Collection Hist.Mss. 10.28 - David L. Hunsberger collection

Norman Wagler grader accident at Nith bridge at Floyd Ropp Home. November 1951. Hunsberger photo Craigholme, operated by Simon Bender. November Ailsa Craig Plowing Project, 1951. Hunsberger Ailsa Craig Plowing Project. 120 acres. November Nairn Mennonite Church. November 1951. Hunsberger Residents at Craigholme, Ailsa Craig, Ontario. Ailsa Craig Boy's Farm, Ailsa Craig, Ontario, Group helping to fix up Ailsa Craig Boy's Farm, Earl Maust from Pigeon, Michigan, speaking at the
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CA MAO Hist.Mss. 10.28


David L. Hunsberger collection


  • [between 1940 and 1990] (Creation)

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ca. 5,700 photographs

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David L. Hunsberger was the son of Noah and Minnie Hunsberger. Noah was the minister at Erb Street Mennonite Church for many years. When David was 14 they moved to St. Jacobs, where David lived for 55 years. In 1956 he married Katherine (Kate) Nafziger; they had three sons and one daughter. He was a professional photographer in the village for most of those years.

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Donated to the family to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario in 2005.

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Contains prints, negatives and slides. Includes many portraits of families and individuals in the St. Jacobs area. Also documents community events in various parts of Waterloo Region. Mennonite events, groups, families and individuals are highly represented.

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