloway Orchestra.
A contemporary of Eleanor Collins among early black performers on the CBC, Marshall appeared 1949-52 on radio's 'Blues for Friday' (later 'Starlight Moods') and starred on TV's 'The Big Revue' 1952-4, 'Cross-Canada Hit Parade' 1956-9, and other shows. She performed with Canadian jazz notables including Oscar Peterson and Bert Niosi, and also starred in the Canadian National Exhibition grandstand show. She performed in England on BBC TV in 1959 (The Phyllis Marshall Special) and again in 1964 in nightclubs. Her LP That Girl (1964, Cap FS-614), recorded in the company of US jazz stars Buck Clayton and Buddy Tate, captures Marshall's light, secure singing style and received a Juno Award as 'good music product LP'. Marshall had earlier recorded for Monogram in 1949.
Her second career, as an actress, began in 1956 at Toronto's Crest Theatre and included dramatic and musical roles in stage, radio, and TV productions such as the revue Cindy-Ella (1964), CBC radio's 'The Amen Corner' (1970), and CBS-CTV's Night Heat in the mid-1980s. She continued to sing on occasion - eg, at the ACTRA Awards in 1977, and for Freedom Fest (Harbourfront) in 1988.
Marshall is remembered as one of Canadian television's earliest stars, and as a pioneer among black Canadian performers.
She died in Toronto in 1996.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Phyllis Marshall.
Notes
This negative has two images on it.
Subjects
Actors
Black Canadians
Singers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Related Material
Images of her performing at the Park Plaza Hotel in 1946 are included in Series 5, Sub-series 4, File 1 of this fonds.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Bert Niosi (b. London, Ontario, February 10, 1909) was a Canadian bandleader, clarinetist, saxophonist, composer and arranger, known as "Canada's King of Swing".
He began studying flute and saxophone at age nine with Pasquale Venuta in London, Ont, and for a time in his teens played with Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians in Cleveland. He then toured on the Loew's vaudeville circuit with his own band, the McPhillips Buescher Boys' Orchestra, which included his brother Joe (bassist, b London, Ont, 26 May 1906, d Toronto 14 May 1977), Tony Briglia (drummer, later a founding member of the Casa Loma Orchestra), and Hugo D'Ippolito (pianist, later a member of the Royal Canadians).
In 1931 Niosi formed a nine-piece band to play at the Embassy Club in Toronto. In 1932 he expanded the band and moved to the Palais Royale dance hall where, in an 18-year residence, he became an institution in Canadian pop music. The band was heard nationally on CBC broadcasts and toured Canada in 1945 and 1946. It included Niosi's brother Johnnie (drummer, b London, Ont, 26 Sep 1914, d Toronto 21 Nov 1965).
Niosi next embarked on a career with the CBC, first as a member 1952-9 of the Happy Gang, and then as music director of the TV series 'Four for the Show,' 'Cross-Canada Hit Parade,' and, 1965-76, 'The Tommy Hunter Show'. He continued to lead a dance band on occasion and returned to the Palais Royale for appearances as late as 1979.
A versatile musician, Niosi was proficient on trumpet and trombone as well as with the alto saxophone and clarinet; accompanied by his brothers he played all four instruments on a CBC TV show ca 1957. On an earlier occasion (1950) he played Mozart's Clarinet Quintet with the Solway String Quartet for CBC radio.
Niosi's recordings included several 78s from the 1940s with a jazz sextet for RCA Victor and Musicana, and one with his orchestra for Zephyr. He also made an LP as leader of the Jack Kane Band (1963, CTL CTLS-5036) and others as a soloist with the Albert Pratz Orchestra (RCI 173 and 174) and with the Johnny Burt Strings (1964, CTL CTLS-5044). His compositions have been recorded by Lucio Agostini and by the pianist Alexander 'Ragtime' Read.
Niosi died in 1987 in Mississauga.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Bert Niosi.
Name Access
Niosi, Bert, 1909-1987
Subjects
Musicians
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Oct. 1941
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 8 x 14 cm
Admin History/Bio
Bennie Payne (b. 18 June, 1907, Philadelphia, PA) was a pianist and arranger. He played with the likes of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Chu Berry, and Fats Waller, but his longest collaboration was with the lounge singer Billy Daniels; during the 1950s, they were among the first African-American entertainers to appear on national television. In 1964, Payne appeared on Broadway in a revival of "Golden Boy" with Daniels and Sammy Davis, Jr.
He is best known as the pianist in Cab Calloway's band.
Payne died in 1986 in Los Angeles, CA.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Bennie Payne with two companions of Sylvia Schwartz: Jewell Schwartz and Frances Gruber.
Subjects
Musicians
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Johnny Wayne (b. Louis Weingarten, May 28, 1918) was a Canadian comedian best known as a member of the comedy duo Wayne and Shuster (with Frank Shuster).
Wayne was the son of a successful clothing manufacturer who spoke several languages and the eldest of seven children.
Wayne and Shuster met at Harbord Collegiate, Toronto, where they performed in annual revues. After receiving BAs in English from the University of Toronto, they were both studying for their masters when WWII intervened. After enlisting in the infantry, they were soon reunited, writing and performing for The Army Show.
Following the war, they returned to Canada and worked together on radio (by 1946 they had their own show on CBC) and later on television. In 1950 they began appearing as guests on various American TV programs, including a record sixty-seven performances on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
Johnny Wayne died in 1990 of brain cancer.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Johnny Wayne.
Name Access
Wayne, Johnny, 1918-1990
Subjects
Comedians
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Oct. 1941
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 12 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Walter 'Foots' Thomas (b.1907, Muskogee, Oklahoma) was a saxophonist and arranger in Cab Calloway's orchestra. He moved to New York City in 1927, and played for a time with Jelly Roll Morton. He then joined the Missourians in 1929, just before Calloway took it over.
Since the 1940s, he lived in Englewood, New Jersey. He died on August 26, 1981 as a result of cancer.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Walter "Foots" Thomas.
Notes
This negative has two images on it.
Subjects
Musicians
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Nov. 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
John (Jacob) Weinzweig (b. March 11, 1913) was a Canadian composer of classical music.
Born in Toronto, Weinzweig went to Harbord Collegiate Institute, and studied music at the University of Toronto. In 1937, he left for the United States to study under Bernard Rogers. During the Second World War, he began composing film music, and in 1952 he became a professor at the University of Toronto. In the previous year he had co-founded the Canadian League of Composers, and he was actively involved in several other organisations representing musicians and composers.
In 1974, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 1988, he was awarded the Order of Ontario.
Weinzweig died in 2006.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of John Weinzweig.
Notes
This negative has two images on it.
Name Access
Weinzweig, John, 1913-2006
Subjects
Musicians
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Physical Condition
Negative is bent as if it has been rolled around something for a long period of time. Emulsion is still intact and not cracked as a result of the bending.
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