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Accession Number
1982-7-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1982-7-6
Material Format
object
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 poster
3 cm of textual records
Artifacts
Date
1928-[ca. 1944]
Scope and Content
This accession includes a Standard Theatre poster for the play "Sheindele from Slabodke", staring Mischa and Lucy German (1928). This production was also known as "Papirosn-makherin (Cigarette Maker)," and "Reizele from Slabodke," and was staged in 1927 in the Hopkinson Theatre, then in Philadelphia with Clara Young, Lucy German and Vera Rosanka. (Source: http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/yt/lex/R/rosenberg-israel-II.htm) Also included are pages from a scrapbook with Jewish Standard editorial writings from the 1930s by Hye Bossin. Topics include life on Spadina Avenue and in Kensinton Market, Yiddish entertainers, Emma Goldman's visit to Toronto, Caplan's Cafe, athletes and the Toronto islands. As well, there is a metal plate for F.B. Harris, circa 1944, with an inscription on it in memory of Sgt. F.B. Harris who "died in his country's service 6 June, 1944".
Subjects
Newspapers
Theatrical posters, Yiddish
Name Access
Bossin, Hye
Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940
Harris, Fred. B.
Standard Theatre (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1974-005
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1974-005
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Date
[ca. 1948]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photograph of members of the Herzl Zion Club executive inside the Zionist Building at 651 Spadina Avenue, Toronto.
Subjects
Clubs
Portraits, Group
Name Access
Pearlstein, Jacob D., 1894-1983
Places
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1999-6-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1999-6-4
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
1 videocassette (ca. 10 min.) : col., si.
Date
1958
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one videocassette documenting the dedication of Sefer Torah scrolls held by the Shidlover Shul on D'Arcy Street in Toronto. The scrolls were brought to the shul from 3181 Bathurst Street by Jake and Esther Miltz and Rose and Nathan Weisblatt. They were transported to D'Arcy and Spadina Ave. and marched into the shul from Spadina Ave. going East. The celebration was held at the Weisblatt's home. Footage was originally filmed by Dr. Aaron Weisblatt on super 8 mm.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
D'Arcy Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Bathurst Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-12-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-12-5
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Date
1921
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one copy photograph and negative taken at the official opening of the Hebrew Men of England Synagogue on Spadina Avenue. The photograph is shows the group dressed in top hats and tails in front of the entrance to the shul. The photograph was taken before the official portrait and thus there is movement and an air of relaxation amongst the subject. The accession record states that this photograph was taken by the donor as he was passing by the shul and saw everyone assembled for the official portrait.
Subjects
Synagogues
Name Access
Hebrew Men of England Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-12-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-12-9
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 sign : metal and wood ; 100 x 40 cm
Date
[193-?]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of a Darling Lunch restaurant sign.
Custodial History
The sign was in the possession of the Reuben and Helene Dennis Museum at Beth Tzedec Synagogue before it was transferred to the Archives by the curator, Dorion Liebgott. The sign was used in the Museum's exhibit on the history of the garment industry in Toronto. It was loaned to them by Dr. Martin Belman, who approved of the transfer to the OJA.
Administrative History
The Darling Lunch was located in the rear basement of the Darling Building on the southwest corner of Spadina and Adelaide. It was a frequented by many of the textile workers in the area.
Subjects
Signs and signboards
Places
Adelaide Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1920
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm and 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy print and two postcard photographs of Aaron and Sarah Ladovsky with their two staff members in front of United Bakers on Spadina.
Name Access
Hanford, Rose
Ladovsky, Aaron
Lieberman, Rose
Ladovsky, Sarah
United Bakers
Subjects
Bakeries
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1172
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1172
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1926]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the interior of Hyman's Book and Art Shop.
Name Access
Hyman's Book and Art Shop (Toronto, Ont.)
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1176
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1176
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1933]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a display in the window of Hyman's Book and Art Shop.
Name Access
Hyman's Book and Art Shop (Toronto, Ont.)
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1177
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1177
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1933]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a display in the window of Hyman's Book and Art Shop.
Name Access
Hyman's Book and Art Shop (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Bookstores
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1182
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1182
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Faye Hyman in front of Hyman's Book Shop.
Name Access
Hyman's Book and Art Shop (Toronto, Ont.)
Hyman, Faye
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3758
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3758
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1918-1919
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Notes
See also: photo # 3757, #3759, #3760.
