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Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1930 and 1935]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original and copy photograph of the engagement party of Mr. Mont's eldest daughter in the social hall of the Kirkland Lake synagogue (Legion Hall) in the early 1930s. Outside, left to right: Fanny Scott, Alter Scott, Eli Dubinsky, Mrs. D., Mrs. Friedman and husband, Rabbi Rabinowitz, Mr. Mont, Mary Mont, Mont family.
In corner, a young Bill Jacks and wife Bella, Kay Kadish and wife.
Facing camera, starting left corner: Mrs. Ben Portnoy, Mrs. Faye (Kaplan) Atkins, Mrs. Nathan Kaplan, Max Berjansky, Rose Berjansky, next unknown.
Back to camera with hat on: Hyman Kaplan, Mr. and Mrs. S. Garshon, Mrs. Rabinowitz, her daughter and son-in-law, Rabbi now in Detroit.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1976.
Identifications of individuals on sheet included with photo; also see accession 2003-12-5 for further identifications.
Name Access
Adath Israel Synagogue (Kirkland Lake, Ont.)
Atkins, Faye
Berjansky, Max
Berjansky, Rose
Dubinsky, Eli
Mont, Mary
Scott, Alter
Scott, Fanny
Jacks, Bill
Kaplan, Hyman
Kadish, Kay
Kaplan, Nathan
Portnoy, Ben
Subjects
Bethrothal
Parties
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
2003-12-5
Places
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original and copy photograph of a basketball team sponsored by Sam Davis of Kirkland Lake. The team members are wearing their athletic clothing and one member is holding a basketball.
Notes
Caption on back of one reads: "Sam Davis sponsored Basket Ball team - notable forinclusion of D. Harry Magder, born in Sudbury, first practiced in Kirkland Lake, 33-34. a fine athlete and musician.".
Acquired in 1976.
Photo by Duke Studio.
Name Access
Davis, Sam
Subjects
Sports teams
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
7 Nov. 1937
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Admin History/Bio
Minnie came to Kirkland Lake in the 1920s with her father, Elia Dubinsky, a musician, who was hired in Montreal to conduct the orchestra in the Strand Theatre. He and his wife opened Kirkland Lake's first delicatessen called the Tel Aviv.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Anne Dubinsky (Dubin) and Irving Goldstein. Pictured to the left of Anne is her sister, Minnie Dubinsky (Dubin). Pictured to the right of Irving is his brother Harry.
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
Photo by Duke Studio.
There are typed notes on the back of the photograph with background information on the Dubinsky family.
Name Access
Dubinsky, Anne
Dubinsky, Minnie
Goldstein, Harry
Goldstein, Irving
Subjects
Weddings
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1938 or 1939]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the Mont wedding party in Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
Notes
Typed notes on back read: "The Mont wedding party. Abe Black, now of California. Schwartz best man. Ella Helfie bridesmaid. Joe Rogow, now in Peterborough then selling for Yolles".
Acquired in 1976.
Photo by Duke Studio.
Name Access
Black, Abe
Helfie, Ella
Rogow, Joe
Subjects
Weddings
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Responsibility
Duke Studio
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Eddie and Mildred Duke and children, Lorne and Libby from Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
Duke, Eddie
Duke, Mildred
Duke, Lorne
Duke, Libby
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Related Material
2003-12-5
Places
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1947 and 1949]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Abraham Duke with his grandson Lorne, in Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
Notes
See notes on back of photograph for more details about Abraham Duke (difficult to read).
Acquired in 1976.
Photo by Duke Studio.
Name Access
Duke, Abraham
Subjects
Grandparent and child
Portraits
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
See 2003-12-5
Places
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1944]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the Jewish community of Kirkland Lake assembled for the Bar Mitzvah of Joe Atkins, now a chartered accountant in Toronto. The photograph depicts that group seated at several banquet tables in the Legion Hall.
