Collection PR-1044 - George Allen collection

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George Allen collection

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CA BCA PR-1044

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  • [ca. 1880-1950] (Creation)
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    Allen, George

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5419 photographs

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George Allen was a photographer in Vancouver, B.C.

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Accession 198312-005 was purchased from George Allen in 1981. Accession 199111-001 was donated by Kenne Allen, the son of George Allen.

Scope and content

The records consist of photographs acquired or collected by George Allen and include the following: ca. 1730 nitrate negatives depicting early aerial photography of the B.C. lower mainland and Pacific west coast to Anyox, for the period 1926-1932. These photographs were taken by the photographer Stuart Thomson, also by Western Canada Airways/Pacific Airways Lt., precursors of Canadian Pacific Air; ca. 1150 negatives, both glass and nitrate, of views depicting Vancouver and area, Fraser River Valley, Victoria and Nanaimo, roads etc. taken in the 1920's and 1930's, all taken by professional photographers including Stuart Thomson, the Edwards Brothers, Richard Broadbridge and the Gowen Sutton Company. The collection also includes ca. 2570 nitrate negatives and contact prints of the Okanagan region, Vancouver Island, some of Banff, Calgary, Lethbridge, Winnipeg, and Quebec from ca. 1880 to 1950's. These photographs were mainly taken by photographer C.C. Wright while in the employ of Gowen Sutton, commercial producer of postcards. These photographs were acquired by George Allen in the 1950's and added to his collection.

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No further accruals expected.

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BCAUL control number: BCA-1044

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Revised by BCANS Coordinator, June 1, 2012.

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