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Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Carl and Dorothy Frankel photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 104; File 2; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Carl and Dorothy Frankel photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
104
File
2
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1925]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 20 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of Carl Frankel at about 30 years of age.
Subjects
Portraits
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Carl and Dorothy Frankel photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 104; File 2; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Carl and Dorothy Frankel photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
104
File
2
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm on matte 20 x 16 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of Carl Frankel in a business suit.
Subjects
Portraits
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Carl and Dorothy Frankel photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 104; File 2; Item 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Carl and Dorothy Frankel photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
104
File
2
Item
29
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 10 cm on matte 20 x 16 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of Dorothy Frankel. She appears to be in her 50s.
Subjects
Portraits
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Leo and Helena Frankel photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 104; File 3; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Leo and Helena Frankel photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
104
File
3
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1898]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of Helena Myer Frankel as a young woman in her 30s.
Subjects
Portraits
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1245
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1245
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1890]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Leo Frankel, likely taken in Toronto.
Name Access
Frankel, Leo, 1864-1933
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
1977-4-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1254
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1254
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
Original photo by Dame, 330 1/2 Yonge St. Toronto.
Name Access
Frankel, Leo
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
1977-4-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Carl and Dorothy Frankel photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 104; File 2; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Carl and Dorothy Frankel photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
104
File
2
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1895
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 10 cm on matte 15 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Carl Frankel at about the age of one year.
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Carl and Dorothy Frankel photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 104; File 2; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Carl and Dorothy Frankel photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
104
File
2
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1907
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 10 cm on matte 22 x 17 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of Carl Frankel at age thirteen dressed in formal attire.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Frankel family home photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 104; File 1; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Frankel family home photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
104
File
1
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is an exterior view of Leo Frankel's home at 504 Jarvis St., at the corner of Cawthra Square, 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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Leo and Helena Frankel photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 104; File 3; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Leo and Helena Frankel photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
104
File
3
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1898]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph taken of a triple ornate hinged photo frame containing individual studio portraits of Leo Frankel, his wife Helena, and their three sons Carl, Roy, and Egmont (in the centre frame).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Leo and Helena Frankel photographs file
Level
File
ID
Fonds 104; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Leo and Helena Frankel photographs file
Level
File
Fonds
104
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1898]-[ca. 1926]
Physical Description
13 photographs : b&w and hand tinted ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Leo and Helena Frankel and their three sons Egmont, Carl, and Roy. Images include formal studio portraits, as well as more candid pictures taken in indoor and outdoor locations, both urban and rural.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Leo and Helena Frankel photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 104; File 3; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Leo and Helena Frankel photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
104
File
3
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1905]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 cm (diam)
Scope and Content
Item is a circular photograph of Leo and Helena Frankel in what appears to be a fairly rural setting. In the background are a building, a hydro pole, and grassland.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Portraits sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Portraits sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
80
Series
5-1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1936-1958
Physical Description
43 photographs : b&w (28 negatives) ; 18 x 12 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of negatives and proofs of portraits taken by Sylvia Schwartz. Portraits were taken both in her studio and in her family home. Images taken in earlier years show the full body of the sitter in the interior of the family home. Later images are studio portraits, showing just the head and upper body of the subject.
The earliest portraits taken are of Ruth Schwartz, Sylvia's sister. They are interesting in their use of props and lighting. Other early portraits are of Gertrude and Joseph Schwartz and Fanny Solway (nee Schwartz).
Other portraits include images of Gerald, Ralph and Rhoda Halbert (the children of Sylvia's cousin Faye Halbert), Jack and Jewell Schwartz (her uncle and cousin), Isaac, Jill and Jan Shleser (her brother-in-law and nieces) and Alex, Carol and Herbert Solway (her brother-in-law, niece and nephew).
Also included in the sub-series are three self-portraits of Sylvia each taken in a different session.
