Kitchener Public Library Digital Collections
Christmas lights crew


Description
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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:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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
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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.