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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.
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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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William Dickson Collection

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Part Of
William Dickson Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Date Range
1798 - 1857
Collection
Archival Collection
Scope and Content
Collection consists of personal papers, correspondance, reports and newspaper clippings.
  1 document
Part Of
William Dickson Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Fonds Number
MC1
Material Details
Documents
Date Range
1798 - 1857
History / Biographical
The Honourable William Dickson was born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1769 and emigrated to Canada in 1784. In 1794 he married Charlotte Adlam who became the mother of their three sons: William, Robert and Walter. Mr. Dickson received a special licence from the government of Upper Canada to practise law and he did so in Niagara Falls in 1803. In 1806, because of a misunderstanding, Mr. Dickson challenged another lawyer, Mr. Weekes, to a duel. Mr Dickson accused Mr. Weekes of abus­ ing the memory of the late Governor Simcoe. The duel was fought with Mr. Dickson emerging the victor. During the War of 1812, Mr. Dickson spent his time as a soldier in Albany, as a prisoner. He had been captured when the Americans took Niagara but was able to return to Canada in 1814. In 1815 Mr. Dickson was elected to the legislative council of Upper Canada. In 1816, Mr. Dickson purchased the entire block of land comprising the Township of Dumfries from the Honourable Thomas Clark for the sum of twenty-four thousand pounds, or a little over one dollar per acre.
He lived for nine years in Galt, or what was at that time Shade's Mills, and then went back to Niagara, leaving the handling of his land to his son, William Junior, and to Absalom Shade, a building contractor from Buffalo, whom he had induced to come to Dumfries. Mr. Dickson made several trips back to Scotland to induce his countrymen to emigrate to Canada and settle on the lands he had bought. The Dickson family sold all of the township, except one or two farms, and retained an active interest in the community. Although Mr. Dickson did not reside long in the community, his family continued to settle their lands with the kind of emigrants they believed would make good Canadian citizens.
A few words about Mr. Dickson's family may be interesting. Mr. Dickson had three sons: Robert (1796-1846), William (1799-1877) and Walter Hamilton (1806-1884). Robert and Walter were barristers and lived at Niagara. They were both in the Militia and probably both served as cavalry officers during the Rebellion of 1837« Walter repre­ sented Niagara in the Assembly from 1841-1&51. He was appointed a Legislative Councilor in 1855 and after Confederation, he sat in the Dominion Senate. Robert also was a Councilor. He died at Leghorn, Italy, in 1846. William lived at Kirkmichael, Galt, where he died in 1877. Walter lived at Niagara and married Augusta Maria Geale.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of personal papers, correspondance, reports and newspaper clippings.
Storage Location
GSR Archives
Name Access
Dickson, Hon. William
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Finding Aid
Finding aid, April 4, 2010.
Copyright Status
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Archival Collection
Documents

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Cigar man visit to Nicholson's Tavern

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1880 and 1900]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of a number of men and one boy standing in front of the Nicholson's Tavern, in Blair, Ontario. A man and a boy are seen in the foreground carrying a number of cigar cases. A man on the far right is holding a bicycle. Two horse carriages are visible as well. Three women…
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000023
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
23.9 cm (W) X 19.1 cm (H)
25.3 cm (W) X 20.2 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
[between 1880 and 1900]
Date of Publication
1880
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of a number of men and one boy standing in front of the Nicholson's Tavern, in Blair, Ontario. A man and a boy are seen in the foreground carrying a number of cigar cases. A man on the far right is holding a bicycle. Two horse carriages are visible as well. Three women are seen on the tavern's second story veranda.
Storage Location
PB3
Name Access
Nicholson's Tavern
Nicholson's Hotel
Subject Access
Bicycles & tricycles
Carriages & coaches
Cigars
Hotels
Taverns (Inns)
Horse drawn carriage
Place
Blair, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Blair, Ontario
Notes
The man and boy carrying the cigar cases are identified as "Dad and Elmer." Nicholson's Tavern was located at 1679 Blair Rd, Blair, Ontario. This image is a reproduction and is in excellent condition. This image is part of the Jim Johannes Collection.
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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Forest Hill, home of Sheriff George Davidson, Berlin, Ontario

