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E.J. Shantz Grocery store, Frederick Street, Berlin
Description
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Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
A black and white photograph, on a mat, of the interior of the E.J. (Elo Josiah) Shantz Grocery Store, on Frederick Street, in Berlin, Ontario.

Two clerks can be seen standing and several customers are visible at the rear of the store. Stacked canned goods, meat, and kitchen implements are also visible.

A wreath and accompanying garlands hanging from the ceiling suggest that store has been decorated for Christmas.
Notes
Original cataloguing records indicate that this was the E.J. Shantz Grocery on Frederick Street, Berlin, in 1910.

Elo Josiah (E.J.) Shantz, born 22 August 1874, in Lebanon, Wellington County, Ontario, was shown as a merchant in Berlin in the 1901 and 1911 Canadian censuses. However, his store is not listed in the 1910-1911 Berlin directory. Shantz was also an auctioneer. Shantz married Malinda Snyder on 26 September 1900 in Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario. He died on 11 March 1954 in Kitchener, Ontario and was buried at First Mennonite Cemetery.

See also (local identifier): P001494

This photograph is in excellent condition.

Date of Original
December 1910
Date Of Event
December 1910
Dimensions
Width: 19.4 cm
Height: 14.5 cm
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 17.1cm
Image Height: 13cm
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
Shantz, E.J., 1874-1954 ; Shantz, Elo Josiah, 1874-1954, Snyder, Malinda, 1875-1934
Local identifier
P001497
Collection
Kitchener Public Library
Language of Item
English
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
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E.J. Shantz Grocery store, Frederick Street, Berlin


A black and white photograph, on a mat, of the interior of the E.J. (Elo Josiah) Shantz Grocery Store, on Frederick Street, in Berlin, Ontario.

Two clerks can be seen standing and several customers are visible at the rear of the store. Stacked canned goods, meat, and kitchen implements are also visible.

A wreath and accompanying garlands hanging from the ceiling suggest that store has been decorated for Christmas.