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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.
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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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Malinda Stauffer Wiegand

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1877
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white, studio portrait of Malinda Stauffer Wiegand wearing a hat, scarf and winter coat. She is standing in front of a winter background and has her hands in a muff.
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Description Level
Item
Creator
Lundy, C.R. (Chisholm R.), Photographer
Accession Number
P002269
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
5.9 cm (W) X 10.4 cm (H)
6.3 cm (W) X 10.8 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1877
Date of Publication
1877
Scope and Content
A black and white, studio portrait of Malinda Stauffer Wiegand wearing a hat, scarf and winter coat. She is standing in front of a winter background and has her hands in a muff.
Storage Location
PB1
Name Access
Lundy, C.R. (Chisholm R.)
Wiegand, Malinda Stauffer
Subject Access
Portrait photographs
Winter
Wiegand, Malinda Stauffer
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
C.R. Lundy operated a photography studio in Berlin, Ontario from 1873-1882. The image is noted as being part of the "Eby Family album".
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1874 and 1884]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white head and shoulders photograph of an unidentified young man.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Creator
Lundy, C.R. (Chisholm R.), Photographer
Accession Number
P002212
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
5.7 cm (W) X 8.8 cm (H)
6.2 cm (W) X 10.2 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
[between 1874 and 1884]
Date of Publication
1879
Scope and Content
Black and white head and shoulders photograph of an unidentified young man.
Storage Location
PB1
Name Access
Lundy, C.R. (Chisholm R.)
Subject Access
Men
Portrait photographs
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
C.R. (Chisholm R.) Lundy was a photographer in Berlin, Ontario between 1873-1884. His studio was located on the American Block, which was at the corner of King and Queen streets.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1874 and 1884]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white head and shoulders portrait of an unidentified man.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Creator
Lundy, C.R. (Chisholm R.), Photographer
Accession Number
P002179
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
5.7 cm (W) X 8.8 cm (H)
6.2 cm (W) X 10.5 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[between 1874 and 1884]
Date of Publication
1879
Scope and Content
Black and white head and shoulders portrait of an unidentified man.
Storage Location
PB1
Name Access
Lundy, C.R. (Chisholm R.)
Subject Access
Men
Portrait photographs
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
The moustache of the man has been coloured in with a dark pencil. C.R. (Chisholm R.) Lundy was a photographer in Berlin, Ontario between 1873-1884. His studio was located on the American Block, which was at the corner of King and Queen streets.
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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Charles Schneuker advertisement

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[188?]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A printed advertisement for photographer, Charles Schneuker, of Berlin, Ontario. The card shows a set of two stamp photographs (4 identical likenesses of per set) of Schneuker, one in a oval frame and the other a studio portrait view.
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P008575
Material Details
Prints
Physical Description
16.5 cm (W) X 11.3 cm (H)
16.5 cm (W) X 11.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[188?]
Date of Publication
1880
Scope and Content
A printed advertisement for photographer, Charles Schneuker, of Berlin, Ontario. The card shows a set of two stamp photographs (4 identical likenesses of per set) of Schneuker, one in a oval frame and the other a studio portrait view.
Storage Location
PB2
Name Access
Schneuker, Charles William Christian
Schneuker, Charles
Subject Access
Advertisements
Photographers
Schneuker, Charles William Christian, 1857-1918
Stamp photographs
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Charles Schneuker was born in Berlin, Ontario on 4 May 1857, the son of Conrad Schneuker and Barbara Abel. He operated a photographic studio from 1873 to 1896 and then again from 1899 to 1901 in Berlin, Ontario. He married Emily Louisa Beaumont on 20 September 1886 in Berlin, Ontario. Charles died in Woodstock, Ontario on 29 July 1918. His 29 July 1918 obituary in the Woodstock Daily Sentinel noted that he was 61 years of age at the time of his death and had been a commercial photographer for the Canada Furniture Company. The cause of death was noted as heart failure. Schneuker was survived by his widow, 4 daughters: Louise of Grimsby; Lotta and Esther of Toronto; and Alice at home; and one son, Charles, who was employed by the Grand Trunk Railway Company.
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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Elmira House General Store

