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Telephone linemen working amid an ice jam at Blair, Ontario

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[19-]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of an ice jam covering the road and yard of a rural house. Two men are shown working on telephone lines.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000017
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
24 cm (W) X 18.9 cm (H)
25.3 cm (W) X 20.2 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
[19-]
Date of Publication
1900
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of an ice jam covering the road and yard of a rural house. Two men are shown working on telephone lines.
Storage Location
PB3
Subject Access
Dwellings
Linemen
Winter
Ice Jams
Telephone lines - Construction
rural roads
Place
Blair, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Blair, Ontario
Notes
This image is a reproduction and is in excellent condition. 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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Interior of Kitchener-Waterloo street car no. 64

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Description Level
Item
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Undated black-and-white image shows the front interior of a street railroad car Number 64 used in Kitchener and Waterloo. The driver's stool is visible, as are wooden, slat benches. Part of a no-smoking sign is visible. The backside of a sign reading "CNR Depot" is visible above the middle window.…
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P008179
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
17.3 cm (W) X 12 cm (H)
17.7 cm (W) X 12.6 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date of Publication
1935
Scope and Content
Undated black-and-white image shows the front interior of a street railroad car Number 64 used in Kitchener and Waterloo. The driver's stool is visible, as are wooden, slat benches. Part of a no-smoking sign is visible. The backside of a sign reading "CNR Depot" is visible above the middle window. The location of the street car is unknown.
Storage Location
PB2
Name Access
Kitchener Public Utilities Commission
Kitchener PUC
Subject Access
Electric railroads
Street railroads
Transportation
Seating (Furniture)
Street Cars
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
The Kitchener Public Utilities Commission operated a transit service in Kitchener and Waterloo from 1927 to 1973. It operated electric street railway cars along King Street in both cities from 1927 to 1946. Late in December of 1946 the streetcars were replaced with gasoline-powered buses and electric trolley buses. Even earlier the PUC had begun operating other transit routes with buses. These routes were called "cross-town lines." Before 1927 street railway service in Kitchener and Waterloo and Bridgeport was provided by the Kitchener-Waterloo Street Railway (created in 1919). According to the website trainweb.org, two so-called "Birney safety cars" produced by the Ottawa Car Manufacturing Co. were obtained by the railway in 1923 and numbered 62 and 64. Both cars would regularly be used on the railway's line to the village of Bridgeport. From 1939 to 1946 they were used as "trippers" (supplementing regular service) on the main Waterloo line. Both cars were sold for scrap in 1947. Birney cars, named for the U.S. engineer who designed them, were much lighter than traditional street cars and more economical. They were operated by a single operator, with no conductor. A photo showing the exterior of car 64 can be seen at the website trainweb.org. The caption describes it as being 30 feet, 10 inches long and eight feet wide. A photo showing car 64 operating on Lancaster Street West in Bridgeport (now part of Kitchener) also appears (page 160) in the book, Ontario's Grand River Valley Electric Railways, by John Mills (2010, Railfare DC Books). A second photo of car 64 taken in January 1947 appears on page 172. A third photo on page 172 shows car 64 in April 1950 when it was off the tracks and now home to the Traveller's Diner at Beachville, Ont., in Oxford County. This item is part of the "Public Transit in Waterloo Region" image group.
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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Interior of Kitchener-Waterloo street car no. 22

