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Walter E. Frost fonds Series English
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Series consists of ship photographs documenting all types of maritime traffic in and out of Vancouver over a 56 year period. Represented are elegant liners and spit-polished war ships to rusted tramp steamers. The photographs in this series not only show the variety of ships visiting the port, but also record how the nature of shipping and marine architecture have evolved.
Series consists of three subseries: 1) Series 1; 2) Miscellaneous and; Series 2.


Series consists of photographs of locomotives and rolling stock of various railway companies operating in and near Vancouver. Photographs show steam, diesel, passenger, yard and freight locomotives, switchers and assorted cars including coaches, cabooses, heat cars, dome cars, passenger cars, street cars and interurbans.

Series consists of eight subseries: 1) Canadian Pacific Railway; 2) Canadian National Railway; 3) Great Northern Railway; 4) Northern Pacific Railway; 5) Miscellaneous railways; 6) British Columbia Electric Railway; 7) Pacific Great Eastern Railway and ; 8) Boxcars.

Miscellaneous photographs

Series consists of Frost family photographs and photographs taken by Walter Frost documenting buildings, street scenes, beaches, industries, bridges, accidents, piers and wharves, fires, ships, theatres and scenes around Vancouver .