Postcard : Paper : Ink : Black, White, Green, Red ; Ht: 13 cm x W: 9 cm
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The front of the postcard shows a portrait picture of D. Frischmann, who is wearing glasses, and has a mustache. On the back is a stamp from the Austrian-Hungarian Empire with a portrait of Kaiser Franz Joseph, worth 5 Heller. David Frischmann, also known as David Frishman (1859, Poland-1922, Berlin) was a poet, essayist, storyteller, critic and journalist, one of the first major writers of modern Hebrew literature. Narrative: This postcard was written by Bernhard Kissman (Donor's father) to his fiancee Fritzi Winter (Donor's mother) who lived at that time with her parents in Tescheutz, Bukowina. They got married in July 1913. Bernhard Kissman worked at various places in forestry. Postcards between them were written daily, often a letter followed.
Harold and Eva Levy, long-time residents of Cote St-Luc, were active community members. Mr. Levy began his career as a tailor. He later went on to manufacturing children's outwear. Items in the collection reflect the history of manufacturing in Montreal, such as the W&W pedal sewing machine. Other notable items include the 'pearly outfits' (which were costumes made for a charity event), with buttons hand sewn into elaborate designs by the Levys and their friends. The Levys were also part of the original founders of the Beth Zion congregation in Cote St-Luc. The first cheder for the congregation was held in the Levy home. Mr. Levy was also a member of the Pipe Smokers' Club of Montreal. Mr. Levy served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II.
The fonds contains the professional and working material of Alice Postner in her career as a music teacher and composer. It consists of texual records and music manuscripts used as teaching material; copies of her own compositions; biographical articles; correspondence; recital programmes and invit…
The fonds contains the professional and working material of Alice Postner in her career as a music teacher and composer. It consists of texual records and music manuscripts used as teaching material; copies of her own compositions; biographical articles; correspondence; recital programmes and invitations.
1921-1967 [predominently 1950's]
Alice Postner (Dec. 20 1905 - April 16 1967) was a Montreal pianist, composer and music teacher. Born in Montreal, she attended the Montreal Pianoforte School of Music, then MacDonald College to be trained as a teacher. While teaching, Mrs. Postner gave lessons in piano and music theory from her home. At age 35, she attended McGill for a Bachelor of Music, graduating in 1957 and went on to teach Conservatorium of Music at the University. In the late 1940's Mrs. Postner began composing her own choral music. In the 1950's her compositions were published. Alice Postner was married to Jacob Postner with whom she had a son and daughter.
The Alice Posner Fonds was donated to the JPL-A by Harry Postner in 1991.
Material was weeded, rehoused and described in 2014. Textual material concerning various musical movements and composers was sampled.