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1880
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph, mounted on a mat, of the exterior front and side of the Elmira House General Store, taken in 1880. The store is a large brick, two-storey, building with large upper and lower verandahs. A large sign bearing the name "Elmira House" can be seen above the second floor windo…
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000512
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
22 cm (W) X 17.6 cm (H)
33.3 cm (W) X 26.5 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1880
Date of Publication
1880
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph, mounted on a mat, of the exterior front and side of the Elmira House General Store, taken in 1880. The store is a large brick, two-storey, building with large upper and lower verandahs. A large sign bearing the name "Elmira House" can be seen above the second floor windows. On the left side of the building, the following words are painted: "Elmira House, Hardware, Groceries and Dry Goods, Ready Made Clothing, J. Ruppel." A sign on the far right side of the second story veranda railing reads "J.E. Streeter, Tailor." Seven men can be seen standing on the 1st floor veranda, left to right: Henry Winger, Henry Zilliax, J. Ruppel, Isaac Groff, J.F. Ruppel, Henry Ruppel, and George Ruppel. Three women and one man can be seen standing on 2nd floor veranda, left to right: Phoebe Haack, unidentified woman, Louise Haack, Jim Streeter.
Storage Location
.PB6
Name Access
Winger, Henry
Zilliax, Henry
Ruppel, J.
Groff, Isaac
Ruppel, J.H..
Ruppel, Henry
Ruppel, George
Haack, Phoebe
Haack, Louise
Streeter, Jim
Elmira House General Store
Elmira House
Subject Access
Dry goods stores
General stores
Grocery stores
Hardware stores
Tailor shops
Place
Elmira, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Elmira, Ontario
Notes
The Elmira House was built in 1860. The image is very fragile. The mat is stained, creased and cracked at the corners. There are two tears in the mat. Copy 2, a black and white reprint of this image, has not been digitized and is located in PB3
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
PB3
Collection
Photograph Collection
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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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Charles Ahrens family home, Berlin Ontario

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[ca. 1880]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white outdoor photograph on a mat of the Charles Ahrens family standing outside of their home on the corner of Benton & Courtland Streets in Berlin, Ontario. Unidentified adult members of the family are standing in the yard with four younger children, three boys and one girl. Two of th…
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P010400
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
24.1 cm (W) X 18.9 cm (H)
26.8 cm (W) X 24.7 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
[ca. 1880]
Date of Publication
1880
Scope and Content
A black and white outdoor photograph on a mat of the Charles Ahrens family standing outside of their home on the corner of Benton & Courtland Streets in Berlin, Ontario. Unidentified adult members of the family are standing in the yard with four younger children, three boys and one girl. Two of the boys are holding bicycles and the youngest boy is standing on the verandah. The girl is holding a stroller with a doll in it.
Storage Location
PB10
Name Access
Ahrens, Charles Andrew
Ahrens, Henriette Charlotte
Roth, Henriette Charlotte
Subject Access
Bicycles & tricycles
Families
Dwellings
Yards
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Charles Andrew Ahrens was born on 11 July 1827 in Germany. He married Henriette Charlotte Roth, who was born 30 June 1831. Twelve children were born to the couple. Charles was first a bookeeper for L. Breithaupt in 1857. He later worked for Beardmores in Toronto for 5 years. The family moved to Port Elgin, where Ahrens operated a general store, in partnership with Mr. Kinzie. They family remained in Port Elgin for 3-4 years. The family moved back to Berlin, where Ahrens became bookkeeper for the Hepburn Shoe Factory. Charles Ahrens, opened a shoe store and later a factory, in 1879, located across from the Walper Hotel on Queen Street South. He was also the clerk and treasurer for the town of Berlin and in 1886 he was a Town Councillor. In the early 1900's, the shoe factory was a thriving business, which was later taken over by his son, Charles Jr. Charles Andrew Ahrens died on 18 August 1903 in Berlin, Ontario. Henriette died on 27 March 1896 in Berlin. This photograph is in good condition with some fading.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Waterloo Historical Society
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Photograph Collection
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Grand River Canoeing Club, 1880

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1880
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white group portrait photograph, framed by a mat, of the four members of the Grand River Canoeing Club in 1880. The members are posed sitting around a campfire in front of tent in a photographic studio. Each man is wearing striped shirt and a cap. Left to right: J.A. Mowat ("Cook"), H.R…
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P001342
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
23.8 cm (W) X 18.8 cm (H)
40.4 cm (W) X 34.9 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1880
Date of Publication
1880
Scope and Content
A black and white group portrait photograph, framed by a mat, of the four members of the Grand River Canoeing Club in 1880. The members are posed sitting around a campfire in front of tent in a photographic studio. Each man is wearing striped shirt and a cap. Left to right: J.A. Mowat ("Cook"), H.R. Watson ("Vice-Commodore"), A. Meuller ("Commodore") Front centre: D. Forsyth ("Purser")
Storage Location
PB7
Name Access
Watson, H.R.
Mowat, J.A.
Mueller, A.
Forsyth, D.
Grand River Canoeing Club
Subject Access
Athletic clubs
Canoeists
Clubs
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Group photo
Canoe clubs
Notes
Each member has signed his name to the mat. This photograph is in good condition.
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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Waterloo Historical Society
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Photograph Collection
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