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O.B. Allan Ltd. fonds
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- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of fonds.
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Dates of creation area
[18-?] - 1965, 1971 (Creation)
- Allan, Oscar Bruce
Physical description area
42 photographs and negatives
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Name of creator
Oscar Bruce Allan was born in 1878 in Guelph, Ontario. He moved to Vancouver in 1897, where he was employed by George. E. Trory, jeweler and watchmaker. O.B. Allan opened his first jewelry store in 1904 at the corner of Granville and Pender Streets. In 1910 or 1911 the store was moved temporarily to 581 Granville (at Dunsmuir); in 1912 it was moved back to Granville and Pender into the newly-built Rogers Building. The business manufactured and sold jewelry, especially diamonds. O.B. Allan died in 1966, leaving the business to his son, also named Oscar Bruce Allan. The latter retired in 1973.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of 42 photographs and negatives, mainly of the O.B. Allan store.
Immediate source of acquisition
Presented by Janet Allen in 2001.
Photographs in this fonds have been assigned catalogue numbers with in the range CVA 1385-1 to CVA 1385-27.
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Duplicates of contact prints available for CVA 1385-1 to CVA 1385-7. Duplicate also available for 1385-16.