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1870 and 1890]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white exterior view of the front of Sheriff George Davidson's home, called Forest Hill, in Berlin, Ontario. The lane-way, lined with trees, is visible in the foreground. A man wearing a long beard is visible to the right of the house. A man and a woman are seen seated on the veranda, and …
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000517
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
22.6 cm (W) X 17.5 cm (H)
23.7 cm (W) X 18.6 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[between 1870 and 1890]
Date of Publication
1880
Scope and Content
Black and white exterior view of the front of Sheriff George Davidson's home, called Forest Hill, in Berlin, Ontario. The lane-way, lined with trees, is visible in the foreground. A man wearing a long beard is visible to the right of the house. A man and a woman are seen seated on the veranda, and a baby carriage with the blurred image of an infant is also visible at the far right of the veranda. The top of a gazebo is can also be seen on the far right.
Storage Location
PB11
Name Access
Davidson, George
Forest Hill Park
Rumpel Estate
Rumpel House
Subject Access
Estates
Dwellings
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
George Davidson was the first Post Master of Berlin (1842) and the first sheriff of the County of Waterloo, starting 1856. He also held positions as councilman and school trustee. Forest Hill was built in the 1850s and later became the Rumpel Estate. The house was demolished in 1966 and Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute was built on this site in 1967. See also (local identifier): P000606 This image is in good condition, with some fading and streaking. A reprint (c.1) of this image has not been digitized or uploaded. It is filed in PB11.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Location - Copy
PB11
Collection
Photograph Collection
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H. Krug's Furniture Factory

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[after 1887]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white, oval-shaped, photographic copy of lithograph showing H. Krug's Furniture Company factory, with parts of the factory labeled.
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P007079
Material Details
Prints
Physical Description
17.6 cm (W) X 12.6 cm (H)
17.6 cm (W) X 12.6 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[after 1887]
Date of Publication
1888
Scope and Content
Black and white, oval-shaped, photographic copy of lithograph showing H. Krug's Furniture Company factory, with parts of the factory labeled.
Storage Location
PB2
Subject Access
Factories
Furniture industry
H. Krug Furniture Company (Kitchener, Ont.)
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
The H. Krug Furniture Company was founded in 1887 on the corner of Ahrens and Breithaupt Streets in Berlin, Ontario, by Hartman Krug. The company initially produced frames, dining rooms sets, and rockers, but by 1908 production included all types of furniture, with a specialty in chair-making. The word "furniture" is spelled incorrectly in title on lithograph. Please see P007081, P007082, P007083, and P007084 for H. Krug Furniture Company factory photographs.
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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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[1889]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of two unidentified women sewing shoes. The women are seated in chairs and sit at opposite ends of the table. The woman on the left is holding a shoe. Her right arm and hand are obscured by a mark on the photograph. The woman on the right is holding a needle in her righ…
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Description Level
Item
Creator
Trussler, George, Photographer
Accession Number
P008605
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
13.8 cm (W) X 10.5 cm (H)
16 cm (W) X 10.5 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[1889]
Date of Publication
1889
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of two unidentified women sewing shoes. The women are seated in chairs and sit at opposite ends of the table. The woman on the left is holding a shoe. Her right arm and hand are obscured by a mark on the photograph. The woman on the right is holding a needle in her right and a shoe in her left. On the table, there are several pairs of shoes. In the background, two hats and cloaks look to be hanging on hooks on the wall behind the table.
Storage Location
PB2
Name Access
Trussler, George
Subject Access
Shoemakers
Women
Notes
George Trussler operated a photographic studio in Berlin, Ontario, from approximately 1888-1890. His studio was located in Mackie's Block. The image is in poor condition. There is water damage on the left hand side, which obscures the view of the woman on the left side of the table.
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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Berlin & Waterloo Street Railway

