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Mary Martha Home – Winnipeg, MB

Proper Title

Mary Martha Home fonds

Dates of Creation

1916–1965, 1971, 1981, 1987.

Physical Description

18 cm of textual records and 166 photographs

Administrative History

The Mary Martha Home in Winnipeg was established in an effort to assist Mennonite young women who came from the rural areas to Winnipeg to work in domestic service. The Mennonite Brethren conference supported Anna Thiessen in 1925 to function as the matron of the home and provide a home-away-from-home for these young women.

Thiessen was born on January 26, 1892, to Jacob and Helena (Siemens) Thiessen in Vassieljewka, Russia, as the oldest child. The family emigrated to Manitoba in 1903 and finally settled in Saskatchewan in 1906. Anna spent two years at the Herbert Bible school (1913–1915). When she was finished her schooling, she was hired by William J. Bestvater who, originally from Mountain Lake, Minnesota, founded a mission in the city of Winnipeg in 1913. The original six-month position included door-to-door visitations, recruiting children for Sunday school, bringing food and clothing to those in need, visiting the sick, and leading Sunday school. Her term was extended and became eight years.

In 1923, she went to school at Bible Institute of Los Angeles (BIOLA) for two years to improve her English and Biblical knowledge. Upon her return, she was again hired by the city mission, now directed by C.N. Hiebert. She began to work with immigrants in the city, some of whom were there to find work and pay their family's immigration travel debt. Thiessen recognized that these young women needed help in living and work arrangements. The Canadian Mennonite Brethren Conference saw the validity in Thiessen’s work and provided her with some support. She worked with this mission until 1925, when she began her time with the Mary Martha Home.

Gatherings were held on Sundays and on the afternoons of their days off at the home on Burrows Avenue. The home experienced a constant flow of traffic of young women coming into the city for work, dropping in on their day off, or perhaps recuperating from illness. The home founded an association called “Tabea Verein,” which focused on giving women a way of meeting with others in the same position, with some of the same concerns. At its height the home was associated with 150 to 200 women working in Winnipeg. Anna Thiessen filled the role of a friend, sister, and surrogate mother. She looked out for the spiritual, emotional, and physical well being of the girls. In 1932, the Mary Martha Home was permanently housed in a sixteen room house on 437 Mountain Avenue. It remained in operation until 1959. Anna Thiessen died on April 1, 1977.

Scope and Content

The material in this collection consists of three main series which include: Reports, articles, and correspondence; Oral History Project contact cards done by Frieda Esau; and Photographs.

Custodial History

The materials have come to the archives at various times. The earliest material came to the archives after Anna Thiessen died, and in her will, directed material to the archives. She created most of the material in the collection. When Frieda Esau, now Frieda Esau Klippenstein, worked on the oral history project in 1987, she received material from Martha Schultz who was a sister to Anna Thiessen. In 2004, Doug Schulz donated materials cared for by his mother Martha Schulz who was the sister of Anna Thiessen who created the materials.

Notes

  • Volume 769.
  •  Described by Conrad Stoesz, October 7, 1999, updated November 8, 2004.
  • Finding aid consists of series description and file list.
  • Location: Photo collection NP66, Institutions, “Mary Martha Home”.
  • Related material
    • Anna Thiessen fonds.
    • CMBSC Oral History Project, 1987.
    • Thiessen, Anna, Ida Toews Translator, The City Mission in Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba: Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, 1991.
    • o Photograph collections: Sara Klippenstein NP32-3 (135 items), Tabea Verein NP54 (1 item), John and Helen Doerksen NP 125-1 (Items #1,3,7), Anna Thiessen NP45 (36 Items)

Series Descriptions

I. Reports, articles, and correspondence.
1916–196?, 1971, 1987.
17 cm of textual records.

  • This series contains material that was produced by the institution and individuals such as reports and minutes, articles printed in the news papers and books published about the Home. Some of the material is in German.

