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Fonds AM1275 - Jersey Farms Limited fonds

[Jersey Farms milk delivery] [Jersey Farms dairy plant] [Use of milk products] The royal visit of their majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Vancouver, British Colum... Jersey Farms horse drawn cart standing across the railway tracks from Jersey Farms showing Armour... Electric trucks and whites Barn boss Bob Morton fixing a flat [on truck] Difco truck in front of 2256 West Broadway building after additions Dieticians' room, Jersey Farms Jersey Farms six-horse team in competition at P.N.E. Jersey Farms six-horse team in P.N.E. Parade showing northwest corner of Hastings and Columbia This picture may be related to the introduction of plastic tokens to replace paper tickets used t... Interior view of Jersey Farms office Plant at 2256 West Broadway, note street car tracks Garden area adjacent to dairy buildings and ice cream parlor, 2256 West Broadway Blue Boy Ltd. ice cream parlor located at 3075 Granville Street, owned by Jersey Farms Jersey Farms float in P.N.E. parade passing the old Hotel Vancouver Coffee counter and ice cream parlor, Jersey Farms, 2256 West Broadway Jersey Farms horse drawn delivery vehicle and truck with milkman John Chestnutt

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Jersey Farms Limited fonds

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AM1275

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  • 1931-1997 ; predominant 1931-1955 (Creation)
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    Jersey Farms Limited

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  • 0.01 m of textual records
  • 15 photographs
  • 4 film reels

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Jersey Farms commenced business on December 16, 1931 at 2256 West Broadway in Vancouver. The new buildings contained a dairy processing plant, a laboratory to ensure product quality, an ice cream parlour, and included a barn at 11th Avenue and Arbutus which held the horses and delivery wagons. By 1936 the company had 55 employees and annual sales of $300,000. In 1966 it was sold to Silverwood Dairies.

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Photographs and films were collected by Frank Bradley, who worked as driver, supervisor, and sales manager of Jersey Farms ca. 1940-1966 (and subsequently for Silverwoods which bought Jersey Farms, 1966-1976). Bradley saw to it that these items were moved when the company moved, and took them home for safekeeping when he retired. The news clippings and pamphlets were collected by him personally, and the handwritten history of Jersey Farms was written at time of donation and subsequently.

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Fonds consists of the following series: film reels, 1938-1950; miscellaneous records, 1931-1997; photographs, 1936-1955. Records relate to the administrative, plant production, milk delivery, and public relations activities of Jersey Farms.

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Donated by Frank Bradley in September 1996.

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