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Fonds AM1184 - Jack Lindsay Ltd. Photographers fonds

[Actor feigning a heart attack outside the courthouse taken as a still for a film production comp... [Actor feigning a heart attack outside the courthouse taken as a still for a film production comp... [Actor posing outside the B.C. Hydro building on Burrard Street taken as a still for a film produ... [Actor posing outside the B.C. Hydro building on Burrard Street taken as a still for a film produ... [Armed Forces display building at the P.N.E. lit up at night] [Armed forces display building at the P.N.E. lit up at night] [Bags of Flame-Out fire retardant stacked at the Cranbrook Airport] [Bi-plane landing at Kamloops Airport] [Biegert Bros. water bomber on runway at Cranbrook Airport] [Bowler in action] [Bowler in action] [Bowler in action] [Bowler in action] [Bowler in Action] [Bowler in action] [Bowler in action] [Bowler in action] [Bowler in action] [Bowler in action] [Bowler in action] [Crew filling a water bomber] [Crew loading water mixed with fire control chemicals from large pits into a water bomber at the ... [Crew mixing fire control chemicals with water in a pit for loading onto a water bomber] [Crew mixing fire control chemicals with water in large pits at the Cranbrook airport] [Crew mixing fire control chemicals with water in large pits for loading onto a water bomber] [Crew mixing water with fire control chemicals in a large pit for loading onto waiting water bomb... [Crew mixing water with fire control chemicals in large pits and pumping it into a waiting water ... [Crew mixing water with fire control chemicals in large pits for loading into a water bomber at t... [Crew preparing pumps and fire equipment and mixing fire control chemicals with water for loading... [Crew pumping water mixed with fire control chemicals from large pits into a water bomber at the ... [Crew pumping water mixed with fire control chemicals from large pits into a water bomber at the ... [Crews filling water bombers for drops in the Kamloops area] [Crews mixing fire control chemicals with water in large pits and checking pumps and hoses for lo... [Crews mixing fire control chemicals with water in large pits and preparing pumps and hoses for l... [Crews mixing water with fire control chemicals in large pits at the Cranbrook Airport] [Film crew on runway preparing to film water bombers at Kamloops Airport] [Film equipment] [Fire control chemicals stacked by the nose of a water bomber] [Ground crew preparing pumps and equipment and mixing fire control chemicals with water for loadi... [Group portait of West Vancouver Bowlers] [Group portrait of members of the West Vancouver Bowlers] [Group portrait of members of the West Vancouver Bowlers] [Group portrait of the West Vancouver Bowlers] [Group portrait of West Vancouver Bowlers] [Large pits filled with water and fire control chemicals for loading into water bombers at the Cr... [Man asleep in car with his head resting on the steering wheel taken as a still for a film produc... [Man on a film set with medical drawings] [Man on film set with medical drawings in the background] [Man on film set with medical drawings on the back wall] [Men mixing fire control chemicals with water in large pits for loading onto a water bomber]
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Jack Lindsay Ltd. Photographers fonds

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AM1184

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  • 1940-1986, predominant 1942-1980 (Creation)
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    Lindsay, Jack

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  • ca. 98,808 photographs : b&w nitrate and acetate negatives, colour transparencies, and prints
  • 2.36 m of textual records

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(1915-1994)

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Jack Lindsay was born on May 5th, 1915 in Theodore, Saskatchewan. He lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba from 1915 to 1927, and moved to Vancouver at the age of 12. He attended the University of British Columbia for one year and worked in a variety of jobs in the Alberni, Port Alice and Vancouver areas. In 1938 he was employed by the Vancouver News-Herald, first in the printing department and later as a news photographer. From 1941 to 1947 he worked as a news photographer with the News-Herald on a contract basis, this left him free to pursue commercial clients in addition to news photography. He was self-taught and did not have any formal photography training.
During the second world war, he worked for a news-reel supply firm called Associated Screen News, based in Montreal. He had three stories accepted using his photographs for news reel coverage: the Greenhill Park explosion in Vancouver harbour; construction of Hells Gate fishway; and, a new style of lifeboat davit.
From 1947 to 1986 he worked as a photojournalist and commercial photographer based in Vancouver. In addition to this work, he worked as an independent film maker, including projects with Parry Films. In 1958 he started a film company called Pageant Productions with Bill Roozeboom. They produced documentaries and industrial films. Pageant Productions was sold to KVOS TV in 1965.
After 45 years as a commercial photographer he retired in 1986. He died on October 10, 1994, age 79, in Vancouver.

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Fonds includes photographs and textual records produced by Lindsay during the course of his varied career. The photographs cover a wide variety of subjects including important events, views of the city, advertising, industries, parades, and businesses. Three series have currently been described: Vancouver News-Herald photographs (1940-1949); Commercial photographs (1940-1959); and, Pageant Productions photographs (1960-1961). The textual records include client cards and negative record books.

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Donated by Jack Lindsay in 1993.

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Photographic images in this fonds have been assigned catalogue numbers beginning with the prefix CVA 1184.

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