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Oscar Petigorsky Family fonds

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Collection
Oscar Petigorsky Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 box of records, 3 photograph albums, B&W photographs (2 boxes)
Fonds No.
I0183
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of Oscar Petigorsky, Sam Petigorsky, Ann Petigorsky, David Leon Petigorsky biographical information; Petigorsky Ltd. Leather and Shoe Findings documents; Sam Petigorsky’s World War II enlistment material along with artifacts, certificates, correspondence and invitations of Sam Pe…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Oscar Petigorsky Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 box of records, 3 photograph albums, B&W photographs (2 boxes)
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of Oscar Petigorsky, Sam Petigorsky, Ann Petigorsky, David Leon Petigorsky biographical information; Petigorsky Ltd. Leather and Shoe Findings documents; Sam Petigorsky’s World War II enlistment material along with artifacts, certificates, correspondence and invitations of Sam Petigorsky. Fonds also consists of a file on the Petigorsky house at 25 Stewart Street and a copy of the Jewish Daily Eagle dated 1932. It contains French, English and Yiddish articles commemorating the Centenary of Jewish Emancipation in Canada (see 1-1006).
Date
1917, 1949-1999
Fonds No.
I0183
History Biographical
Oscar Petigorsky (1881- 1970 ) was born in southern Russia near the Black Sea. He was the son of Mordecai and Esther Petigorsky and received his education in cheder and the Yeshiva. He arrived in Ottawa in 1904 and worked in a variety of jobs before establishing Petigorsky Ltd. Leather and Shoe Findings, 21-23 York Street, By Ward Market, Ottawa which sold supplies to shoe makers. Oscar Petigorsky married Nina Cheigowsky and had seven children. He was very active in community affairs, serving as President of Machzikei Hadas Congregation between 1934-1935 and again in 1938-1939. He was also a founder of the Ottawa Hebrew Benefit Society and involved with early United Palestine Appeals. Nina Petigorsky was a strong supporter of Ottawa Hadassah Wizo. His principal community activity centred around the Ottawa Chevra Kadisha. Sam Petigorsky followed in his father’s footsteps by joining the Chevra Kadisha around 1960 and retired as gabbai rishon in 1997. Sam attended Lisgar Collegiate, followed by a B.A. Degree (with honours) at St Patrick College in 1935. Sam served in World War II for a short time in the Royal Canadian Air Force and subsequently was a travelling representative for Petigorsky Ltd. He lived much of his life in a house built by his father with a Magen David (Star of David) in the gable end of his Sandy Hill home at 25 Stewart Street, Ottawa.
Notes
1. World War II material and file on 25 Stewart Street donated by Estelle Gunner. 2. Donated by Sam Petigorsky through Shirley Berman and Dawn Logan 3. Oscar Petigorsky family used “i” in their surname. Oscar’s brother, Leon, used “e” in the family surname. 4. The only Jewish classmate of Sam Petigorsky at St. Patrick College was Bennie Steinberg. 5. Sam Petigorsky notes from meeting him, February 9, 2003, Dawn Logan Sam’s father, Oscar born in 1881 in a Russian southern province near Odessa on the Black Sea. Married a cousin. Travelled overland through Germany to England. While most Jewish immigrants were headed for the United States, the Canadian Pacific Railways provided attractive terms with cheap passage, etc. so the Petigorskys took it. Arrived in Quebec City, moved on to Montreal and worked in Lachine. Heard that Ottawa was opening up so father arrived and started a shoe business. Sam Petigorsky Sam was born in Ottawa in 1915. He remembers as being one of the last to receive his bar mitzvah in the first Machzikei Hadas Synagogue on Murray Street.
Related Material
Related material in Petigorsky Ltd.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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A copy of the Jewish Daily Eagle. It contains French, English and Yiddish articles commemorating the Centenary of Jewish Emancipation in Canada.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn85500
Collection
Oscar Petigorsky Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Colour
Fonds No.
I0183; OJA 1-1006
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
Oscar Petigorsky Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Colour
Date
1932
Fonds No.
I0183
Item No.
OJA 1-1006
Physical Condition
1. Booklet is in very poor condition, paper is very brittle and acidic, many losses. 2. Binding is coming loose, last few pages are loose. 3. Soiled.
Conservation
1. Conservation treatment needed.
Notes
1. Document is stored in Overisized Documents Box 5 within the special collections area of the vault.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Cadet Sam Petigorsky