Subjects
Portraits
Arrangement
Every negative does not have a corresponding print.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 3; Item 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
3
Item
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Subjects
Portraits
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
1970 dinner file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 2; File 2; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
1970 dinner file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
2
File
2
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1970
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Subjects
Portraits
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Frankel family home photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 104; File 1; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Frankel family home photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
104
File
1
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the front hall foyer of the Leo Frankel home at 504 Jarvis Street at the corner of Cawthra Square, 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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Volunteer program sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-7; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Volunteer program sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-7
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1965-1979
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of individual and group portraits of the Women's Auxiliary's volunteers. Identified in the photographs is: Sally Caplan.
Subjects
Portraits
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Frankel family home photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 104; File 1; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Frankel family home photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
104
File
1
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the western end of the dining room in the Leo Frankel home located at 504 Jarvis Street at the corner of Cawthra Square, 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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1258
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1258
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1913]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph from left to right are: Egmont Frankel, Lena Frankel, Leo Frankel, and Ivan Frankel (son of Morris Frankel).
Name Access
Frankel, Egmont
Frankel, Ivan
Frankel, Lena
Frankel, Leo
Frankel, Morris
Subjects
Families
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
Jackson's Point (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-4-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 1; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
1
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 10 x 13 cm
Custodial History
Cecil Yolles was Louis Yolles' eldest grandchild. He was the eldest son of Sam and Mary (Wilder) Yolles.
Scope and Content
This item is a group portrait from the Park Plaza opening. Cecil and Denny Yolles are identified in the centre of the photo, seated fourth and fifth from the left.
Notes
This image has no proofs.
Subjects
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 1; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
1
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a group portrait.
Notes
This image has no proofs.
Subjects
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child portraits series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child portraits series
Level
Series
Fonds
80
Series
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1943-1953
Physical Description
80 photographs : b&w (40 negatives) ; 18 x 12 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
As a portrait photographer, Sylvia Schwartz excelled at photographing children. Through the 1940s and 1950s she carved out a niche for herself, becoming well known in Toronto for specializing in this area. Because of her special relationship with children and the bond she was able to form with them, her child portraits display her most creative work.
Scope and Content
Series consists of negatives and proofs produced by Sylvia Schwartz in her portrait studio. Images depict children aged four months to twelve years old. They are all formal portraits, showing the children with a variety of props, poses and backdrops. Some depict children by themselves, while others are pictured with their siblings.
There are forty portraits total. For most images only the last name of the child is known.
Children from prominent familes include Barbara Raxlan and David Winters. Records have been arranged alphabetically by last name at the item level.
Subjects
Children
Portraits
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Administrative functions sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-12; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Administrative functions sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-12
File
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1959]-1979
Physical Description
49 photographs : b&w and col. (4 negatives, 12 contact sheet) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of individual and group staff portraits. Included are portraits of Mrs. Isadore Smith, Lilian Soles, Mrs. Samuel Albert, Esther Exton, Toby Isaacs, Mrs. Valikoff, Lillian Morgenthau, Pat Friedland, Ella Himel, Ida Goldberg, Mrs. Farro, Mrs. Rubenstein, Mrs. Seligman, Alma Waldman, Mrs. Topp, Pearl Stone, Frances Wintrob, Sally Gold, Libbie Breslin (?), Anne Seidletz (?), Dorothy Newman, E. Levine, Tillie Goldberg, B. Zweig, Jean Godfrey, Mrs. Silverman, Hilda Shifman, Susan Adams, Sally Libman, and Mrs. Breslin.
Subjects
Employees
Portraits
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
1969 dinner file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 2; File 1; Item 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
1969 dinner file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
2
File
1
Item
36
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1969
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Subjects
Portraits, Group
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Weddings series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 6; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Weddings series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
6
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1956]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of a bride holding her bouquet of flowers.
Subjects
Brides
Portraits
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
General Wingate Branch 256, Royal Canadian Legion
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 74; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
General Wingate Branch 256, Royal Canadian Legion
Level
Item
Fonds
74
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1957]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Identified standing in the back row (second from right) is Abe Shinwell.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Physical Condition
Good
Accession Number
1987-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Carl and Dorothy Frankel photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 104; File 2; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Carl and Dorothy Frankel photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
104
File
2
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1915]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 14 x 10 cm on sheet 28 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of Carl Frankel as a young man in his early twenties.