Name Access
M. Sorosky Dry Goods Store
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1985-5-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4034
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4034
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1947 or 1948]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Admin History/Bio
Benjamin Barsh was the music director for the Standard Theatre and played viola with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Joseph Barsh with his son Preston and his wife Tania. The photograph was taken in front of Standard Barber Shop, which was owned by Joseph's father Joshua and mother Gittel. In the background is Goldenberg's Restaurant, Shopsowitz', and the Victory Theatre.
Subjects
Conductors (Music)
Families
Streets
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
Dundas Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-3-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1935
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Admin History/Bio
Davey Paul was born David Peters in 1916. He was a Canadian featherweight boxer who boxed from 1935 to 1938. Paul won Canadian Golden Gloves flyweight title in 1935. He is a member of the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame and had over 50 professional fights in his career. He also was a Physical Training Officer in the Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. After the war he went into the retail business. He died in 1998.
Scope and Content
Item is of three boxers photographed together.
Notes
Image is located on Page 32 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook.
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
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1920
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Aaron and Sarah Ladovsky with their nephews in front of United Bakers Dairy Restaurant.
Notes
Originally cited as photo #1444.
Name Access
Ladovsky, Aaron
Ladovsky, Sarah
United Bakers
Subjects
Bakeries
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-7-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm on matte 28 x 35 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of Toronto members of the Kieltzer Society on the roof top of the United Bakers Restaurant.
Seated left to right: S. Levy; A. Ladovsky; F. Bimko, _ Levy.
Standing left to right: Joe Eisenberg (Isenberg); Lazor Ladowsky; Harry Charendoff; Moshe Cooper; Joe Berkowsky; H. Kornbloom; Noson Yasne; _ Eisenberg (Isenberg).
Name Access
Kieltzer Sick Benefit Society
Levy, S.
Ladovsky, A.
Bimko, F.
Levy
Eisneberg, Joe (Isenberg)
Ladowsky, Lazor
Charendoff, Harry
Cooper, Moshe
Berkowsky, Joe
Kornbloom, H.
Yasne, Noson
Eisenberg
Isenberg
Subjects
Societies
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1983-11-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
22
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1942 or 1943]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a family party at the Londoner Shul. Aaron Ladovsky is seated on the far left, between the third and fourth tapestry.
Notes
Formerly identified as photo # 3831.
Name Access
Anshei England
Hebrew Men of England Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Londoner Shul
Zarnitsky, Faivel
Zarnitsky, Rochel
Subjects
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.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1983-11-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Clairmont fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 32; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Clairmont fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
32
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1960
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph is of a group of women crossing a street along Spadina Avenue in the garment district of Toronto.
Notes
Photographer was Gordon Mendly of Famous Studio.
Subjects
Streets
Women
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See fonds 18, series 3, file 53 for negative of this image.
Places
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1984-1-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Clairmont fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 32; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Clairmont fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
32
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1960
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a group of garment workers standing in front of Lou Leeds Agencies and A. Salutin's in the garment district of Toronto.
Notes
Photographer was Gordon Mendly of Famous Studio.
Subjects
Employees
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See fonds 18, series 3, file 53 for negative of this image.
Places
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1984-1-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3757
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3757
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1918-1919
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Notes
See also: photo # 3758, #3759, #3760.
Name Access
M. Sorosky Dry Goods Store
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1985-5-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
35
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 15 x 10 cm in mat 24 x 16 cm
Scope and Content
Wedding portrait of a couple taken during the 1920s. It was likely one of the Goldstick children. The portrait was taken by Farmer Brothers studio on Spadina Avenue in Toronto.
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
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3307
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3307
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1930]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Brown, Benjamin, 1888-1974
Goldberg, Mr.
Hartman, Mr.
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
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3287
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3287
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1911]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Sprachman, Jacob
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
Baldwin Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-7-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 7; Item 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Melamed fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
7
Item
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1919 or 1920]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a young girl standing in front of the doors to the Ontario Dry Goods & Dress Goods store on Spadina Avenue, which was owned by the Melamed family. The Toronto Jewish City Directory lists the location of the store as 394 Spadina Avenue.
Name Access
Ontario Dry Goods
Subjects
Dry-goods
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-3-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1922
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1922
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1917 or 1918]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
Walerstein's Ice Cream Parlour opened in 1917.
Scope and Content
Pictured in this photograph from left to right are: Taube Walerstein, Abraham Walerstein, Benzion Hyman.
Name Access
Hyman, Benzion
Walerstein, Abraham
Walerstein, Taube
Subjects
Ice cream parlors
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-2-12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1171
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1171
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1926]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the exterior of Hyman's Book and Art Shop.
Name Access
Hyman's Book and Art Shop (Toronto, Ont.)
