Fonds - Leonard Frank Photo Studio fonds

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Leonard Frank Photo Studio fonds

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  • [ca.1910]-1944 (Creation)
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    Leonard Frank Photo Studio

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7601 photographs

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Leonard Frank was a well-known professional photographer in British Columbia. He was born in Germany and first moved to San Francisco, before travelling to Alberni, B.C., to work in the mining industry. He began his photography interest there. In 1916, he moved to Vancouver and began to work as a photographer. He later established Leonard Frank Photo Studio.

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The fonds consists of Leonard Frank's photographs of B.C. depicting industry (including logging), military, railways and scenery and of Vancouver depicting streets, businesses, buildings, ships, and panoramas.

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Some digitized photographs available through the Vancouver Public Library's The Leonard Frank Photograph Collection Web site (http://www.vpl.ca/frank/).

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Records of the Leonard Frank Photo Studio are also held by the Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia, Nemetz Jewish Community Archives.

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BCAUL control number: VPL-1529

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