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Series S3 - Steffens-Colmer Studios Ltd. and Don Coltman Company Photographs

"Bonds Buy Ships" sign "Cape Caution" hauling in nets "Cape Caution" pulling in nets with catch "China Hat" boat "China Hat" boat "Cohoe" -  halibut boat "Dinny" Dinosaur, Calgary Zoo "Fort Mumford" "Fort Mumford" [approaching drydock] "Fort Mumford" [entering drydock] "Fort Mumford" [in drydock] "Fort Mumford" in drydock "Fort Mumford" in drydock [being guarded by a soldier] "Fort Mumford" propellor "Hawk" at yacht races "Hunki-Dora" "Hunki-Dora" "Implacable" [at dock] "Kitlup"  sockeye salmon fishing packer "Pig" [carrying case] "Pink-It" display at Hudson Bay Company "Pro Rec" [demonstration in Brockton Oval] Stanley Park "Pro Rec" [demonstration in Brockton Oval] Stanley Park "Pro Rec" [demonstration in] Stanley Park "Pro Rec" [demonstration in] Stanley Park "Pro Rec" [demonstration in] Stanley Park "Pro Rec" [demonstration in] Stanley Park "Pro Rec" [demonstration in] Stanley Park "Pro Rec" [demonstration in] Stanley Park "Pro Rec" [demonstration in] Stanley Park "Pro Rec" [demonstration in] Stanley Park "Pro Rec" [demonstration in] Stanley Park "Pro Rec" [demonstration in] Stanley Park "Pro Rec" [demonstrations in] Stanley Park "Pumpcrete" [at] Hell's Gate "Pumpcrete" [at] Hell's Gate "Pumpcrete" [at] Hell's Gate "Pumpcrete" [at] Hell's Gate "Pumpcrete" [at] Hell's Gate "Replace the Repulse" - 4th Victory Loan Campaign "Replace the Repulse" - 4th Victory Loan Campaign "Replace the Repulse" - 4th Victory Loan Campaign "Replace the Repulse" - 4th Victory Loan Campaign "S.S. Aleutian" at dock in Ketchikan Harbour "S.S. Prince George" dining room - 1 st sitting "S.S. Sudbury" - Pacific Mills boat "S.S. Sudbury" - Pacific Mills boat "Sea Ferring" [in Vancouver Harbour] "Sea Ferring" [in Vancouver Harbour] "Seaboard Ranger"
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Steffens-Colmer Studios Ltd. and Don Coltman Company Photographs

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AM1545-S3

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  • ca. 30,000 negatives and prints
  • 15 cm textual records

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(1920-1999)

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(1896-1963)

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Don Coltman was manager of Steffens-Colmer Studio from 1941-1943. In 1944 he took over the business and operated under the company name Steffens-Colmer Ltd. until 1951. From 1951 to 1954 he operated the business under Don Coltman Photographic Company (Don Coltman photos). In 1955 he closed the business and sold his photograph collection to Donn Williams. Williams Bros. Photographers Ltd. utilized these photographic records as stock photographs to compliment their own photographic records. Don Coltman died in 1963.

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Series consists of negatives and prints created by Don Coltman under the company names of Don Coltman Company Photographics and Steffens-Colmer Studios Ltd. Photographers. Also included are negative records books. Images reflect the entire range of Don Coltman's work, including personal interests and travels, commercial, advertising and portraiture. Geographic areas represented pertain primarily to British Columbia, in particular Vancouver and the Greater Vancouver areas and also includes Alberta, Ontario, Yukon Territories and Alaska. The wide range of subjects provides a record of Vancouver during World War II and the immediate post-war period. Subjects include: war efforts pertaining to air raid precautions throughout B.C., propaganda and fundraising activities of the National War Finance Campaign, end of war celebrations, military encampments from B.C. to Alberta; women in non-traditional occupations; industries and small businesses (including canneries, ports, sawmills, fishing, pulp and paper making and manufacturing); aspects of Vancouver community life such as Community Chest activities, events and sports activities; representation of First Nations people (featuring women, children, encampments, potlatch ceremonies and schools); physical aspects of Vancouver (such as aerials, parks, bridges, beaches, streets, buildings, schools, shipyard and docks); and portraiture (weddings and individuals).

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Donated by Donn Williams in 1987.

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Photographs in this series have been assigned catalogue numbers in the range CVA 586-23.01 to CVA 586-4861. Only part of the series has been processed.

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