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Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1934
Physical Description
1 tintype
Scope and Content
Item is a tintype of Sammy Luftspring and Elsie Goldman (m. Luftspring) at Sunnyside Beach. This photograph was taken while they were still dating. They married in 1938. Item would have been produced as a souvenir.
Notes
Image is located on page 13 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook.
Subjects
Couples
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
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1981-1-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1981-1-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1936
Scope and Content
This accession consists of one photocopy of the diary of Sammy Luftspring, recounting an aborted trip to Barcelona, Spain for a competition during his boycott of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
Name Access
Luftspring, Sammy, 1916-2000
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1953
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Sammy, Elsie, and Brian Luftspring at Brian's bar mitzvah at the Barclay Hotel, Toronto.
Notes
Image is located on page 55 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook.
Name Access
Barclay Hotel (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2516
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2516
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1930
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
Sammy Luftspring (1915–2000) was a professional boxer and Canadian welterwight champion. Luftspring married Elise and together they had two children, Brian and Orian.
Scope and Content
Sammy Luftspring was fourteen years old at the time of this photograph.
Name Access
Luftspring, Sammy, 1916-2000
Subjects
Boxers (Sports)
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
1981-1-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 82
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
82
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1922-2000
Physical Description
2 scrapbooks : 65 x 48 cm and 34 x 30 cm
Admin History/Bio
Sammy Luftspring was born on 14 May 1916 in Toronto's Ward neighbourhood. His parents were working-class Jews who emigrated from eastern Europe. Sammy began training as a youth at the Brunswick YMHA. He lived in Kensington Market and attended B'nai Brith summer camp as a youngster. In 1932 he started entering boxing matches. He competed in 105 fights and only lost five bouts, capturing the Golden Glove tournaments in weight classes ranging from bantamweight to welterweight. Sammy became famous for his fighting prowess and Jewish pride, always sporting a Star of David on his boxing shorts.
By 1933, he became the Ontario lightweight champion, representing the Elm Grove Athletic Club. That same year, he took part in the Christie Pits riot. Because of his accomplishments in the ring and his contribution to his community, he became a highly respected athlete within the Jewish community.
In 1936, he was selected for the Canadian team to take part in the Berlin Olympics that year. Although he was eager to compete, his parents and the community pressured him to boycott the games in protest over the Nazis' treatment of Jews in Germany. Luftspring and "Baby Yak," another famous local Jewish boxer, decided to participate instead in the alternate games in Barcelona, Spain, called the People's Olympics. After making the trip to Europe by ship, the two faced the disappointment of having the event cancelled after the Spanish Civil War broke out on the eve of the opening ceremonies.
After his return to Toronto, Luftspring began to box professionally. In 1938, he won the Canadian welterweight championship after a fifteen-round fight where he defeated Frank Genovese. He held the title for two years. During a fight in New York against Steve Belloise, Luftspring was poked in the eye, resulting in a detached retina. This injury left him blind in one eye, ending his boxing career.
By 1948, he began a new career as a boxing referee. He refereed for several decades, overseeing some of the most celebrated fights of that time. He also ran a nightclub in Toronto called the Mercury Club with three partners. It attracted famous entertainers such as Henry Youngman, Vic Damone, and Tony Bennett. He subsequently ran other nightclubs such as the Tropicana.
In addition to his boxing career, Sammy was also a devoted family man. He married his wife, Elsie, in 1938 at the McCaul Street synagogue. Three hundred and fifty people attended and hundreds waited outside of the synagogue to wish them well. They had two children: Brian and Orian.
His biography, Call Me Sammy, was published in 1975. Luftspring was given the great honour in 1985 of being inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. He passed away on 27 September 2000.
Custodial History
The scrapbooks were created by Sammy Luftspring. He kept them at his house and when he passed away they were safeguarded by his son Brian.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of two scrapbooks that reflect Sammy Luftspring's personal life and various careers as a boxer, referee, author, and nightclub manager and owner. Scrapbooks contain correspondence, ephemera, newspaper clippings, brochures, autographs, coins, and approximately 700 photographs.