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1890
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of a Berlin & Waterloo Street Railway car with two uniformed conductors. A horse drawn street railway car can be seen leaving to the left.
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000635
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
24.1 cm (W) X 14.4 cm (H)
25.4 cm (W) X 20.5 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
1890
Date of Publication
1890
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of a Berlin & Waterloo Street Railway car with two uniformed conductors. A horse drawn street railway car can be seen leaving to the left.
Storage Location
PB3
Name Access
Berlin and Waterloo Street Railway
Berlin & Waterloo Street Railway
Subject Access
Street railroad employees
Street railroads
Berlin and Waterloo Street Railway
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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Edward Hilliard holding a bicycle

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1890 and 1891]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white studio portrait, mounted on mat, of a young man, Edward Hilliard, dressed in a suit, tie, and cap standing with a bicycle.
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Description Level
Item
Creator
Seiler, George, Photographer
Accession Number
P009444
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
7.2 cm (W) X 9.7 cm (H)
13.5 cm (W) X 17.5 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[between 1890 and 1891]
Date of Publication
1890
Scope and Content
Black and white studio portrait, mounted on mat, of a young man, Edward Hilliard, dressed in a suit, tie, and cap standing with a bicycle.
Storage Location
PB3
Name Access
Seiler, George
Hilliard, Edward
Hilliard, Wilmat Brock
Subject Access
Bicycles & tricycles
Boys
Portrait photographs
Teenagers
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
There is some speculation that the youth might actually be Wilmat Brock Hilliard. Note on back of photo: "Edward Hilliard, born circa 1878, picture taken circa 1890-91." George Seiler was a Berlin, Ontario, photographer. He operated a studio at 21 Queen Street West, Berlin.
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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Men harvesting and baling hay

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1890
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph, on a mat, which shows five men and a young child threshing and baling hay in an unidentified field. The threshing and baling equipment and people can be seen in the background. The farm field is in the foreground. Threshing equipment can be seen on the left. A young c…
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P001492
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
12 cm (W) X 9.6 cm (H)
16.2 cm (W) X 13.8 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
1890
Date of Publication
1890
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph, on a mat, which shows five men and a young child threshing and baling hay in an unidentified field. The threshing and baling equipment and people can be seen in the background. The farm field is in the foreground. Threshing equipment can be seen on the left. A young child and two men are standing on a flat bed wagon, while two men are standing in front of the wagon. The man standing on the left is holding a pitchfork. A horse is harnessed to the wagon and can be seen in profile, facing to the right. A second wagon, positioned perpendicular to the first wagon, has a large bale of hay with a young man standing on top. A horse is harnessed to the wagon, and its head is turned toward the camera.
Storage Location
PB3
Subject Access
Farms
Hay
Haystacks
Horses
Men
Notes
The image is in fair condition. The lower right corner is worn and the image is spotted.
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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Moses Springer, Sheriff of Waterloo

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[1890]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A head and shoulders, black and white portrait photograph of Moses Springer, Sheriff of Waterloo County, seated and facing left in semi-profile. Mr. Springer is wearing a ceremonial hat and sword. The photo is mounted on two thicknesses of cardboard (white on black).
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P005014
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
11.8 cm (W) X 16.4 cm (H)
12.9 cm (W) X 17.5 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[1890]
Date of Publication
1890
Scope and Content
A head and shoulders, black and white portrait photograph of Moses Springer, Sheriff of Waterloo County, seated and facing left in semi-profile. Mr. Springer is wearing a ceremonial hat and sword. The photo is mounted on two thicknesses of cardboard (white on black).
Storage Location
PB2
Name Access
Springer, Moses
Subject Access
Government officials
Portraits
Uniforms
Sheriff - Waterloo County
Place
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Notes
Mr. Springer was president of one of the first insurance firms in the area, Waterloo Mutual Fire Insurance Company. He was also a founder of the Mutual Life Assurance Company, and served as secretary and general agent from 1869 to 1870. He was the first mayor when Waterloo was incorporated as a town in 1876. In 1881, Springer became the sheriff of Waterloo County, a position he held until his death in 1898. This photograph is in good condition; one corner of photo torn, thumbtack holes in cardboard, some staining on borders.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Photograph Collection
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