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Fonds AM1535 - Stuart Thomson fonds

"15 Trucks to Serve You" - [Morrow's Coal and Ice Company at 1025 Main Street] "18" Studebaker 6 cyl. Hearse Armstrong and Hotson "3rd Section - 4th Division ammunition Column" 68th Field Battery C.F.A. - Vancouver, B... "Banchetto" 25 mo. Anniversario Fondazione Societa M.S.F.D'Italia Inc., Vancouver,... "Bow Hill Baron" - Horse Show "Brigham Radiant" - Horse Show "Burrard Inlet Swim" [actual location: English Bay] "Columbia" coast mission boat "Connaught 158" Tug-of-war team "Copenhagen" Snuff window at Mainland Cigar Store [310 Carrall Street] "Credential" Horse Show "Empress of Canada" [entering Burrard Inlet] "Empress of Canada" [entering Burrard Inlet] "Empress of Canada" [passing through the First Narrows] "Empress of Canada" under Lions Gate Bridge "Empress of Canada" under Lions Gate Bridge "Empress of Japan" [entering harbour] "Empress of Japan" [entering harbour] "Empress of Japan" [entering harbour] "Empress of Japan" leaving for Vladivostock "Empress of Japan" leaving for Vladivostock "Empress of Russia" entering harbour "Empress of Russia" entering harbour, First Narrows "Federal" trucks [Department of Public Works, B.C.] "Federal" trucks [front quarter view dump box lowered] "Federal" trucks [rear quarter view - dump box raised] "Griengoods" Horse Show "J.H. Carlisle" fireboat test run "J.H. Carlisle" fireboat test run "J.H. Carlisle" fireboat test run "J.H. Carlisle" fireboat test run "J.H. Carlisle" fireboat test run "J.H. Carlisle" fireboat test run "J.H. Carlisle" fireboat test run "Kermess" Empress Theatre April 27-28 1922 "Lady Cecilia" under Lions Gate Bridge "Lady Cynthia" Union Steamship Co. Ltd. [in harbour] "Lady Cynthia" Union Steamship Co. Ltd. [leaving dock] "Lady Cynthia" Union Steamship Co. Ltd. [loading passengers] "Lady Kindersley" [close view of deck] "Lady Kindersley" [three-mast ship] "Lady Kindersley" docked at Evans & Coleman "Members of Vancouver Police Force with contingent" "Miss Sweet Caporal" [airplane presented by Imperial Tobacco Company at airport] "Monteagle" leaving Vancouver with Siberian Expeditionary Forces "Monteagle" leaving Vancouver with Siberian Expeditionary Forces "Muskrat" - Horse Show "Newsy" Lalonde - Vancouver Lacrosse Club "Nymphs and Shepherds" Musical Play by St. Cecilia Choristers "Old Contemptibles" at Cenotaph ceremony
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Stuart Thomson fonds

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AM1535

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  • [ca. 1905]-1942 (Creation)
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    Thomson, Stuart

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ca. 6,000 photographs

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(1881-1960)

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Stuart Thomson was born in Hampstead, England, in 1881 and raised in Australia. Trained as a railway worker, he emigrated to Vancouver in 1910. He took up amateur photography but soon embarked upon a career as a commercial, portrait and press photographer. During the 1920s, he contributed to three daily Vancouver newspapers but relied more on commercial work by the 1930s. He died of a heart attack in 1960.

Custodial history

Stuart Thomson sold his negatives to the Vancouver Sun newspaper in 1954. The Vancouver Sun newspaper donated them to the archives in 1963.

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The fonds consists of Thomson's negatives depicting people, sporting events, business and industry, buildings, scenery, transportation and newsworthy events, such as royal visits, disasters and parades, mostly occuring in Vancouver and a series of oblique aerial photographs (CVA 1123).

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Donated by the Vancouver Sun in 1963 (CVA 99) and by D.L. Penny Dew on behalf of June P. Sherman in 1992 (CVA 1123, Accession 1992-037).

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Photographs in this fonds have been assigned catalogue numbers in the range CVA 99-1 to CVA 99-5423 and CVA 1123-1 to CVA 1123-15.

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Photographs in this fonds have been digitized.

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