Personal records include photographs of Sammy and his family during his childhood, family weddings, trips and vacations, and other family events, such as birthday parties and his son's bar mitzvah. There are also letters and cards from Sammy's wife, children, grandchildren and friends, and other ephemeral items Sammy collected, such as ticket stubs from baseball games.
Professional records include images of Sammy training for upcoming boxing matches, portraits of Sammy posing in his boxing attire, images from the grand opening of the Mercury Club, photographs of Sammy as a referee, as well as photographs of Sammy at various celebrity boxing matches. There is also correspondence and a brochure documenting Sammy's incorporation into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and some correspondence regarding the publication and promotion of his book. Finally, there are numerous newspaper clippings relating to all of Sammy's professional endeavours.
Name Access
Luftspring, Sammy, 1916-2000
Subjects
Boxers (Sports)
Physical Condition
The scrapbooks are in poor condition. Many of the photographs, documents and clippings were glued to the pages and the pages have almost all fallen out of the bindings.
Related Material
1981-1-7
Arrangement
The scrapbooks have been kept intact and no arrangement has been done. However, some of the key images have been scanned and item level descriptions have been completed for them.
Creator
Luftspring, Sammy, 1916-2000
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1937
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Photograph of Sammy Luftspring with his father, Yossel Luftspring, on Nassau Street, outside the family home.
Notes
Image is located on Page 51 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook.
Subjects
Fathers and sons
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
Nassau Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Weddings series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 37; Series 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Weddings series
Level
Series
Fonds
37
Series
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1895-1966
Physical Description
8 negatives : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Series consists of images taken at weddings by both Nathan and Al Gilbert.
The wedding images are of brides and grooms, guests, the head table and dessert tables, and the ceremony. Some of the images are taken in synagogues.
Subjects
Weddings
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
29
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1955
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Sammy Luftspring with Rocky Marciano, the heavyweight boxing champion. Photograph was taken at the Mercury Club in Toronto.
Notes
Image is located on page 58 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook.
Rocky Marciano and Sammy Luftspring were both managed by Al Weill during their respective careers.
Name Access
Marciano, Rocky, 1923-1969
Mercury Club (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Nightclubs
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1940
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of members of the Luftspring family at the Slipia Synagogue Section of Dawes Road Cemetery in Scarborough, Ontario. Sammy's mother, Bella Luftspring, passed away on 24 March 1940. The family is standing around her grave stone. Sammy Luftspring is seen on the left side of the image.
Notes
Image is located on page 35 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook.
Subjects
Sepulchral monuments
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
Scarborough (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1922
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Photograph of Sammy Luftspring at age six at the family home on Baldwin Street in Toronto. Sammy is holding two puppies.
Notes
Image is located on page 27 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook
Subjects
Boys
Puppies
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.)
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1933
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
This photograph of Sammy Luftspring was taken while he was a junior counselor at Camp B'nai Brith in Orillia, Ontario.
Notes
Image is located on page 50 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook.
Name Access
Camp B'nai Brith (Orillia, Ont.)
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
Orillia (Ont.)
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
27
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1952
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Sammy Luftspring performing with the Nat King Trio at Yeshiva Hall, location unknown.
Notes
Image is located on page 30 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
32
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Oct. 1974
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Photograph of Sammy Luftspring performing at the opening of the Oriental Palace, a club in Toronto that Sammy often hosted at.
Notes
Image is located on Page 4 of the 34 x 30 cm scrapbook.
Name Access
Oriental Palace (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Nightclubs
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 78; File 3; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sadie Stren fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
78
File
3
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1890]
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 wedding photograph and corresponding negative of A. W. Myers and his wife Lena (née Simon) Myers. Their wedding was probably the first Jewish wedding in Brantford.
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.
Accession Number
1978-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 954
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
954
Material Format
graphic material
Date
23 Nov. 1941
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of a wedding at the Hebrew Men of England Synagogue (the Londoner Shul), Toronto, Nov. 23, 1941.
Name Access
Londoner Shul
Subjects
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
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1975-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3360
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3360
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1940
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 13 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
Rita Moses married Morris Mink.
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Rita Moses' wedding party. The women are standing on the lawn of the Moses house in Sudbury, Ontario. Pictured from left to right are:
Grandma Annie Moses, Morris Mink's sister Marion from Montreal, Betty (née Magder) Sweet, Rita Moses, Lil (née Mink) Rossman, Ida (née Moses) Shapiro, Doris (née Wichefsky) Laskin, Howard Phillips.
