Item is a photograph of Harry (Hyman) and Katie Rosenbes, likely with Martha, their first-born, taken at a studio in Toronto. Mr. Rosenbes is standing on the right and is holding a small bunch of daisies and Mrs. Rosenbes is sitting on his left, holding the baby on her lap.
Photographer: W. Mair, 456 Broadway, Toronto
Albumen print mounted on cabinet card
Two 4 x 5 negatives available
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.
Rebecca (Bessie) Samuels (née Levine) (b.1875) was Moses Levine’s sister. In 1895, she married Joseph Samuels (b.1874), at which time the couple lived at 116 Agnes St. and Joseph was employed as a tinsmith. He later became a retail merchant in Toronto and owned a hardware store located at 275 Queen St. West. Their children were Harry (b.1896), Fanny (b.1898), Ida (b.1900), Annie (b.1902), Mary (Martha) (b. 8 Dec. 1908), and Abe (b.1911). Harry was drafted in 1917, and, following the war, he and Fanny worked in their father’s store. The family also lived on Queen Street, but by the 1930s had moved to 410 Brunswick Ave.
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs of the Samuels family.