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John William Freeston fonds
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[An unidentified shoe company's annual family outing]

This panoramic view showing a group portrait is an example of a unique characteristic of the Cirkut format which made it possible for an individual to appear at both ends of the group photograph (see the same man appearing at the far left and far right holding an umbrella).

John William Freeston fonds

  • AM1504
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1917]-1923

The fonds consists of panorama photographs depicting views of Vancouver including Downtown, English Bay, the harbour and waterfront, Vancouver General Hospital (Heather Pavilion), nurses, a May Day celebration, the Swallow family, Fire Department staff and equipment in New Westminster and Victoria, and Victoria Inner Harbour including the Empress Hotel.

Freeston, John William

New Westminster B.C.

Panoramic view showing McLennan's Drug Store, Western Modern Business School, Columbia Street including City Hall and part of the Fraser River Bridge

Vancouver Harbour

Panoramic view showing fuel oil tanks at the foot of Bute Street, Coal Harbour, the Vancouver Rowing Club, Deadmans Island, Brockton Point, the C.P.R. freight car ferry dock, the Immigration building, C.P.R. Pier A and Pender Street west of Burrard Street

Victoria B.C.

Panoramic view showing the inner harbour, The Empress Hotel and Government Street, the Grand Truck Pacific and other docks and the cupolas of the parliament buildings

View of Vancouver Harbour from Tower Building

Panoramic view from taken from on top of the Tower building at 500 Beatty street looking northwest and northeast showing such sites as the Universal Knitting Company, the Bank of Hamiltion, Spencers Department Store, the Dominion Building, the Leckie Boot Company, Woodwards water tower, Orpheum Theatre, Pantages Hotel, McLennan and McFeely Co., Pier D, the Union Steam Ship dock and the wharves east and Brockton Point and Burrard Inlet in the background. Photograph also shows various billboards and painted advertisements such as Britannia Beer.