Kitchener Public Library Digital Collections
Christmas lights crew
Description
Mystery Question
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Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
A black and white photograph of five men, dressed in winter clothing, standing on an unidentified rooftop in downtown Kitchener. The two men on the left are holding a Christmas star light decoration.
Notes
The men in the photograph are likely affiliated with the Kitchener Horticultural Society (KHS), which took over the Christmas decorating of King Street and City Hall, during the KHS presidency of Charles H. Janzen.

The only man identified in the image is Charles Henry (C.H.) Janzen, on the far left. He is holding the outer edge of the Christmas star light decoration. Charles Henry Janzen was born on 9 Sep 1880 in Berlin, Ontario. Janzen, who was president of the Kitchener Horticultural Society from 1934-1963, was instrumental in the civic beautification movement in Kitchener, including the development of Rockway Gardens and the Janzen Horticultural Gardens on King Street East. Charles Janzen died on 31 December 1963.
Inscriptions
Reverse: Getting stars ready for City of Kitchener Christmas - Kitchener Hort. Society - C.H. Janzen on left side.
Date of Original
Winter 1944
Dimensions
Width: 25.2 cm
Height: 20.5 cm
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 22.8cm
Image Height: 18cm
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
Janzen, C.H. ; Janzen, Charles Henry
Local identifier
P008471
Collection
Kitchener Public Library
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4501 Longitude: -80.48299
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Location of Original
PB3
Terms of Use
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
Contact
Kitchener Public Library
Emailgsrphoto@kpl.orgWWW address
Agency street/mail address

85 Queen North

Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1

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Christmas lights crew


A black and white photograph of five men, dressed in winter clothing, standing on an unidentified rooftop in downtown Kitchener. The two men on the left are holding a Christmas star light decoration.