Notes
Typed notes on the back continue: "Rare view of Hyman with his hat off, the grandfather, standing next to Harry. The only one missing is the photographer - Eddie Duke - and to this day I wish I could have been included. Picture taken in the Legion Hall which was koshered for the occasion.".
Acquired in 1976.
Photo by Duke Studio.
Name Access
Atkins, Joe
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Communities
Dinners and dining
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait photograph of Sam Davis.
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
Photo by Duke Studio.
Name Access
Davis, Sam
Subjects
Portraits
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
7 Nov. 1937
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is an original wedding portrait of Anne Dubinsky and Irving Goldstein.
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
Photo by Duke Studio.
Name Access
Dubinsky, Anne
Goldstein, Irving
Subjects
Portraits
Weddings
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1947]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the Finkelman wedding party and family.
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
Photo by Duke Studio.
Name Access
Finkelman
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Weddings
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1947]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original wedding portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Finkelman. Vic served in the RCAF air crew and was the first Jewish child born in Kirkland Lake. The Finkelman family now lives in Toronto.
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
Photo by Duke Studio.
Name Access
Finkelman, Victor
Subjects
Married people
Portraits
Weddings
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 860
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
860
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Admin History/Bio
Max Kaplan came to Kirkland Lake around 1924. He was involved with the Kirkland theatres and in real estate.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Max Kaplan of Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
Notes
Handwritten notes on back of photo.
Acquired in 1976.
Photo by Duke Studio.
Name Access
Kaplan, Max
Subjects
Portraits
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Sam Black, Jewish community leader who operated the first dairy in Kirkland Lake.
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
Photo by Duke Studio.
Name Access
Black, Sam
Subjects
Farmers
Portraits
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Admin History/Bio
Harry Atkins came to Kirkland Lake in 1927 and married Faye Kaplan. He was a very active citizen in the community.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Harry Atkins.
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
Photo by Duke Studio.
Name Access
Atkins, Harry
Subjects
Portraits
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6695
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6695
Material Format
graphic material
Date
September 1939
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Joe Atkin's birthday party in Kirkland Lake. From left to right starting in the back row are: Jerry Kaplan, Marvin Temes, Manley Walters, Mike Roodman, Sydney Moscoe, Hinda Temes, Joe Atkins, David Walters, Ernest Raphael, and Harold Brown.
Notes
Photograph taken by Murray Wertman.
Name Access
Kirkland Lake
Atkins, Joe
Kaplan, Jerry
Temes, Marvin
Walters, Manley
Roodman, Mike
Moscoe, Sydney
Temes, Hinda
Walters, David
Raphael, Ernest
Brown, Harold
Subjects
Birthdays
Children
Parties
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.
Creator
Atkins, Joe
Places
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Accession Number
2004-6-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1304
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1304
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1904]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph, pictured left to right: Mrs. Minnie Levi; Rivka (Mrs. Morris Brown); Mattie (Mrs. Meyer Rotenberg); Sarah (Mrs. Samuel Godfrey); Mrs. J. Fleishman (mother of Mrs. Levi).
Name Access
Levi family
Subjects
Dwellings
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
Richmond Hill (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-5-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2329
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2329
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1941
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of several young people brushing their teeth near a lake at Camp Kvutza in Richmond Hill.
Name Access
Camp Kvutza (Richmond Hill, Ont.)
Subjects
Camps
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
Richmond Hill (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-9-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2333
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2333
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1942
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of several young people making up their cots outside at Camp Kvutza.
Name Access
Camp Kvutza (Richmond Hill, Ont.)
Subjects
Camps
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
Richmond Hill (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-9-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2334
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2334
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1942
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of several young people dancing the hora at Camp Kvutza in Richmond Hill.
Name Access
Camp Kvutza (Richmond Hill, Ont.)