II. Oral History Project contact cards.
1987.
1 cm of textual records.

  • The material in this series was produced by Frieda Esau when she worked on the oral history project, in which she interviewed many of the people who were involved in various ways in the Mary Martha Home.

III. Photograph Collection.
1926–1965.
166 photographs.

  • The material in this series consists of photographs of the Mary Martha Home, its leaders and participants. Pictures of individuals and group photos are included. Most of the people in the photos are not identified. Most of the photographs are black and white, however a few are in colour. There are also a few photos in the third section (NP66-3) that are of other simular girls homes in Vancouver, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg.
  • Location: NP66.

File List

Volume 769

  1. Autograph book. – 1927–1928.
  2. Frauenvereinberichts – Ladies Fellowship reports. – 1916–1922.
  3. Frauenvereinberichts. – 1927–1930.
  4. Tabea Vereins Berichte. – 1934–1937.
  5. Frauenvereinsberichte. – 1930–1933.
  6. Program summaries. – 1938–1939. – Note: included is a group of loose pages of minutes. – 1940, 1942, 1944–1946.
  7. Tabea Vereins Berichte. – 1930–1933.
  8. Maria-Martha-Heim und Tabea Verein, Winnipeg, Canada, Cleartype Printers. – [ca. 1938].
  9. Maria-Martha-Heim und Tabea Verein, Winnipeg, Canada, Cleartype Printers. – [ca. 1938].
  10. Thiessen, Anna, Die Stadtmission in Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba: Regehr’s Printing, 1955.
  11. Tabea program materials (skits etc.). – [ca. 193-].
  12. Tributes to Anna Thiessen. – [ca. 1935].
  13. Program fuer das 11th Vereinigungsfest Christlicher Maedchen zu Winnipeg, 26 April, 1945.
  14. Wieler, Marguerite “The Mary Martha Home, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Its Origin and Developments”, a paper for Mennonite Studies class II, April 8, 1981. – Note: Included is a summary of an interview with Anna Thiessen and A. Grenke which is housed at Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature. – 1971.
  15. Correspondence. – 1929,[ca. 1933].
  16. Rempel, Eric, “Eben Ezer Girls’ Home, Winnipeg (1926–1959)”, a paper for A. Ens and J. Friesen at Canadian Mennonite Bible College, April 1977. And “Bericht Vom Eben Eezer Maedechenheim zum 25 Jubelaeumsfest am 28 October [197-].”
  17. Articles and correspondence regarding the research of the Mary Martha Home. – 1937,1987.
  18. Scrapbook of material relating to the Mary Martha Home as collected by Anna Thiessen. – 1916–1943.
  19. Contact cards for Oral History project done by Frieda Esau. – 1987.
  20. Tabea Verein Drama and Bible Study material. – [196-?].
  21. Tabea Verein minutes and devotionals. – 1939–1943.

