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Fonds AM1506 - Walter E. Frost fonds

S.S. Princess Elizabeth Compliments of the Season [Road in Stanley Park] MAY XMAS JOYS BE THINE [View of Prospect Point] C.P.R. Station, Vancouver, B.C. [postcard] Man entrance [arch to Stanley Park] foot of Georgia St. Empress of India [in Burrard Inlet] [Walter Edwin Frost at entrance to Grandview Methodist Church - 1895 Venables St.] [Group portrait of Princess Street Methodist Church Choir] H.M.S. "Repulse" H.M.A.S. "Adelaide" H.M.S. "Hood" [Union Pacific] V.P. Mallet 3979 [Union Pacific] V.P. Mallet 3979 [Group portrait of Princess Street Methodist Church Choir] [Prince of Wales] Arch on Geogria St. at Court House Chinese Arch [for Golden] (Jubilee) Arch [at] Georgia Street entrance [to] Stanley Park [Confederation] Arch at Hotel Vancouver - Georgia and Granville Streets [View of] Kitsilano Beach [and bathhouse] [English Bay bathhouses] Crystal [swimming] Pool [View of Kitsilano Beach] Kitsalina [Kitsilano Beach] Bath House [View of English Bay Pier] [View of English Bay Beach and bathhouses] [View of English Bay Beach and bathhouses] [View of Prospect Point in Stanley Park] Nine O Clock Gun [in Stanley Park] Nine O Clock Gun [in Stanley Park] Nine O'Clock Gun [house at Stanley Park] [View of Prospect Point in Stanley Park] [Siwash Rock in Stanley Park] Bandstand at Eng[lish] Bay Glencoe Lodge [Hotel Belfred] n.w. corner Georgia [and] Burrard [Streets] [Exterior of a Pacific National Exhibition building] BCER [British Columbia Electric Railway] Gas Works False Creek BCER [British Columbia Electric Railway] Gas Works, False Creek [Exterior of American Can Co. Ltd. - 535 Railway] [Exterior of American Can Co. Ltd. - 535 Railway] [Exterior of American Can Co. Ltd. - 535 Railway] Brown Bros. Florists - Renfrew St. [and] Grandview Hwy. St. Ann's Academy , 406 Dunsmuir St. Fire [damage to] Robson Memorial [Methodist] Church [1573 E. 18 Ave.] Hastings Mill Office [The British Columbia Mills, Timber and Trading Co.] Dunlevy Ave. Pacific Mills Paper Co. Warehouse [- Cordova St.] Oyster Bay Cafe Building     Carrall Street and Cordova Street Standard Gas Station - Main and Georgia Sts. Standard Gas Station Main and Geogria Sts. Standard Gas Station Main and Georgia Sts. [View of Alberta Wheat Pool elevator]
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Walter E. Frost fonds

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

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13,369 photographs

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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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Photographs transferred from Frost's care directly to the Archives.

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

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Donated to the Archives by Walter Frost in 1985


Photographic images in this fonds have been assigned catalogue numbers in the range of CVA 447-1 to CVA 447-9096. Fonds consists of three series: 1) Miscellaneous; 2) Railroads; 3) Ships.

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Images in this fonds created before 1949 are in public domain. Copyright in the remaining images is owned by the City of Vancouver.
Photographs to be credited as follows: Photograph by Walter E. Frost.

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Copyright: City of Vancouver; expiry: 2039-01-01

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