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2008-4-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-4-7
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Date
2006
Scope and Content
This item is an original print of Julia Koschitzky, taken by Al Gilbert for a feature article in Lifestyles magazine. Accompanying the photograph is the resulting cover of the magazine.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-12-18
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-12-18
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
105 photographs : b&w and col. (27 negatives and 39 tifs) ; 41 x 51 cm or smaller and 300 dpi
Date
1972-2006
Scope and Content
This accession includes thirty-nine black-and-white and colour portrait prints along with accompanying digital images (tifs) and negatives. The images were created by photographer Al Gilbert of national- and internationally-renowned entertainers, athletes, politicians, entrepreneurs, and artists. Individuals include: Lincoln Alexander, Harold Ballard, Pierre Berton, Boris Brott, Cardinal Emmett Carter, Raymond Chretien, Robertson Davies, Bill Davis, Brian Dixon, Art Eggleton, Paul Godfrey, Edward Greenspan, Rev. Andrew Hutchinson, Hal Jackman, Bora Laskin, Mel Lastman, Guy LaFleur, Howie Mandel, Paul Martin Sr., Hazel McCallion, Roy McMurtry, David Peterson, Paul Reichmann, Phillip Reichmann, Frank Stronach, Joey and Toby Tanenbaum, Kenneth Thompson, John Turner, Galen Weston, and Pinchas Zukerman.
Administrative History
Nathan Gittelmacher immigrated to Toronto from Kiev, Ukraine after the First World War. He first worked as a photographer at Empire Studios, and then in 1922, opened up his own studio, Elite Studios, at 615 Queen Street West. Many of Nathan’s portraits were produced with a large format view camera and from glass negatives.
During the 1940s, the family changed its name to Gilbert and subsequently altered the name of the business to Gilbert Studios. Nathan’s son, Albert, who was born 18 November 1922, started working in the family business in 1941, when he was nineteen years old. He eventually assumed control of it after his father retired. He moved the studio to Eglington Avenue and then later to Davenport Road, its current location, in order to accommodate its growing clientele.
Al made a name for himself as a portrait photographer, using natural light in innovative ways to create more natural looking portraits. Al’s primary work involved producing portraits of families, weddings, bar mitzvahs, special events and dinners. Most of his early clients were from the Jewish community. In turn, he also was paid to produce portraits of local entrepreneurs, and his multi-year contract with the city, gave him sole responsibility for the production of portraits of the mayors and councilmen and women. He later branched out beyond the Jewish community, and began to produce images of businessmen and leaders from the Italian community in Toronto.
In addition to the paid contracts involving local personalities and groups, Al Gilbert has also produced many artistic portraits of local, national and international celebrities, artists and leaders such as: Wayne and Shuster, Howie Mandel, Oscar Peterson, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Robertson Davies, several Canadian prime ministers as well as Prince Charles, all of the Israeli prime ministers, which were made into stamps by the Israeli government, and finally, Pope John Paul II. Gilbert’s work therefore captures a huge range of individuals from the ordinary bride to extraordinary world leaders.
Al has won many awards as well as accolades from his peers throughout his career. He is the three-time recipient of the prestigious Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) Photographer of the year honour. He has been named Fellow of the photographic societies in Canada, Britain and the United States. In 1990, he was awarded the Order of Canada and recently nominated for the Order of Ontario. In January 2007, the Professional Photographers of America presented him with their Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is the highest honor PPA can bestow on a person for their body of work and influence on professional photography.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Descriptive Notes
An item list is located here: S:\Appraisal\00 Monetary appraisals\CPERB\2007-12-18, Gilbert\2007-12-18 CPERB list.xls
USE CONDITION NOTE: Permission for use must be granted by Mr. Al Gilbert or his children. Attribution beneath Mr. Gilbert’s work to read: Al Gilbert C.M. or Portrait by Al Gilbert C.M. Reproduction Prints can only be made by Gilbert Studios under Mr. Gilbert’s direction. Mr. Gilbert’s work cannot be reproduced by any third party off these web sites or exhibits with permission. No cropping or alterations to the original image is allowed.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-7-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2009-7-8
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 10 x 12 cm
Date
1932-[ca. 1942]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of 3 acetate copy negatives produced by Gilbert Studios. Two negatives document the Rolex Club and one negative documents the Yolles-Herzls' softball team.
