Fonds - C.S. Downing fonds

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C.S. Downing fonds

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CA VPL

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  • 1900-1906 (Creation)
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    Downing, Claire Spence

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221 photographs

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Claire Spence Downing was an amateur photographer and a successful West Vancouver businessman in the plumbing supplies wholesale trade. In 1946, Downing was elected the first chairman of the Metropolitan Parks Planning Board. He was a noted amateur photographer whose works chronicle the early history of the North Shore.

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The fonds consists of photographs of ships in English Bay and of scenes of North Vancouver, Howe Sound, and Indian Arm.

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BCAUL control number: VPL-1539

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