Notes
Wichefsky also spelled as Witchefsky.
Subjects
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
Sudbury (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4619
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4619
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of guests at Malca Kagan's wedding at Chudleigh House in Toronto. The guests are assembled outdoors in a garden. Pictured from left to right are: Nettie Magder (m. Harris), David Newman, Dr. Mac Rockman, Doris Witchell (m. Nefsky) (2nd m. Laskin), Syd Paul, and Betty Magder (m. Sweet).
Subjects
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.
Accession Number
1981-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 471-472
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
471-472
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1947
Physical Description
4 photographs : (2 negatives)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a wedding at the University Avenue Synagogue in Toronto
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
University Avenue Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
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
University Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired April 22, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2517
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2517
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1938
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
Sammy Luftspring (b.1915-d.2000) was a professional boxer and Canadian Welterwight Champion. Luftspring married Elise and together they had two children, Brian and Orian.
Name Access
Luftspring, Sammy, 1916-2000
Subjects
Boxers (Sports)
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
1981-1-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1934
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Group photograph of Sammy Luftspring and his campers while Sammy was a junior counsellor at Camp B'nai Brith in Orillia, Ontario. Also pictured is Neddie Adler, another counsellor.
Notes
Image is located on page 50 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook.
Name Access
Camp B'nai Brith (Orillia, Ont.)
Subjects
Camps
Portraits, Group
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
Orillia (Ont.)
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1936
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Admin History/Bio
The People's Olympics, in Barcelona, Spain was intended as a protest event against the 1936 Summer Olympics planned for Berlin during the period of Nazi rule. The newly-elected, left-wing Popular Front government in Spain decided to boycott the Berlin Olympics and host its own games following its election in February 1936. Invitations were made to the nations of the world. Buildings built for the 1929 World's Fair were supposed to be used for an Olympic Village. The games were scheduled to be held from 19 July to 26 July and would have therefore ended six days prior to the start of the Berlin games.
A total of 6,000 athletes from twenty-two nations registered for the games, including boxers Sammy Luftspring and Norman "Baby" Yack from Canada.
Many of the athletes were sent by trade unions, workers' clubs and associations, socialist and Communist parties, and other left-wing groups rather than by state-sponsored committees. Sammy Luftspring and Norman "Baby" Yack were sent with donations from the Canadian Jewish Congress.
With the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War just as the games were to begin, the alternate games were cancelled.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Sammy Luftspring mid-ocean aboard the SS Alaunia on route to Barcelona and the People's Olympics.
Notes
Image is located on page 2 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
Barcelona (Spain)
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
31
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1971
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Sammy Luftspring, Muhammed Ali, and Murray Pezim in Vancouver. Murray Pezim was a Vancouver business person and promoter. He had organized the fight between Muhammad Ali and George Chavulo, the event at which the photograph was taken.
Notes
Image is located on page 29 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook.
Name Access
Ali, Muhammad, 1942-2016
Pezim, Murray, 1921-1998
Subjects
Businesspeople
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Vancouver (B.C.)
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 1; Item 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Family photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
1
Item
31
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 17 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Willie Stern's wedding. Max Stern is pictured at the second table wearing his army uniform. Bill Stern's cousin, [?] Shedlovsky, is at the front table fifth from the right. Ben Lapin officiated at the wedding.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
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.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1938 or 1939]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the Mont wedding party in Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
Notes
Typed notes on back read: "The Mont wedding party. Abe Black, now of California. Schwartz best man. Ella Helfie bridesmaid. Joe Rogow, now in Peterborough then selling for Yolles".
Acquired in 1976.
Photo by Duke Studio.
Name Access
Black, Abe
Helfie, Ella
Rogow, Joe
Subjects
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 10; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
10
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a formal portrait of the Lunenfeld and Kunin wedding. Pictured from left to right are Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lunenfeld, Sybil Lunenfeld, Ruben Kunin, Mr. and Mrs. Kunin. The Lunenfeld family were friends with Dora and Morris Till.