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4996
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4996
Material Format
graphic material
Date
14 August 1961
Physical Description
1 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph is an exterior view of Shopsowitz Delicatessen's 40th Anniversary. The photographs depicts a line-up of customers outside the entrance. Shopsy's is advertising 1920s prices.
Notes
Graphic Artists.
Name Access
Shopsowitz, Sam
Shopsy's Delicatessen
Subjects
Anniversaries
Food
Restaurants
Small business
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1990-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3253
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3253
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1926
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Left to right: Morris Kleimetz, David Shadlesky, Isaac Lokash, Ben Lokash (founder and owner).
Name Access
Kleimetz, Morris
Lokash, Ben
Lokash, Isaac
Shadlesky, David
Sunlight Cloak
Subjects
Offices
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
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2533
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2533
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1921 and 1923]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Esther Walerstein is pictured standing in front of A. Walerstein Ice Cream Parlour.
Name Access
Walerstein, Esther
Subjects
Ice cream parlors
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1440
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1440
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1931
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a group of women dressmakers picketing on Spadina Ave. in Toronto. They are holding a sign that reads: Dresmakers General Strike, Dresmakers Union, I.L.G.W.U.
Notes
Acquired June 22, 1975.
Name Access
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Subjects
Labor unions
Strikes and lockouts
Women
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
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-7-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2536
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2536
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1925 or 1926]
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 photograph and corresponding negative of Abraham Walerstein, originally from Hamilton, Ontario, standing in front of his ice-cream parlour on Spadina Avenue in Toronto.
Name Access
Walerstein, Abraham
Subjects
Ice cream parlors
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2534
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2534
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1922 or 1923]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Pictured are Sarah Walerstein (left) and her mother Taube Walerstein (right) standing in front of the family's ice cream parlour.
Name Access
Walerstein, Sarah
Walerstein, Taube
Subjects
Ice cream parlors
Mothers and daughters
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1173
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1173
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1930
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Gurion Hyman standing in front of a kosher delicatessen on Spadina Avenue.
Name Access
Hyman, Gurion
Subjects
Delicatessens
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1174
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1174
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1930]
Physical Description
1 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the interior of Hyman's Book and Art Shop.
Name Access
Hyman's Book and Art Shop (Toronto, Ont.)
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4339
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4339
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Left: Isaac (Isadore) Fox.
Right: Hymie (Chaim) Fox (brother).
Subjects
Employees
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
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-2-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4042
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4042
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1927
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Subjects
Balls (Parties)
Fruit
Posters
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
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-3-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4035
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4035
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1950
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Features: M. rotstein; Max Seifert; Chayale Luxenburg; Jennie Eisenstat; Maurice Turk; Eva Fishman.
Subjects
Concerts
Posters
Theaters
Places
Dundas Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-3-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4033
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4033
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1947 or 1948]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Admin History/Bio
Benjamin Barsh was the music director for the Standard Theatre and played viola with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Joseph Barsh with his son Preston Barsh. The photograph was taken in front of Standard Barber Shop, which was owned by Joseph's father Joshua and mother Gittel. In the background is Goldenberg's Restaurant, Shopsowitz', and the Victory Theatre.
Subjects
Conductors (Music)
Fathers and sons
Streets
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
Dundas Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-3-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3308
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3308
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1930]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Brown, Benjamin, 1888-1974
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
Adelaide Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4015
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4015
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1945]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Pictured in the background of this photograph is a D. Dworkin Steamship Agency sign.
Name Access
Goldberg, Roslyn
D. Dworkin Steamship Agency
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
Dundas Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-3-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 988
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
988
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1921
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
The congregation was formed in 1909 and it's first building was opened on Spadina Ave. in 1921. In c.1960 the congregation moved to the Bathurst and Sheppard area after the Synagogue was damaged by fire. In 1975 the congregation merged with Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of opening of the Hebrew Men of England Synagogue on Spadina Avenue. The photograph depicts members in formal dress standing on the front steps. Cantor Jacob Dorskind and Rabbi Jacob Gordon are pictured.
Standing third row from the top is David Cohen (2nd from the left), and Chaim (Israel) Biback (4th from the left), the President of the Synagogue. Standing second row from the top is Jacob Fine (3rd from left).
Name Access
Anshei England
Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue
Hebrew Men of England Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Londoner Shul
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-8-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 989
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
989
Material Format
graphic material
Date
10 Sept. 1933
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
The congregation was formed in 1909 and it's first building was opened on Spadina Ave. in 1921. In c.1960 the congregation moved to the Bathurst and Sheppard area after the Synagogue was damaged by fire. In 1975 the congregation merged with Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda.
