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The Greater Norris and Rowe Circus at Recreation Park
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AM336-S3-2-: CVA 677-1039
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June 22-23, 1908 (Creation)
- Timms, Philip T.
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1 photograph: b&w nitrate negative; 6 x 8 cm
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Philip Timms was born in Toronto in 1874, and moved to Vancouver with his wife Lizzie in 1898. Timms worked as a commercial photographer, and operated a photography and printing shop from 1900 to 1968. Timms was a member of the Royal Photographic Society, and the official photographer for the Vancouver Museum. Timms died in 1973.
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Photograph shows circus wagon, tents, side show back drops for the "Randalls Champion Sharpshooters", "Prince Mungo, Maori Chief", "William Dess The Human Telescope", "Mlle Zazel, Snake Enchantress" and crowds. Shows circus set up at Recreation Park, Smithe and Cambie.
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Transferred from the Vancouver Museum in September 1986.
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A print of this image is also available: see CVA 677-388.
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Vancouver Museum number 793-Q.
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