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Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Second World War album file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 100; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Second World War album file
Level
Item
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
100
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[May 1945]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Major Ben Dunkelman standing alongside an unknown soldier. They were billeted at a former German work camp in Doorn, Holland, which the Queen's Own Rifles liberated on May 7, 1945. Soldiers set up the camp to reference local landmarks in Cabbagetown, a neighbourhood in Toronto. There is sign behind them that reads: The Greatest Little Place in Canada, Cabbage Town.
Subjects
Soldiers--Canada
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
Library and Archives Canada Canadian Army Newsreel, No. 88 features the camp. The film has been digitized and can be viewed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28ZkB4UX3BU
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
David and Rose Dunkelman sub-series
David Dunkelman file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1-1; File 1; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
David and Rose Dunkelman sub-series
David Dunkelman file
Level
Item
Fonds
2
Series
1-1
File
1
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of David Dunkelman and four other men walking along a boardwalk, likely in Atlantic City. Identified in the photo is (left to right): [Samuel Posluns?], Louis Gelber, Percy Hermant, [unidentified], and David Dunkelman.
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
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 2; Series 2; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Zionist series
Level
Item
Fonds
2
Series
2
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 20 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Ben Dunkelman sitting on a horse. The photo was taken in Palestine during the 1930s.
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
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947-[195-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Major Ben Dunkelman was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for his courage leading soldiers under his command while fighting in Germany in 1945.
Scope and Content
File consists of excerpts from the book, Canadian Jews in World War II: Part I: Decorations. The excerpts include an account of Dunkelman's heroic actions in the Second World War, along with a typewritten reproduction of this account.
Notes
Canadian Jews in World War II: Part I: Decorations was published by the Canadian Jewish Congress in 1947.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Business series
Tip Top Tailors sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 3-1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Business series
Tip Top Tailors sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
3-1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1941-1949
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains two clippings from Tip Topics, the magazine published by Tip Top Tailors. The earlier clipping announces that Ben Dunkelman has gone overseas to fight in the Second World War; the later clipping contains a tribute to Rose Dunkelman, who died in 1949.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Records are fragile and stained.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Business series
Tip Top Tailors sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 3-1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Business series
Tip Top Tailors sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
3-1
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]-[195-?]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 23 x 33 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File contains three photographs of David Dunkelman in his role as president of Tip Top Tailors.
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
Records are extremely fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Business series
Tip Top Tailors sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 3-1; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Business series
Tip Top Tailors sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
3-1
File
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1963
Physical Description
10 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs documenting the Tip Top Tailors 1963 convention.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Records are warped.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
16
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1936
Physical Description
3 architectural drawings : pencil and hand col., watercolour, on verso of blueprints ; 38 cm length or smaller and 4 cm diam.
Scope and Content
File consists of three high quality drawings of the interior and exterior of "My Valet", a single storey clothing store located at 1492 1/2 Bathurst Street for Mr. C. W. Fountain.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Bathurst Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
17
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[ca. 1925]
Physical Description
1 architectural drawing : pencil and hand col. pastel on verso of blueprint ; 47 cm length and 3 cm diam.
Admin History/Bio
Mrs. Celia Cherry was the wife of Isadore Cherry, who was the owner of several ladies clothing shops along Dundas and Bloor. Mrs. Cherry died in 1927, aged 39.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural drawings of Cherry's clothing store at 1014 Bloor St. West. Contained within are a floor plan and a high quality pastel drawing of the front exterior, on the back of a previously used blueprint.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Bloor Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 76
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
76
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1934
Physical Description
1 architectural drawing : blueprint ; 62 cm length and 5 cm diam.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural drawings of a garage and service station for Jack Chaban at 628 Annette Street. A section and elevation drawings are included.
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
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 85
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
85
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1934-1935
Physical Description
8 architectural drawings : pencil, some hand col., pencil crayon and watercolour on tracing paper ; 72 x 69 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Doctor Leon J. Solway and Doctor Maurice Pollock were two of the earliest Jewish doctors to practice in Toronto.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural drawings of additions and alterations to the offices of Doctor Leon J. Solway (a cardiologist) and Doctor Maurice Pollock (a general practitioner) at 425 Bloor Street West. Sections, floor plans and elevation drawings are included.
Notes
Due to the fragility of these drawings, the description is partially based on the item level descriptions created by Steve Speisman.
Access Restriction
Closed. Records are closed for conservation reasons.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Condition is poor, several drawings are badly torn.
Related Material
See File 49-5-12 for Kaplan and Sprachman's designs of the building.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 87
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
87
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1940
Physical Description
17 architectural drawings : pencil on tracing paper ; 71 cm length or smaller and 7 cm diam.
Admin History/Bio
Mr. Morris Alspector was a Jewish real estate agent and developer.
