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An Auctioneer in cowboy hat calls for bids as two men hold up the chair he's selling. Also sold at auction were hundreds of quilts and a two-storey red birdhouse, which went for a price the deep-voiced auctioneer said doesn't even pay for the lumber. The fair was organized by Mennonites in New Hamburg and in neighboring cities, towns, villages and farms. I like the bustle of the people around, a Waterloo high school girl said as she sold bright-coloured balloons. Open in full size

An Auctioneer in cowboy hat calls for bids as two men hold up the chair he's selling. Also sold at auction were hundreds of quilts and a two-storey red birdhouse, which went for a price the deep-voiced auctioneer said doesn't even pay for the lumber. The fair was organized by Mennonites in New Hamburg and in neighboring cities, towns, villages and farms. I like the bustle of the people around, a Waterloo high school girl said as she sold bright-coloured balloons.

Picture, 1973, English

An Auctioneer in cowboy hat calls for bids as two men hold up the chair he's selling. Also sold at auction were hundreds of quilts and a two-storey red birdhouse, which went for a price the deep-voiced auctioneer said doesn't even pay for the lumber. The fair was organized by Mennonites in New Hamburg and in neighboring cities, towns, villages and farms. I like the bustle of the people around, a Waterloo high school girl said as she sold bright-coloured balloons.

Picture, 1973, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Mennonites - 1970 - 1979

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0026848f