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Steam traction engine

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1850 and 1928]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white outdoor photograph of a group of men and women with a steam tractor. A thresher is in the background.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000003
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
23.9 cm (W) X 18.9 cm (H)
25.3 cm (W) X 20.1 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
[between 1850 and 1928]
Date of Publication
1850
Scope and Content
Black and white outdoor photograph of a group of men and women with a steam tractor. A thresher is in the background.
Storage Location
PB3
Subject Access
Agricultural laborers
Agricultural machinery & implements
Steam engines
Threshing machines
Tractors
Traction engines
Notes
Original cataloguing for this image noted that "the steam traction engine was the first sign of automation on farms in Erin Co. This engine was being built in Waterloo." Traction engines were built by the Waterloo Manufacturing Co., Waterloo, Ontario, between 1850 and 1928. This image is a copy of a photograph which was published in the 1976 Grand River Conservation Foundation Calendar 1976, and is part of the Boston Mills Press Collection. This image is in the Jim Johannes Collection.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Description Level
Item
Date Range
ca. 1853
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white, head and shoulders, studio portrait of Catharine Litt Alles, the first wife of Reverend Peter Alles.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P007047
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
8.9 cm (W) X 11.4 cm (H)
13 cm (W) X 15.2 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
ca. 1853
Date of Publication
1853
Scope and Content
Black and white, head and shoulders, studio portrait of Catharine Litt Alles, the first wife of Reverend Peter Alles.
Storage Location
PB2
Subject Access
Portrait photographs
Alles, Catharine Litt, 1835-1876
Notes
Catharine Litt Alles was born on 19 February 1835 and died on 30 June 1876. There are two, identical copies of this photograph in the Kitchener Public Library photograph collection. Please see images with local identifiers P007045, P007046, and P007048 for additional photographs of Alles family members.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1855
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Head and shoulders sepia studio portrait of Doctor John Scott, mounted on a mat.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P005015
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
20.3 cm (W) X 25.2 cm (H)
21.5 cm (W) X 25.8 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1855
Date of Publication
1855
Custodial History
Returned from Doon Heritage Crossroads on 25 August 1986.
Scope and Content
Head and shoulders sepia studio portrait of Doctor John Scott, mounted on a mat.
Storage Location
PB5
Name Access
Scott, John, M.D.
Scott, Dr. John
Subject Access
Municipal officials
Physicians
Portrait photographs
Reeves
Wardens
Notes
Dr. John Scott immigrated to Upper Canada in 1834, settling first in Galt then in Berlin, Ontario. He opened a doctor's office in 1835 and began to practice medicine and perform surgeries. He became the Warden of Waterloo County in 1852 and the first Reeve of Berlin in 1856. He died at 42 years old from consumption. This photo is in fair condition: thumb-tack holes, some spotting.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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St. Mary's High School and St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Berlin, ON

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1903 and 1921]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph mounted on mat of St. Mary's High School and St. Mary's Church on Young St. in Berlin, Ontario. St. Mary's Separate School is seen in the foreground; part of the church is visible in the background. The view of the school is obscured by two trees growing in the adjacent …
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P009926
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
24 cm (W) X 19 cm (H)
27.5 cm (W) X 29.8 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[between 1903 and 1921]
Date of Publication
1856
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph mounted on mat of St. Mary's High School and St. Mary's Church on Young St. in Berlin, Ontario. St. Mary's Separate School is seen in the foreground; part of the church is visible in the background. The view of the school is obscured by two trees growing in the adjacent school yard.
Storage Location
PB9
Name Access
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church St. Mary's High School Saint Mary's High School
Subject Access
Schools
Roman Catholic churches
Schools - Roman Catholic
Separate Schools
School buildings
High schools
St. Mary's High School (Kitchener, Ont.)
Church Buildings
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church (Kitchener, Ont.)
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Established as St. Ann's Prepatory School it was later renamed St. Mary's High School. The school was built on the site of the former Erb homestead at the corner of Weber St. W. and Foundry St. Many extensions and renovations were made throughout the years. The older buildings were demolished to allow construction of of a large new building in 1955. St. Mary's Church was built on land purchased from David Weber on August 16, 1854. Construction was completed and the building was dedicated in 1856. The parish grew considerably and a larger church was erected (1900-1903). The old church building was used as a parish hall for many years after the new church was built. This photo is signed on the back by Rev. Theobald Spetz. Father Spetz was president of St. Jerome's College and was responsible for establishing St. Louis parish in Waterloo, as well as assisting with the St. Mary parish, Berlin. He died in 1921. This photograph is in poor condition: the mat is soiled and has two long tears (top and bottom) on the left half. Large chunks are missing from the mat in the centre top and on the top right corner. The photo is also torn in three spots and has several red markings on its surface.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Reverend Peter Alles & Catharine Litt Alles

