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Fonds AM1506 - Walter E. Frost fonds

1st Ave Bridge site looking east 1st Ave. and Comm[ercial] DR. 1st Ave. Bridge site looking west 1st United Church Van. B.C. [300 E. Hastings St.] 2nd [Second] Narrows Bridge 2nd [Second] Narrows Bridge [before the vertical lift span was in place] 2nd Narrows Bridge 6th Ave and Gran[ville] Sts 7th Ave and Gran.[ville] Sts. [Alberta Wheat Pool elevator under construction] [Alberta Wheat Pool elevator under construction] [B.C.] Packers Office [being demolished] [B.C.] Packers Wharf and Office [being demolished] [Beach at Stanley Park] [Britannia High School - Cotton Dr. and Parker St.] [Burrard Bridge under construction] [C.P.R. Kitsilano Trestle Bridge] [Canadian National dock passengre entrance and overpass] [Canadian National Railway pier under construction] [Canadian National Railway pier under construction] [Canadian National Railway pier under constructoion] [Canadian National Steamship wharf and passenger overpass] [Canadian National Steamship wharf under construction] [Canadian Pacific Liner in Narrows] [Circus tent supports being erected] [Circus tents being erected] [Confederation] Arch at Hotel Vancouver - Georgia and Granville Streets [Demolition of old Canadian National Steamship wharf] [Demolition of] C.P.R. Hotel [Vancouver] Hastings [Street] and Vernon Drive C.N.R. Diesel, [Road Engine #]4127 [Class GR-17p] M.S. Atlantic Breeze [at dock] M.S. Atlas [at dock] S.S. Cape Sable S.S. Comayagua M.S. Hoegh Cape M.S. Island Mariner Jalamayur S.S. Kyra [at dock] M.S. Orekhovo-Zuevo [Eastern view from the top of the old Hotel Vancouver] [English Bay bathhouses] [Exterior of a Pacific National Exhibition building] [Exterior of American Can Co. Ltd. - 535 Railway] [Exterior of American Can Co. Ltd. - 535 Railway] [Exterior of American Can Co. Ltd. - 535 Railway] [Fireman reading a steam-powered pumping engine at Gore Avenue and Cordova Street] [Fishing boats at piers] [Great Northern Railway] GNR Ro[und] House [east end of False Creek Flats] [Group portrait of Princess Street Methodist Church Choir]
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Walter E. Frost fonds

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AM1506

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

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13,369 photographs

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(1898-1988)

Biographical history

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.

Custodial history

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

Scope and content

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

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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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