NP66 Mary Martha Home collection

  • NP66 1 1 Front of House. [193?]. 7 x 5 cm. This photo is of the front of a 2 1/2 story house at 608 Mountain Ave., where the Mary Martha Home began.
  • NP66 1 2 437 Mountain Ave. [193?]. 7 x 11 cm. This photo is of the House at 437 Mountain Ave, the back yard and the laundry drying in the wind.
  • NP66 1 3 House. [193?]. 8 x 6 cm. This photo is of a large 3 story house with veranda. Note: It appears that this photo has been taken out of a newspaper.
  • NP66 1 4 Woman. [193?]. 5 x 5 cm. This photo is a portrait of an unidentified middle aged woman.
  • NP66 1 5 Three women in front of house. [193?]. 7 x 11 cm. This photo is of three women on the front porch of house number 398, in the summer.
  • NP66 1 6 Maria Martha Heim 437 Mountain Ave. [193?]. 9 x 6 cm. This photo is of the Mary Martha Home at 437 Mountain Ave.
  • NP66 1 7 437 Mountain ave. [193?]. 9 x 6 cm. This photo is of the back of the Mary Martha Home on 437 Mountain Ave.
  • NP66 1 8 Girls in front of house. 1926. 11 x 9 cm. This photo is of a group of young women standing on the porch, steps, and in front of a house.
  • NP66 1 9 Loading watermelons. [193?]. 8 x 6 cm. This photo is of a man loading watermelons in an truck and Anna Thiessen in front.
  • NP66 1 10 Women and luggage. [193?]. 10 x 7 cm. This photo is of four young women standing outside, in front of a house with their luggage.
  • NP66 1 11 Women and wagon. [193?]. 6 x 9 cm. This photo is of two women pulling a wagon on the side walk.
  • NP66 1 12 Women on steps. [193?]. 7 x 11 cm. This photo is of a group of 8 young women standing on the back steps of a house. Front row, middle is Anna Thiessen.
  • NP66 1 13 Young women. [193?]. 25 x 20 cm. This photo is of a group of young women at the Mary Martha Home. Anna Thiessen is seated second row from front, wearing glasses.
  • NP66 1 14 Group of young women. [193?]. 25 x 16 cm. This photo is of a large group of young women in front of a brick building.
  • NP66 1 15 Group of young women. [193?]. 19 x 12 cm. This photo is of a large group of young women at the Mary Martha Home. Note: This photo has an inset on the top of 8 young women. Note: A duplicate of this photo can be found in NP66 2 22, and a negative in NP25 7 64.
  • NP66 1 16 Young women. [193?]. 23 x 16 cm. This photo is a portrait of a group of young women. Note: this photo is a part of three other similar photos on the same page. There are negatives for this and the other three pictures which will be placed with the prints.
  • NP66 1 17 Young women. [193?]. 23 x 16 cm. This photo is a portrait of a group of young women. Seated in the second row from the front is Anna Thiessen wearing glasses. Note: This photo is a part of three other similar photos on the same page.
  • NP66 1 18 Young women. [193?]. 23 x 16 cm. This photo is a portrait of a group of young women. Note: this photo is a part of three other similar photos on the same page.
  • NP66 1 19 Young women. [193?]. 23 x 16 cm. This photo is a portrait of a group of young women. Note: this photo is a part of three other similar photos on the same page.
  • NP66 1 20 Young women in maids uniform. [193?]. 9 x 11 cm. This photo is a portrait of five young women in maids uniforms.
  • NP66 1 21 Girls eating. [193?]. 18 x 13 cm. This photo is of a large group of girls and young women eating together.
  • NP66 1 22 Young women and groom. [193?]. 10 x 7 cm. This photo is of a bride and groom with a group of young women.
  • NP66 1 23 Young women with guitars. [193?]. 13 x 18 and 6 x 9. This photo is of six young women with guitars standing outside, in front of a house. 2 copies.
  • NP66 1 24 Congregation full of young women. 1934. 9 x 6 cm. This photo is of a congregation full of young women.
