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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.
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
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 …
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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.
Reproductions
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1870
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white, studio portrait of Jacob Hespeler , standing beside a column.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Creator
C. Worms & Co., Photographer
Accession Number
P000433
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
5.5 cm (W) X 8.9 cm (H)
6.2 cm (W) X 10.1 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1870
Date of Publication
1870
Scope and Content
Black and white, studio portrait of Jacob Hespeler , standing beside a column.
Storage Location
PB1
Name Access
C. Worms & Co.
Hespeler, Jacob
Subject Access
Portrait photographs
Hespeler, Jacob, 1810-1881
Place
New York City, New York, United States [Location where photograph taken]
Hespeler, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
New York City, New York, United States
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. Jacob 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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Three unidentified children

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1870
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white, studio portrait of three unidentified children. A young girl sits on the left, a young boy in the middle is seated on a table and is holding a book. He has his arm around a young boy who is standing beside him.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Creator
Moore, Hugh Edwin, Photographer
Accession Number
P002288
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
5.5 cm (W) X 9 cm (H)
6.2 cm (W) X 10 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1870
Date of Publication
1870
Scope and Content
A black and white, studio portrait of three unidentified children. A young girl sits on the left, a young boy in the middle is seated on a table and is holding a book. He has his arm around a young boy who is standing beside him.
Storage Location
PB1
Name Access
Moore, Hugh Edwin
Subject Access
Children
Portrait photographs
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Hugh Edwin Moore operated a photographic studio in Berlin, Ontario from 1869-1871. 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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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Children of Christian Eby

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[187?]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white, studio portrait of two young children, seated in a settee.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Creator
Daniel G. Dennison, Photographer
Accession Number
P002260
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
5.8 cm (W) X 8.9 cm (H)
6.3 cm (W) X 10.5 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[187?]
Date of Publication
1872
Scope and Content
A black and white, studio portrait of two young children, seated in a settee.
Storage Location
PB1
Name Access
Daniel G. Dennison
Eby, Lydia Anne
Eby, Isaac
Eby, Christian
Dennison, Daniel G.
Eby, James Edward
Subject Access
Children
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
It is believed that this photograph shows the children of Christian Eby (1842-1920), namely Lydia Anne (b. 1868) and Isaac (b.1881). However, given the age span between the children, it is unlikely that this is Lydia Ann and Isaac. If this is Lydia Ann, it is possible that the young boy is James Edward (b. 1870). Daniel G. Dennison was a photographer in Berlin, Ontario from 1865-1885.
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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Waterloo County House of Industry and Refuge

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
23 Mar 1872
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white sketch of the Waterloo County House of Industry and Refuge published in the Canadian Illustrated News on 23 March 1872.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P009932
Material Details
Illustrations
Physical Description
14.9 cm (W) X 12.1 cm (H)
30.3 cm (W) X 25.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
23 Mar 1872
Publisher
Canadian Illustrated News
Place of Publication
Montreal, Quebec
Date of Publication
1872
Scope and Content
A black and white sketch of the Waterloo County House of Industry and Refuge published in the Canadian Illustrated News on 23 March 1872.
Storage Location
PB6
Name Access
Waterloo County House of Industry and Refuge
Waterloo County House of Industry
County of Waterloo Poor House
Subject Access
Almshouses
Waterloo County House of Industry and Refuge
House of Industry and Refuge (Kitchener, Ont.)
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
The Waterloo County House of Industry and Refuge was located in Berlin (now Kitchener) Ontario. It was opened on 15 June 1869 and was the first such home in Ontario. The original building was located on Frederick Street. The County House of Industry and Refuge was built in 1868-1869 from plans by Joseph Hobson, County Engineer. The magazine sketch is mounted on piece of light cardboard. P000295 (Waterloo Historical Society) is a duplicate of this image and has not been digitized. Copy 1 of P000295 is an original clipping from the magazine and copy 2 is a photographic reprint.
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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Berlin Fire Department testing new pump at St. Paul's Church

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1873
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white print, on heavy cardboard, of fire fighters testing a new pump at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Queen Street South, Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario. Two horse-drawn fire wagons and a numerous spectators can be seen in the picture. The firefighters are pumping water from Victoria Par…
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P003045
Material Details
Prints
Physical Description
15.9 cm (W) X 11.3 cm (H)
15.9 cm (W) X 11.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1873
Date of Publication
1873
Scope and Content
A black and white print, on heavy cardboard, of fire fighters testing a new pump at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Queen Street South, Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario. Two horse-drawn fire wagons and a numerous spectators can be seen in the picture. The firefighters are pumping water from Victoria Park and shooting a stream of water over the spire of St. Paul's Church.
Storage Location
PB2
Name Access
Berlin Fire Department
Kitchener Fire Department
Subject Access
Churches
Fire engines & equipment
Fire fighters
Churches - Lutheran
Fire Wagons
Horse drawn wagon
Fire pumps
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Mistakenly labelled "St. Peter's" and "church fire, 1900s" on the back of photo. Date of image based in newspaper clipping appearing on page 256 of Hannes Schneider book. The water was pumped from the lake in Victoria Park. This photo is in poor condition. There are thumb-tack holes and worn corners on the image.
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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Berlin Fire Department members

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1874
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white outdoor group photograph of members of the Berlin Fire Department (later known as the Kitchener Fire Department), in uniforms. Five men are seated in the front row and ten men are standing behind them.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P003050
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
14 cm (W) X 8.6 cm (H)
14 cm (W) X 8.6 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
1874
Date of Publication
1874
Scope and Content
A black and white outdoor group photograph of members of the Berlin Fire Department (later known as the Kitchener Fire Department), in uniforms. Five men are seated in the front row and ten men are standing behind them.
Storage Location
PB4
Name Access
Berlin Fire Department
Kitchener Fire Department
Subject Access
Fire fighters
Group portraits
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
This photo is in fair condition. there are thumb-tack holes on the image and some cracking and scratches. The print is mounted on heavy cardboard backing with the corners bevelled off.
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
[187?]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A full length, black and white, studio portrait of Christian Eby.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P002250
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
5.5 cm (W) X 8.8 cm (H)
6.2 cm (W) X 10.2 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
[187?]
Date of Publication
1875
Scope and Content
A full length, black and white, studio portrait of Christian Eby.
Storage Location
PB1
Name Access
Eby, Christian
Subject Access
Eby, Christian
Notes
The man in the image may be Christian S. Eby, (5 December 1842 - 25 Aug 1920).
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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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1870 and 1875]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white, head and shoulders, studio portrait of Jacob Hespeler.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Creator
City Mart Photographic Gallery, Photographer
Accession Number
P000434
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
5.2 cm (W) X 7.3 cm (H)
5.2 cm (W) X 7.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[between 1870 and 1875]
Scope and Content
Black and white, head and shoulders, studio portrait of Jacob Hespeler.
Storage Location
PB1
Name Access
City Mart Photographic Gallery
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. City Mart Photographic Gallery was located in San Francisco, California. Jacob Hespeler visited California in the early 1870's according to the 1969 Waterloo Historical Society annual volume.
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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