Vancouver

Posted by jyuhasz
Object id: 
L.00032

Black and white photograph depicts the interior of Horseshoe Tailors & Cleaners, 325 Columbia Street, Vancouver.  

Date: 
[1890]
Posted by jyuhasz
Object id: 
L.00030

Black and white photograph depicts Jacob Parker (front left), with family and friends. Jacob and Pearl Parker came to Vancouver circa 1894 from Kishinev, Bessarabia, Russia.  Their daughter Etta (Mrs. Charles Goldberg), born July 28, 1895, was one of the earliest Jewish births in Vancouver.

Date: 
[1910]
Posted by jyuhasz
Object id: 
L.00028

Individuals seated (L-R) are: E.V. Bodwell, (His Honor) Edgar Dewdney (Lieut-Gov. of B.C.), Mrs. Dewdney, Mrs. E.V. Bodwell, Mrs. David Oppenheimer [nee Julia Walters], Mrs. H.J. Cambie, unidentified person, Mrs. Isaac Oppenheimer (Celia), Mrs. Rose Townley (Mrs. Grange Holt), Miss Annie Bodwell (Mrs. Sherlock), (His Worship) David Oppenheimer, James Orr (M.P.), Capt. Hugh Stalker. Individuals standing (L-R) are: presumed Ald. Robert Clark, unidentified person, Ald. Thomas Dunn.

Date: 
1889
Posted by jyuhasz
Object id: 
L.00021

Black and white photograph depicts the ground-breaking of new Jewish Community Centre site by Rabbi Marvin Hier.       

Date: 
[1960]
Posted by jyuhasz
Object id: 
L.00019

Jack Wasserman (1927-1977) was a nightlife and celebrity columnist for the Vancouver Sun newspaper.  So profound was Wasserman's role in Vancouver's nightlife that the key blocks of Hornby Street, where much of the action was, has since been officially dubbed "Wasserman's Beat".

Date: 
[ca. 1980]
Posted by jyuhasz
Object id: 
L.00008

B'nai Brith Samuel Lodge No. 668, first installation banquet.  First President Samuel David Schultz (Justice) pictured, seated left of the Menorah.

Date: 
[1910]
Posted by jyuhasz
Object id: 
L.00471

Black and white photograph depicts a Purim Carnival at Lester Court; Ruth Mahrer crowned Queen Esther by Mayor Taylor, at right is Morris Soskin and Rabbi Wohlgelernter (wearing spectacles).

Date: 
[1926]
Posted by jyuhasz
Object id: 
L.00005

Rabbi Pastinsky with Julius B. Jaffe (right), ministers to service men in Vancouver Harbour, WWII.        

Date: 
[1940]
Posted by jyuhasz
Object id: 
L.00003

Quoted in Cyril E. Leonoff's book, Pioneers, Pedlars and Prayer Shawls (1978):
"Rabbi N. M. Pastinsky is addressing the gathering.  M. M. Grossman, chairman of the Building Committee, wearing a straw hat is at the far left of the platform.  The original Sons of Israel Synagogue is seen in the background.

To raise funds for the building, eight cornerstones were sold that day, honoring deceased parents and grandparents.  Several hundred bricks in the foundation were also sold as commemorative objects." (p.137)

Date: 
[1920]
Posted by jyuhasz
Object id: 
L.09093

Note on verso of photo reads from Bertha to Bea Lubin : "Dear Bea, this picture I had for a long time and thought it was goofy, but if you think this is better than nothing, you can have it.  I got it made at a cheap joint on Main Street in the Mexican neighbourhood, but I still managed to reach the stars."       

Date: 
[1928]
Source: 
Parker, Helen