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A.W. Phair fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1886, [ca. 1900], [ca. 1940]

The fonds consists of photographs depicting people, streets, and buildings in Lillooet, B.C., and area.

Phair, A.W.

Orville J. Rognon fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1917

The fonds consists of glass plate negatives of the military, the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, and people and scenes of Vancouver and Victoria. Some of the photographs are by V. Vinson.

Rognon, Orville J.

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

Dominion Photo Company fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1960

The fonds consists of photographs of businesses, panoramas, streets, people, and events in Vancouver, B.C. Many of the photographs were taken by Percy Bentley.

Dominion Photo Company

Stuart Thomson fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910-1940]

The fonds consists of photographs depicting Vancouver panoramas, streets, sports, harbour, ships, buildings and businesses.

Thomson, Stuart

William McFarlane Notman fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1871-1904]

The fonds consists of portraits and photographs depicting ships and scenes of New Westminster, Vancouver, and Victoria.

Notman, William McFarlane

Bailey Brothers Company fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1888-1900]

The fonds consists of photographs of scenes, streets, and group portraits in Vancouver, B.C., of Bailey Brothers Company and the firm of Bailey and Neelands.

Bailey Brothers Company

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

Vancouver Province fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1938-1964

The fonds consists of photographs of people and events in Vancouver and in other locations of B.C. taken by the Vancouver Province newspaper. Photographers included Eric W. Cable, Harry L. Cantlon, William H. Cunningham, Claud P. Dettloff, Byron Charles Jennings, Charles S. Jones, Ross J. Kenward, Donald C. McLeod, Robert E. Olsen, David C. Patterson, Gordon F. Sedawie, and Villy Svarre.

Vancouver Daily Province

Ida Madeline Gunterman fonds

  • CA VPL 16762-16773
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890-1910]

The fonds consists of photographs of the Lardeau area of B.C. including portraits and images depicting scenery and pioneer life.

Gunterman, Ida Madeline

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

Van Dyke Studios fonds

  • CA VPL 35877-35942
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1930-1955]

The fonds consists of photographs depicting people, activities, and scenery in Vancouver. Fonds includes portraits taken by the studio.

Van Dyke Studios

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

Chinese Canadian Picture Project fonds

  • CA VPL 48169-48442;50421-50504
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1972

The fonds consists of photographs of social events in Chinese-Canadian communities in Vancouver and Victoria. Many of the earlier photographs were created by the Chinatown News newspaper of Vancouver.

Chinese Canadian Picture Project

Johan Helders fonds

  • CA VPL 54743-54774
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1925]-1937

The fonds consists of Helders' photographs taken in Vancouver, Ottawa, Friendly Cove, Williams Lake, Tofino, and Alert Bay depicting scenes, events, and native Indian life.

Helders, Johan

Croton Studio fonds

  • CA VPL 78547-80223
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1950-1979]

The fonds consists of photographs depicting people, places and events in the Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley areas.

Croton Studio