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Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 47
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
47
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
[187-]-1959
Physical Description
6 folders of textual records
2 window plates : brass
58 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The Scheuer family dates back to at least the eighteenth century in Germany to Moise Scheuer (1765-1846) and Esther Ackerman (1770-1847). Their son, Isaac Scheuer (1809-1889), married Hannchen (Johanna) Strauss (1815-1878) in 1843. Isaac and Johanna had six children: Gabriel (1844-1922), Camilla (1845-1916), Edmund (1847-1943), Emma (1853-1916), Ida (1855-1902), and Benno (Benjamin) (1857-1921).
While Gabriel, Emma, and Ida remained in Europe, Camilla, Edmund, and Benno immigrated to Canada in the late nineteenth century. Camilla came to Hamilton, Ontario after her marriage in 1866 to Herman Levy, co-founder of the Levy Brothers jewellery business. Edmund became a partner in the business when he first immigrated to Canada in 1871, and lived with Camilla and Herman. Camilla became the acknowledged leader of Jewish women in Hamilton. She served in organizations such as the Deborah Ladies' Aid Society, which eventually became an auxiliary of Temple Anshe Sholom, Canada's oldest Reform congregation, often referred to as the Hughson Street Temple. Edmund established the first Sabbath School in Ontario at Anshe Sholom in 1872 and served as president from 1873 to 1886.
After he was established in Hamilton, Edmund returned to Europe in 1873 to marry Oda Strauss (1854-1913) at Forbach, Lorraine, and then brought her back to Canada with him. The couple moved to Toronto in 1886, where he established a wholesale jewellery business on Yonge Street called Scheuer's under his company Edmund Scheuer Limited. Scheuer's was one of the oldest jewellery firms in Toronto and the oldest established wholesale diamond importer in Canada. Edmund's brother, Benno, also worked for the business as the accountant and then secretary-treasurer. Benno was married to Gatella Strauss (1859-1903) and they had three children: Eddie Jr. (1884-1967), Rhoda (1886-1963) and Isadore (1887-1969). Eddie Jr. and Isadore also worked for their uncle's business. Eddie Jr. started as a clerk and then became vice-president, while Isadore started out as a travelling salesman and jeweller. When their uncle retired in 1922, Eddie Jr. took over as president and his brother Isadore became vice-president of Scheuer's.
In addition to his jewellery business, Edmund Scheuer also taught and supervised the religious school at Holy Blossom Synagogue. He went on to serve in every official capacity at Holy Blossom, including vice-chairman and treasurer of the building committee for the Bond Street building. He also founded The Jewish Free School at 206 Beverley Street for Jewish girls and wrote his own textbook for the school, the first Jewish religious school book printed in Toronto. In 1892, he founded the first Jewish benevolent society in Toronto and was later president of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies. In 1927, the Beverley Street building, which housed Federation offices, was dedicated in his honour and named the "Scheuer House".
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the Scheuer family in Germany, Hamilton, and Toronto. The fonds is made up primarily of photographs of Scheuer family members and friends. It also includes some textual records, including correspondence, marriage certificates, a Toronto Jewish Free School text book, and Holy Blossom Temple Bulletins. Also included are two brass "Scheuer's" window plates which were likely from Edmund Scheuer's jewellery business of the same name.
Notes
Associated Material Note: See the CJC National Archives collection for Edmund Scheuer at: http://www.cjc.ca/template.php?action=archives&Type=1&Language=EN&Rec=253
Name Access
Scheuer (family)
Subjects
Families
Related Material
See OJA vertical file cabinet for "Scheuer, Edmund" and "Levy, Camilla"
See MG 3 A-1
See MG2 G1c
Arrangement
The textual records have been arranged in chronological order into five files. The objects have been described as one file. The fifty-eight photographs have been described as two files and thirty-nine items arranged chronologically
Accession Number
1989-4-2
2004-7-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[187-]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative, 1 reprint) ; 16 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Born 14 October 1851 at Bernkastel, Moselle. Nee Strauss. Married: 2 July 1873 at Forbach, Fr. to Edmund Scheuer. Died 16 November 1913, Toronto.
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Oda Scheuer probably taken in Hamilton, Ontario in the 1870's. The portrait is a partial facial profile of Oda wearing an elaborate flowered hat.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on card.
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
Hamilton (Ont.)
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[187-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Benno Scheuer as a young boy taken in a studio in Stuttgart.
Notes
Albument print mounted on cartes-de-visite.
Studio: F. Willmann, Stuttgart.
Subjects
Children
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.
