Series S1 - James Crookall photographs

"Canada Maru" at Johnson's Wharf "Cape York" [at dock] "Cheakamus" in Narrows "Cheakamus" in the Narrows "Comox" in Agamemnon Bay "Cowichan" entering Nanaimo Harbour "Cowichan" passing Prospect Point "Empress of Asia" [at Pier B-C] "Empress of Asia" [near Prospect Point] "Empress of Asia" in Narrows "Empress of Canada" [approaching] dock "Empress of Canada" [approaching] dock "Empress of Canada" [approaching] Pier B-C "Empress of Japan" entering harbour "Empress of Russia" [at Pier B-C] "Empress of Russia" [leaving Vancouver] "Empress of Russia" at dock "Empress of Russia" in Burrard Inlet "Empress of Russia" leaving Vancouver "Hiwaka Maru" Japanese passenger liner (N.Y.K. Line) [entering Vancouver Harbour] "Hiwaka Maru" Japanese passenger liner (N.Y.K. Line) [entering Vancouver Harbour] "Philippine" lumber schooner and steamer "Amur" at Hastings Mill dock "Princess Charlotte" passing Prospect Point "Princess Patricia" from waterworks house "Princess Victoria" near Brockton Point "War Dog" on trials [in Burrard Inlet] ["East Bay" No. 11 under bow of  the"Malahat"] ["Empress of Asia" from the Lions Gate Bridge] ["Empress of Asia" from the Lions Gate Bridge] ["Empress of Asia"] ["Empress of Canada" leaving harbour] ["Empress of Canada" leaving harbour] ["Empress of Japan" approaching Pier B-C] ["Empress of Japan" in harbour] ["Empress of Japan" passing Brockton Point] ["Hiye Maru" passing under the Lions Gate Bridge under construction] ["Lady Alexandra" at dock in Snug Cove] ["Lady Alexandra" at dock with passengers on a Grain Trade Picnic excursion] ["Lady Alexandra" at dock] ["Lady Alexandra" in harbour] ["Lady Cecilia" or "Lady Cynthia" passing under the Lions Gate Bridge] ["Lady Cecilia"] ["Lady Sylvia" entering First Narrows] ["Lady Cynthia"] near First Narrows ["Lady Evelyn" and "Camosun" at dry dock] ["Loch Maddy" freighter at dock] ["Miss Sweet Caporal" airplane being towed by a car] ["Niagara" at dock at Pier B-C] [A "Davis" log raft in choppy water] [A "Davis" log raft in choppy water]
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James Crookall photographs

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  • [1888-1948] (Creation)

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ca. 4000 photographs

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(Nov. 7, 1887 - July 27, 1960)

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Series consists of photographs taken by James Crookall, depicting Vancouver scenery, streets and buildings, fishing boats and other marine vessels, air shows, canneries, golf matches, and Steveston fishing community.

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Donated by Doris Crookall in 1979, 1982 and 1986.


Photographic images in this series have been assigned catalogue numbers in the range CVA 260-1 to CVA 260-2366 and CVA 011-1 to CVA 011-7.

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  • Photographs to be credited as follows: Photograph by James Crookall, City of Vancouver Archives.
  • Negatives numbered CVA 260/ C1, C2, C117 to C372 and C464 to C489 are in frozen storage and require 48 hours notice to view.

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