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph and corresponding negative of members of the Hebrew Men of England in formal wear standing on the front steps of the Synagogue.
Name Access
Anshei England
Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue
Hebrew Men of England Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Londoner Shul
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-8-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1903
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1903
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1921
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
The congregation was formed in 1909 and its first building was opened on Spadina Ave. in 1921. Around 1960, the congregation moved to the Bathurst and Sheppard area after the Synagogue was damaged by fire. In 1975 the congregation merged with Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda.
Scope and Content
This item is a group photograph taken at the opening of the Hebrew Men of England Synagogue on Spadina Avenue. It features members of the synagogue seated in the backyard wearing top hats and tails. Rabbi Jacob Gordon is pictured in the first row, third from the left.
Name Access
Gordon, Rabbi Jacob
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-11-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 993
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
993
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1918]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
The congregation was formed in 1909 and its first building was opened on Spadina Avenue in 1921. In ca 1960 the congregation moved to the Bathurst and Sheppard area after the synagogue was damaged by fire. In 1975 the congregation merged with Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of three young men leaning on the side of a decorated car.
Name Access
Anshei England
Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue
Hebrew Men of England Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Londoner Shul
Subjects
Automobiles
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-8-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 529
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
529
Material Format
graphic material
Date
August 24, 1919
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Daid Eisen and Morris Shatz on Cecil St. East of Spadina, Toronto
Name Access
Eisen, David
Shatz, Morris
Places
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired July 23, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2016-3-63
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-3-63
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
[192-?]-1953
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material primarily documenting kosher meat scandals and strikes in Toronto in the 1920s and 1930s. There are complete pages of some documents and portions of others. The documents are flyers (public notices) in Yiddish (with some Hebrew in religious context and quotations) to do with a scandal or several scandals in which it became clear a number of butchers were operating outside Rabbinical Board supervision and therefore selling (assumed to be) treif meat to Toronto Jews. Secondary scandal with Rabbi Yehuda Leib Graubart, who allegedly split off from the Rabbinical Board with six butchers to do business outside the union, with wholesalers, and gaining more money than union butchers and the rabbis working with them. Another thread relates to a strike for cheaper meat, including meetings of women picketers, and then for better conditions for local butchers. The flyers mostly fall between 1920-1940. All are from Toronto. Lists of local butchers’ shops with addresses and names are included.
Additional flyers cover Communist protests and protest meetings against German fascism and pogroms, specifically Hitler's government's prosecution of the Communist Party of Germany related to the Reichstag fire. Also included are a 1953 flyer for the tenth anniversary commemoration of the Lavian-Lithuanian Jews’ annihilation, and an open letter to Rabbi Abraham Aaron Price regarding his title.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material. However, retrieved from the original package in which the material was lodged was a note "Kashruth fliers from E. Miller" or Mitler.
Descriptive Notes
Language: Yiddish with some Hebrew (phrases and quotations).
Subjects
Demonstrations
Kosher food
Rabbis
Places
Augusta Avenue (Toronto. Ont.)
College Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Dundas Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Kensington Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Queen Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
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
2019-5-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-5-10
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date
1945-[1990]
Scope and Content
Accession record consists of business cards from several Gwartzman family owned business first established on Baldwin Street by Moshe Aaron Gwartzman and his wife Bella (née Weinstock) as M. A. Gwartzman Silks and Wollens. In addition, there is a 1945 change of address card indicating that the business moved from 421 Spadina Avenue to 448 Spadina Avenue along with business cards from the 448 Spadina location for Gwartzman's Drapery Bargain Centre, Gwartzman's Canvas, Art and Graphic Supplies, and Masters, Fine Art and Stationary Products.
Subjects
Stores, Retail
Places
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 49
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
49
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a group of four in front of United Bakers. The man in the centre may be Luzer Ladovsky, the brother of Aaron Ladovsky. The women may be relatives on staff at the restaurant.
Name Access
Ladovsky (family)
Subjects
Restaurants
Places
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 87
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
87
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 22 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Herman Ladovsky and his mother Sarah Ladovsky behind a counter, most probably in United Bakers at 338 Spadina Avenue, Toronto.
Name Access
Ladovsky (family)
Subjects
Restaurants
Physical Condition
The photograph is in poor condition with many creases and tears at the top and right side.
Places
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3663
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3663
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Notes
Metro Toronto Library Board.
Name Access
Rutherford's Cut Rate Drug Store
Subjects
Drugstores
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
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Nassau Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
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