Administrative History
Nathan Gittelmacher (Gilbert) came to Canada from Kiev, Russia. He established Gilbert Studios in Toronto in 1922 the year his son Albert was born. His son Albert Gilbert took over the business in 1945.
Albert Gilbert married Gail and they parented two children named Nina and Michael. Al became a well known portrait photographer and has had the opportunity to photograph many well known personalities, including a series documenting all of Israel's Prime Ministers.
In 1997, the City of Toronto honoured him on the 75th Anniversary of Gilbert Studio with a gala reception and exhibition held at Metro Hall
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-6-18
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-6-18
Material Format
graphic material
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
222 photographs (negatives, prints, jpg) : col. and b&w ; 18 x 13 cm and smaller
Date
[191-]-[ca. 1970]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of photographs which document the Gilbert family and Gilbert Studios. Photographs of the Gilbert family are predominately portraits of Nina and the children during the 1920s and 1930s. The Gilbert Studios material largely consist of portraits of members of the Jewish community and fashion and wedding photographs. Also included in the accession are both negatives and a print of the Elite Studios storefront taken in 1923. Other notable photograph subjects in the accession include the B. Sherman Hardware storefront, Lou and Nat Turofsky, Harry Sonshine, Leon Weinstein, J. Irving Oelbaum, and Alex Levinsky. All images in the accession are black and white except for a print of Nathan Phillips.
Custodial History
The photographs were donated in 2008 and notes indicate that the archivist was awaiting documentation from Jack Gilbert. Since that time, some materials have been returned to the donor upon request. Previous archivists placed the negatives in acid-free envelopes and scanned a portion of the material. The original conservation report for the glass negatives completed in 2008 evaluated 42 glass negatives, but only 26 remain in this accession.
Administrative History
Nachman "Nathan" Gittelmacher was born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1898, the son of Shloima and Mattie Gittelmacher. Suffering terribly during the pogroms of 1918 and 1920, he fled from place to place and then emigrated to Canada in 1921. Trained as a photographer in Europe, he opened his own photography studio in Toronto in 1922, called Elite Studios. First located at 513 Queen Street West, he soon moved to 615 Queen Street West. Nathan serviced a largely Jewish clientele, photographing weddings, bar mitzvahs, as well as Jewish community events.
Nathan was married to Nina Sokoloff and they had three sons and a daughter: Louis ("Lou"), Albert ("Al"), Jack, and Ruth.
During the early 1940s, the family legally changed their name from Gittelmacher to Gilbert and subsequently altered the name of the business to Gilbert Studios. When Nathan moved to the United States, Al, who had been working there since a young age, took over the business and under his management it thrived. In order to accommodate his growing clientele, he moved the studio to Eglinton Avenue and later to 170 Davenport Road, where it is situated today.
Al made a name for himself as a portrait photographer, using natural light in innovative ways to create more natural looking portraits. Al’s primary work involved producing portraits of families, weddings, bar mitzvahs, special events, and dinners. Most of his early clients were from the Jewish community. In turn, he also was paid to produce portraits of local entrepreneurs, and his multi-year contract with the city gave him sole responsibility for the production of portraits of the mayors and councilmen and women. He later branched out beyond the Jewish community, and began to produce images of businessmen and leaders from the Italian community in Toronto.
In addition to the paid contracts involving local personalities and groups, Al Gilbert has produced many artistic portraits of local, national, and international celebrities as well as artists and leaders such as Wayne and Shuster, Howie Mandel, Oscar Peterson, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Robertson Davies, several Canadian prime ministers, Prince Charles, Israel's prime ministers (these portraits were made into stamps by Israel's government), and, finally, the last pope. Gilbert’s work therefore captures a huge range of individuals from the ordinary bride to extraordinary world leaders.
Al has won many awards as well as accolades from his peers throughout his career. He is the three-time recipient of the prestigious Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) Photographer of the year honour. He has been named Fellow of the photographic societies in Canada, Britain and the United States. In 1990, he was awarded the Order of Canada. In January 2007, the Professional Photographers of America presented him with their Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is the highest honor PPA can bestow on a person for their body of work and influence on professional photography.