Subjects
Weddings
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 822
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
822
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of an unidentified wedding party in Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1976.
Subjects
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 821
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
821
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of an unidentified wedding group from Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
Notes
Photo by Duke Studio.
Acquired in 1976.
Subjects
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 834
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
834
Material Format
graphic material
Responsibility
Duke Studio
Date
1951
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of the Kaplan wedding party standing under the chuppah in the Adath Israel Synagogue in Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
Name Access
Adath Israel Synagogue (Kirkland Lake, Ont.)
Kaplan, Pearl
Subjects
Weddings
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4193
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4193
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1909
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
For identification, see accession record.
Notes
Original photo by G. Gill, 352 Yonge St., Toronto.
Name Access
Cornfield, Abraham
Hershorn, Leah
Subjects
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
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1987-3-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4194
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4194
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1909
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
Original photo by G. Gill, 352 Yonge St., Toronto.
Name Access
Cornfield, Abraham
Hershorn, Leah
Subjects
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
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1987-3-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Wood, Elsie
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Wood, Elsie
Page Number
622
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Accession Number
2015-1-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-1-5
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 30 x 53 cm
Date
28 Oct. 1925
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one photograph taken at the wedding reception of Egmont and Ruth Frankel, which was held at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago. Identified in the photograph are: Ruth Frankel, Egmont Frankel, Dorothy Frankel and Carl Frankel.
Custodial History
Photograph was in the possession of Cherie Friend. She believes it originally belonged to her grandparents who had a music shop in Chicago. Her grandfather was born in Quebec.
Subjects
Weddings
Name Access
Frankel, Egmont
Frankel, Ruth
Places
Chicago
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
7 Nov. 1937
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Admin History/Bio
Minnie came to Kirkland Lake in the 1920s with her father, Elia Dubinsky, a musician, who was hired in Montreal to conduct the orchestra in the Strand Theatre. He and his wife opened Kirkland Lake's first delicatessen called the Tel Aviv.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Anne Dubinsky (Dubin) and Irving Goldstein. Pictured to the left of Anne is her sister, Minnie Dubinsky (Dubin). Pictured to the right of Irving is his brother Harry.
Notes
Acquired in 1976.
Photo by Duke Studio.
There are typed notes on the back of the photograph with background information on the Dubinsky family.
Name Access
Dubinsky, Anne
Dubinsky, Minnie
Goldstein, Harry
Goldstein, Irving
Subjects
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 802
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
802
Material Format
graphic material
Responsibility
Duke Studio
Date
1951
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of people seated at several banquet tables at the wedding reception of Pearl Retchin (née Kaplan) at the Kirkland Lake Legion Hall.
Name Access
Retchin, Pearl
Subjects
Weddings
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 835
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
835
Material Format
graphic material
Responsibility
Duke Studio
Date
1951
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of invited guests seated at banquet tables at the wedding of Pearl (née Kaplan) Retchin. The reception took place at the legion hall in Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
Name Access
Kaplan, Pearl
Subjects
Weddings
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1721
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1721
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Please see accession record for identification list.
Name Access
Birnenbaum, Minnie
Wolfe, Morris
Subjects
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
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1723
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1723
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1916
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
Hyman James was the son of Yuda and Esther James. He lived at 327 Palmerston Blvd. and he ran the Men's Clothing Manufacturing Company and later H. James and Company with his brother Philip. He married Augusta (Gussie) Rumm on February 22nd, 1916 at the University Avenue Synagogue. He was 33 years old at the time and she was 18. Her parents were Joseph and Rebecca Rumm. Hyman died at the age of 50 in 1933 due to accidental poisoning.
Scope and Content
Item is a wedding photograph of Hyman James and Augusta Rumm. It was taken at the University Avenue Synagogue where they were married. Augusta (Gussie) is located in the second row in the centre with the white hat and Hyman is on her left.
Notes
Original photo by Galbraith.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
James, Hyman
Rumm, Augusta
Rumm, Gussie
University Avenue Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
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
University Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1979-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Thuna family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 7; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Thuna family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
7
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
18 Oct. 1938
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph taken at the thirteenth wedding anniversary celebration for Jack and Anne Thuna held on October 18th, 1938 in Montreal. Anne Thuna is seated fifth from the left in the centre row and Jack Thuna is standing directly behind her in the last row, with his hands on her shoulders. The photo is titled "Our friends".
