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File F22 - Photographs : Pacific National Exhibition 1959

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Photographs : Pacific National Exhibition 1959

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents of album. The album cover had a "B.C. Archives" label on it, but this appears to have been adhered to it at a recent date.

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  • 1959 (Photography)
    Quan, Joe
    Vancouver (B.C.)

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46 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm on paper 22 x 28 cm

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Item is an album containing photographs relating to the Republic of China (Taiwan)'s participation in the 1959 Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), the theme of which was "Salute to the Pacific." Includes photographs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) pavilion, the visit of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker to the pavilion and the PNE Outdoor Theatre, and various Chinese musical and dance performances on the theatre stage. Also included in the album are photographs of a traditional Chinese dress fashion show, an aerial motorcycle act, the acceptance of a painting by Mayor A.T. Alsbury and Alderman F. Fredrickson, women and a girl in traditional dress posing with a dragon statue, and what appears to be a group of Chinese officials standing in front of the pavilion.

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Photographs have been glued to the album pages.

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Album was formerly described as Item 2010-093.4.
Photographs have been removed from album binder and arranged in order from the album.

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Photographs were assigned numbers by the photographer, 2259 H002 - 2259 H051, with a few gaps in the numbering.

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  • Box: 198-D-03 fld 03