Fonds - Meeres Photographic and Art Studio fonds

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Meeres Photographic and Art Studio fonds

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  • Photographic material
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  • 1939 (Creation)
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    Meeres Photographic and Art Studio
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    Vernon

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2 cm textual records
103 prints, photographic
82 negatives

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(1939 -1968)

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George Albert Meeres [1884-1972] was born in England and attended school in Grimely. He immigrated to Canada in 1907. He worked in Binscarth, Manitobe before joining Mr. Lawrence to form the Lawrence and Meeres Photo Studio. For the enxt 25 years he made custom greeting cards, postcards, and portrait photographs.

Meeres movd to Nelson, BC in 1925, where he joined the Campbell Art and Photo Studio. In Nelson he became interested in watercolour photography and continued to sketch, paint and develop photographs.

Meeres purchased the Mara Store in 1926. He built a small photo lab at the back of the store and developed photographs for local people while Chris Klit managed the general store in the front. Meers toured the area, taking photographs of people, places and local events that interested him. Man

Meeres moved to Vernon in 1939, purchasing the Ribelin Photo Studio. He operated Meeres' Photographic and Art Studio in Vernon from 1940 to 1968, specializing in portraits, wedding photos, and hand colouring. His motto was "A good photograph or none". He was the organist at the Anglican Church, an accomplished watercolour artist, and was well known for his sense of humour. He died in Vernon in 1972 at the age of 94.

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The fonds consists of photographs, negatives and correspondence. The fonds is arranged in three series.

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  • English

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