  • NP66 1 25 Women standing outside. [193?]. 9 x 6 cm. This photo is of 8 women standing outside.
  • NP66 1 26 Young women at supper. [193?]. 9 x 6 cm. This photo is of young women sitting at a table for a meal.
  • NP66 1 27 Young women eating. [193?]. 18 x 13 cm. This photo is of a group of young women sitting at a table for a meal. Anna Thiessen is sitting at far end of table wearing glasses.
  • NP66 1 28 Young women at a meal. [193?]. 8 x 6 cm. This photo is of young women sitting at tables for a meal.
  • NP66 1 29 Tabea Verein. 1935. 15 x 8 cm. This photo is of a large group of young women of the Tabea Verein, standing on the stage of a church.
  • NP66 1 30 People sitting at a meal. [193?]. 9 x 6 cm. This photo is of a large group of people sitting down for a meal in a basement of a church.
  • NP66 1 31 People sitting at a meal. [193?]. 9 x 6 cm. This photo is of a large group of people sitting down for a meal. Anna Thiessen is standing.
  • NP66 1 32 Young Women at Assiniboine park, Winnipeg. [193?]. 15 x 10 cm. This photo is of a group of young women sitting on the grass in front of the Assiniboine Park pavilion, Winnipeg.
  • NP66 1 33 Group of people sitting down for a meal. [193?]. 14 x 9 cm. This photo is of a large group of people sitting at a table for a meal.
  • NP66 1 34 Young women. [193?]. 5 x 6 cm. This photo is of 4 young women outside.
  • NP66 1 35 A.B. Peters and Bible study group. [193?]. 18 x 13 cm. This photo is of A.B. Peters and young women who were in a Bible study class with Peters.
  • NP66 1 36 Helen Reimer. [193?]. 4 x 5 cm. This photo is a portrait of Helen Riemer.
  • NP66 1 37 Two young women. [193?]. 6 x 11 cm. This photo is of two young women standing outside a building.
  • NP66 1 38 Women standing outside. [193?]. 10 x 7 cm. This photo is of five women standing outside on the sidewalk.
  • NP66 1 39 Wedding. [193?]. 9 x 9 cm. This photo is of a bride and man standing on the steps outside a church.
  • NP66 1 40 Unidentified women. [193?]. 5 x 8 cm. This photo is a portrait of an unidentified women.
  • NP66 1 42 Mary Martha home. [193?]. 7 x 4 cm. This photo is of the Mary Martha Home at 437 Mountain ave.
  • NP66 1 43 Family photo. [193?]. 9 x 6 cm. This photo is a family portrait of an unknown family.
  • NP66 1 45 Couple playing instruments at Christmas. [194?]. 11 x 7 cm. This photo is of a man with a violin and woman with an auto harp at Christmas time.
  • NP66 1 46 Older women with Anna Thiessen. [195?]. 8 x 8 cm. This photo is of elderly women with Anna Thiessen who is seated in right front.
  • NP66 1 47 Group of women. [194?]. 9 x 6 cm. This photo is of a group of women standing on the front steps of a house. Anna Thiessen is in front row in black.
  • NP66 1 48 Unidentified older couple. [194?]. 10 x 7 cm. This Photo is of an unidentified older couple.
  • NP66 1 49 Christmas display. [194?]. 9 x 6 cm. This photo is of a Christmas tree, small house and fire place.
  • NP66 1 50 Women sitting around a table in a house. [194?]. 9 x 9 cm. This photo is of a group of women sitting around a table in a house. Note: this photo is a duplicate of NP66 2 88.
  • NP66 1 51 Unidentified woman and tree. [195?]. 6 x 9 cm. This photo is of an unidentified woman sitting on the floor in front of a Christmas tree.
  • NP66 1 52 Young women on bed. [194?]. 9 x 6 cm. This photo is of two young women sitting on a bed around Christmas time.
  • NP66 1 53 Young women eating. [194?]. 9 x 6 cm. This photo is of a group of women sitting at a table for a meal.
  • NP66 1 54 Bride and two young women. [194?]. 7 x 7 cm. This photo is of a bride and two young women holding flowers.
  • NP66 1 55 Bride and groom. [194?]. 8 x 11 cm. This photo is of a bride and groom standing outside.
