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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
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 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 841
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
841
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1935
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original print of a parade float created by the Kirkland Lake Jewish community in honour of King George V and Queen Mary's silver jubilee. The float has a Zionist theme.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
George V, King of Great Britain, 1865-1936
Mary, Queen, consort of George V, King of Great Britain, 1867-1953
Subjects
Parade floats
Wedding anniversaries
Zionism
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 842
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
842
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is two original photographs of a baseball club sponsored by Kirkland Theatres. Standing in the second row, wearing suits are Max Kaplan (left) and Harry Atkins (right). The players were not Jewish and many were also professional hockey players.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
Kaplan, Max
Atkins, Harry
Subjects
Hockey players
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
ID
Item 866
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
866
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
Mr. Katz was a junior school teacher in Kirkland Lake.
Scope and Content
This item is an original print of Mr. Katz standing on the bimah with S. Finkleman in the Adath Israel Synagogue in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. There are some other men and women in the sanctuary.
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
Photo by Duke Studio.
Name Access
Adath Israel Synagogue (Kirkland Lake, Ont.)
Finkleman, S.
Katz, Mr.
Subjects
Synagogues
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 822
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
822
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of an unidentified wedding party in Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1976.
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
ID
Item 823
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
823
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1951 or 1952]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
This photograph was taken in the basement of the post office in Kirkland Lake on the eve of the election. Harry Moscoe was the returning officer for the Timiskaming district.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print Harry Moscoe with an Olga Zebruk, a stenographer in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. They are standing behind a table holding two adding machines.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
Moscoe, Harry, 1905-
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 867
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
867
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of the Service Supply store in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. The store was operated by Dave and Saidie Lavut from 1937 to 1954.
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
Photo by Duke Studio.
Name Access
Lavut, Dave
Lavut, Saidie
Subjects
Small business
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 821
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
821
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of an unidentified wedding group from Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1976.
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
ID
Item 820
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
820
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1947]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of people assembled in the synagogue hall in Kirkland Lake for a Purim festival. The woman pictured on the left is Mrs. Sam Goldstein. Her daughter is seated behind her. Mrs. Sam Speigelman, a war bride, is seated on the right.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
Adath Israel Synagogue (Kirkland Lake, Ont.)
Goldstein, Mrs. Sam
Subjects
Purim
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 794
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
794
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a family group assembled for a pictured. The family and the event at which the photograph was taken are unidentified.
Notes
Acquired in 1975.
Photo by Duke Studios.
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
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 1196
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1196
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a group of representatives from various northern B'nai Brith lodges, at a northern region meeting in Kirkland Lake. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Abe Ginsberg (Kirkland Lake), William Berk (Kirkland Lake), Al Brown (Kirkland Lake).
Third row, left to right: Phil Mervin (Kirkland Lake), [unidentified], Jack Kussner (Kirkland Lake), Sam Davis (Kirkland Lake), Harry Moscoe (Kirkland Lake), Don Wertman (Kirkland Lake), Max Levine (Kirkland Lake), Joe Scott (Kirkland Lake), Irving Kokotow (Kirkland Lake).
Second row, left to right: Sam Langer (Kirkland Lake), Isaac Korman (Rouyn-Noranda), H. Levson (Rouyn-Noranda), Norman Koza (Timmins), Jack Halpert (Timmins), Manny Abrams (Timmins), M. Kaplan (Kirkland Lake), Sam Finkleman (Kirkland Lake).
Front row, left to right: Sol Shankman (Timmins), Harry Miller (Rouyn-Noranda), Montague Raisman (Toronto), Saul Ross (Kirkland Lake), M. Brown (North Bay), Rev. Rabinovitch (Kirkland Lake).
Notes
Finkelman may be an alternate spelling for Sam Finkleman.
Name Access
B'nai B'rith
Moscoe, Harry, 1905-
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
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.)
