Collection 166 - H.H. Hamm Photograph Collection

Harold and Nita Eamer Peter A. Rempel and Susanna (Warkentine) Rempel at Golden wedding Peter A. Rempel and wife Susanna J. D. C. Goering and wife Peter and Lena Derksen George M. and Marge (nee Wiebe) Neufeld C. C. and Maria Bergman Paul Hansen and wife on ship Paul Hansen and wife H. H. and Anna Hamm visiting Klassens
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CA MHC 166

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H.H. Hamm Photograph Collection

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  • 1900-1963 (Creation)

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345 photographs

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(1877-1962)

Biographical history

H.H. Hamm was an author, teacher and administrator of the Rural Municipality of Rhineland. He is the son of Gerhard Hamm and Anna Knelsen. H.H. Hamm married Anna Dick in 1904 and they had 3 children.

Archival history

The H.H. Hamm collection came to the Mennonite Heritage Centre largely from Mrs. Neta Eamer (a daughter of H.H. Hamm). The Archvies became aware of the collection through the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature. Follow-up contacts in November 1977 and early 1978, led to the Mennonite Heritage Centre securing the collection.

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Mrs. Nita Eamer, 266 Olive Street, Winnipeg, MB R3J 2X4

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These photographs fall into several different categories. The first 206 are pictures of individuals or groups of people with whom the Hamm family was acquainted. Among these are wedding pictures from the pre- and post- World War I era. Also included in the collection are photographs of public buildings (Altona, Gretna and Ninette in Manitoba). In some cases there are photographs of people related to these institutions as well. Some Winnipeg and Altona pictures show street scenes from the era of 1914-1930. Finally, there are photographs on a variety of other themes such as transportation and travel (British Columbia and Europe). The transportation photos include old bicycles, cars, boats, trains, horse and buggies, and ferries. The travel photos are primarily natural scenery shots of British Columbia. There are also a few photographs and postcards from pre- World War I Ukraine.

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Archivist's note

See "Resources for Canadian Mennonite Studies: An inventory and guide to archival holdings at the Mennonite Heritage Centre", p. 79-80.

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