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Description Level
Item
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Undated black-and-white image shows the front interior of street car Number 22 once used in Kitchener and Waterloo. A no-smoking sign is visible hanging from the ceiling of the car. The driver's area is shown. Cushioned bench seating is visible. The location is unknown.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P008180
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
17.2 cm (W) X 12 cm (H)
17.7 cm (W) X 12.6 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date of Publication
1935
Scope and Content
Undated black-and-white image shows the front interior of street car Number 22 once used in Kitchener and Waterloo. A no-smoking sign is visible hanging from the ceiling of the car. The driver's area is shown. Cushioned bench seating is visible. The location is unknown.
Storage Location
PB2
Name Access
Kitchener Public Utilities Commission
Kitchener PUC
Subject Access
Electric railroads
Seating furniture
Street railroads
Transportation
Street Cars
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
The Kitchener Public Utilities Commission operated a transit service in Kitchener and Waterloo from 1927 to 1973. It operated electric street railway cars along King Street in both cities from 1927 to 1946. Late in December of 1946 the streetcars were replaced with gasoline-powered buses and electric trolley buses. Even earlier the PUC had begun operating other transit routes with buses. These routes were called "cross-town lines." Earlier the Berlin & Waterloo Street Railway (later the Kitchener-Waterloo Street Railway) operated a street railway transit system in the two cities. A history of local street railway service on the website Trainweb.org says "double truck" car No. 22 was purchased from Preston Car & Coach (Preston Car Co.) in 1912 by the Berlin & Waterloo Street Railway. Ownership passed to the Kitchener-Waterloo Street Railway operated by the Kitchener Public Utilities Commission. Car 22 was sold for scrap in 1947. Double truck cars can operate in either direction. Preston Car Co. operated in Preston, ON from 1908 to 1923. In 1912 it also sold car No. 24 to the Berlin & Waterloo Street Railway. It had the same design as No. 22. Two photos showing car No. 24 appear on page 171 of the book, Ontario's Grand River Valley Electric Railways, by John Mills (2010, Railfare - DC Books). This item is part of the "Public Transit in Waterloo Region" image group.
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
1940
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of a streetcar at the intersection of King and Queen Streets, Kitchener, Ontario.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P001634
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
24.5 cm (W) X 19.2 cm (H)
25.5 cm (W) X 20.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
1940
Date of Publication
1940
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of a streetcar at the intersection of King and Queen Streets, Kitchener, Ontario.
Storage Location
PB3
Name Access
Kitchener Public Utilities Commission
Subject Access
Street railroads
King Street West (Kitchener, Ont.)
Kitchener Public Utilities Commission
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
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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Street car on King Street West

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1940
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of a streetcar at the corner of King Street West and Young Street in Kitchener, Ontario. A group of people, waiting to board, are gathered at the front of the car. A young couple with a baby carriage can be seen on the left at the street corner.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P001630
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
24.5 cm (W) X 19.2 cm (H)
25.4 cm (W) X 20.2 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
1940
Date of Publication
1940
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of a streetcar at the corner of King Street West and Young Street in Kitchener, Ontario. A group of people, waiting to board, are gathered at the front of the car. A young couple with a baby carriage can be seen on the left at the street corner.
Storage Location
PB3
Name Access
Kitchener Public Utilities Commission
Subject Access
Street railroads
King Street West (Kitchener, Ont.)
Street Cars
Kitchener Public Utilities Commission
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
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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Mill Ruins at Doon, Ontario

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1940
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white exterior photograph of the ruins of a mill at Doon, Ontario. Two complete stone/brick walls, one peaked, are visible. A number of windowless casements can be seen in the walls. The interior appears to be gutted. At the bottom left of this structure are the meager remains of an addit…
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Description Level
Item
Creator
Lee, Albert A., Photographer
Accession Number
P000878
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
22.3 cm (W) X 18.7 cm (H)
22.3 cm (W) X 18.7 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1940
Date of Publication
1940
Scope and Content
Black and white exterior photograph of the ruins of a mill at Doon, Ontario. Two complete stone/brick walls, one peaked, are visible. A number of windowless casements can be seen in the walls. The interior appears to be gutted. At the bottom left of this structure are the meager remains of an additional brick structure. The entire site is overgrown by trees and shrubs.
Storage Location
PB11
Name Access
Lee, Albert A.
Subject Access
Mills
Ruins
Place
Doon, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Doon, Ontario
Notes
This photograph was excerpted from the Waterloo County Scenic Calendar, 1940. Possibly the ruins of the Doon mill built in the 1830s by Adam Ferrie. See also (local identifiers): P000750 This photograph is in good condition; top left corner is missing.
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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Vernon's City of Kitchener and Town of Waterloo Directory

