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Series S8 - Photographs

War veterans marching in ... Nabob display Ferris wheels and crowd i... Vancouver General Hospita... Victor David Neon Signs p... View of slide, amusement ... Illuminated amusement rid... Aerial view of P.N.E. Pla... Aerial view of Hastings P... B.C. Electric parade float Aerial view looking north... Kwakiutl carver Ellen Nee... View of floats and bands ... Group photograph in Vanco... Steffens-Colmer Photograp... Group photograph of Jerse... David Spencer Co. display... Horse race at Hastings Pa... Skid Road attractions and... Motor car race at Hasting... Cattle lined up for showi... Cattle lined up for showi... R.P. McLennan trophy awar... Hudson's Bay Co. dis... United Brass Founders and... Canadian Simplex Auto Whe... Hassler display of automo... Hercules Rubber Co. displ... Pyrene Manufacturing Co. ... Vancouver Pickle Co. disp... Standard Furniture displa... Standard Furniture displa... Standard Furniture displa... D.C. Timewell Co. display... John and Edward Wright di... Liquid Air Co. display of... D.C. Timewell Co. display... New Fountain automobile b... Canadian Sumner Iron Work... Canadian Sumner Iron Work... B.C. Impermealite Co. dis... Success Business College ... Burroughs display of offi... Men standing beside bull Men with a line of cattle Evans, Coleman and Evans ... David Hall sign painting ... Hot water heater with Spi... Cascade Beer display P. Burns and Co. display ...
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  • Photograph
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  • [1900?], 1910-1979 (Creation)

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ca. 9000 photographs

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Series consists of photographs produced for the P.N.E. and a small number collected by its staff. Photographs document both the Pacific National Exhibition and other events that took place at the Hastings Park site.

Photographs of the fair depict the full range of activities, including: displays, competitions and shows, ceremonies, the annual parade in downtown Vancouver, as well as a wide range of photographs of the Hastings Park site and the interiors and exteriors of various buildings. Some photographs were made by PNE staff as a means of making copies of other types of records, such as architectural drawings and graphic materials such as posters and advertisements, and were kept by staff as part of their photograph collection.

Photographs not related to the fair depict: the military occupation of the grounds, and the use of the grounds as a holding centre for Japanese and Japanese-Canadian internees during Work War II; activities at the Exhibition Park racecourse located at Hastings Park; and various conventions, fairs, entertainment shows and other events staged at the site outside of the fair.

The photographers and/or studios responsible for taking the photos in this series include: Dominion Photo, Gordon Photos, Steffens-Colmer, Leonard Frank Photos, Art Jones, Art Ray,, W. Bennett, Patton's Studio, Graphic Industries Limited, Hodges Photo, George Allen Aerial Photos, Jack Lindsey Photos, Bob Tipple, Ice Capades Incorporated, and William Bros. Photographers

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Photographs are arranged in a rough chronological order, with large blocks related to a particular subject. The order of the photographs is as they were received from the donor.

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Some additional photographs are contained within the textual records of the Pacific National Exhibition fonds.

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This series is only partially processed; more records will be added once processing of the series is completed.

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