Scope and Content
File consists of sections, elevations, detailing, floor plans, a foundation plan and a section of a two storey hotel for Mr. Morris Alspector on Lakeshore Road at Jackson Point on the south side of Lake Simcoe.
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
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 88
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
88
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1921-1924
Physical Description
44 architectural drawings : 4 blueprints, 40 pencil on tracing paper ; 81 cm length or smaller and 7 cm diam.
Admin History/Bio
Dr. Max Kates was a Jewish dentist, his office was located at 218 1/2 Queen Street West. He was married to Lillian Kates, who was the founder of Camp Arowhon. They had two children, Eugene and Shyrle.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural drawings of a two storey building containing stores for Dr. Max Kates at Dundas and Elizabeth Streets. Sections, elevations, detailing, floor plans, a block plan and a roof plan are included. An early perspective drawing shows the building designed as three-storeys instead of the built two-storey structure.
Notes
Due to the fragility of these drawings, the description is partially based on the item level descriptions created by Steve Speisman.
Access Restriction
Closed. Records are closed for conservation reasons.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Material is fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 94
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
94
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1923-1926
Physical Description
66 architectural drawings : 16 blueprints, 50 pencil on tracing paper ; 79 cm length or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The Empire Clothing Company, co-owned by Mr. William Leibel and Mr. A. M. Schiffer, manufactured men's clothing and sold it wholesale. Leibel and Schiffer were also close neighbors, living only a few houses apart. The headquarters of Empire Clothing was located at 197/199 Spadina Avenue.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural drawings for additions and alterations to the office headquarters of the Empire Clothing Company at 197/199 Spadina Avenue. Elevations, detailing, sections, floor plans and a roof plan are included. Also included are the drawings for the original factory, completed by Brown in 1923.
Notes
Due to the fragility of these drawings, the description and extent are partially based on Speisman's earlier item level descriptions. The drawings are contained in two rolls.
ACCESS RESTRICTION NOTE: Researchers wishing to access interior drawings must be granted written permission by the property owner.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Drawings are fragile and torn.
Related Material
See File 49-2-4 for plans of private garage for Mr. A. M. Schiffer.
See File 49-2-6 for plans of alterations to home of Mr. William Leibel.
See File 49-3-69 for plans of a building for Empire Clothing at Spadina Avenue and Adelaide Street.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 104
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
104
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1921-1922
Physical Description
27 architectural and technical drawings : 26 blueprints, 1 pencil and paint ; 81 cm length or smaller and 9 cm diam.
Admin History/Bio
Located at 285 Spadina Avenue, the Standard Theatre was the first purpose-built Yiddish theatre in Canada. Described as the finest Yiddish theatre in North America, it contained seating for 1500 and included a balcony. The Standard held its opening performance and ceremony on August 31, 1922. It became the site of a variety of Yiddish plays, musical performances and other entertainment. The theatre was also the scene of political activity during this period, including a 1929 gathering to commemorate the death of Lenin. In 1935, due to poor attendance, the theatre was converted into a movie theatre renamed the Strand. Over the next several decades, the theatre was used for a variety of purposes, including as a Chinese movie house and even as a burlesque house for a time. Most recently, the main floor of the building has been converted into a bank, while the upper balcony has been closed. The Standard was designated as a heritage building in 2007.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural drawings by J. M. Jeffrey of the Standard Theatre located at 285 Spadina Avenue. Elevations, floor plans, sections, detailing, a heating plan, a roof plan, a colour drawing of a theatre sign and technical drawings of structural elements of the building are included. These drawings are the original permit plans that would have been used onsite during construction. Although Jeffrey is the name on the drawings, Benjamin Brown has also been credited as the architect for the theatre according to an August 31, 1922 Globe and Mail article detailing the opening night.
Name Access
Jeffrey, J. M.
Standard Theatre
Access Restriction
Closed. Records are closed for conservation reasons.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Drawings are torn and wrinkled. A conservator should examine these drawings before further handling.
Places
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 105
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
105
Material Format
architectural drawing
graphic material
Date
1929-1930
Physical Description
41 architectural and technical drawings : some pencil, some blueprints ; 81 cm length or smaller and 9 cm diam.
1 photograph : b&w ; 38 x 30 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Balfour Building is a Toronto landmark and designated heritage building that is located at 119 Spadina Avenue. It was designed by Benjamin Brown and was one of his most important commissions. Built in 1930, the building is twelve storeys high and crowned by a two storey tower. It is considered one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in Toronto. Initially, many Jewish garment businesses were located in the building. It currently houses offices for several graphic design and advertising firms, shops and a post office. The Balfour Building was declared a heritage building by order of City Council in July of 1989.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural and technical drawings of the Balfour Building. Floor plans, a roof plan, detailing, sections, elevations, electrical plans and drawings of the entrance are included. Also included is a photograph of the exterior in the early 1930s.
