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Elmira House General Store


Description
Mystery Question:
Can you identify the woman between Phoebe Haack and Louise Haack?
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Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Black and white photograph, mounted on a mat, of the exterior front and side of the Elmira House General Store, taken in 1880. The store is a large brick, two-storey, building with large upper and lower verandahs. A large sign bearing the name "Elmira House" can be seen above the second floor windows.

On the left side of the building, the following words are painted: "Elmira House, Hardware, Groceries and Dry Goods, Ready Made Clothing, J. Ruppel."

A sign on the far right side of the second story veranda railing reads "J.E. Streeter, Tailor."

Seven men can be seen standing on the 1st floor veranda, left to right: Henry Winger, Henry Zilliax, J. Ruppel, Isaac Groff, J.F. Ruppel, Henry Ruppel, and George Ruppel.

Three women and one man can be seen standing on 2nd floor veranda, left to right: Phoebe Haack, unidentified woman, Louise Haack, Jim Streeter.
Notes:
The Elmira House was built in 1860.

The image is very fragile. The mat is stained, creased and cracked at the corners. There are two tears in the mat.

Copy 2, a black and white reprint of this image, has not been digitized.
Inscriptions:
Front: Taken 1880. Built, 1860. Over
Reverse: [list of people of verandahs]
Date of Original:
1880
Date Of Event:
1880
Dimensions:
Width: 33.3 cm
Height: 26.5 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 22cm
Image Height: 17.6cm
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Winger, Henry ; Zilliax, Henry ; Ruppel, J. ; Groff, Isaac ; Ruppel, J.H.. ; Ruppel, Henry ; Ruppel, George ; Haack, Phoebe ; Haack, Louise ; Streeter, Jim
Corporate Name(s):
Elmira House General Store ; Elmira House
Local identifier:
P000512
Collection:
Waterloo Historical Society
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.60009 Longitude: -80.5497
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Location of Original:
PB6
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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Elmira House General Store


Black and white photograph, mounted on a mat, of the exterior front and side of the Elmira House General Store, taken in 1880. The store is a large brick, two-storey, building with large upper and lower verandahs. A large sign bearing the name "Elmira House" can be seen above the second floor windows.

On the left side of the building, the following words are painted: "Elmira House, Hardware, Groceries and Dry Goods, Ready Made Clothing, J. Ruppel."

A sign on the far right side of the second story veranda railing reads "J.E. Streeter, Tailor."

Seven men can be seen standing on the 1st floor veranda, left to right: Henry Winger, Henry Zilliax, J. Ruppel, Isaac Groff, J.F. Ruppel, Henry Ruppel, and George Ruppel.

Three women and one man can be seen standing on 2nd floor veranda, left to right: Phoebe Haack, unidentified woman, Louise Haack, Jim Streeter.