Physical Condition
One corner of the card is chipped.
The print has started to lift off its support.
Places
Germany
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[187-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Isaac Scheuer taken in a studio in Europe.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on cabinet card.
Studio: St. Johann A/D Saar H. Leonhard Bahnhofstr. 139.
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.
Physical Condition
Good.
Places
Europe
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1877
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative, 1 reprint) ; 16 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a full-length photographic portrait of Oda Scheuer taken at a studio in Hamilton, Ontario.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on cabinet card.
Farmer Brothers Photography, London and Hamilton, Ontario.
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
Hamilton (Ont.)
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1877
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Edmund Scheuer at age thirty taken at a studio in Hamilton, Ontario.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on cabinet card.
Studio: Farmer Brothers Photography, London and Hamilton, Ontario.
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.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1879
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Gatella Scheuer at twenty, taken in Europe in the late nineteenth century. The portrait is of her head and torso and she is wearing a velvet jacket and her hair is pinned up.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on card.
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.
Physical Condition
The card has been cut into an oval.
Places
Europe
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[188-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a full-length portrait of Gatella Scheuer taken in Europe in the late nineteenth century.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on card.
Studio: S. Wilhelm, Photogr. Atelier Neunkirchen Bahnhofstrasse.
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
Europe
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[188-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 2.5 x 2 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a small photographic portrait of Benno Scheuer.
Notes
Tintype.
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.
Physical Condition
Surface is a bit scratched.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[188-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Camilla, Emma, and Ida Scheuer. The photograph was taken in Europe in the late nineteenth century.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on cabinet card.
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.
Physical Condition
The image is stained and torn.
Two of the corners of the card are broken off.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[188-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Edmund Scheuer taken in Toronto in the late nineteenth century.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on cabinet card.
Studio: Perkins 293 Yonge Street, Toronto.
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.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[188-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Ida Scheuer taken in Europe in the late nineteenth century.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on cabinet card.
Studio: St. Johann A/D Saar H. Leonhard Bahnhofstr. 139.
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
Europe
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1889]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Eddie and Rhoda Scheuer taken in a studio in Toronto in the late nineteenth century. Both children are dressed in overcoats and hats and are posed leaning against a tree trunk. There is a snowy, cottage scene behind the children, used as a backdrop.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on cabinet card.
Studio: Perkins Photographer, 293 Yonge Street, Toronto.
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.
Physical Condition
Slightly stained and torn.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
7 August 1882
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 original copy) ; 25 x 12 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Benno Scheuer taken at a studio in Hamilton, Ontario. One copy of the photograph has the name of the studio printed on the cabinet card while the other does not and is a bit larger in size with gold trim.
Notes
Albumen prints mounted on cabinet cards.
Studio: Farmer Brothers Photographers, 8 & 10 King St. West, Hamilton, Ontario.
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.
Physical Condition
The emulsion is ripped and curling off the card.
The images are stained and scratched.
Places
Hamilton (Ont.)
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1884
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Eddie Scheuer Jr. as a baby taken in a studio in Hamilton, Ontario.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on cabinet card.
W. Farmer's Artistic Studio, Hamilton.
Subjects
Infants
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.
Physical Condition
The emulsion and card are damaged.
Places
Hamilton (Ont.)
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1884
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 11 cm
Admin History/Bio
Adele Strauss' mother or grandmother was Oda Scheuer's sister (née Struass).
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait taken of Adele Strauss in Hamilton, Ontario.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on cabinet card.
Studio: Eckerson and Millman, Hamilton, Ontario.
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.
Physical Condition
Good.
Places
Hamilton (Ont.)
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1887]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Eddie Scheuer Jr. as a young boy taken in a studio in Hamilton, Ontario.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on cabinet card.
Studio: Farmer Brothers Photoraphers, Hamilton, Ontario.
Subjects
Children
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.
Physical Condition
The corners of the card are damaged.
Places
Hamilton (Ont.)
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[189-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Oda Scheuer taken in Toronto.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on cabinet card.
Studio: Gagen and Fraser, 79 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario.
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.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[189-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Rhoda, Eddie, and Isadore Scheuer. Rhoda is seated at left, Eddie is standing at centre, and Isadore is seated at right.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on card.
Subjects
Children
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.
Physical Condition
The card is in poor condition.
The image is scratched.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[189-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Benno Scheuer taken at a studio in Toronto. The portrait is of his head and torso.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on cabinet card.
Studio: J. Fraser Bryce, 107 King Street West, Toronto.
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.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[189-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 8 cm (sight) on card 22 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Isadore Simonsky was married to Rhoda Scheuer.
