Mennonite resistance

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A Moment from Yesterday

April 8, 2020 | Opinion | Volume 24 Issue 8
Laureen Harder-Gissing | Conrad Grebel University College
(Photo: Richard Sutton, Kitchener-Waterloo Record/ Mennonite Archives of Ontario)

Tourists attempt to photograph boys outside of the Elmira Old Order Mennonite Meetinghouse, circa 1970. The boys are using a hand mirror to thwart their efforts. The photo appeared in the local newspaper with the caption “Mennonite Resistance.” After the Second World War, urban Canadians embraced rural tourism. What do you think they were looking for? Where would you place yourself in this picture? 

For more historical photos in the Mennonite Archival Image Database, see archives.mhsc.ca.

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(Photo: Richard Sutton, Kitchener-Waterloo Record/ Mennonite Archives of Ontario)

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