Fonds 2019.012 - Ken Slater fonds

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Ken Slater fonds

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CA CIM 2019.012

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  • 1943-1967 (Creation)
    Slater, Ken

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Five cartoon drawings

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Biographical history

Ken Slater (1905-1970) was a long-time resident of Cortes Island, a commercial fisherman and boat builder who was also an accomplished carver and cartoonist. His boatworks was located on the site now occupied by the Whaletown Post Office. Ken built the "Sylva Jane", launched in 1946, for Reg and Sylvia Walsh. He also built a model of the ship, which is in the collection of the Cortes Museum. Ken moved to Cortes Bay in 1962. His cartoons, artwork and wood carvings were displayed and sold at many island affairs.

Custodial history

The three coloured cartoons were given to Mark Appleyard by Gary and Velma Bergman for donation to CIMAS [ca. 2015]. Provenance of the two pencil drawings is unknown. There is no accession record; an arbitrary FIC (Found In Collection) number has been given based on the date of processing.

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Fonds consists of five cartoons by Ken Slater. There are three large coloured pen and ink cartoons drawn as Christmas cards for Gary and Velma Bergman, owners of the Whaletown store, and two pencil drawings.

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  • English

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