Notes
Photograph is mounted on cardboard and encased in Melinex.
Due to the fragility of this material, the description and extent are partially based on Steven Speisman's item level descriptions.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See photo 3308 for a copy print of the Balour building photograph in this file.
See File 49-3-34 for alterations to Lazar's restaurant in the Balfour Annex at 125 Spadina and File 49-3-32 for alterations to Balfour Annex stores for Messrs. Shiffer, Hillman and Lichtman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 1; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
1
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1900]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait.
Subjects
Portraits
Rabbis
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
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 11; File 1; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
11
File
1
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1900]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 7 cm on matte 11 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This photo was taken in Russia before Rebecca Kamarner's immigration to Canada.
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 11; File 1; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
11
File
1
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[190-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 7 cm
Notes
Postcard photo.
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 11; File 1; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
11
File
1
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1912
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
The subjects of this photograph are, left to right: Anne, Rebecca and Bessie, with the baby, Jack, seated on Rebecca's lap. They are posed casually outside. The girls have bows in their hair and Jack is wearing a belt over a large white shirt. There is a kind of broad-leafed bush behind them and they appear to be in the shade of a sunny park. Rebecca is seated in an engraved highbacked chair with arm rests.
Notes
Photo printed on postcard.
Physical Condition
Appears to have been torn from an album of some kind in which the original backing has partially adhered to the photograph.
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 11; File 1; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
11
File
1
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1913
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w ; 14 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
The subjects of the photograph are, left to right: Anne, [Chava?], and Jack Kamarner. This is a posed, formal photograph, taken in Toronto.
Notes
The subjects of this photograph were identified in the original accession list as "Anne, great-grandmother and Jack". It is more likely that [Chava?] is the grandmother of Jack, and that the information was taken down incorrectly, or that the reference was in connection to a later Kamarner generation.
Physical Condition
The photo has been marked by blue pen, particularly around the subjects' heads, and the upper right hand corner of the photograph is bent slightly.
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 11; File 1; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
11
File
1
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1915
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
The portrait of Anne and Bessie is a studio photograph, taken in Toronto. Anne is standing to the right of her seated elder sister, Bessie.
Subjects
Portraits
Sisters
Physical Condition
The upper right and lower left corners of the photograph are torn.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 11; File 1; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
11
File
1
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1916
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This photograph of Jack is a studio photo, in front of an artificial backdrop depicting a gate, table and vase. Jack is wearing a men's hat, tie, gloves, long jacket and formal attire, while posing with his hand on the prop wicker chair. The photo was taken in Toronto.
Notes
Photo printed on postcard.
Physical Condition
The top corners of the photo are torn and missing.
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 11; File 1; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
11
File
1
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1916
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
In this posed studio photograph, Anne is seated cross-legged on a stool in front of a solid-coloured, draped backdrop. The stool has a swivel seat and has been raised so that her feat do not touch the floor. She is wearing a white dress and stockings, black leather shoes and what appears to be a black sash as a belt.
Notes
Postcard photograph.
Stamped: L. Surdin, Photo Studio, 16 Cameron St., Toronto.
Physical Condition
The photo is torn and badly creased along the left hand side.
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 11; File 1; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
11
File
1
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This is a posed studio photograph taken in Toronto. Both children are dressed formally and are standing. Jack has his hand in his coat pocket and is wearing a tie. Anne is wearing a dress with long sleeves and has her hair cut just below her ears, with her bangs cropped.
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 11; File 1; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
11
File
1
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1918
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph includes members of three generations of the Kamarner family.
Relations of Rebecca Kamarner from left to right: (standing) Rebecca, Harry (husband), Bessie (daughter), [Chava?] (mother-in-law), Gussie (niece), Nathan "Nutta" (brother-in-law), and Reva Kamarner (sister-in-law); (sitting) Anne (daughter), Jack (son), and Florence (niece).
Florence and Gussie were the daughters of Nathan and Reva. Nathan was Harry's brother.
Physical Condition
Photograph is badly creased in the middle and is in danger of tearing.
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 11; File 1; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
11
File
1
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1918]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Jack Kamarner is seated on a toy pony. His sister, Anne, is standing beside him, and Rebecca appears to be leaning against a pillar on the porch of the house in the background. Jack is dressed in a cowboy outfit with a bandana around his neck and a kind of cowboy hat. Somebody standing outside the frame is reaching into the picture to hold the pony's bridle.
Notes
Photo postcard.
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 11; File 1; Item 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
11
File
1
Item
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Nathan and Reva are standing in the foreground, with Gussie clearly visible behind and between them. A fourth figure is obstructed from view, but could possibly be their other daughter Florence. The snapshot is taken outside of a residential building in Toronto, possibly the family home.