  • NP66 1 57 Elderly women sitting outside. 1965. 13 x 9 cm. This photo is of 7 elderly women sitting outside.
  • NP66 1 58 Young women at supper. [194?]. 18 x 13 cm. This photo is of young women sitting down for a meal.
  • NP66 1 59 Elderly women at picnic table. [196?]. 13 x 9 cm. This photo is of nine elderly women sitting at a picnic table. Anna Thiessen is sitting on second bench wearing a black hat.
  • NP66 1 60 Elderly women sitting at picnic table. [196?]. 13 x 9 cm. This photo is of nine elderly women sitting at a picnic table. Anna Thiessen is sitting on second bench, wearing a black hat.
  • NP66 2 1 3 story house. [193?]. 6 x 10 cm. This photo is of a street in the foreground and a large three story house.
  • NP66 2 2 608 Mountain ave. [193?]. 8 x 6 cm. This photo is of the Mary Martha Home at 608 Mountain ave. Note: This photo was taken from a newspaper.
  • NP66 2 3 Mary Martha Home. 1936. 12 x 7 cm. This photo is of the Mary Martha Home.
  • NP66 2 4 House. [193?]. 7 x 11 cm. This photo is of a street, trees and a house.
  • NP66 2 5 North End Chapel. [192?]. 12 x 5 cm. This photo is of the North End Chapel, Burrows and Andrews in Winnipeg. Note: This photo has been taken out of a book.
  • NP66 2 6 Chopping wood. [193?]. 9 x 7 cm. This photo is of three women and a small boy chopping wood.
  • NP66 2 7 Two nurses. [194?]. 6 x 9 cm. This photo is of two young female nurses and a dog.
  • NP66 2 8 Group of young women. [194?]. 13 x 8 cm. This photo is of a group of young women standing outside and the Mennonite Brethren church in the background and another church with a steeple in. Anna Thiessen is in second row, far right. Note: the church with the steeple is the same as in photo NP45 1 3.
  • NP66 2 9 Mary Martha Home. [194?]. 7 x 11 cm. This photo is of the Mary Martha Home, house number 437.
  • NP66 2 10 Tina Friesen and Lina Unruh. [194?]. 7 x 11 cm. This photo is of Tina Friesen and Lina (Lise?) Unruh standing on the front steps of the Mary Martha Home.
  • NP66 2 11 Two young women. [194?]. 8 x 13 cm. This photo is a portrait of two unidentified young women.
  • NP66 2 12 Unidentified music group. [194?]. 8 x 13 cm. This photo is of three unidentified young women, two of which are holding guitars.
  • NP66 2 13 Unidentified young women. [194?]. 8 x 13 cm. This photo is a portrait of two unidentified young women.
  • NP66 2 14 Unidentified women. [194?]. 8 x 13 cm.This photo is of an unidentified woman.
  • NP66 2 15 Three elderly women. 1965. 9 x 13 cm. This photo is of three elderly women standing outside in front of a door. Far left is Anna Thiessen.
  • NP66 2 16 Unidentified woman. [194?]. 8 x 12 cm. This photo is a portrait of an unidentified woman.
  • NP66 2 17 Wedding portrait of Johann and Tena Huebert. [194?]. 9 x 14 cm. This photo is a wedding portrait of Johann and Tena Huebert.
  • NP66 2 18 Wedding portrait. [194?]. 8 x 14 cm. This photo is a wedding portrait of an older couple.
  • NP66 2 19 Two woman. [194?]. 6 x 9 cm. This photo is of two unidentified women sitting outside.
  • NP66 2 20 Three woman. [195?]. 8 x 8 cm. This photo is of three older woman outside on the front steps of a house. Centre is Anna Thiessen.
  • NP66 2 21 A.B. Peters and young women. [193?]. 25 x 20 cm. This photo is of Bible Study leader A.B. Peters and a group of young women.
  • NP66 2 22 Large group of young women. [193?]. 25 x 15 cm. This photo is of a large group of young women, with an inset of 8 young women on the top. Note: this photo is a duplicate of NP66 1 15. A negative for this photo can be found in NP25 7 64.
  • NP66 2 23 Wedding portrait. [194?]. 9 x 14 cm. This photo is a wedding portrait of a an unknown couple.
  • NP66 2 24 Wedding portrait. [194?]. 10 x 15 cm. This photo is a wedding portrait of an unknown couple.
