Just in time for the holiday season! Explore photographs of peoples’ homes, churches and businesses decorated for Christmas in the early 1900s.
The original images from which these photographs are reproduced were privately printed photographic postcards dating from about 1903 to 1930. The original postcards are from the collection of local collector Tom Reitz.
The images were taken by amateur photographers in Canada, the United States and Europe, and printed as postcards in home darkrooms or as a special request when film was developed. People printed only one or two postcards of each image – to save in a photo album, or to send to family and close friends – so most of these images are one-of-a-kind.
This exhibit is presented in conjunction with Christkindl Market.
The Berlin Tower ARTSPACE is located on the ground floor of Kitchener City Hall, 200 King Street West, Kitchener, and is open 7 am to 9 pm Monday to Friday, and 9 am to 9 pm weekends and holidays.
From the collection of Tom Reitz
Runs from Thursday, December 5 to Sunday, December 29, 2019.
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