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Fonds AM1636 - Leopold Bentley family fonds

Woman seated outside of house at 1537 Matthews Woman and dog outside of house at 1537 Matthews Woman and dog outside of house at 1537 Matthews M.R. Teddy at 5 days old M.R. Teddy at 5 days old M.R. Teddy at 5 days old Antoinette Bentley and dog in garden at 1402 McRae Avenue Antoinette Bentley with dogs in garden at 1402 McRae Avenue Dock construction at the Fraser River Construction site with concrete foundation at the Fraser River Dog outside house on West 32nd Avenue Men playing golf Group of men seated on golf course [House on West 32nd Avenue] [House on West 32nd Avenue] Woman standing in garden View from 1402 McRae Avenue looking past Hycroft [House on West 32nd Avenue] Woman seated on sofa Antoinette Bentley standing in front of blue automobile Antoinette Bentley standing in front of blue automobile Black Buick Roadmaster in front of house at 1402 McRae Avenue Back yard and house at 1402 McRae Avenue Lumber yard Back yard and house at 1402 McRae Avenue Peter Bentley beside Buick Roadster at 1402 McRae Avenue Toni [Antoinette Bentley standing in garden] Black Buick Roadmaster parked beside house at 1402 McRae Avenue Garden and house at 1402 McRae Avenue Garden at 1402 McRae Avenue Man in garden at 1402 McRae Avenue Garden and house at 1402 McRae Avenue Garden and house at 1402 McRae Avenue Tulips in garden at 1402 McRae Avenue House at 1402 McRae Avenue Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing Coupe parked outside of house at 1402 McRae Avenue Convertible parked outside of house at 1402 McRae Avenue Looking north from Bowell-McLean Motor Co. Ltd. at 615 Burrard Street 600 block of Granville Street Intersection at West Hastings and Burrard Streets Antoinette Bentley standing beside Buick automobile at 1402 McRae Avenue Antoinette Bentley outdoors at 1402 McRae Avenue Portrait of Antoinette Bentley View of North Shore Mountains and Hycroft from 1402 McRae Avenue Garden at 1402 McRae Avenue Group standing in front of brick building Unidentified person seated indoors View of Gastown and Port of Vancouver from above Antoinette Bentley seated in garden at 1402 McRae Avenue Tulips in garden at 1402 McRae Avenue
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Leopold Bentley family fonds

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AM1636

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  • [ca. 1939-1960] (Creation)
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    Bentley (Bloch-Bauer), Leopold Lionel Garrick
  • [ca. 1939-1960] (Creation)
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    Bentley (Pick), Antoinette Ruth

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4 film reels
92 photographs

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(1905-1986)

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Leopold Bloch Bauer was born in Vienna, Austria in 1905. Bloch Bauer married Antoinette Ruth Pick and they had a son (Peter Bentley) in 1930. They, along with other family members, fled to Vancouver from Austria in 1938. When they arrived in Vancouver they changed their last name from Bloch Bauer to Bentley. Leopold Bentley (along with John Prentice) founded the Pacific Veneer company, which later became Canfor Corporation.

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(1909-2004)

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Antoinette Ruth Pick was born in Vienna, Austria in 1909. She married Leopold Bloch Bauer and they had a son (Peter Bentley) in 1930. They, along with other family members, fled to Vancouver from Austria in 1938. When they arrived in Vancouver they changed their last name from Bloch Bauer to Bentley. Antoinette Bentley was a world class dressage rider. After moving to Vancouver she kept horses and a stable in the Southlands area of Vancouver, although she stopped riding competitively once she arrived in Canada.

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FIlms and slides were found at Hycroft Manor and given to the Archives in 2005. Peter Bentley officially donated the materials in 2013.

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Fonds consists of 92 colour slides showing Bentley family members, the house and garden at 1402 McRae Avenue, the Eburne sawmill site, Vancouver views, house at 1537 Matthews Avenue and homes on 32nd Avenue. Fonds also contains four film reels showing the house at garden at 1402 McRae Avenue, driving cars in Shaughnessy, and men shooting rifles.

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