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Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
Collection
ID
Fonds 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
Collection
Fonds
34
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1882-1996
Physical Description
58 cm of textual records
11 photographs : col. and b&w ; 28 x 36 cm or smaller
4 lantern slides : col. (hand painted) ; 5 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Larry Becker (1939-1998) was a collector with a focus on his native Toronto. He grew up in central Toronto, near Dundas and Ossington, where his father ran a cigar store. Around 1948, the family moved north to Vaughan. Larry attended Lakeshore Teachers' College and married fellow teacher, Rose Weber, in 1961. He taught primary school in Welland, Ontario
Larry returned to Toronto in June 1965, and began collecting for profit and posterity. That year, with the active assistance of his wife Rose, opened the first of three businesses that sold collectables. Both his father and grandfather had been small-scale collectors. From 1965 to 1996, the growing Becker family lived at 25 Lesgay Crescent in North York. In December 1996, the Beckers moved to a larger place in the Kettleby countryside, where Larry had planned to retire and work on his collection
Larry Becker died on February 20th, 1998
Scope and Content
The collection consists of items collected by Larry Becker including postcards, bulletins from Ontario Jewish organizations, sermons, periodicals, books, hand painted lantern slides documenting scenes of Jews in early Toronto, and other material relating to Ontario's Jewry
Notes
Information for biographical sketch gathered and cited from "Collecting Toronto: Through the Eyes of Larry Becker" virtual exhibit from the City of Toronto website at: http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/archives/becker_collections/
The lantern slides have been rehoused and moved to the negative cabinet.
Associated material note: The City of Toronto Archives has an extensive collection in the Larry Becker fonds, Fonds 70 (see Accession file for details)
Physical Condition
The textual records are in good condition. The colour photographs are suffering from severe dark fading and have taken on a distinct red cast.
Creator
Becker, Larry (1939-1998)
Accession Number
2002-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an Independent Order of Foresters dues notice issued by Financial Secretary, Henry Harris of 279 College Street, Toronto, and sent by Recording Secretary, Harry R. Lewis of 252 Augusta Avenue, Toronto to Mr. H. Sobel at 29 Draper Street, Toronto. There are two items in the file: a dues notice and a stamped addressed envelope.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1931
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a pamphlet advertising Jascha Heifetz's concert on January 15, 1931 at Massey Hall, Toronto. Concert Management is by Arthur Judson, Inc. 113W 57th Street New York City. On the back page is an advertisment for Steinway pianos.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter and stamped addressed envelope written in Hebrew/Yiddish to H. Sobel, Toronto, from Y. Spiegel, New York, written on November 3, 1936.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a C.O.D. receipt belonging to Harry Sobel of 29 Draper Street, Toronto from the T. Eaton Co. Limited.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a stock certificate for the Sons of Jacob Co-operative Credit Society Ltd. The certificate is for 3 shares owned by E. Becker.
Physical Condition
Document is torn.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1918, 1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M., Mount Sinai Chapter 212 membership cards for Richard Axworthy (honourary member, life member and 50 year button), and a 'one penny" medallion, dated 1918.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1925-1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a convocation bulletin for the Mount Sinai Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons, dated Dec. 1, 1925 and a 60th anniversary convocation bulletin honouring their Welfare Committee, dated June 6, 1979. Also included is an application for exaltation.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
25
Material Format
textual record
Date
1932, 1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a charity receipt from the Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home from 1932, a photcopy of that same charity receipt, and a donation request from the Hebrew National Association (Folks Farein), dated 1971, with a self-addressed envelope.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
32
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a three month calendar for March-May 1936 with journal entries.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 37
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
37
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca.1930]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an advertisement/flyer for the Little Hungarian Restaurant -- finest kosher restaurant downtown -- located at 462 Bay Street, opposite City Hall, where a full course meal cost 25 cents.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 54
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
54
Material Format
textual record
Date
1922-1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of bulletins of the Mason's Palestine Lodge #559 from 1922, 1946 and 1964.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 56
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
56
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a transcript of a radio show for CFRB entitled The Wages of War.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 57
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
57
Material Format
textual record
Date
1930-1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of nine pamphlets containing various sermons delivered by Rabbi Eisendrath from the pulpit at Holy Blossom Synagogue.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 59
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
59
Material Format
textual record
Date
May 1933
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a bulleting of the Occident Roayl Arch Masons Chapter #77.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 64
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
64
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1930]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a postcard portrait of a man wearing a tallis, produced by "European Studio", 338 Queen Street W, Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 71
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
71
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a marriage certificate for Alfred Becker and Elizabeth Markowitz, dated May 24, 1936, and signed by Rabbi Samuel Sachs and two witnesses in Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 37; Series 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Series
Fonds
37
Series
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1936-1979
Physical Description
8 negatives : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs taken by Al and/or Nathan Gilbert that document Jewish events held in the city of Toronto. The kind of events included are dedication ceremonies, groundbreaking ceremonies, city council meetings, dinners and walks.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 7; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Jewish community events series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
7
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1936]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society was founded in 1905 to provide assistance to newly arrived immigrants and to promote a prosperous Jewish community. The Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society's Ladies Auxiliary was founded in 1922 with Mrs. Sophie Torno as the first Chairlady. The Ladies Auxiliary assisted the Society in collecting funds for various philanthropic causes. Moreover, they organized lectures and entertainment.
Scope and Content
Item is a negative of the the Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society's Ladies' Auxiliary parade. The image depicts a group of women walking down a street carrying a large banner with the inscription: "Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society Ladies Auxiliary, Friendship, Established 1921." The women have sashes with Pride of Israel across them and 15th Jubilee.
Name Access
Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society Ladies' Auxiliary
Subjects
Parade
Societies
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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