Subjects
Hora (Dance)
Camps
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
Richmond Hill (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-9-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2015-9-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1950-1972
Scope and Content
Accession consists of letters to and from Dr. Joseph Klinghofer, the Educational Director of Canadian Jewish Congress. The correspondence relates to the search for ritual and educational leaders for placement in Jewish communities outside of Toronto such as St. Catharines, Timmins, Belleville, Peterborough, Kirkland Lake, Guelph, Hamilton, Bramalea, North Bay, Windsor, Maritimes, Manitoba and the USA.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material.
Subjects
Education
Religion
Communities
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Klinghofer, Joseph
Places
St. Catharines (Ont.)
Timmins (Ont.)
Belleville (Ont.)
Peterborough (Ont.)
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Guelph (Ont.)
Hamilton (Ont.)
Bramalea (Brampton, Ont.)
North Bay (Ont.)
Windsor (Ont.)
Manitoba
United States
Maritime Provinces
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-2-12
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-2-12
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
45 cm of textual records and other material
230 photographs : sepia and b&w ; 23 x 30 cm and smaller
8 sound recordings (50 wav files; 1 microcassette)
1 artifact
Date
1937-2004
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records, photographs and audio recordings documenting the lives of Dick Steele, his wife Esther and friend Bill Walsh. The materials are mostly correspondences between Dick and Esther during his internment at the Don Jail and Ontario Reformatory in Guelph, and from Dick and Bill's military service overseas during the Second World War. They also include correspondences between Esther and Bill, Bill and Anne Walsh, "Jack" and Esther, and other family and friends. Some of the letters show evidence of being censored. There are news clippings in English and Yiddish about the family from various newspapers including the Canadian Tribune (a Communist Party paper). There is a letter Esther wrote to campaign for Dick's release from internment, part of women's activism in this period. There is also a photocopy of a memoir written by Moses Kosowatsky and Moses Wolofsky "From the Land of Despair to the Land of Promise" ca. 1930s. The photographs include Dick and Bill in the army during the Second World War, a signed picture of Tim Buck addressed to Esther and the twins and a photo of Dick delivering a speech related to the Steel Workers. Also included is a recording of edited sound clips of Bill and Esther talking about Dick, Esther speaking about the letters, (how she received letters and flowers from Dick after he had already been killed), Bill reading a letter Dick wrote to Esther that he left with friends in England to send her in the case that he was killed (which he was), recordings of "Bill Walsh Oral history" Vols.1 and 2 compiled by Leib Wolofsky's (Bill's nephew), and 5 audio recordings by Adrianna Steele-Card with her grandparents Bill and Esther. There is also a microcassette labelled "Joe Levitt." The accession also includes the stripe of a German corporal that Bill captured as a prisoner, peace stamps and an early copy of Cy Gonick's A Very Red Life: The Story of Bill Walsh, edited by Bill.
Administrative History
Richard (Dick) Kennilworth Steele is the name adopted by Moses Kosowatsky. He was born in 1909 in Montreal to Samuel Kosowatsky and Fanny Held. He lived in a laneway off Clark Street below Sherbrooke where his father collected and recycled bottles. He grew up with his siblings Joseph, Mortimer, Matthew, Gertrude and Edward. Bill Walsh (Moishe Wolofsky) was born in 1910, to Sarah and Herschel Wolofsky, the Editor of the Keneder Adler (Montreal's prominent Yiddish newspaper). He attended Baron Byng and then Commercial High School where he met Dick Steele. Bill recalled that Dick denounced militarism in the school when a teacher tried to recruit students to be cadets. Bill moved to New York City in 1927. His brother, who was living there, helped him get a job as a messenger on Wall Street. He also worked in the drug department at Macy's while attending courses at Columbia University in the evening. Dick worked on a ship for a year and then joined Bill in New York City in 1928. Dick worked at a chemical plant called Linde Air Products while also studying in the evenings