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Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
96
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1919-1944
Physical Description
21 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
Nathan Farb was one of the first Jews to arrive and settle in Pontypool, which was a popular summer resort spot for vacationing Jews from the 1940s until the 1960s. The area was relatively inexpensive and had a pond as its swimming spot. Kosher meals would often be brought in for the vacationers who arrived on two trains daily from Union station.
Custodial History
The original photographs were loaned to the Archives for copying in 2005. They were subsequently returned to the donor.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 21 copy photographs of the Farb family as well as the Bernsteins, Crystals and other Jewish families who lived and owned resorts in the Pontypool area.
Name Access
Bernstein family
Crystal family
Farb (family)
Subjects
Recreation
Creator
Farb family (Pontypool, Ont.)
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 97
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
97
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1947-1967
Physical Description
10 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 15 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Joseph Gary and Goldie (née Lawrence) Gary married in 1921 in Rochester, NY. Shortly thereafter they moved to Toronto. Joseph and Goldie had three children; daughters Ethel (Halter) and Shirley (Cohen), and son Leslie. In 1950, after three years of visiting the region, Joseph and Goldie purchased a home on Amelia Street in Pontypool, Ontario. As the area was a popular summer resort spot for vacationing Jews from the 1940s to the 1960s, Joseph and Goldie decided to build 10 cottages on their land for rental, which they named Gary's Cottages. The cottages were sold around 1970 and are no longer in existence, however their home is still standing.
Custodial History
The original photographs were loaned to the Archives for copying and were subsequently returned to the donor.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of 10 copy photographs documenting the Gary family and their cottages in Pontypool.
Name Access
Gary (family)
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Subjects
Recreation
Creator
Gary family (Pontypool, Ont.)
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-9-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
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
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1919]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is of the Bernstein family of Pontypool sitting around an outdoor dining table. There are 10 members pictured.
Name Access
Bernstein family
Farb, Nathan
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Aug. 1934
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of 6 members of the Dorfman, Farb and Yallof families standing outdoors in Pontypool.
From l-r: Morris Dorfman; Goldie Dorfman; Nathan Farb; Fannie Yallof; Freda Farb; Harry Yallof.
Name Access
Dorfman, Morris
Dorfman, Goldie
Farb, Nathan
Yallof, Fannie
Farb, Freda
Yallof, Harry
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1935
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of 7 children of the Farb family. The oldest is Henrietta (Farb) Chesney.
Name Access
Chesney, Henrietta
Farb family
Farb, Nathan
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1934
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a group of three women and two children in Pontypool.
From l-r: Bea (née Farb) Wilson; Freda Farb; Shirley Farb; Sharon and Bubbles Harris.
Name Access
Harris, Sharon
Harris, Bubbles
Wilson, Bea
Farb, Bea
Farb, Freda
Farb, Shirley
Farb, Nathan
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1934]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of three boys in bathing suits walking along the railway tracks in Pontypool.
From l-r: [Corky Farb?]; [Skeezix Farb?]; Stan Harris.
Name Access
Farb, Corky
Farb, Skeezix
Harris, Stan
Farb, Nathan
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1935
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Henrietta (née Farb) Chesney standing at a water pump at Crystals resort in Pontypool. Crystals was a popular summer resort amongst Jewish vacationers.
Name Access
Chesney, Henrietta
Farb, Henrietta
Farb, Nathan
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Aug. 1934
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of (left to right) Harry Yallof, Morris Dorfman and Nathan Farb standing outdoors in Pontypool.
Name Access
Chesney, Henrietta
Farb, Nathan
Dorfman, Morris
Yallof, Harry
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1937
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Crystals owned one the resorts popular amongst Jewish vacationers in Pontypool. Bernie later became Dr. Bernard Cyrstal.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Bernie Crystal outdoors in Pontypool.
Notes
Title was taken from handwriting on back of photo.
Name Access
Crystal, Bernie
Crystal, Dr. Bernard
Farb, Nathan
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1919]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of "father" Moishe Yukel Bernstein, "mother" Rifka Bernstein, [unknown]; [unknown] and two children Esther Bernstein and Hymie Bernstein.
Notes
Title is taken from writing on the bottom of the original photograph.
Name Access
Bernstein, Moishe Yukel
Bernstein, Rifka
Bernstein, Esther
Bernstein, Hymie
Farb, Nathan
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Aug. 1934
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Crystals owned a cabin resort that was popular amongst the Jewish vacationers in Pontypool.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Charlie and Surah Crystal standing outdoors in Pontypool.