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[ca. 1853]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white, full-length, studio portrait of Reverend Peter Alles and his wife, Catharine Litt Alles, in a cardboard folder.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P007046
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
7.5 cm (W) X 11.3 cm (H)
12 cm (W) X 15.2 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
[ca. 1853]
Scope and Content
Black and white, full-length, studio portrait of Reverend Peter Alles and his wife, Catharine Litt Alles, in a cardboard folder.
Storage Location
PB2
Subject Access
Couples
Portrait photographs
Alles, Catharine Litt, 1835-1876
Alles, Peter, 1827-1892
Notes
There are two identical copies of this photograph in the KPL collection. Please see images with local identifiers: P007045, P007047 and P007048 for additional photographs of Alles family members.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Engraving of Berlin, Ontario

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[ca. 1854]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white engraving of view of Berlin, Ontario, dated 1854, which is mounted on black cardboard. The view looks down King Street. The Waterloo County Courthouse sits on the hill to the left in the image.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P006054
Material Details
Prints
Physical Description
22.2 cm (W) X 14.8 cm (H)
22.2 cm (W) X 14.8 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[ca. 1854]
Custodial History
Returned from Doon Heritage Crossroads on 24 July 1987.
Scope and Content
Black and white engraving of view of Berlin, Ontario, dated 1854, which is mounted on black cardboard. The view looks down King Street. The Waterloo County Courthouse sits on the hill to the left in the image.
Storage Location
PB3
Subject Access
Engravings
King Street (Kitchener, Ont.)
Berlin (Ont.)
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
While the engraving is dated 1854, the railroad didn't come to Berlin until 1856. The first Council meeting was held in January 1853 at the Waterloo County Courthouse.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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1857 plan of St. Jacobs, Ontario

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1965
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of a partial view of an 1857 map of St. Jacobs, Ontario.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000845
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
11.4 cm (W) X 7.7 cm (H)
12.7 cm (W) X 8.9 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1965
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of a partial view of an 1857 map of St. Jacobs, Ontario.
Storage Location
PB1
Subject Access
Maps
Plans
St. Jacobs (Ont.)
Place
St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
St. Jacobs, Ontario
Copyright Status
Copyrighted: Protected by copyright. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[185-?]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white, oval-shaped, head and shoulders studio portrait of Jacob Hespeler, with an inscription above and below the photograph.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P010251
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
12.8 cm (W) X 17.5 cm (H)
14.7 cm (W) X 19.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[185-?]
Scope and Content
Black and white, oval-shaped, head and shoulders studio portrait of Jacob Hespeler, with an inscription above and below the photograph.
Storage Location
PB3
Subject Access
Portrait photographs
Hespeler, Jacob, 1810-1881
Place
Hespeler, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Hespeler, Ontario
Notes
Born in 1810 in Wuertemberg, Germany, Jacob Hespeler first emigrated to the United States before reaching Preston in 1830. During his stay in Preston, Hespeler operated a general store and founded several industries. After a failed attempt to purchase the John Erb Mill, Hespeler left Preston and moved to New Hope in 1845, where he purchased a valuable water privilege and constructed saw, flour, distillery, and woolen mills. Hespeler was an ardent promoter of the arrival of Great Western Railway in New Hope, which served as a connection between Galt and Guelph. The settlement of New Hope became the village of Hespeler on 1 January 1859 and Jacob Hespeler served as the first reeve. Hespeler died on 22 March 1881.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Pine stump pulling in Waterloo Township

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[ca. 1860]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photo mounted on cardboard of men in a cleared field pulling tree stumps out of the ground with stump pulling equipment and horses. Two large triangular frames on wheels supporting winches are visible.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000688
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
12.5 cm (W) X 9.5 cm (H)
16.5 cm (W) X 10.8 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[ca. 1860]
Date of Publication
1860
Scope and Content
Black and white photo mounted on cardboard of men in a cleared field pulling tree stumps out of the ground with stump pulling equipment and horses. Two large triangular frames on wheels supporting winches are visible.
Storage Location
PB2
Subject Access
Clearing of land
Hoisting machinery
Horses
Pines
Tree Stump Removal
Notes
Handwritten on the card is the following: "Pine stump pulling Waterloo Tp. About 1860. Donated by Miss Katherine Potter. Stump pulling about 1860." This photograph is in fair condition: mat is soiled, faded around the edges.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Cambridge Grist and Flour Mill, Preston, Ontario

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1861
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of a drawing of the Cambridge Grist and Flouring Mills, Preston, Ontario.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000828
Material Details
Drawings
Physical Description
11.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H)
12.2 cm (W) X 8.9 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1861
Date of Publication
1861
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of a drawing of the Cambridge Grist and Flouring Mills, Preston, Ontario.
Storage Location
PB1
Subject Access
Maps
Mills
Cambridge Grist and Flouring Mills (Preston, Ont.)
Place
Preston, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Preston, Ontario
Notes
Drawing appears on the 1861 Tremaine's Map of Waterloo County. The mill was built by John Erb in 1807.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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