Name Access
Thuna, Anne
Thuna, Jack
Subjects
Wedding anniversaries
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
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1991-11-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-11-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 21 cm on mat 17 x 21 cm
Date
[192-]
Scope and Content
This accession consists of the Cohen family wedding portrait in Liverpool, England.
Subjects
Portraits
Weddings
Places
Liverpool (England)
Source
Archival Accessions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3559
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3559
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1921
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia toned ; 14 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Rose Bochner on her wedding day on 28 June 1921. She married Charles Rotstein.
Notes
Original photo by: J. Kennedy, 101 King St. W., Toronto.
Name Access
Bochner, Rose
Rotstein, Rose
Subjects
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
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1981-4-8
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
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1935
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Admin History/Bio
Jack "Spider" Armstrong was born in Glasgow, Scotland, but he made Toronto his home. He became the featherweight chamption of the world in 1940. He died in 1990.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Sammy and Jack "Spider" Armstrong play-boxing at the Palliser Hotel in Calgary while on a boxing tour.
Notes
Image is located on page 50 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook.
Name Access
Armstrong, Jack
Fairmont Palliser Hotel (Calgary, Alta.)
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
Calgary (Alta.)
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1936
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Admin History/Bio
The People's Olympics, in Barcelona, Spain was intended as a protest event against the 1936 Summer Olympics planned for Berlin during the period of Nazi rule. The newly-elected, left-wing Popular Front government in Spain decided to boycott the Berlin Olympics and host its own games following its election in February 1936. Invitations were made to the nations of the world. Buildings built for the 1929 World's Fair were supposed to be used for an Olympic Village. The games were scheduled to be held from 19 July to 26 July and would have therefore ended six days prior to the start of the Berlin games.
A total of 6,000 athletes from twenty-two nations registered for the games, including boxers Sammy Luftspring and Norman "Baby" Yack from Canada.
Many of the athletes were sent by trade unions, workers' clubs and associations, socialist and Communist parties, and other left-wing groups rather than by state-sponsored committees. Sammy Luftspring and Norman "Baby" Yack were sent with donations from the Canadian Jewish Congress.
With the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War just as the games were to begin, the alternate games were cancelled.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Sammy Luftspring aboard the SS Alaunia on route to the People's Olympics in Barcelona.
Notes
Image is located on page 22 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
Barcelona (Spain)
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1943
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Sammy Luftspring at Niagara-on-the-Lake when he was serving with the reserves as a trainer. He was a member of the Toronto Scottish Regiment. He was unable to enlist for active duty because of the injury to his eye and resulting blindness. As a result, his only participation in the World War II was as a trainer in Ontario.
Notes
Image is located on page 15c 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
Niagara-on-the-Lake (Ont.)
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1909]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 12 cm
Notes
Photograph is a copy.
Name Access
Beth Israel Congregation (Kingston, Ont.)
Silverman, Echo
Silverman, Syd
Subjects
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
Kingston (Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-3-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Thuna family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 7; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Thuna family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
7
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1925
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 24 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Mrs. Anne Levine Thuna on her wedding day to Jack Thuna in Toronto in 1925.
Notes
Photographer: Simpson Brothers Studios
Subjects
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.
Physical Condition
Photograph is in good condition
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1200
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1200
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1902
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a wedding portrait of Joseph and Mollie Caplin.
Name Access
Caplin, Mollie
Caplin, Joseph
Subjects
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
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 65
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
65
Material Format
graphic material
Date
25 June 1950
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the wedding ceremony of Sally Greisman to Larry Brenzel. The photograph was taken inside the Goel Tzedec Synagogue on University Avenue.
Name Access
Goel Tzedec Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Weddings
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
University Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 519
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
519
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1905 or 1906]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22 x 17 cm mounted on card
Scope and Content
tem is a photograph of Karl, Sarah and Tilli Goldenberg, dressed for a wedding.
Notes
No negative.
Name Access
Goldenberg, Karl
Goldenberg, Sarah
Goldenberg, Tilli
Subjects
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.
Physical Condition
Top left corner torn.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
Acquired June 22, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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