Accession Number
1977-1-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 795
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
795
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a tribute dinner held in honour of Sam Davis of Kirkland Lake, Ontario. The dinner took place in the Adath Israel Synagogue hall. The photograph depicts several individuals seated at a banquet table.
Pictured from left to right are: [unidentified woman], Rabbi and Rebbetzen Rabinovitch, Esther Davis, Sam Davis, Harry Atkins and Fagie Atkins.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio
Acquired in 1975
Name Access
Adath Israel Synagogue (Kirkland Lake, Ont.)
Atkins, Fagie
Atkins, Harry
Davis, Esther
Davis, Sam
Rabinovitch, Rabbi
Rabinovitch, Rebbetzen
Subjects
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
ID
Item 796
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
796
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of a tribute dinner in honour of Sam Davis. The dinner took place at the Adath Israel Synagogue hall. The photograph features several people seated at a banquet table.
Pictured left to right are: Fay Atkins, Sam Finkleman, Annie Finkleman, Mr. Gashon (Gabbai), Mrs. Gashon, Simcha Kaplan, Hyman Kaplan.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1975
Finkelman may be an alternate spelling for Sam and Annie Finkleman.
Name Access
Adath Israel Synagogue (Kirkland Lake, Ont.)
Atkins, Fay
Davis, Sam
Finkelman, Annie
Finkleman, Annie
Gashon, Mr., Gabbai
Gashon, Mrs.
Hyman, Kaplan
Kaplan, Simcha
Subjects
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
ID
Item 839
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
839
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1935
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of several men assembled in front of a parade float, constructed by the Jewish community of Kirkland Lake in honour of King George V and Queen Mary's silver jubilee. The photograph depicts the men standing in front of the float, wearing white shirts and pants and desert hats.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
George V, King of Great Britain, 1865-1936
Mary, Queen, consort of George V, King of Great Britain, 1867-1953
Subjects
Parade floats
Wedding anniversaries
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 930
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
930
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1932]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 213 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of the Korman building block, located on Government Road in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. The photograph is a streetscape and features the stores located in the block such as the United Cigar Stores, the pharmacy and billiard hall, and also depicts several individuals standing on the sidewalk and cars parked on the street.
Subjects
Architecture
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.)
Accession Number
1976-7-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 926
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
926
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1934
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Manny Gurevitch from Kirkland Lake, Ontario, standing in a wrestling pose. Manny was known as "The Jewish Flash".
Name Access
Gurevitch, Manny
Subjects
Wrestlers
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.)
Accession Number
1976-7-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 925
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
925
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1934
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Manny Gurevitch standing in front of a grocery store in Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
Name Access
Gurevitch, Manny
Subjects
Storefronts
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.)
Accession Number
1976-7-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 924
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
924
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1935
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 11 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Manny Gurevitch seated on a sleigh being pulled by two dogs, in Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
Name Access
Gurevitch, Manny
Subjects
Sled dogs
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.)
Accession Number
1976-7-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 824
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
824
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print guests seated at a banquet table at the Mont wedding in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Pictured third from left is Fanny Scott, who came to Canada in the 1870s and settled in Trois Rivieres.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
Scott, Fanny
Subjects
Dinners and dining
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 810
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
810
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1939
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Sonia Kaplan of Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
Photo by Duke Studio.
Name Access
Kaplan, Sonia
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 818
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
818
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1948]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of a group of unidentified men and women, seated and eating dinner at a banquet table. The photograph may have been taken at a tribute dinner in honour of Sam Davis.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1976.
Subjects
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
ID
Item 819
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
819
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1947]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of several people on stage at a Purim festival in the Adath Israel Synagogue hall. The adults seated at the table are Mrs. Esther Davis and Rabbi Rabinowitz and Mrs. Goldstein is at the piano.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
Adath Israel Synagogue (Kirkland Lake, Ont.)
Davis, Esther
Goldstein, Mrs.