  • NP66 2 25 Funeral for child. 1946. 8 x 7 cm. This photo is of Margert Elinor Toews, nine months old, in a coffin and parents Jacob and Justina Toews of Morden, Manitoba looking on.
  • NP66 2 26 Small children in front of Mary Martha Home. [194?]. 9 x 6 cm. This photo is of two children standing on the steps of the Mary Martha Home, and and older female adult standing behind them.
  • NP66 2 27 Wedding portrait. [194?]. 5 x 9 cm. This photo is a wedding portrait of an unknown couple.
  • NP66 2 28 Unidentified couple. [194?]. 8 x 14 cm. This photo is a portrait of an unknown couple.
  • NP66 2 29 Unidentified child and young woman. 1955. 9 x 13 cm. This photo is of an unidentified child and young woman sitting on the grass.
  • NP66 2 30 Abe and Anne Funk wedding. [194?]. 7 x 9 cm. This photo is a wedding photo of Abe and Anne Funk.
  • NP66 2 31 Tabea Verein. 1935. 15 x 8 cm. This photo is of a large group of young women from the Tabea Verien standing on the stage of a church. Note: duplicate of NP66 1 29.
  • NP66 2 32 Sara Plett and Justina Funk. [194?]. 17 x 25, 8 x 14 cm. This photo is a portrait of Sara Plett and Justina Funk in uniform. Note: 2 copies, and there is a negative of this photo in NP25 7 64.
  • NP66 2 33 Young women in uniforms. [194?]. 20 x 25, 8 x 13 cm. This photo is of three young women in maids uniforms. Note: 2 copies and a negative for this photo can be found in NP25 7 64.
  • NP66-02-34 Young women in uniform. -- [194-?]. -- 13 x 11 cm.  This photo is of six unidentified young women in uniform, possibly for a nurses graduation.
  • NP66 2 35 Group of young women. [194?]. 10 x 6 cm. This photo is of a group of young women sitting outside on the grass.
  • NP66 2 36 Young women in the park. [194?]. 10 x 5 cm.This photo is of 10 young women sitting in the park.
  • NP66 2 37 Group of women sitting at table. [194?]. 15 x 9 cm.This photo is of a group of women sitting at a table for a meal. Note: this item can also be found in NP66 1 33.
  • NP66 2 38 Young women in the park. [194?]. 11 x 7 cm. This photo is of a group of young women sitting at picnic tables.
  • NP66 2 39 Women on front steps. [194?]. 5 x 8 cm. This photo is of a group of women standing on the steps of a house. Front row, centre is Anna Thiessen.
  • NP66 2 40 Young women in the Assiniboine park. [194?]. 11 x 7 cm.This photo is of a group of young women in the Assiniboine park, Winnipeg.
  • NP66 2 41 Unidentified women on steps of house. [194?]. 5 x 8 cm. This photo is of an unidentified woman standing on the steps of a house.
  • NP66 2 42 Unidentified young women. [194?]. 13 x 8 cm. This photo is a portrait of three unidentified young women.
  • NP66 2 43 Women on steps of Mary Martha Home. [195?]. 6 x 10 cm.This photo is of two women and Anna Thiessen in the middle.
  • NP66 2 44 Unidentified young children. [194?]. 8 x 14 cm. This photo is a portrait of two young children, ca. 1 and 3 years old.
  • NP66 2 45 A family at graduation. 1961. 12 x 8 cm. This photo is of an unidentified family at a graduation.
  • NP66 2 46 House. [194?]. 5 x 8 cm. This photo is of a house.
  • NP66 2 47 Ruth Young. [194?]. 11 x 8 cm.This photo is of Ruth Young on the steps of a house.
  • NP66 2 48 Anna Thiessen and unidentified young woman. [194?]. 8 x 5 cm. This photo is of Anna Thiessen and an unidentified young women outside.
  • NP66 2 49 Young women standing outside. [194?]. 8 x 5 cm. This photo is of three women standing outside the Mary Martha Home.
  • NP66 2 51 Group of women standing on house steps. [194?]. 5 x 8 cm.This photo is of nine women standing on the steps of a house. Anna Thiessen is middle row, middle.
  • NP66 2 52 Group of women on steps of house. [194?]. 11 x 6 cm. This photo is of a group of women standing on the steps of the Mary Martha Home house. Centre is Anna Thiessen.