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Collection
Oscar Petigorsky Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
I0183; OJA 1-698-01
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Oscar Petigorsky Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
August 1943
Fonds No.
I0183
Item No.
OJA 1-698-01
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Estelle Gunner
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Cadet Sam Petigorsky

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Collection
Oscar Petigorsky Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w : cardboard encloser
Fonds No.
I0183; OJA 1-698-02
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Oscar Petigorsky Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w : cardboard encloser
Date
August 1943
Fonds No.
I0183
Item No.
OJA 1-698-02
Storage Location
vault
Creator
Connaught Studios
Acquisition Source
Estelle Gunner
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Tobia (Tevya) Petigorsky's store showing shoe shine bench and inventory of hockey equipment.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn84160
Collection
Oscar Petigorsky Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
B&W : cardboard encloser
Fonds No.
I0183; OJA 1-698-03
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Oscar Petigorsky Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
B&W : cardboard encloser
Date
circa 1935
Fonds No.
I0183
Item No.
OJA 1-698-03
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Estelle Gunner
Notes
1. Address is 212 ? street.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Exterior of Petigorsky Ltd. Leather & Shoe Finding store.

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Collection
Oscar Petigorsky Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
I0183; OJA 1-698-04
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Oscar Petigorsky Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
ca. 1940
Fonds No.
I0183
Item No.
OJA 1-698-04
Storage Location
vault
Creator
Parisian Photograph Studio, 288 Dalhousie Street
Conservation
1. Removed from cardboard enclosure.
Acquisition Source
Estelle Gunner
Notes
1. Oscar Petigorsky is standing in the doorway of the store. 2. It is uncertain but this may be 289 Dalhousie Street.
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Interior of Petigorsky's shoe store. Oscar Petigorsky and a female clerk are in the store.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn84162
Collection
Oscar Petigorsky Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
B&W : mounted
Fonds No.
I0183; OJA 1-698-05
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Oscar Petigorsky Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
B&W : mounted
Date
circa 1915
Fonds No.
I0183
Item No.
OJA 1-698-05
Storage Location
vault
Conservation
1. Original is scratched and of poor quality
Acquisition Source
Estelle Gunner
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Photograph of Oscar Petigorsky's home at 25 Stewart Street.

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Collection
Oscar Petigorsky Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
B&W; mounted
Fonds No.
I0183; OJA 1-698-06
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Oscar Petigorsky Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
B&W; mounted
Date
c1925
Fonds No.
I0183
Item No.
OJA 1-698-06
Storage Location
vault
Creator
Parisian Photograph Studio, 288 Dalhousie Street
Conservation
1. Original is scratched and of poor quality
Acquisition Source
Estelle Gunner
Notes
1. Oscar Petigorsky with his children on steps. 2. This house has a large star of David set into white stucco on the front of the house on the peak of the facade.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Interior of Petigorsky's shoe store.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn84164
Collection
Oscar Petigorsky Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
B&W; mounted
Fonds No.
I0183; OJA 1-698-07
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Oscar Petigorsky Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
B&W; mounted
Date
c1920
Fonds No.
I0183
Item No.
OJA 1-698-07
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Estelle Gunner
Notes
1. Store was located at 253 Rideau Streeet. 2. Unknown man could be Tobias (Tevya) Petigorsky, Oscar's brother. 3. Oscar Petigorsky on right, Unknown man on left and a boy hammering the bottom of a shoe.
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Exterior of Petigorsky home at 25 Stewart Street in Sandy Hill showing Magen David on facade.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn85128
Collection
Oscar Petigorsky Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Colour
Fonds No.
I0183; OJA 1-698-08
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Oscar Petigorsky Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Colour
Date
2009
Fonds No.
I0183
Item No.
OJA 1-698-08
Storage Location
vault
Creator
Howard Beck
Acquisition Source
Howard Beck
Notes
1. Electronic image only.
Archival / Genealogical
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Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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