at Columbia University. In 1931 Dick and Bill boarded a ship together in New York bound for Copenhagen. Together they travelled across Europe, witnessed a Nazi demonstration in Breslau, Germany and found work in Minsk and Moscow, Russia. This trip inspired them to become Communists. In 1933 Bill's father was on a Canadian trade mission to Poland, which he left to "rescue" his son from the Bolsheviks. Bill agreed to return to Canada after being advised to do so by the Comintern. He then changed his name to Bill Walsh to protect his family. In 1934 Bill moved to Toronto. He worked as the Educational Director for the Industrial Union of Needle Trade Workers and the Communist Party where he met Esther Slominsky/Silver, the organization's office manager. Dick joined Bill in Toronto soon after. Bill introduced Dick and Esther who then married. In 1940, Esther gave birth to twin sons Michael and John Steele. Esther was born in Toronto in 1914 to Joseph Slominsky and Fanny (Blackersany?). Her siblings were Bella, Eileen, Morris and step-sister Eva. Her father Joseph was a cloak maker and Esther also worked in the garment industry. Her mother Fanny passed away in 1920 at the age of 26 from tuberculosis. Dick was a metal worker and became a union organizer in the east end of Toronto. He was the head organizer of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) and the Steel Workers Organizing Committee of Canada (SWOC) until 1940 when he was dismissed for being a Communist. Bill helped organize Kitchener's rubber workers into an industrial union and was also an organizer for the United Auto Workers of Windsor, Ontario. Jack Steele, an alias for Dick's brother Mortimer, fought with the Mackenzie-Papineau Brigade in the Spanish Civil War. Jack Steele was recalled to Canada in October 1937 to rally support for the efforts in Spain, returned to the front in June 1938 and was killed in action in August. Some of Dick's letters to his wife Esther are signed "Salud, Jack" and were likely written in 1940 when the Communist Party (CP) was banned by the Canadian Government under the War Measures Act. In November 1941, after Mackenzie King's call for enlistment, Dick wrote to the Department of Justice to ask permission to join the army. He never received a reply. On 1 April 1942 Dick's home was raided and he was interned at the Don Jail until September 1942 when he was moved to the Ontario Reformatory in Guelph. Esther wrote a letter to Louis St. Laurent, Minister of Justice to appeal on his behalf. Major public campaigning by communists and the wartime alliance with the USSR after 1941 shifted public opinion toward the CP and the Canadian Government slowly began releasing internees in January 1942. Dick was released in October 1942 and enlisted at the end of the month. Dick died on August 17, 1944 in Normandy, France. He was a tank driver in the Canadian Army. Bill was similarly arrested in 1941, spending time in jail and then an internment camp with other members of the CP. He joined the Canadian army in 1943 and fought in Holland and Belgium. Bill was first married to Anne Weir who died of a brain hemorrhage in 1943 just before he enlisted. The family believes this may have been due to drinking unpasteurized milk. Encouraged by Dick Steele to take care of his family should he pass in the war, Bill married Esther Steele in 1946. They had a daughter named Sheri and were members of the United Jewish People's Order. For 20 years Walsh worked for the Hamilton region of the United Electrical Workers (UE). Bill remained a member of the CP until 1967 when we was expelled for criticizing another union leader. He died in 2004. Esther passed away in 2010 at age 96.
Use Conditions
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Descriptive Notes
RELATED MATERIAL NOTE: Library and Archives Canada has the William Walsh fonds and MG 28, ser. I 268, USWA, vol.4, SWOC Correspondence, has various letters from Dick Steele ca. 1938. Museum of Jewish Montreal has an oral history with Leila Mustachi (daughter of Max Wolofsky, Bill's brother) where she speaks about Bill, Dick and Esther. USE CONDITION NOTES: For "Bill Walsh Oral history" Vols.1 and 2, some contributors stipulate that recordings are restricted to personal use only and must not be used for any commercial purpose.
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945
Politics and government
Labour and unions
Name Access
Steele, Michael
Steele, Dick
Walsh, Bill
Walsh, Esther Steele
Places
Guelph, Ont.
Toronto, Ont.
Hamilton, Ont.
Oshawa, Ont.
Ottawa, Ont.