Use Conditions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Descriptive Notes
Related material note: see fonds 37 and accessions 2007-12-17, 2007-12-18, 2008-4-7, 2008-6-12, 2009-5-2, 2009-7-8
Subjects
Commercial photography
Families
Name Access
Gilbert Studios
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Community organizations series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 1; Series 4; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Community organizations series
Level
Item
Fonds
1
Series
4
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1963
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
David Vanek ran for the Conservative Party in the Downsview riding in the 1963 Ontario election. He lost the seat to Vern Singer.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a publicity portrait of David Vanek for the provincial legislature campaign in 1963.
Subjects
Portraits
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 89; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
89
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1900 and 1920]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia tone ; 17 x 12 cm
Notes
Photograph by Kessner Studio. Originally in Bronx N.Y. but taken in Toronto. Kessner had a studio in the Junction.
Previously photograph #4218.
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
1987-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 24 x 18 cm on matte 32 x 24 cm
Scope and Content
Item is 2 copies of a portrait of Aaron Ladovsky seated in a chair.
Notes
Photograph by Famous Photo Studios, G. Mendlevich, Prop., 402 Spadina Ave., Toronto
Originally cited as photo # 6222.
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
1999-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 553
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
553
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1895
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative); 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of a portrait of Albert Fine (b. 1880), probably in Russia.
Name Access
Fine, Albert
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
Russia
Accession Number
1977-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Nathan Gilbert portraits series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 37; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Nathan Gilbert portraits series
Level
Series
Fonds
37
Series
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920-1930]
Physical Description
5 negatives : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Nathan Gittelmacher was an immigrant from Kiev, Russia who moved to Toronto and first worked as a photographer at Empire Studios. In 1922, he opened up his own business called Elite Studios, located at 615 Queen Street West. He specialized in portraits and catered to a largely Jewish clientele. Many of Nathan's portraits were produced with a large format view camera and printed from glass negatives.
Nathan Gittelmacher changed his family's name to Gilbert in the early 1940s and subsequently altered the family business name to Gilbert Studios. Nathan was married to Nina and they had four children named: Lou, Jack, Albert and Ruth.
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs taken by Nathan Gilbert. The photographs in this series are mostly of the Gilbert family. One of the Gilbert family portraits depicts the Gilbert automobile with the Elite Studio's insignia written across the side of the car. Also here, are a few examples of studio portraits that reflect Nathan Gilbert's photographic style.
Name Access
Gilbert, Nathan
Subjects
Portraits
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
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 15; File 37; Item 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
15
File
37
Item
25
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1933
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Always involved in the field of education, Ida Siegel became the first Jewish woman to be elected to the Toronto Board of Education in 1930. She held this post for six years. She was later named honourary secretary of the Toronto Board of Jewish Education.
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of Ida Siegel. She is in formal dress. The photograph was used for the Board of Education composite portrait for 1933.
Notes
Stamp, verso:
Photograph by Ashley & Crippen
Please give credit line
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
1988-2-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
Item
Fonds
2
Series
1
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[198-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a formal portrait of Ben Dunkelman.
Notes
Photograph is by Leo Hausman.
Name Access
Hausman, Leo, 1912-1982
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Item is in good condition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Rubin Family file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 51; Series 1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Rubin Family file
Level
Item
Fonds
51
Series
1
File
3
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Date
[ca. 1963]
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. (tiff)
Scope and Content
Item is a family portrait of the Rubin family. Identified is:
Back row (left to right): Eleanor (Baker), Phil Givens, Sol Mandlsohn, Mark Mandlsohn, Gordon Donsky, Ruth Donsky, Joe Allen, and Dianne Allen.
Front row (left to right): Min Givens, Pauline Mandlsohn, Paul Rubin, Fanny Rubin, Sarah Donaky, and Nellie Allen.
Seated on floor (left to right): Michael Givens, Annie Mandlsohn, and Jeff Donsky.
