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Fonds AM1668 - William Edgar Knowles Middleton fonds

Vancouver [view of the West End from Jericho Beach] Foot of the mountain [Hollyburn Mountain, view of West Vancouver and the Upper Levels Highway] [View of Fairview] from Q[ueen Elizabeth] Park Guardian [lion sculpture] of West Pender Street. View of Lions Gate Bridge, downtown and West End from West Vancouver View of Lions Gate Bridge, downtown and West End from West Vancouver Vancouver from Cypress Bowl Road [view of Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park and Vancouver] Vancouver from Cypress Bowl Road [view of Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park and Vancouver] [View of Second Narrows Bridge and Downtown] from Cypress Bowl Road [View of Second Narrows Bridge and Downtown] from Cypress Bowl Road Fairyland, B.C. [View of the West End and downtown Vancouver taken at night from Jericho Beach.] Fairyland, B.C. [View of the West End and downtown Vancouver taken at night from Jericho Beach.] [View of West End and downtown Vancouver] from Jericho Beach [View of West End and downtown Vancouver] from Jericho Beach [View of West End and downtown Vancouver] from Spanish Banks [View of West End and downtown Vancouver] from Spanish Banks Yachtman's City [sailboats on English Bay, view of West End from Jericho Beach] Yachtman's City [sailboats on English Bay, view of West End from Jericho Beach] Couple with child looking out at English Bay and the West End from Jericho Beach Couple with child looking out at English Bay and the West End from Jericho Beach [Close up of an anchor and view of the West End and snow capped mountains] from Vanier Park. [Close up of an anchor and view of the West End and snow capped mountains] from Vanier Park. Low tide, False Creek [view of West End and snow capped mountains] Low tide, False Creek [view of West End and snow capped mountains] View of English Bay Bathhouse and towers at night View of English Bay Bathhouse and towers at night Backdrop for a city, [Beach Avenue, looking north on Cardero Street with snow capped mountains in... Backdrop for a city, [Beach Avenue, looking north on Cardero Street with snow capped mountains in... West End at sunset West End at sunset View of Beach Avenue and English Bay Bathhouse View of Beach Avenue and English Bay Bathhouse Queen Elizabeth Park Queen Elizabeth Park Lazy water, Coal Harbour Lazy water, Coal Harbour Wet mirror [boat tied to dock] Wet mirror [reflection in water of boat tied to dock] Coal Harbour Coal Harbour Morning in Coal Harbour Morning in Coal Harbour [Couple walking along sea wall at] Hallelujah Point [Couple walking along sea wall at] Hallelujah Point [Downtown buildings at night] from Hallelujah Point [Downtown buildings at night] from Hallelujah Point Downtown buildings at night from Hallelujah Point Downtown buildings at night from Hallelujah Point Totem poles in Stanley Park Totem poles in Stanley Park
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William Edgar Knowles Middleton fonds

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AM1668

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  • 1957, 1971-1976 (Creation)
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    Middleton, W.E. Knowles

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350 photographs

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(1902-1998)

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William Edgar Knowles Middleton was an amateur photographer from Vancouver. He was also a researcher and writer on meteorological instruments, meteorology and general science. He was an honorary member of the American Meteorological Society.

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The fonds consists of two albums containing Middleton's photographs depicting Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver, the West End, Gastown, beaches, buildings, ships, docks, bridges and monuments. Middleton created edited prints and the fonds contains one edited print and the original unedited negative for nearly all of the photographs.

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  • Fonds came to archives in 2 or 3 albums (conflicting documentation). After arriving at the archives, the albums were broken down into individual pages and it is unclear the album from which each photograph originated from.
  • Fonds was previously referred to using the identifier CVA 293.

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Copyright: City of Vancouver; expiry: 2049-01-01

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Album pages were detached from their original bindings and re-housed in envelopes.

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