Montreal, Que.
Fort William/Thunder Bay, Ont.
Germany
England
Holland
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-5-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-5-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 13 x 18 cm
Date
2004
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photograph of the Latchman family at the Richmond Hill Country Club, ca. 2004. Identified in the photograph are from left: Donald Latchman, Robyn Latchman, Dante Latchman, Lori Latchman (back row), Annette Latchman (front row), Billi Latchman, Leonard Latchman (back row), Daniel Latchman (back row), Rosalie Latchman, Victor Latchman, Howard Latchman, Russell Sherman (child in front), Mitchell Sherman (back row), Matthew Sherman (middle row), Jennifer Sherman (child), Faith Sherman, Linda Stein, Aaron Stein, Shirley Latchman (front), Eric ? (back row), Michael Stein, Marvin Latchman, Jeffrey Stein (back row), Shael Kalef, Carly Teperman, Stuart Teperman, Phillip Teperman, Wendy Teperman, Zachary Teperman, Laura Kalef, Jarred Kalef (back row), Karyn Kalef, Jennifer Kalef, Ryan Kalef, Randy Kalef.
Administrative History
Philip and Sally (Sugarman) Latchman were married in 1932. In November 1933, Sally gave birth to identical triplets Donald, Marvin and Victor. In celebration, they were sent the King's Bounty of 3 British pounds. The boys were interviewed every year on their birthday by Toronto newspapers until they decided to stop the publicity. The family lived in the Bloor-Markham St. area until the boys were 11. The family then moved to Montclair Avenue where the boys attended Forest Hill Public School. They had their bar-mitzvahs at the Hebrew Men of England Synagogue. The triplets' father, Philip Latchman, was a founding member of Beth Sholom Synagogue. Donald Latchman was on the board and Rosalie Latchman was active in the congregation.
Philip and his younger brother Morris Latchman started Federal Farms Limited in 1948 on 150 acres of Holland Marsh in Brantford, Ontario. They grew vegetables: potatoes, carrots, celery and rutabegas. They also had a potato chip company called Mad Hatter Snack Foods, which was Kosher for Passover. Federal Farms Ltd. went public in 1961 and Loblaws bought 51% of the shares.
Donald attended Ryerson business school and founded Latchman Insurance Brokers. He married Annette Bachst, a holocaust survivor who grew up in New York.
Marvin attended Ryerson business school then worked for Federal Farms at the Ontario Food Terminal. Later he became a real estate broker. He married Shirley Wolkofsky.
Victor worked on the family farm and at Federal Fruit Company at the Ontario Food Terminal. Victor took a business course at Shaw's Business School. In 1966 he bought Taylors shoes, a business at 2934 Dundas St. West in the Junction that was founded in 1920 by Sid Taylor. Victor helped start the Junction Business Improvement Area and was twice President of Junction Gardens BIA. He retired in 2009. Victor and Rosalie (née Greenspan) (d. 2014) were married at Beth Sholom in 1958 by Rabbi David Monson. Their children are Howard, and Faith and Mitchell Sherman. Their grand-children are Matthew, Jennifer and Russell Sherman. Victor and Rosalie were honoured at Beth Sholom Synagogue on 26 October 2013 for their 55th wedding anniversary.
In 2012 at age 78, the triplets believed themselves to be the oldest male identical triplets alive in Canada.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Descriptive Notes
RELATED MATERIALS NOTE: See the Federal Farms Limited fonds at the Simoce Country Archives. ASSOCIATED MATERIALS NOTE: See accession 2016-12-45 (Victor Latchman), 2016-7-5 (Victor Latchman) and 2002-10-66 (Morris Latchman).
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Latchman, Donald, 1933-
Latchman, Marvin, 1933-
Latchman, Victor, 1933-
Places
Richmond Hill (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-2-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-2-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w (2 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm and 11 x 13 cm
Date
1940-1945
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photograph of the interior and one of the exterior of the Adath Israel Synagogue in Kirkland Lake with corresponding negatives.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Adath Israel Synagogue (Kirkland Lake, Ont.)
