Fonds AM1665 - Leo Leavy fonds

Horse racing album [inside cover] Jumbo Kelly [album page] Emil Sporri [album page] Colpitts [album page] Baxter [album page] Johnny Craigmyle [album page] Johnny Craigmyle on horse at Brighouse Park [album page] Spec. Simpson [album page] Frankie Wilbourne [album page] D. Barnett [album page] D. Barnett riding Easter Kid at Hastings Park [album page] Leroy Pierson [album page] Pierson on horse at Lansdowne Park [album page] Alf Gruber [album page] Dave McClintock [album page] Winner: Western Canadian Championships [album page] Young on horse at Lansdowne Park [album page] Horses and jockeys at the post at Lansdowne Park [album page] Two jockeys on horses beside Lansdowne Park sign [album page] Trainers, jockeys, and horses at Lansdowne Park [album page] Griffin, a jockey, at Lansdowne Park [album page] Jessie Cloud [album page] Be Mine [album page] At the post [album page] Jockey and horse on racetrack [album page] The parade [album page] Jockey [inside album cover] Jockeys [album page] Lasswell [album page] Lasswell [album page] Lasswell [album page] Lasswell [album page] Jockey Laswell [album page] Jockeys Laswell, Williams, and Palaez racing Dubois [album page] Dubois [album page] Duncan [album page] 2 of the best, Atkinson [and] Snyder [album page] Vesseli [album page] Miscellaneous [album page] Lasswell up [and] Richardson up [album page] Jockey Kelly [album page] Jumbo Kelly [album page] Orangery [album page] Emil Sporri [album page] Dead heat between Orangery and Chica [album page] Freddy Miller [album page] Eddie Litzenberger [album page] D. Barnett [album page] Chica [album page]
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Leo Leavy fonds

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79 photographs

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(March 23, 1923-January 6, 1982)

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Leo Francis Leavy was born in Vancouver and worked as a meat inspector for the government. He was well known for holding the Guinness record title, with his twin brother Jack, for being the world's largest identical twins. His mother was Helene Rafuse Leavy and his father was Leo Michael Leavy.

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The fonds consists of Leavy's albums containing photographs of jockeys and horse-racing activities in Vancouver. The albums were created by Leavy in his early teenage years and contain drawings and acrostics using various jockeys names. Fonds also contains a few loose photographs pertaining to horse racing.

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Fonds was previously referred to as CVA 266

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