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

Norman Wagler grader accident at Nith bridge at Poole, Ontario on March 13, 1954 Ailsa Craig Plowing Project, 1951 Ailsa Craig Plowing Project, 1951 Earl Maust from Pigeon, Michigan, speaking at the Winter Bible School in Wellesley, Ontario Homer Watson Art Gallery at Doon, Ontario Auction at the Elmira Pig Fair (Elmira, Ont.) in Pig sale at the Elmira Pig Fair, 1950 Horses lined up at the Elmira Pig Fair, 1950 Corn stooks at the Jacob Schwartzentruber farm on Line 17, Tavistock Autumn leaves, corn stooks in Kimberly Valley, Ontario Barn raising at Mrs. Jonas Bauman's, Elmira, Barn with a flat top roof on the back road Barn with a skylight in the centre of the roof. J.A. Cambell's twin barns. Located near Ervin Barn raising at Enos Bearinger's in Wallenstein,
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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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