Image of Gordon Scharlach unlocking a ballot box while kneeling in the middle of a room full of stacked and numbered ballot boxes.
Ballot Burning [Unpublished]
Photo caption that accompanied 53-4392_002 and photo missing from envelope: "BURN BALLOTS - Kitchener's City Hall was heated by ballots from the Dec. 3 election yesterday. The 93 polling boxes were opened and their contents "cremated" in the furnace. Gordon Scharlach, assistant city clerk, found the 93 keys required to open the boxes a heavy load (left photo) [see 53-4392_001 for closes version]. Edward Beitz (right) [53-4392_002] stuffs ballots into furnace."
Title supplied by Kitchener-Waterloo Record staff. 53-4392_002 and photo missing from envelope appeared on Page 3 of the Friday, January 23, 1953 edition of the newspaper.
Kitchener-Waterloo Record Photographic Negative Collection
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 10 x 8 cm
Waterloo (Ont. : Regional municipality)
University of Waterloo Library. Special Collections & Archives. Kitchener-Waterloo Record Photographic Negative Collection. Ballot Burning [Unpublished]. 53-4392_001.