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COLTON LEHMAN, Ruth.

A Montreal bagel, 1988

Date Range 1987-1989.
Description Level Fonds
Collection COLTON LEHMAN, Ruth.
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Fonds No. P0223
Physical Description 500 photographs. - 161 other fixed images. - 1 sound element.
History/Biographical Ruth Colton Lehman, born August, 13 1930, was a Montreal artist and photographer. Her images document Jewish life in the Montreal and the lower Laurentians. She died July 14, 1990. Nathan Rosenberg was born and raised in Ste. Sophie, a small community located in the lower Laurentians, north of Montreal. Ste. Sophie is the location of the Kottenberg's Inn, a small kosher hotel for Jewish summer vacationers, which was owned by the Rosenberg family and the Rudy family, to whom Nathan is related through his mother's sister's marriage to a Rudy. Ste. Sophie was settled partly by immigrants sponsored through the Jewish Colonization Association in the early 1900s
Custodial History The photograph portion of this collection was donated in May 1991 by the late Ruth Colton Lehman's partner, Nathan Rosenberg. The slide show was added by Rosenberg in 2008.
Scope & Content The original donation consists of approximately 500 colour photos of Jewish Montreal taken by the late Ruth Colton Lehman in the 1980s. Subjects include a Montreal Jewish walking tour, the Hasidic community of Outremont, bagel making, Combined Jewish Appeal fundraising, Israel Day, and various other community events.Added in 2008: Slide show and recorded script of the presentation "From Shtetl to Parish, Jewish life in Ste. Sophie", consisting of copies of old images of the Jewish community of Ste. Sophie, in the lower Laurentians, contrasted with images taken by Ruth Colton Lehman in 1988. A taped script by Colton Lehman accompanies the show, which she assembled with the assistance of Nathan Rosenberg, to whom many of the original old photos used in the show belong. It was produced at the Jewish Educational Council in 1989 by technician Henri Beigel. The slides included rare images of this small Jewish farming community.
Notes Alpha-numeric designations: P91/05 and P08/04.
Repository Canadian Jewish Congress Charities Committee National Archives
 

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