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Series S2 - Hamber family

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Hamber family

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AM1036-S2

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  • ca. 1860-1982 (Creation)

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  • 922 photographs
  • 0.09 m of textual records

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(1879-1960)

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(1885-1988)

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This series covers the pre-generation before the birth of Eric W. Hamber, his married life to Aldyen (Hendry) Hamber, her life after 1960, and includes a visual record of the next-generation Hamber nieces and nephews. The oldest photographs in this series date to approximately 1860 and depict Hamber relatives from the Winnipeg, Toronto, and Los Angeles areas. The Hamber album was possibly compiled by Eric W. Hamber's father, Frederick Edmund Marsh Hamber. Most of these early card photographs are unidentified, though the photographer's name is printed on them. More informal photography of relatives from both sides of the family exists in this family rather than the Hendry series. School and travel photos taken by Eric Colquhoun Hamber, son of Harold Bellany Hamber, make up a sizeable sub-series. Aldyen Hendry is pictured in this series after her marriage to Eric W. Hamber in 1912. Many formal portraits of Eric and Aldyen Hamber, separately and together between 1925-1940, dominate this series. Their residences and pets are also described in this section. Mrs. Hamber is shown in the 1960s at the couple's second property, Pannabode, in Port Coquitlam, and not pictured at all in the 1970s or 80s. In this series, Eric W. Hamber is represented only as his life outside of sports, business, and politics show, since the series arrangement for this collection is designed to illustrate distinct aspects of his life. This series is mainly comprised of formal portraiture, with some early wet-processes, sepias, chromotypes, and opaline developing processes, among the photographic types listed in this section.
The textual records in this series include certificates, clippings, correspondence, and other ephemera.

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