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Isadore Simonsky as a young man taken in Toronto. The portrait is of Isadore's head and upper torso. He is wearing a shirt, tie, vest, and blazer.
Notes
Mat on card frame.
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
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[189-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 8 cm (sight, oval) on board 16 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Isadore Simonsky was married to Rhoda Scheuer.
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Isadore Simonsky as a young boy. He is wearing a suit and tie.
Notes
Mounted on board.
Subjects
Boys
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.
Physical Condition
The board has been cut into an oval shape.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
22
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1891
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Edmund Scheuer taken in Toronto.
Notes
Albumen print mounted on cabinet card.
Studio: Bruce 132 King St. W., Toronto, Ontario.
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.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1900]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 23 x 15 cm (sight) on mat 35 x 27 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Edmund Scheuer. Edmund is sitting in a large chair that is carved with lion heads and other details.
Notes
Studio: Esson, Preston, Ontario.
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.
Physical Condition
Mat is faded and damaged.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
17 July 1906
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph taken at Hanlan's Point in the Toronto Islands. Eddie Scheuer Jr. is the second from the left in the third row from the front. Rhoda Scheuer is the second from the right in the front row. Dely Strauss (King) is the first person on the right in the front row.
Notes
Mounted on card.
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.
Physical Condition
The mat is damaged.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
25
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[191-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 9 cm (sight) on card 16 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph taken of Eddie Scheuer Jr. as a young man, probably in Toronto. Eddie is dressed in a suit and is seated cross-legged on a bench in front of a tree. He has a cigarette in his mouth.
Notes
Mounted on card.
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.
Physical Condition
The top right corner of the mount is damaged.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1910 and 1929]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 15 x 8 cm (sight) on card 24 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Benno Scheuer standing on the front steps of a house in Toronto. He is wearing a suit.
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.
Physical Condition
Negative is curled and in poor condition.
The card mount is damaged and cut.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
27
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 12 cm (sight, oval) on card 22 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Rhoda Simonsky (née Scheuer).
Notes
Studio: Leatherdale, Toronto.
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.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 25 x 15 cm
Admin History/Bio
Isadore Simonsky was married to Rhoda Scheuer.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Isadore Simonsky in Toronto. Isadore is wearing a suit, hat, and overcoat, and is holding a cane. He is standing in front of a bridge and large building.
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
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
29
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Isadore Simonsky was married to Rhoda Scheuer.
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Isadore Simonsky. The portrait is of his head and torso and he is wearing a tuxedo.
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.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
30
Material Format
graphic material
Date
8 June 1925
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 24 x 19 cm (sight) on mat 35 x 27 cm
Admin History/Bio
In 1920, Holy Blossom invited Rabbi Barnett R. Brickner (1892-1958) to be its rabbi. Rabbi Brickner was ordained at the Hebrew Union College in 1919.
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Rabbi Barnett R. Brickner.
Notes
The mat is inscribed: "To Mr. Edmund Scheuer dear friend and councillor, Affectionately, Barnett R. Brickner" and dated 8 VI 1925.
Subjects
Portraits
Rabbis
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.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
31
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1929
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 23 x 18 cm (sight) on mount 30 x 21 cm
Admin History/Bio
Yvonne Simmons was Rhoda (Scheuer) Simonsky's niece and was the wife of film and theatre executive, Nat Taylor.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Yvonne Simmons taken in Toronto.
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.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
32
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Eddie Scheuer Jr. standing on a beach which is most likely Sunnyside Beach in Toronto. He is wearing a suit and hat and is holding a cigar.
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.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
33
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Eddie Scheuer Jr. lying in a deck chair at a beach that was probably Sunnyside Beach in Toronto. He is wearing a suit and hat and has his arms and legs folded. There is a woman lying two chairs over to the left of Eddie and one to the right wrapped in a blanket but only her feet are visible. McCrory's 5 and 10 cent store can be seen in the background.
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.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
34
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rose was married to Eddie Scheuer Jr.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Rose Scheuer in Toronto. Rose is standing outside and leaning against a gate with a tree in the background.
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.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
35
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1935]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Edmund Scheuer in Whitby, Ontario, outside of the King home. He is seated on a chair next to the front steps of the home and in front of the window which is surrounded by leaves and bushes. He is wearing a suit and hat.
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.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
36
Material Format
graphic material
Date
16 June 1935
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Edmund Scheuer in Toronto. He is standing outside of a home in front of a garden. He is wearing a suit and is standing with his arms crossed.
