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Falk, B.J.

  • Corporate body

A photography studio was located at 949 Broadway, N.Y.

Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

  • Person
  • 1844-1900

Prince Alfred was the fourth child and second son of Queen Victoria and Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the Prince Consort. He joined the navy in August 1858, and was appointed as midshipman on HMS Euryalus at the age of fourteen. Upon the abdication of King Otto of Greece, in 1862, Prince Alfred was selected to succeed him, but the British government blocked plans for him to ascend the Greek throne, largely due to the fact that the Queen strongly opposed the idea. He therefore remained in the navy, and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant on 24 February 1863, serving under Count Gleichen on HMS Racoon, and captain on 23 February 1866, being then appointed to the command of the frigate HMS Galatea. On 24 May 1866, Alfred was created Duke of Edinburgh and Earl of Ulster and Earl of Kent by his mother, Queen Victoria. He was the first member of the British royal family to visit Australia and liked to travel.
On 12 March 1868, he survived an attempted assasination was carried out by Henry James O'Farrell, but was shot in the back by a revolver, which wounded him just to the right of his spine.
In 1874, he married the Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia. They had 6 children: Prince Alfred of Edinburgh, Princess Marie Alexandra Victoria, Princess Victoria Melita, Princess Alexandra, a stillborn son and Princess Beatrice.
On the death without an heir of his uncle, Prince Albert's elder brother, Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha on 22 August 1893, Alfred inherited the duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, after his older brother renounced the right.


Airhart, Matthew

  • Person
  • [ca. 2018]

Airhart retired in 2017 from his position as Director of Philanthropy at Tafelmusik Baroque Orchesta, in Toronto, ON. Previously he held several different positions, including Senior Director of Development, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Ryerson University (2000-20014).



J.H. Dallmeyer Ltd.

  • Corporate body

An optical instrument and lens manufacurer, founded 1850 by John Henry Dallmayer and continued after his death in 1883 by his son Thomas Rudolphus Dallmeyer (who patented the telephoto lens in 1891). The company was under the auspices of several coprorations, including Watsham's Electro-Optics Limited (1987-1988), Omitec Electro-Optics Limited (1988-1997) & Avimo Optical Imaging Limited (1997-2001) and is currently part of Thales Optical Imaging Limited - Thales Optics Group «


Ferguson, Donald

  • Person

Took photographs used to promote Ryerson in the 1950s and 1960s

Bolduan, Charles Frederick

  • Person
  • 1873-1950

He was Director of the Bureau of Health Education of the Department of Health of the City of New York. In this capacity, he was also editor of the Quarterly Bulletin published by the Health Department.

Jones, Elsie K.

  • Person
  • ? - 1972

Elsie Kathleen Jones was born in Mount Hope, Ontario and attended school in Hamilton. She graduated from the Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing in 1925. In 1928 she joined the staff at Wellesley becoming the Director of Nursing in 1937. She held this role until her retirement in 1964. After her retirement she married Cye A. LaVenture.

Adriani, John, Dr.

  • Person
  • 1908-1988

He was an anesthesiologist who created controversy as an early advocate of requiring prescription drugs to be sold under generic names, instead of brand names, to reduce costs for consumers. He became a national figure for a brief period in 1969 when he was offered the job of director of the Bureau of Medicine in the United States Food and Drug Administration, only to have the appointment withdrawn after pressure from the pharmaceutical industry. At the time, he was associate director of Charity Hospital in New Orleans and a professor at Tulane and Louisiana State Universities, where he taught surgery, oral surgery and pharmacology, as well as anesthesiology. He graduated from Columbia College and was a member of Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons. He practiced several disciplines and was for several years director of the Council on Drugs of the American Medical Association.

Glaverbel Industries

  • Corporate body
  • 1961-2002

In 1961 the merger of the two largest producers of flat glass in Belgium, “Glaces et Verres” (Glaver S.A.) and “Union des Verreries Mécaniques Belges” (Univerbel S.A.) to form Glaverbel. In 1965, Glaverbel opened the first float glass line in continental Europe, at Moustier (Belgium). In 1972 the French company BSN (Danone) took control of Glaverbel and integrated the Belgian company in its own flat glass division. In 1981, BSN shed its flat glass activities and Glaverbel was acquired by Asahi Glass Co. Ltd. (Japan). In 1998, Glaverbel acquired the European flat glass activities of PPG Glass Industries, mainly located in France and Italy. In 2002, as part of its worldwide reorganisation AGC took full control of Glaverbel, which was delisted from the stock exchange. In 2007, AGC adopted a single name for all its companies around the world, and so Glaverbel became AGC Flat Glass Europe, and in 2010, AGC Glass Europe.

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