Subjects
Portraits
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
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Frankel family home photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 104; File 1; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Frankel family home photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
104
File
1
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1910]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the library on the second floor, southeast corner of the Leo Frankel home, located at 504 Jarvis Street at the corner of Cawthra Square, 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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1251
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1251
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1905]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait, probably taken at Egmont Frankel's Bar Mitzvah. From left to right: Carl Frankel (b. 1894); Egmont Frankel (b. 1891); Roy Frankel (b. 1896).
Name Access
Frankel, Roy
Frankel, Egmont
Frankel, Carl
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Brothers
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
1977-4-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1247
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1247
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1895?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
Egmont L. Frankel was born in 1891. Carl M. Frankel was born in 1894.
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of Egmont and Carol Frankel as children.
Name Access
Frankel, Carl
Frankel, Egmont
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-4-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1246
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1246
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[188-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a studio portrait of Lena Frankel.
Name Access
Frankel, Lena, 1866-1923
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
New York (N.Y.).
Accession Number
1977-4-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Phil, Min and family file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 51; Series 1; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Phil, Min and family file
Level
Item
Fonds
51
Series
1
File
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Oct.1964
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 23 cm mounted on board 28 x 35 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a family portrait of the Givens family. Identified in the photograph are (left to right): family pet, Min, Eleanor, Michael, and Phil.
Subjects
Pets
Portraits
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
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of prominent entertainers series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of prominent entertainers series
Level
Series
Fonds
80
Series
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1940-1955
Physical Description
38 photographs : b&w (19 negatives) : 18 x 12 cm or smaller.
Scope and Content
Series consists of negatives and proofs produced by Sylvia Schwartz in the studio. The images depict formal portraits of prominent American and Canadian entertainers from the 1940s and 50s. They chiefly consist of images of the head and upper body of the sitter. Two images show entertainers with their families, two include the entertainers with Sylvia's companions, Jewell Schwartz and Frances Gruber, while one depicts a sitter with his piano. There are 17 subjects in total, as multiple negatives of certain entertainers have been retained.
The most prominent entertainer included in the series is Duke Ellington. Other entertainers included in the series are Willie Byrant, Todd Duncan, Calvin Jackson, Isabelle Lucas, Phyllis Marshall, Herbert Mills (of the Mills Brothers), Libby Morris, Bert Niosi, Bennie Payne, Walter "Foots" Thomas, John Weinzweig, Portia White and Frank Shuster and Johnny Wayne of "Wayne and Shuster".
Most images were taken in Sylvia's Toronto studio, however two were taken at the Apollo Theatre in New York City. Despite the different location, these images are still formal portraits with plain backgrounds and do not feature any interior views of the Apollo.
Notes
All negatives have been scanned and entered into the database as item level descriptions
For Item 21, a portrait of Portia White, there is no negative. The proof has instead been used in scanning.
Subjects
Entertainers
Portraits
Related Material
Please note: Negatives of Paul Robeson, the American baritone and activist, can be found in Series 6 (European Visits and Travel). These negatives are informal photographs of Robeson in his hotel room or apartment with friends in London, U.K.
Arrangement
Series has been arranged into two sub-series. Sub-series 1 contains twenty negatives and Sub-series 2 contains their corresponding proofs. Each item number in Sub-series 1 corresponds with a matching item number in Sub-series 2. They have been arranged alphabetically by last name in each sub-series.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Weddings series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 6; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Weddings series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
6
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1964]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is of an image of a wedding reception with the couple and family standing behind the dessert table.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Weddings series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 6; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Weddings series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
6
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1966]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ;18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Image is of two brides standing together with their bouquets, which was probably taken for a bridal advertisment.
Subjects
Brides
Portraits
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 79; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Family and Child fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
79
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Nov. 1988
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph taken at the Dora Wilensky portrait presentation in Nov. 1988.
Name Access
Jewish Family and Child (Toronto, Ont.)
Wilensky, Dora, 1902-1959
Subjects
Portraits
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director and head of Jewish Family and Child prior to accessing the records.
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2013-7-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-7-1
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 34 x 28 cm
Date
[ca. 1970]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two portraits of past presidents of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. Included is a portrait of M. Brown and Jacob Lowy.
Use Conditions
UJA Federation meeting minutes and general correspondence are closed for 10 years from date of creation. Contracts and donor agreements are permanently closed.
Subjects
Portraits
Name Access
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
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