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.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 37
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
37
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1937
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 mounted on card) ; 23 x 17 cm
Scope and Content
Item consists of a photographic portrait taken of Edmund Scheuer at ninety-years old. He is seated, leaning forward with his head on his hand, reading a book.
Notes
Studio: Simpson Brothers, Toronto, 357 Yonge Street.
Subjects
Older people
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.
Physical Condition
The unmounted photograph is starting to deteriorate at the edges and the matting is damaged.
Accession Number
The unmounted photograph is from accession 2004-7-1 and the mounted photograph is from accession 1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
38
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Isadore Scheuer taken in Toronto. The photograph shows his face and torso and he is wearing a suit and glasses.
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
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 47; Item 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
47
Item
39
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm
Admin History/Bio
Nathan (Nat) A. Taylor (1906-2004) was a film and theatre executive credited with creating the first multiplex theatre in 1948 in Ottawa and coined the term "cineplex".
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Nat Taylor.
Notes
Photograph by F. Roy Kemp, 100 Bloor St. W., Toronto.
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.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 47; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
47
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
[187-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a leather bound appointment book with "Levy Brothers & Siheuer, Hamilton" embossed in gold on the front. There are no entries on the pages of the book however, there is a list of expenditures written on the inside back cover.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 47; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
47
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1915-1933
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a copy of the Text Book of the Toronto Jewish Free School, written and published in Toronto by Edmund Scheuer in 1915. It was printed by the Traders Printing and Stationery Company. The book has been inscribed "Souvenir of Edmund Scheuer Sept. 1933" on the inside front cover.
The book contains prayers, songs and hymns, information on Jewish holidays, and a chronology of important dates in Jewish history.
Accession Number
2004-7-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 47; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
47
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
3 Nov. 1918
Physical Description
2 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a certificate of marriage and a ketubah (marriage contract) prepared for Isadore Scheuer and Jessie Bloom on the occasion of their marriage at Holy Blossom Congregation in Toronto on November 3rd, 1918. Rabbi Solomon Jacobs officiated their wedding with Edmund Scheuer and I. Simonski serving as witnesses.
Name Access
Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Ketubah
Marriage records
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 47; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
47
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1918, 1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two letters. The first, dated November 6th, 1918, is a letter from Edmund Scheuer's brother, Benno, to Jessica (Jessie) Bloom, his daughter-in-law, congratulating her on just having learned of her marriage on Novermber 3rd, 1918, to Isadore Scheuer. The second, dated February 23rd, 1959, is a letter from Edith M. Butt, 15 Minto Place, Toronto, to Edmund Scheuer Ltd. Mrs. Butt was a customer of the store and was writing to thank Scheuer's for her diamond engagement ring purchased thirty-five years earlier.
Physical Condition
Fragile.
Ink has started to create holes in the paper of the letter from 1918.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 47; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
47
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1941, 1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two volumes of the Holy Blossom Temple Bulletin with sections written about Edmund Scheuer on the back in the President's Corner. The first was written by Laurie T. Simonsky and discusses Scheuer's contributions on the occasion of his ninety-fourth birthday. The second was a testimonial written by then president, Max E. Enkin, in memory of Edmund Scheuer.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 47; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
47
File
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
15 Feb. 1881
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 16 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of two photographic portraits taken of Benno Scheuer in a studio in Hamilton, Ontario on February 15th, 1881. In one photograph, Benno's head and torso are framed in a raised oval on the card. The other photograph is almost a full-length portrait and Benno has his arms crossed. This photograph is inscribed to his fiancee.
Notes
Albumen prints mounted on cabinet cards.
Studio: Farmer Bros. Photography, Hamilton, Ontario.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 47; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
47
File
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1930]
Physical Description
9 photographs : b&w (3 strips of 3 photographs) ; 6 x 8 cm (photo) 20 x 9 cm (strip)
Scope and Content
File consists of snapshots taken of Isadore Scheuer walking along Yonge Street in Toronto. There are three strips of photographs with three photographs on each strip. Isadore is shown walking along the street and sidewalk and there are passersby, shops, and cars in the background.
Subjects
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
Yonge Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 47; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Scheuer family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
47
File
8
Material Format
object
Date
[188-?]
Physical Description
2 window plates : brass, green and brass ; 3.5 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of two brass Scheuer's window plates with green background. The plates are attached to a stand which allow them to remain upright. The plates were likely used at the Scheuer's jewellery store.
Notes
Artifact #29 and #30.
Physical Condition
Fair.
Paint is chipped.
Accession Number
1989-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
48 records – page 1 of 1.

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