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Japanese Canadian Archives photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-1994

The collection consists of photographs of people, events, organizations, and institutional activities relating to the Japanese-Canadian community, primarily in British Columbia. Many of the photographs depict scenes of Japanese-Canadian life in internment and relocation camps during and after World War II.

Vancouver Public Library historical photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1860]-1981

The collection consists of photographs depicting scenes and aspects of life in Vancouver and in other locations in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory from ca. 1860. The subjects depicted include forestry, mining, fishing, transportation, shipping, and construction as well as buildings, interiors, landscapes, people and significant events in B.C.'s past.

Philip Timms fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1904-1937

The fonds consists of Timms' photographs of Vancouver and other locations in B.C. depicting individuals and families, scenes and panoramas, businesses, buildings, streets, churches, and various modes of transportation.

Timms, Philip Thomas

Wrathall Photo Finishing Ltd. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1906-1982

The fonds consists of photographs of the Wrathall photography business in the Prince Rupert area. Photographs depict people (including natives), buildings, railways, and industry in Prince Rupert, Hazelton, and in settlements on the northern coast of B.C. and southern coast of Alaska.

Wrathall Photo Finishing

Edwards Brothers fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1888-1900, 1920-1931

The fonds consists of portraits and photographs of early Vancouver (1888-1900) and Victoria as well as portraits and photographs of B.C. towns (1920-1931).

Edwards Brothers

Independent Order of Good Templars fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1886-1911

The fonds consists of ledgers (1886-1897), listing supplies sold and purchased by lodges throughout B.C., minutes of Onward Lodge No. 2 (1906-1911), quarterly return (1886-1889), listing amount and date received for each quarter.

Independent Order of Good Templars

Donovan Clemson fonds

  • CA VPL 33501-34784
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1964

The fonds consists of photographs of towns, villages, farms, buildings and scenery in B.C. taken for the Fraser Valley Regional Library.

Clemson, Donovan

Henry Whittaker fonds

  • CA VPL 35967-36252
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940-1960]

The fonds consists of photographs depicting Vancouver panoramas, Victoria Harbour, animals, children, ferries, farming, and various B.C. towns.

Whittaker, Henry, b. 1886

Leary family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-54
  • Fonds
  • 1897-[196-?]

Textual records consist of legal records belonging to A.R. Leary including land deeds, mortgage papers, and fire insurance policies. The fonds also includes British Columbia history and geography textbooks, newspaper clippings, a June 3, 1948 issue of the Ladner Optimist, school certificates, a short history of Vancouver, May Day raffle tickets, rules and regulations of the Grand Black Chapter of Ireland, programs, receipts, notebooks, correspondence, etc. It also contains genealogical notes on the Leary family compiled by Mabel MacNamara and Laura Miller. The fonds includes photographs of men during the gold rush, Knickerbocker's Barber Shop, schools and students, Ladner Ferry, World War I tanks, logging, canneries, ferries, etc. as well as photographs of various members of the Leary family.

Leary (family)

Jewish communities of British Columbia historical collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1858-2000]

The collection consists of documents and photographs intentionally assembled collection of discrete items documenting the following areas: the occupational pursuits of B.C. and Yukon Jewry; the organized religious life of Jews in B.C.; leisure activities; and the membership and good works of organizations formed to aid and represent the Jewish community, such as the National Council of Jewish Women. There is also a wide range of individual and family portraits, and photographs of headstones.