Places
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-7-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-7-3
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
ca. 300 slides : col. ; 35 mm
Date
1977-1978
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs taken during visits by CJC Central Region officers to Ontario Jewish communities, and at Canadian Jewish Congress events and meetings in various communities. Accession also includes photos of Jewish interest in Italy.
Subjects
Communities
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, Central Region (Toronto, Ont.)
Friedman, Morris
Markish, Esther
Eisenberg, Joe
Wexler, Boris
Acker, Abe
Brownstone, Sam
Klafter, Gershon
Rosen, Marty
Fackenheim, Emil
Rosensweig, Philip
Saiger, Norman
Sadowski, David
Gryfe, Mark
Hillel (Kingston, Ont.)
Frey, Marcus
Horowitz, Shlomo
Katz, Stan
Pliscow, Morris
Places
Cambridge (Ont.)
Chatham (Ont.)
Sudbury (Ont.)
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Thunder Bay (Ont.)
Sault Ste. Marie (Ont.)
North Bay (Ont.)
Oshawa (Ont.)
Belleville (Ont.)
Windsor (Ont.)
Pembroke (Ont.)
Peterborough (Ont.)
Guelph (Ont.)
Hamilton (Ont.)
London (Ont.)
Kitchener (Ont.)
Owen Sound (Ont.)
Toronto (Ont.)
Barrie (Ont.)
Orillia (Ont.)
Kingston (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Harry Moscoe fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 69; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Moscoe fonds
Level
File
Fonds
69
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence concerning various ongoing legal cases in Kirkland Lake.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Places
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 832
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
832
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Dave Korman was the father of Daniel Korman, who was also the mayor of Englehart at one time.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of Dave Korman, former mayor of Englehart, Ontario.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
Korman, Dave
Subjects
Portraits
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1648
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1648
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a boy with a horse-drawn plough in the fields of the Canadian Jewish Farm school in Georgetown, Ontario.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Farm School (Georgetown, Ont.)
Subjects
Boys
Farms
Plows
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1649
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1649
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a boy seated behind a horse-drawn tiller in front of the barn at the Canadian Jewish Farm school in Georgetown, Ontario.
Notes
This photograph is similar to photo #1671.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Farm School (Georgetown, Ont.)
Subjects
Boys
Farms
Plows
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1650
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1650
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a two men with a horse-drawn hay wagon in the fields of the Canadian Jewish Farm School in Georgetown, Ontario.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Farm School (Georgetown, Ont.)
Subjects
Wagons
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1651
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1651
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1927
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of three boys tending to chickens at the Canadian Jewish Farm School in Georgetown, Ontario.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Farm School (Georgetown, Ont.)
Subjects
Farms
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1652
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1652
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a man and two boys harvesting corn in the fields of the Canadian Jewish Farm School in Georgetown, Ontario.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Farm School (Georgetown, Ont.)
Subjects
Farms
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1653
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1653
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of two men standing in front of the chicken coup on the Canadian Jewish Farm School in Georgetown, Ontario. Max Rosenbloom is standing on the left.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Farm School (Georgetown, Ont.)
Subjects
Farms
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1654
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1654
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of two men seated in a horse-drawn wagon on the Canadian Jewish Farm School in Georgetown, Ontario. Identified on the right is Charles Steinfeld (?).
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Farm School (Georgetown, Ont.)
Subjects
Farms
Wagons
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1655
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1655
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of four men standing with a wheat thrasher at the Canadian Jewish Farm School in Georgetown, Ontario. Pictured on the left is Mr. Danilak.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Farm School (Georgetown, Ont.)
Subjects
Farms
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1656
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1656
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of two young boys holding onto two baby calves at the Canadian Jewish Farm School in Georgetown, Ontario.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Farm School (Georgetown, Ont.)
