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Item : LGN 456 - [Mayor, Council and City officials assembled in front of tent]

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[Mayor, Council and City officials assembled in front of tent]

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Devine, Vancouver

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  • Statements of responsibility: Other versions of this photograph are attributed to J.A. Brock

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AM54-S4-: LGN 456

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  • [Sept. 1886]; copied [190-?] (Creation)
    Although this photograph was originally dated June 16, 1886 (shortly after the fire), information from a newspaper article, and from a dated billboard found in the background of the photograph, show that the portrait was likely staged in early September of 1886.

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1 photograph: b&w glass copy negative; 20 x 26 cm

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Photograph shows City Council members and officials standing in front of a tent with the sign "City Hall", after the fire of 1886. The men in the photograph are: (seated, left to right) C.M. Coldwell, E.P. Hamilton, J.R. Northcote, Mayor M.A. Maclean, L. A. Hamilton, P. Cordiner, City Clerk T.F. McGuigan; (standing, left to right) J. Griffith, R. Balfour, T. Dunn, City Solicitor J.J. Blake, J. Humphries, City Treasurer G.F. Baldwin, and City Coroner Dr. W.J. McGuigan. The empty chair on the left is for Councillor H. Hemlow, who was absent on business. The man standing on the wharf in the background is G.W. Gibson, founder of Gibson's Landing. Cropped version of LGN 1045.
J.S. Matthews' notes with print or negative in Archives.

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Also available as vintage prints City P30, enlargement LP47 and glass copy negative LGN 1045

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Old Photo Number: LGN 1045

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  • Box: 229-E-01
  • Box: 203-E-06