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 11; File 1; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
11
File
1
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
The photograph is of seven members of the Kamarner family. They are outside, in fornt of a tree, perhaps in a residential backyard. The grandmother is seated on a chair and the boys are seated in front. Everybody else is standing
First row from left: [unknown], Jack.
Second row: Bessie Kamarner Robins, Chava Kamarner, [unknown].
Back row: Anne Kamarner Grainer (?), [unknown].
The two unidentified women might be Florence and Gussie Kamarner. The unidentified boy might be their brother Abe. They are the children of Nutta Kamarner.
Notes
Reference to an "identification copy" on the original accession list, currently missing?
Physical Condition
Photo is torn and discoloured in the upper left hand corner.
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 11; File 1; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
11
File
1
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 5 cm ; on matte ; 16 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
This is a posed photograph of Rebecca Kamarner seated in an ornate high-backed chair.
Notes
Photographer's inscription on matte reads Thompson [?--possibly "Bros".], 177½ Yonge St. Toronto.
Physical Condition
The photograph that is pasted on the matte is not squarely trimmed and the matte has become scuffed.
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 11; File 1; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
11
File
1
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1922]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
There appears to be a woman in the driver's seat, likely Rebecca Kamarner.
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 11; File 1; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
11
File
1
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1922]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The Ontario license plate on the automobile reads 1922. Of the two people in the automobile, the one in the passenger seat might be Harry Kamarner, but the men's faces are obscured by the reflection on windshield. The automobile is parked on a brick road, on what appears to be a residential street.
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 11; File 1; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
11
File
1
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1927
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
The photograph is of an [unknown?] female, possibly a relative, and Jack Kamarner in Toronto.
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 11; File 1; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
11
File
1
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1927]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This is a family snapshot, taken outdoors in bright sunlight. Residential buildings and tree foliage can be seen in the background. Pictured are, left to right: Florence Roth (née Kamarner), Harry Graner, [unknown?], Jack Kamarner, [unknown?], and the shoulder of another unknown person (cut off by frame).
Notes
Print is somewhat faded.
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 11; File 1; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
11
File
1
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1928]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
The business pictured is Merchants Clothing Co., 131 Queen St. West. Prices for the artciles of clothing are clearly visble on the signs behind the figure of Jack. A variety of hats are on display in the front window.
Name Access
Kamarner, Jack
Merchants Clothing Co.
Subjects
Storefronts
Physical Condition
There is some blurring of the image and discoloration on this print, especially towards the lower right corner.
Places
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 11; File 1; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
11
File
1
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1928]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
Snapshot of, left to right: Saul Lean (family friend?) and Jack Kamarner. The two companions are lathered for shaving and posing with their razors. Both men are wearing tank tops and trousers with high socks. The sign in the background, attached to what appears to be a kind of rustic camp cabin, reads "Pine" and is slightly obscured by Saul Lean's head in the foreground.
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 11; File 1; Item 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
11
File
1
Item
22
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 11 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Judean Knights of Pythias are a fraternal chapter, in Toronto, affiliated with the Knights of Pythias fraternal society, founded by Justus H. Rathborn in Washington in 1864. The principles of the charitable and social order are listed as: friendship, charity and benevolence. The Knights of Pythias have been in Ontario since 1872 and are still active.
Scope and Content
Photograph includes Harry and Jack Kamarner, and Harry Graner: identified as 4th, 5th and 6th from right to left in the front row. The other group members are not identified.
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 11; File 1; Item 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
11
File
1
Item
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1930]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Jack Kamarner is standing on the far left. The others in the photo are not identified. The Delmonte Hotel may have been a northern Ontario resort hotel of some kind.
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 11; File 1; Item 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
11
File
1
Item
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1930]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
The snapshot is of an unidentified co-ed group photo at the Delmonte Hotel. Some of the people appear to be the same friends as photographed in photo #20 of the same file. Jack Kamarner may be the individual moving on the steps to the right of the frame, as he is wearing a collared shirt that matches roughly the one worn in photo #20, however the face is blurred, preventing easy identification.
The age of the group appears to be fairly uniform, perhaps in their mid-twenties, suggesting a social organization group activity, or a professional affiliation.
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 11; File 1; Item 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
11
File
1
Item
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This snapshot is taken in front of the family home at 72 Barton St., Toronto. The grandchild could possibly be one of Jack Kamarner's daughters, Anne or Nancy.
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 11; File 1; Item 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Family photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
11
File
1
Item
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
As in photo #23, Rebecca and Harry are standing in front of 72 Barton St. They appear to be somewhat older than in the other photo, however.
Physical Condition
The photo has been trimmed unevenly by hand.
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
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