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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1914 and 1918]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white portrait postcard of members of the 118th Battalion during the First World War.
  2 images
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P009603
Material Details
Postcards
Physical Description
13.5 cm (W) X 8.5 cm (H)
13.8 cm (W) X 9 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
French
Date Range
[between 1914 and 1918]
Scope and Content
Black and white portrait postcard of members of the 118th Battalion during the First World War.
Storage Location
PB4
Subject Access
Military uniforms
Photographic postcards
Soldiers
World War 1914-1918
118th Battalion
Luft, Frederick Christian, 1897-1966
Notes
The photograph might have been taken in France, as the reverse of the postcard bears French text only. Frederick Christian Luft is in the back row, sixth from the right hand side. Fred Christian Luft, born 17 February 1897 in Berlin, Ont., was the son of Julius and Susanna (Hopp) Luft. Fred attended Kitchener Collegiate Institute from 1910 to 1912. He enlisted on 17 April 1916 with the 118th Battalion. He married Emma Hiller in 1921. Fred died in 1966. This photograph is part of the "Waterloo County Soldier Portraits" group.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
If you would like to obtain a digital or print copy of this image, please see KPL's Photographic Reproduction Policy at http://www.kpl.org/localhistory/photographs
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
Images
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Military band and soldiers marching down King Street East

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1914
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph postcard of a military band and soldiers, likely the 118th (North Waterloo) Battalion, marching down King Street, East in Berlin, Ontario. Onlookers can be seen standing on the sidewalks watching the men walk by.
  2 images
Description Level
Item
Creator
Kolb, Aaron Clemens (1871-1937), Photographer
Accession Number
P001385
Material Details
Postcards
Physical Description
12.9 cm (W) X 7.7 cm (H)
13.8 cm (W) X 8.4 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1914
Date of Publication
1914
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph postcard of a military band and soldiers, likely the 118th (North Waterloo) Battalion, marching down King Street, East in Berlin, Ontario. Onlookers can be seen standing on the sidewalks watching the men walk by.
Storage Location
PB3
Name Access
Kolb, Aaron Clemens (1871-1937)
Subject Access
Marching
Marching bands
Postcards
King Street East (Kitchener, Ont.)
118th Battalion
World War, 1914-1918
Canadian Expeditionary Force - 118th (North Waterloo) Battalion
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Original cataloguing for the postcard notes that the postcard is from a First World War photo taken by Aaron Kolb. The image is noted as being part of the Edna Staebler Collection.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
If you would like to obtain a digital or print copy of this image, please see KPL's Photographic Reproduction Policy at http://www.kpl.org/localhistory/photographs
Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
Images
Less detail