Subjects
Boys
Calves
Farms
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1657
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1657
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a group of boys harvesting hay in the fields of the Canadian Jewish Farm School in Georgetown, Ontario.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Farm School (Georgetown, Ont.)
Subjects
Boys
Farms
Hay--Harvesting
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1658
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1658
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a boy seated on a horse-drawn tiller at the Canadian Jewish Farm School in Georgetown, Ontario. Also pictured is a man standing next to the machine.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Farm School (Georgetown, Ont.)
Subjects
Boys
Farms
Plows
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1659
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1659
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a group of boys eating a meal together outside at the Canadian Jewish Farm School in Georgetown, Ontario. Pictured in the front row, second from the left is Dave Goldfarb.
Notes
This photograph is very similar to photo #1660.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Farm School (Georgetown, Ont.)
Goldfarb, Dave
Subjects
Farms
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1660
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1660
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a group of boys eating a meal together outside at the Canadian Jewish Farm School in Georgetown, Ontario. Pictured in the front row, second from the left is Dave Goldfarb.
Notes
This photograph is very similar to photo #1659.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Farm School (Georgetown, Ont.)
Goldfarb, Dave
Subjects
Farms
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1661
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1661
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1927
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a group of children in the barnyard of the Canadian Jewish Farm School in Georgetown, Ontario. The children are standing with a group of chickens. Identified second from left is Rivka (?) and fifth from left is Sura Liba Goldman (?).
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Farm School (Georgetown, Ont.)
Subjects
Farms
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1662
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1662
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1928]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of one man and two boys standing with three horses at the Canadian Jewish Farm School in Georgetown, Ontario. The photograph was taken during the winter.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Farm School (Georgetown, Ont.)
Subjects
Farms
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1663
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1663
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1927
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of young woman seated on a horse at the Canadian Jewish Farm School in Georgetown, Ontario.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Farm School (Georgetown, Ont.)
Subjects
Horses
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1664
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1664
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of three young boys and a horse-drawn corn harvester in the fields at the Canadian Jewish Farm School in Georgetown, Ontario.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Farm School (Georgetown, Ont.)
Subjects
Farms
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1665
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1665
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of four boys with Mr. Danilak at the Canadian Jewish Farm School in Georgetown, Ontario. The boys are dressed in suits. Identified standing in front is Leo Rogul (?).
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Farm School (Georgetown, Ont.)
Danilak, Mr.
Rogul, Leo
Subjects
Farms
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1666
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1666
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of three boys feeding chickens at the Canadian Jewish Farm School in Georgetown, Ontario. Identified standing in centre is Charles Steinfeld (?).
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Farm School (Georgetown, Ont.)
Steinfeld, Charles
Subjects
Farms
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1667
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1667
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of several boys on a hay wagon at the Canadian Jewish Farm School in Georgetown, Ontario.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Farm School (Georgetown, Ont.)
Subjects
Farms
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1668
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1668
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Mr. Danilak and an unidentified man, standing in the garden at the Canadian Jewish Farm School in Georgetown, Ontario.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Farm School (Georgetown, Ont.)
Danilak, Mr.
Subjects
Farms
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1669
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1669
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Mr. Danilak and an unidentified man with three boys, standing in the fields at the Canadian Jewish Farm School in Georgetown, Ontario. Identified second from left is Eli Freedman.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Farm School (Georgetown, Ont.)
Danilak, Mr.
Freeman, Eli
Subjects
Farms
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1670
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1670
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Mr. Danilak and an unidentified man with three boys, laying on a grassy hill at the Canadian Jewish Farm School in Georgetown, Ontario.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Farm School (Georgetown, Ont.)
Danilak, Mr.
Subjects
Farms
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1671
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1671
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a young boy seated on a horse-drawn tiller at the Canadian Jewish Farm School in Georgetown, Ontario.
Notes
This photograph is similar to photo #1649.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Farm School (Georgetown, Ont.)
Subjects
Farms
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
Georgetown (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-12-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
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