Rabinowitz, Rabbi
Subjects
Purim
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 815
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
815
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1939]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of the Frank Shaws String Quartet in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. The photo was taken by Morris Duke and features Frank Shaws with Harry Magder and two other men standing around the piano with their instruments.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
Shaws, Frank
Madger, Harry
Subjects
String quartets (Musical groups)
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 816
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
816
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1939]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of the Frank Shaws String Quartet in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. The photo was taken by Morris Duke and features Frank Shaws with Harry Magder (on right) and two other men standing behind the piano, holding their instruments.
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
Photo by Duke Studio.
Name Access
Shaws, Frank
Madger, Harry
Subjects
String quartets (Musical groups)
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 865
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
865
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 16 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original print of Abraham Duke, Mildred Duke and Fanny Kussner of Kirkland Lake, Ontario. The photograph was taken at an unknown event held in the Adath Israel Synagogue social hall.
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
Photo by Duke Studio.
Name Access
Adath Israel Synagogue (Kirkland Lake, Ont.)
Duke, Abraham
Duke, Mildred
Kussner, Fanny
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 828
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
828
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1948]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of Mr. and Mrs. Kussner of Kirkland Lake, Ontario. The photograph may have been taken at a tribute dinner at the Adath Israel Synagogue, in honour of Sam Davis.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
Adath Israel Synagogue (Kirkland Lake, Ont.)
Davis, Sam
Kussner, Mr.
Kussner, Mrs.
Subjects
Married people
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 827
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
827
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1948]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of Sam Wertman with an unidentified man of Kirkland Lake, Ontario. The photograph may have been taken at a tribute dinner at the Adath Israel Synagogue, in honour of Sam Davis.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
Adath Israel Synagogue (Kirkland Lake, Ont.)
Davis, Sam
Wertman, Sam
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 829
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
829
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1948]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of Mr. and Mrs. Blackstein of Kirkland Lake, Ontario. The photograph may have been taken at a tribute dinner at the Adath Israel Synagogue, in honour of Sam Davis.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
Adath Israel Synagogue (Kirkland Lake, Ont.)
Blackstein, Mr.
Blackstein, Mrs.
Davis, Sam
Subjects
Married people
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 830
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
830
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1948]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of Bill Jacks, Sam Garshon and W. Skelly (town councilor) of Kirkland Lake, Ontario. The photograph may have been taken at a tribute dinner at the Adath Israel Synagogue, in honour of Sam Davis.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
Adath Israel Synagogue (Kirkland Lake, Ont.)
Davis, Sam
Garshon, Sam
Jacks, Bill
Skelly, W.
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 831
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
831
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1948]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of Mr. and Mrs. Zacks with their son, Ronald of Kirkland Lake, Ontario. The photograph may have been taken at a tribute dinner at the Adath Israel Synagogue, in honour of Sam Davis.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
Adath Israel Synagogue (Kirkland Lake, Ont.)
Davis, Sam
Zacks, Mr.
Zacks, Mrs.
Zacks, Ronald
Subjects
Families
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 811
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
811
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rachel Rabinowitch was Rabbi Rabinowitch's daughter.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Rachel Rabinowitch, of Kirkland Lake, Ontario, with her fiancé. They are sitting together on a sofa.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studios
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
Rabinowitch, Rachel
Subjects
Fiancées
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 812
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
812
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
J. Saul Ross was the station agent in Swastika, Ontario.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of J. Saul Ross, his wife Sarah and their daughter Noreen seated at a banquet table at an event in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. The photograph may have been taken at a tribute dinner held in honour of Sam Davis.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studios
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
Ross, J. Saul
Subjects
Families
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 817
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
817
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1948]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of Max Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mallin, Mrs. Rose (née Vernor) Garmaise and Judge Max Garmaise seated at a banquet table in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. The photograph may have been taken at a tribute dinner held in honour of Sam Davis.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1976.
Name Access
Martin, Max
Mallin, Tom
Garmaise, Rose
Garmaise, Max
Subjects
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
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