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Joe Quan fonds Vancouver (B.C.) File
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Royal visit, July 1959 slides

File consists of photographs (slides) of the visit of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip to Vancouver in 1959. Includes photographs of the opening of the Deas Island Tunnel and the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on July 15, 1959.

Staff Christmas party : Trader Vic's

File consists of photographs of a staff Christmas party at the Bayshore's Trader Vic's restaurant. Includes group shots taken at various tables, and photographs of guests with Santa Claus. There appears to be some duplication between the negatives and the photographs.

UBC bashes 1953-1954

File consists of photographs of University of British Columbia students at various parties or "bashes" from May 18, 1953 to December 31, 1954.

King Edward High School photographs

File consists of group photographs taken for the "Blue and White" newspaper at King Edward High School in 1948. Includes photographs of divisions, the orchestra, publications board and sports groups, including the girl's basketball and grass hockey teams. Some names of students have been written on the back of the prints.

Sylvia Ablowitz clippings and photographs

File consists of photographs pertaining to Sylvia Ablowitz (nee Goldstein), after whom the Sylvia Hotel was named; including photograph prints showing celebrating Sylvia's 100th and 102nd birthdays, family members sitting shiva following her death in 2002, as well as a negative of her graduation portrait from UBC in 1921.

Photographs : Pacific National Exhibition 1959

Item is an album containing photographs relating to the Republic of China (Taiwan)'s participation in the 1959 Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), the theme of which was "Salute to the Pacific." Includes photographs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) pavilion, the visit of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker to the pavilion and the PNE Outdoor Theatre, and various Chinese musical and dance performances on the theatre stage. Also included in the album are photographs of a traditional Chinese dress fashion show, an aerial motorcycle act, the acceptance of a painting by Mayor A.T. Alsbury and Alderman F. Fredrickson, women and a girl in traditional dress posing with a dragon statue, and what appears to be a group of Chinese officials standing in front of the pavilion.

C. Itoh & Co. reception : Bayshore Inn, December 21, 1966

File consists of photographs from an album showing the C. Itoh & Co. reception at the Bayshore Inn on December 21, 1966. Photographs include group shots of guests sitting at tables and dancing, as well as images showing other activities at the event.

Photograph album : Parade of Oriental Fashions, 18th Convention of the Canadian Food Processors Association and Year of the Serpent banquet

Item is an album containing photographs of the Parade of Oriental Fashions event at the 18th convention of the Canadian Food Processors Association as well as a program for the convention. The parade took place on January 22, 1965 in the Mai Tai Room of the Bayshore Inn. Photographs show female models wearing Asian dress, a fashion show and attendees.

The album also includes photographs of the Year of the Serpent Chinese New Year Festival Banquet held at the W.K. Gardens on February 26, 1965. The banquet was held in conjunction with the Spring Carnival Committee, and was sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Vancouver Visitors Bureau and the Chinese community. Included are photographs of various Vancouver pageant queens, Miss San Francisco Chinatown, Miss Chinatown USA first princess, and the crowning of a young woman with a serpent headdress and crown.

Notes at the back of the album list orders received for copies and provide some identification of those individuals appearing in the photographs.

Fashion parades, February 1960 and undated slides

File consists of twelve photographs of a February 1960 fashion parade in Chinatown attended by Mayor A.T. Alsbury and Miss Vancouver Chinatown 1960 Donna Yee, as well as two photographs of a parade in Chinatown, likely taken in 1960.

Middle Arm Bridge and 800 block Thurlow slides

File consists of four photographs of the Middle Arm Bridge taken on May 31, 1957 and five photographs of road construction on the 800 block of Thurlow Street, showing CustomColor Laboratories Ltd. at 819 Thurlow Street, circa 1957.

Quan, Joe