Title and statement of responsibility area
Early Indian Scenes and Portraits, Vancouver Island (North)
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Title statements of responsibility
- Compiled City Archives, City Hall, Vancouver 1941;
- Photographs and coloring by Benjamin W. Leeson, Esq. of Leeson Point, Quatsino and Vancouver, Canada.
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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
[1894?] - [1939?], reproduced [ca. 1941] (Creation)
Physical description area
1 album (86 photographs) ; silver gelatin prints, some hand col. ; 18 x 23 cm or smaller
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Scope and content
File is album containing photographs of West Coast First Nations people, works of art and buildings (interior and exterior views). The photographs in the album were originally taken by B.W. Leeson between 1894 and 1939 while he was living in Quatsino Sound, where he worked as a customs official. The album includes detailed captions written by Leeson.
Immediate source of acquisition
Items in Album A-15 have been assigned numbers in the range: A-15-1 to A-15-86.
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Location of originals
Many of the original negatives are part of the Vancouver Public Library's historical photographic collection.
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Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Item list available in hardcopy in archives only.