Name Access
Crystal, Surah
Crystal, Charlie
Farb, Nathan
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1919
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Nathan Farb standing outdoors in a field. He may be engaged in planting or harvesting a crop as he is holding some sort of farming implement.
Name Access
Chesney, Henrietta
Farb, Nathan
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1919
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Nathan Farb standing next to a horse in a field in Pontypool. A pond and a few houses can be seen in the background.
Name Access
Chesney, Henrietta
Farb, Nathan
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Aug. 1934
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Moishe Yukel and Rifka Bernstein standing near a pond in Pontypool.
Name Access
Chesney, Henrietta
Bernstein, Moishe Yukel
Bernstein, Rifka
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1939
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Admin History/Bio
Johnny Wayne (1918-1990) was born John Louis Weingarten in Toronto to Sarah and Charles Byron Weingarten. He was married to Beatrice Lokash and they had three children: Michael, Jamie and Brian. He was one half of the famous Canadian comedy duo Wayne and Shuster.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Johnny Wayne holding a barbell in a field in Pontypool.
Name Access
Chesney, Henrietta
Wayne, Johnny
Farb, Nathan
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1929
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Bea (née Farb) Wilson and Henrietta (née Farb) Chesney standing in a field in Pontypool holding sun umbrellas.
Name Access
Chesney, Henrietta
Farb, Henrietta
Wilson, Bea
Farb, Bea
Farb, Nathan
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1935
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Henrietta Farb and her father Nathan walking along the railroad tracks in Pontypool.
Name Access
Chesney, Henrietta
Farb, Henrietta
Farb, Nathan
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1935
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Dolores (née Farb/Lerman) Smith and Joee (née Farb/Lerman) Teplitsky kneeling on the grass in Pontypool.
Name Access
Chesney, Henrietta
Farb, Dolores
Farb, Joee
Smith, Dolores
Teplitsky, Joee
Farb, Nathan
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1937
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a group of Jewish vacationers in Pontypool. Pictured are members of the Farb, Rosenthal, and Dorfman families among others. Several people are wearing swimsuits.
Name Access
Farb family
Dorfman family
Rosenthal family
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1937
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of six people standing on the railroad tracks in Pontypool.
From l-r: Alan Rosenthal; Mike Rosenthal; Nathan Farb; Mrs. Goodman; Morris Dorfman; Mr. Soble.
Name Access
Rosenthal, Alan
Rosenthal, Mike
Farb, Nathan
Goodman, Mrs.
Dorfman, Morris
Soble, Mr.
Farb, Nathan
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1942
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 26 x 21 cm
Admin History/Bio
Herb was born in Pontypool in 1914, and in 1944 he recieved the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.) from the Royal Canadian Air Force for displayed courage and devotion to duty while flying in active operations against the enemy.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait photograph of Herb Farb in Air Force dress.
Name Access
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force
Farb, Herb
Farb, Nathan
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 96; Item 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Farb family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
96
Item
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1934
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Cyrstal family owned a cabin resort in Pontypool which was popular among the Jewish vacationers.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Charlie Crystal and Nathan Farb standing outdoors in Pontypool.
Name Access
Crystal, Charlie
Farb, Nathan
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-8-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1952]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Goldie Gary hanging up the wash on the clothesline at her Pontypool residence on Amelia Street.
Notes
Title taken from writing on back of original photo.
Name Access
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Leslie
Gary, Shirley
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
August 1964
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Nancy Halter is the granddaughter of Joseph and Goldie Gary and the youngest daughter of Jack Halter and Ethel (née Gary) Halter. The Manettas also owned resort cabins and had the only pool in Pontypool.
Scope and Content
Copy photograph of Nancy Halter wading in the Manettas pool in Pontypool. Nancy's sister, Frances, is seen in the background with her bathing cap on.
Name Access
Manetta family
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Gary, Leslie
Halter, Nancy
Subjects
Outdoor recreation
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the home of Joseph and Goldie Gary. There is a tree in the front yard with a handmade sign which reads: "Gary's Cottages RU-1-2913, To Rent".
Notes
Title taken from writing on back of original photo.
Name Access
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Shirley
Gary, Leslie
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
August 1962
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Frances and Nancy Halter are the daughters of Jack Halter and Ethel (née Gary) Halter and the granddaughters of Joseph and Goldie Gary.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Nancy Halter (sitting) and her older sibling Frances (standing) in a children's wading pool on the property of the Gary homestead in Pontypool.
Notes
Title taken from writing on back of original photo.
Name Access
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Leslie
Gary, Shirley
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Halter, Nancy
Halter, Frances
Subjects
Outdoor recreation
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1961
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 14 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ethel Halter's neice is the daughter of her sister Shirley (née Gary) Cohen.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Joseph Gary, Goldie Gary, Ethel Halter and her neice (crouching) in front of Gary's Cottages.
