Collection 044 - GERHARD LOHRENZ "Heritage Remembered" PHOTO COLLECTION

Pig butchering, Russia Threshing on Fehdrau Estate Threshing grain with flail Churning butter and cheese press Christmas booklet Refugee memorandum of thanks to Canadian Mennonite Board Tunnel in Caucasian mountains Jakob Hoeppner monument Medal given to Franz Peters in 1881 Russian monument in Neu-Halbstadt
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CA MHC 044

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GERHARD LOHRENZ "Heritage Remembered" PHOTO COLLECTION

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  • [1860-1974] (Creation)

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828 photographs

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Photographs collected from hundreds of refugees and immigrants by Rev. Gerhard Lohrenz (1899-1986) and used for publication in the book entitled "Heritage Remembered" (first edition, December 1974; second edition, September 1977) are contained in this collection. Lohrenz chose the collecting and publishing of this pictorial tour of the former Mennonite communities of Prussia and Russia as a Canadian Mennonite Centennial Project. The photographs show various Mennonite settlements and portray Mennonite life as they depict villages, mills, factories, homes, farms, churches, schools and much more.

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MHC Gerhard Lohrenz "Heritage Remembered" photograph collection 45 (81 photographs).

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The page number where each photo appears in the 2nd edition of Heritage Remembered is found at the end of each description in the scope and content field with the prefix HR. For example, [HR 109] means that the photo can be seen on p. 109.

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