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Fonds F 4610

Ted and Eleanor Konkle fonds


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Title
Ted and Eleanor Konkle fonds
Dates of Creation
1953-1990
Physical Description

2 volumes of graphic materials (ca. 300 photographs : black and white and colour prints, 2 centimetres of textual records, mounted in scrapbooks)

67 drawings : watercolour or tempura and ink

109 photographs : colour prints

5 photographs : black and white prints

12 centimetres of textual records

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of scrapbooks, loose photographs and design drawings, which document Ted and Eleanor Konkle's work for the display department at the T. Eaton Company in creating the Christmas Story windows between the years 1954 and 1963. It also includes material that details their decoration and costume designs for various Art Gallery Balls in Toronto during the same period. Additionally, the fonds includes photographs of Eaton's fashion shows coordinated by Ted as well as records of his time spent as an employee at Eaton's.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Ted and Eleanor Konkle were artists responsible for designing and creating the Eaton's Christmas story windows for the T. Eaton Company's College Street Store in Toronto from 1953 to 1963. Ted and Eleanor were hired as freelance designers and completed their work both in the Eaton's studio and at their own home.

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Konkle (family)

T. Eaton Co.
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Terms For Use and Reproduction
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records were donated to the Archives of Ontario by Eleanor Konkle in 2011.
Related Material

Related material can be found in the T. Eaton Co. fonds, particularly in Series F 229-82 Eaton's Merchandise Display Office Christmas and miscellaneous records.

Former Codes

1011-067

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
F 4610-1 Ted and Eleanor Konkle Christmas display files
F 4610-2 Ted Konkle Eaton's employee records