Item 2015-1-83 - Shantz centennial reunion

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CA MAO 2015-1-83


Shantz centennial reunion


  • 1929 (Creation)

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Born in Manchester, England, Denton began his photography career at age 16. He traveled around the world,and established a photography business in New Zealand in the early 1900s. It is believed that Ernest and his brother Samuel established Denton Brothers Photography in Berlin (Kitchener) in 1913. He owned one of the first panoramic cameras in Canada. From 1924-1925, he ran a studio, Denton & Gifford, in partnership with another photographer. Following this venture, he ran a studio on his own.

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Donated by Leone Sherk in 2016

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A panoramic photograph of attendees at the Shantz family reunion, July 1st, 1929. Inscription on photograph reads: "Shantz Centennial. 1829. Reunion. 1929. At the old homestead N[or]th Dumfries Waterloo County, July 1. 1929. Denton. Panoramic. Photos Kitchener". The reunion took place at the Shantz family homestead (Lot 35, Con. 10 North Dumfries Township).

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See also Henry Shantz fonds. Hist.Mss.1.267 (s.c.), Mennonite Archives of Ontario. Includes reunion documents, and identifies some people in the photograph.

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Price: 5.00
Megapixels: 3.4
Resolution: 4000x847

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