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Fonds AM431 - Brown Brothers Company fonds

'J. Brown Florist' booth at Vancouver street fair and carnival, with Joseph Brown at right [Interior of Brown Bros. & Co. Ltd., florist store, 59 Hastings Street East] [Brown Bros. Florists' display booth at P.N.E.] [Brown Bros. personnel at first greenhouse location, 21st and Westminster] [Horse drawn float, Brown Bros. Florists] [Horse drawn Brown Bros. May Day float at Hastings and Columbia] [Brown Bros. display booth at P.N.E.] [Panorama of Brown Bros. greenhouses, 21st and Westminster Avenue] [Greenhouses expansion of Brown Bros. Florists at Broadway and Rupert Street] [Further expansion of greenhouses & sheds of Brown Bros. Florists, Broadway & Rupert] [Interior of chrysanthemum greenhouse, Brown Bros. Florists] [Greenhouse interior, Brown Bros. Florists] [Interior of geranium greenhouse, Brown Bros. Florists] [Seedlings and blooms in chrysanthemum greenhouse, Brown Bros. Florists] [Interior of calla lily greenhouse, Brown Bros. Florists] [Interior of greenhouse with chrysanthemums in full bloom; Brown Bros. Florists] [Greenhouse interior; Brown Bros. Florists] [Interior of carnation greenhouse with Brown Bros. Florists' staff] [Interior of carnation greenhouse Brown Bros. Florists] [Greenhouse interior with chrysanthemum seedlings, Brown Bros. Florists] [Interior of hothouse with hanging cucumbers] [View of Brown Bros. nursery, Grandview Hwy. & Rupert St.] [Brown Bros.' van decorated for a parade] [Brown Bros.' open car decorated with crown motif in roses] [Brown Bros.' display of bulbs and plants at P.N.E.] [Brown Bros.' display of prize flowers at P.N.E.] [Brown Bros.' display of prize blooms at P.N.E.] [Interior panorama of auto show at P.N.E. with Brown Bros.' palms, hanging baskets and spring blo... [Brown Bros.' "florists in Canada" entry at P.N.E.] [Brown Bros. Florists' 655 Granville Street store front] [Brown Bros. Florists' store front at 655 Granville at night with neon sign] [2nd prize, Jubilee-Confederation floral design by Brown Bros. for provincial exhibition, New Wes...

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Brown Brothers Company fonds

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  • 1901-1936 (Creation)
    Brown Brothers Company

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  • < 0.01 m of textual records
  • 32 photographs

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Joseph Brown arrived in Vancouver in 1898 and constructed greenhouses. His firm, Brown Brother's Company Limited, was incorporated in 1905, as a florist and nursery business. The firm was sold in 1966 to Planters Holding, Limited.

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The fonds consists of undated notes for the care and management of flowers, thank-you letters (1932), and various certificates for floral displays (1928-1936). Fonds also consists of photographs of the florist company depicting greenhouses, floral displays, and storefronts.

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Photographs in this fonds have been assigned catalogue numbers with the prefix CVA 25.

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  • Box: 561-A-06 fld 07