File 107 - Zarowski brothers

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Zarowski brothers

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CA MHM 107

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  • predominant 1987 - 1988, [1993 - 1994] (Creation)

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84 photographic prints : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm and 13 x 13 cm and other materials.

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(12 May, 1953 - May, 2001)

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File consists of photographs of the Zarowski brothers, Morris and Nestor, who lived as hermits at a place they called Tranquility Place, which was located Southwest of Edmonton. Nestor later changed his name to Nestor Rose. Photographs consist of Victor Post's visit to see the brothers among their outdoor living area of Tranquility Place, along with Lena Post, Anne Post, and Leona D. Weixl. Also included is a newspaper article, discussing the brothers' history, living arrangements, and conversations with the Post family on their trip. Another newspaper article discusses Nestor Rose's graffiti work for God in Edmonton. The 2 VHS cassettes seem to have a CFRN Edmonton production on the brothers, entitled "A Simple Life: The Zarowsky Story" and "A Simple Life: Nestor and Morris Zarowsky".

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Also included are 7 envelopes of the photographs and negatives, which have cropping and developing information. Also found is contact information for the Zarowski brothers in Warburg and Thorsby, Alberta.

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Includes 2 VHS cassettes.

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Includes negatives : b&w and col. ; 6 x 7 cm and 6 x 6 cm, 72 slides : col. ; 6 x 6 cm and 35 mm, 3 newspaper prints and 2 videocassettes.

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