  • NP66 2 53 Women in fur coats. [194?]. 5 x 8 cm. This photo is of unidentified women standing outside in fur coats.
  • NP66 2 55 Unidentified women on steps. [194?]. 5 x 8 cm. This photo is of an unidentified group of young women on the steps of the Mary Martha Home house.
  • NP66 2 56 Group of young women. [194?]. 11 x 7 cm. This photo is of a group of young women standing on the steps of the Mary Martha Home house.
  • NP66 2 57 group of women. [194?]. 11 x 7 cm. This photo is of a group of young women with Anna Thiessen, second from right.
  • NP66 2 58 Young women. [194?]. 11 x 7 cm. This photo is of a group of young women standing on the steps of the Mary Martha Home house.
  • NP66 2 59 Young women. [194?]. 5 x 8 cm. This photo is of eight unidentified young women.
  • NP66 2 60 group of young women. 1934. 11 x 9 cm. This photo is of unidentified young women standing outside. Anna Thiessen is seated on a chair.
  • NP66 2 61 Young women. [194?]. 5 x 7 cm. This photo is of three unidentified young women standing outside under a tree.
  • NP66 2 63 Two unidentified women. [194?]. 6 x 9 cm.This photo is of two unidentified women standing in front of the Mary Martha Home.
  • NP66 2 62 Unidentified boys. [194?]. 9 x 6 cm. This photo is of five boys, one young woman, and Anna Thiessen sitting on the steps of the Mary Martha Home.
  • NP66 2 64 Women in front of car. [194?]. 15 x 9 cm. This photo is of a group of women standing in front of a car. Far left is Anna Thiessen.
  • NP66 2 65 Young women. [194?]. 11 x 7 cm. This photo is of a group of young women posing for a picture in a park.
  • NP66 2 66 Young women. [194?]. 6 x 11 cm. This photo is of 7 young women standing in front of the Mary Martha Home with Anna Thiessen, who is front row, middle.
  • NP66 2 68 Young women in park. [194?]. 11 x 7 cm.This photo is of 11 women in the park.
  • NP66 2 69 Young Women and Anna Thiessen. [194?]. 6 x 11 cm. This photo is of two young women standing with Anna Thiessen, middle, on the steps of the Mary Martha Home.
  • NP66 2 70 Young women with Anna Thiessen. [194?]. 12 x 8 cm. This photo is of 10 young women standing outside with Anna Thiessen. Note: There are names on the back of the photo, however it is unclear whose names they are in relations to the photo.
  • NP66 2 71 Family. [194?]. 6 x 9 cm. This photo is of an unknown man, woman, and small child.
  • NP66 2 72 Anna Thiessen and friend. [194?]. 7 x 11 cm. This photo is of a friend and Anna Thiessen, with other women in the background on the porch of a house.
  • NP66 2 73 Mail man. [194?]. 7 x 12 cm. This photo is of a mail man in front of the Mary Martha Home.
  • NP66 2 74 Group of unidentified women. [194?]. 11 x 7 cm. This photo is of a group of women in front of the Mary Martha Home.
  • NP66 2 75 Unidentified woman. [194?]. 7 x 12 cm. This photo is of an unidentified woman sitting on the steps of a house.
  • NP66 2 76 Group of women. [194?]. 12 x 7 cm. This photo is of a group of women standing on the steps of the Mary Martha Home.
  • NP66 2 77 Group of young women. [194?]. 11 x 7 cm. This photo is of a group of young woman on the steps of the Mary Martha Home.
  • NP66 2 78 Unidentified woman. [194?]. 7 x 12 cm. This photo is of an unidentified woman standing in front of the Mary Martha Home.
  • NP66 2 79 Unidentified family. [196?]. 9 x 9 cm [col.]. This photo is on an unidentified family consisting of three generations.
  • NP66 2 80 Unidentified women. [196?]. 9 x 9 cm [col.]. This photo is of two unidentified older women standing in front of a flower garden and house.
  • NP66 2 81 Six young women. [194?]. 12 x 7 cm. This photo is six young women standing outside. Note: There is a list of names on the back but it is unclear who the names belong to in relation to the photo.
