Fonds CVA 447 - Walter E. Frost fonds

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Walter E. Frost fonds

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CA CVAN CVA 447

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  • [ca. 1885]-1976, predominant 1919-1976 (Creation)
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    Frost, Walter E.

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ca. 10,000 photographs

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(1898-1988)

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Walter E. Frost was born in Vancouver in 1898. After World War I he bought a Kodak roll film camera and began to photograph his city and the ships and trains that carry its life-blood. He was an avid amateur photographer interested in ships, trains, and the city of Vancouver. He stopped taking photographs in the mid 1970s. He died in 1988.

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The fonds consists of Frost's photographs of Vancouver city scenes; steam and diesel locomotives and other railway scenes; and various ships docked at Vancouver.

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BCAUL control number: CVAN-493

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