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1940
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Material Details
Books
Physical Description
552 p.
Date Range
1940
Publisher
Vernon Directories Limited
Place of Publication
Hamilton, Ont.
Storage Location
GSR Reading Room
Subject Access
Directories
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Notes
83 MB
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
City and County Directories Collection
Documents
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Rockway Golf and Country Club, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1935 and 1940]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Coloured postcard of the clubhouse of Rockway Golf and Country Club, Kitchener, Ont.
  2 images
Description Level
Item
Creator
Photogelatine Engraving Company, Limited, Publisher
Accession Number
P007068
Material Details
Postcards
Physical Description
13.6 cm (W) X 8.8 cm (H)
13.6 cm (W) X 8.8 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[between 1935 and 1940]
Scope and Content
Coloured postcard of the clubhouse of Rockway Golf and Country Club, Kitchener, Ont.
Storage Location
PB4
Name Access
Photogelatine Engraving Company, Limited
Subject Access
Clubhouses
Golf
Rockway Golf Club (Kitchener, Ont.)
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
The postcard incorrectly identifies the golf club as "Rockery". The correct name is "Rockway". Rockway Golf Club was built in 1935. It is a municipal golf course operated by the City of Kitchener. Rockway has been home to renown golfers such as Moe (Murray) Norman, Gary Cowan and Gary Kesselring.
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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Settler's Memorial Tower, Kitchener, Ontario, Can.

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[after 1926]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Coloured postcard of the Pioneer Memorial Tower and the historical plaque that accompanies the structure.
  2 images
Description Level
Item
Creator
Valentine-Black Co. Ltd., Publisher
Accession Number
P000703
Material Details
Postcards
Physical Description
7.7 cm (W) X 12.8 cm (H)
8.9 cm (W) X 13.9 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[after 1926]
Scope and Content
Coloured postcard of the Pioneer Memorial Tower and the historical plaque that accompanies the structure.
Storage Location
PB4
Name Access
Valentine-Black Co. Ltd.
Subject Access
Historic sites
Monuments & memorials
Plaques
Towers
Pioneer Memorial Tower (Kitchener, Ont.)
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
The tower, designed by the architect William Langdon, was built between 1925-1926. It stands as a memorial to the Mennonite-German pioneers that first migrated to the area. It is located at 300 Lookout Lane, Kitchener, Ontario.
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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Highland Light Infantry of Canada, D Company

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
20 Nov 1940
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A panoramic photograph of the Highland Light Infantry of Canada, D Company soldiers on the steps of Kitchener City Hall. The first row of soldiers is seated, while the remaining soldiers stand in rows on the steps behind them.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Creator
Denton, Ernest, 1883-1957, Photographer
Accession Number
P010385
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
37.4 cm (W) X 14 cm (H)
43 cm (W) X 27.8 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
20 Nov 1940
Date of Publication
1940-11-20
Custodial History
The donor explained that the original image belonged to his stepfather. Donor holds original image.
Scope and Content
A panoramic photograph of the Highland Light Infantry of Canada, D Company soldiers on the steps of Kitchener City Hall. The first row of soldiers is seated, while the remaining soldiers stand in rows on the steps behind them.
Storage Location
Digital only
Name Access
Denton, Ernest, 1883-1957
Highland Light Infantry of Canada
HLI
Subject Access
Group portraits
Infantry
Panoramic photographs
Soldiers
World War, 1939-1945
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
This image is a reproduction. Ernest Denton was a photographer in Berlin/Kitchener from approximately 1912 to 1955. He operated photography studios at various locations in the city.
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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