Name Access
Gary, Joseph
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Shirley
Gary, Leslie
Cohen
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of six of the ten cottages on the Gary property in Pontypool.
Name Access
Gary, Joseph
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Shirley
Gary, Leslie
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Ethel (née Gary) Halter reclining on a lawn chair in her bathing suit at Gary's Cottages.
Notes
Title taken from writing on back of original photograph.
Name Access
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Leslie
Gary, Shirley
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Subjects
Outdoor recreation
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1947
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Mrs. Burke owned a farm near the pond in Pontypool. The Garys rented a room from her in the summer of 1947 while they looked for a home to purchase in the town.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Mrs. Burke, Ethel (Gary) Halter and Goldie Gary standing in Mrs. Burke's cornfield.
Name Access
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Leslie
Gary, Shirley
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Burke, Mrs.
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1947]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Joseph Gary and Goldie (née Lawrence) Gary married in 1921 in Rochester, N.Y. Shortly thereafter they moved to Toronto. Joseph and Goldie had three children; daughters Ethel (Halter) and Shirley (Cohen), and son Leslie. In 1950, after three years of visiting the region, Joseph and Goldie purchased a home on Amelia Street in Pontypool, ON. As the area was a popular summer resort spot for vacationing Jews from the 1940s to the 1960s, Joseph and Goldie decided to build 10 cottages on their land for rental, which they named Gary's Cottages. The cottages were sold around 1970 and are no longer in existence, however their home is still standing.
Mrs. Burke owned a farm near the pond in Pontypool. Joseph and Goldie rented a room from her in the summer of 1947 while they looked for a home to purchase in the town.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Goldie and Joseph Gary standing in Mrs. Burke's cornfield. They are holding onto a large sunflower.
Notes
Title taken from back of original photograph.
Name Access
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Leslie
Gary, Shirley
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Burke, Mrs.
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
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 97; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gary family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
97
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
August 1964
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Nancy Halter is the daughter of Jack Halter and Ethel (née Gary) Halter and the granddaughter of Joseph and Goldie Gary.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Nancy Halter in her bathing suit, standing in front of Gary's cottages in Pontypool. She is holding a bucket of sand and there is a wooden chair directly behind her.
Notes
Title taken from writing on back of original photograph.
Name Access
Gary, Ethel
Gary, Leslie
Gary, Shirley
Gary, Goldie
Gary, Joseph
Halter, Nancy
Subjects
Outdoor recreation
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 5-3; File 191
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Community Relations Committee series
Anti-Semitism Cases sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
5-3
File
191
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence regarding "undesirable behaviour" by Jewish vacationers at Pontypool.
Notes
Previously processed and cited as part of MG8 S.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 99; Item 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
George Morrison fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
99
Item
32
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1978]
Physical Description
1 slide : col. ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
This item is an original slide featuring the stone foundation of the Pontypool Jewish centre, after the collapse of the building.
Subjects
Architecture
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Pontypool (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1976-7-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1976-7-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1927-1962
Scope and Content
Accession consists of materials pertaining to the life of Saul Einhorn of Oshawa, Ontario. Included are his Canadian Naturalization Certificate, Ketuba for his first marriage, newspaper obituaries and a letter of condolence to his widow from the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Subjects
Ketubah
Letters
Obituaries
Name Access
Einhorn, Saul
Places
Oshawa, Ont.
St. Catharines, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Address
216 Beverley Street
Source
Landmarks

The Apter Synagogue was formed by a group of people who came to Toronto from the area of Opatow (Apt) in Poland around the turn of the century. They first established a small synagogue on Centre Avenue near Dundas Street in the Ward. In 1918, in anticipation of more Apter immigrants coming to Toronto after the First World War, the synagogue was sold and a larger one purchased on Beverley Street. Both the synagogue members and the Apter Friendly Society met there.
Address
216 Beverley Street
Time Period
1918-unknown
Scope Note
The Apter Synagogue was formed by a group of people who came to Toronto from the area of Opatow (Apt) in Poland around the turn of the century. They first established a small synagogue on Centre Avenue near Dundas Street in the Ward. In 1918, in anticipation of more Apter immigrants coming to Toronto after the First World War, the synagogue was sold and a larger one purchased on Beverley Street. Both the synagogue members and the Apter Friendly Society met there.
History
In later years, a bitter controversy between the synagogue and society erupted and the building was sold.
Category
Political
Religious
Private Clubs
Source
Landmarks
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