  • NP66 2 82 Unidentified woman. [196?]. 9 x 9 cm [col.]. This photo is of an unidentified woman standing in front of a flower garden and waterfall.
  • NP66 2 83 Unidentified group. [196?]. 9 x 9 cm [col.]. This photo is of an unidentified middle aged couple and older woman.
  • NP66 2 84 Anna Thiessen and friend. [196?]. 9 x 9 cm [col.]. This photo is of Anna Thiessen, on the left, and a unidentified woman.
  • NP66 2 85 Nalja Isaak. [196?]. 8 x 10 cm. This photo is of Nalja Isaak, who died July 8, 1972.
  • NP66 2 86 Head stone of Aganetha Nalja Isaak. ca. 1973. 13 x 9 cm. This photo is of the head stone of Aganetha Nalja Isaak.
  • NP66 2 87 Group of women with Anna Thiessen. [194?]. 17 x 12 cm. This photo is of young women with Anna Thiessen.
  • NP66 2 88 Women sitting around table. [194?]. 9 x 9 cm. This photo is of a group of women sitting down around a table for a meal. Note: this photo is a duplicate of NP66 1 50.
  • NP66 2 89 Group of elderly women. 1967. 9 x 9 cm. This photo is of a group of unidentified older woman and Anna Thiessen, who is fourth from the right.
  • NP66 2 90 Group of older women sitting down to eat. 1972. 9 x 9 cm [col.]. This photo is of a group of older women sitting down to eat a meal.
  • NP66 2 91 Anna Thiessen and friends. 1972. 9 x 9 cm [col.]. This photo is of Anna Thiessen in the foreground, and other older women.
  • NP66 2 92 5 Negatives. [19 ]. 6 x 5 cm. These negatives are of various photos in NP66.
  • NP66 3 1 Menn. Maedchenheim Ebenezer zu Winnipeg 1946. 1946. 25 x 20 cm. This photo is of the young women and leaders of the Maedchenheim in Winnipeg. Note: there is a negative of the photo included.
  • NP66 3 2 Mennonitisches Maedchenheim, Saskatoon, June 20th 1935. 1935. 25 x 20 cm. This photo is of the Mennonite girls home in Saskatoon. Note: there is a negative with this photo.
  • NP66 3 3 Unidentified women. [193?]. 13 x 18 cm. This photo is of two unidentified women and one small child. There is a negative with this photo.
  • NP66 3 5 Group of girls. [194?]. 26 x 20 cm. This photo is of 11 girls and a young woman. There is a negative with this photo.
  • NP66 3 6 Menn. Madechenheim Ebenezer zu Winnipeg 1938. 1938. 12 x 10 cm. This negative is of the young women and leaders of the girls home in Winnipeg.
    NP66 3 7 Group of young women and Anna Thiessen. [193?]. 25 x 20 cm. This photo is of a group of young women and Anna Thiessen. There is a negative with this photo.
  • NP66 3 8 Baptism at the Assiniboine river. 1928. 32 x 20 cm. This photo is of young women from the North End Mennonite Brethren church walking down the bank of the Assiniboine river for baptism with many other watching.
  • NP66 3 9 Young women arriving at the girls home. ca. 1924. 10 x 5 cm. This photo is of three young girls who just arrived at the girls home with their luggage.
  • NP66 3 10 Sunday School class. – 1916. – 25 x 20 cm. This photo is of the Sunday School students and teachers of the church on the corner of McKenzie and Manitoba ave, Winnipeg. Note: there is a negative with this photo.
  • NP66 3 11 Manitoba Mennonite School class and teacher. 1911. 16 x 11 cm. This photo is of 13 boys and their teacher standing outside.
  • NP66 3 12 Mary Martha Home. [193?]. 6 x 6 cm. This photo is of the Mary Martha Home and three women standing in the yard.
  • NP66 3 13 Group of young women at the Mary Martha Home. 1932. 35 x 25 cm. This photo is of the women of the Mary Martha Home. Anna Thiessen is fourth row from front, centre wearing glasses.
  • NP66 3 14 Unidentified group. [193?]. 12 x 10 cm. This negative is of an unidentified group of men and one woman.
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