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Fonds AM1506 - Walter E. Frost fonds
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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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Frost, Walter E. (1898-1988)
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.
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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Photographs to be credited as follows: Photograph by Walter E. Frost.
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