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Series S1 - Oblique Aerial photographs

[Looking East along North Shore of Burrard Inlet showing] Lyall Shipyards [Minoru] Park showing track and buildings looking southeast Bridges over Fraser River at Eburne Capilano Creek looking south showing Canyon View Hotel Capilano Valley and the Lions, Canyon View Hotel in foreground Grain Elevators and dock - foot of [Commercial] Drive looking east Looking East Along Georgia Street Looking East showing Second Narrows and North Arm of Burrard (South Shore of Inlet - Hastings East) North Vancouver waterfront Prospect Point Showing West Vancouver Ferry in Narrows Race Track - [Hastings] Park Showing Entrance to Stanley Park looking East View of Capilano Canyon View of City View of Kitsilano and False Creek

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Oblique Aerial photographs

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  • Statements of responsibility: Photographs attributed to Stuart Thomson.
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  • May 27, 1919 (Creation)

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15 photographs: silver gelatin prints

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Series consists of oblique aerial photographs which were the first aerial photographs taken in B.C. by Stuart Thomson in a Curtis J.N. 4 airplane piloted by Captain Ernie Hoy. The areas depicted include Hastings Park, Kitsilano, False Creek, Downtown, Coal Harbour, Stanley Park, the Second Narrows and Hastings, bridges over the Fraser River, North Vancouver waterfront including Lyall Shipyards, Capilano Creek and Canyon and Minoru Racetrack.

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Donated by D.L. Penny Dew on behalf of June P. Sherman in 1992.


Photographs in this series have been assigned catalogue numbers in the range CVA 1123-1 to CVA 1123-15

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