Series S3 - Collected photographs

[A beach] [A view of the surf] [A wooded area] [Boat in Coal Harbour] [Forest path by gazebo] [Horse drawn buggy crossing wooden bridge] [Pedestrian bridge] [People resting on bench and at side of path] [Picnic area in trees] [Stanley Park  entrance bridge] [Walking path] Hallelujah Point Moss grove, Stanley Park Road to reservoir, Stanley Park Stanley Park seal pond [Group portrait] [Group portrait] [Group portrait] [Group portrait] [Interior construction of  St. Andrew's Wesley United Church] [Organ and organist, St. Andrew's Wesley United Church] [Wesley Methodist Church] [St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church] [St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church] A glimpse of the chancel from the echo organ loft [St. Andrew's Wesley United Church] Looking north-east, arcade aisle and echo organ loft [St. Andrew's Wesley United Church] Looking south-west arcade aisle and echo organ loft [St. Andrew's Wesley United Church] Looking west, from seats in the echo organ loft The communion table The nave, showing open timber truss roof The nave, showing the open timber truss roof The pulpit [St. Andrew's Wesley United Church], first morning service, May 28, 1933 Wesley choir picnic supper, June 22nd 1929 Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C. Wesley choir picnic, Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C. June 22nd, 1929 Wesley Methodist Church, conference week, 1928 Where visiting guests may register [St. Andrew's Wesley United Church] Corner Richards Street and Hastings Street - go slow or mix it up! Granville St. looking south from Pender St. Hastings St. between Homer and Richards. Summer is Coming! Hastings west of Homer, the traffic gets heavier Late for work, opp. Spencers spring opening show New spring merchandise in Spencers windows Pender St. just where you are standing now. Here's to you! City Museum and Art Gallery, Great Fraser River Shell Mound exhibit, Vancouver, B.C. City Museum and Art Gallery, main floor, looking east, Vancouver, B.C. City Museum and Art Gallery, natural history corner, Vancouver, B.C. City Museum and Art Gallery, part of west wall, Vancouver, B.C. City Museum and Art Gallery, West Coast Indian, and Pauline Johnson exhibit, Vancouver, B.C. City Museum and Art Gallery, west from curator's desk, Vancouver, B.C. City Museum and Art Gallery, west of main section, Vancouver, B.C.
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  • [185-?] - [197-?] (Creation)

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1,107 photographs: negatives and prints

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Series consists of photographs which were collected by the Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association, through the Vancouver Museum. Photograph were collected on a variety of subject, mostly in the City of Vancouver, but also encompassing the Greater Vancouver area, some sites in the Fraser Valley, and other sites in British Columbia. Subjects of photographs include: buildings; streets, roads, highways, and trails; bridges; beaches; waterfront areas; parks; views of Downtown Vancouver from various sites; monument, statues, and fountains; geological phenomena; the Fraser Midden archaeological site; rivers and dams; farms and ranches; logging and lumbering scenes; streetcars and other railway cars and engines; carriages, carts, and automobiles; construction and demolition scenes; and other subjects. The series also includes photograph of people, including; portraits; athletic clubs; Vancouver City staff and officials; military groups; clubs; people involved in recreational activities; people in parades; and other activities.
The series consists almost entirely of photographs. Some accompanying labels and explanatory notes have been retained with their respective photographs. Also, photomechanical reproductions (such as halftone prints) have been retained in the series when they have accompanied other photographs.
Series consists of three subseries: 1) Miscellaneous photographs; 2) Philip T. Timms photographs; and Erwin R. Gordon photographs.

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The photographs were physically transferred to the Archives in 1986, and all documentation regarding the transfer was completed in 1988.


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Most photographs in the series were numbered by the Vancouver Museum. These numbers have been included in a numbering note in the item level descriptions.

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