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Series S714 - Police Identification Photographs

Frank Taylor A. H. Rumes [unidentified man] Edward Sullivan [unidentified man] Joe Sweetman [unidentified man] [unidentified man] Fred Klein Julian Frietag [unidentified man] William Morris [unidentified man] Louis Egers [unidentified man] [unidentified man] [unidentified man] John Davy [unidentified man] [unidentified man] [unidentified man] Harold J. Shaw Thomas Brown - alias Sailor Brown [unidentified man] David Lascelle John McCann - alias Spud Murphy [unidentified man] [unidentified man] [unidentified man] Sing [unidentified man] John Bruman John Smith Frank Thompson - alias Hampton C. D. Beaudoin H. J. Dennis John Rogers George Daley Jack Logan Phil Robertson Tim Brown - alias Pat O'Brien William Boulanger James Gosling [unidentified man] [unidentified man] Thomas Hennesy [unidentified man] Joseph Perry [unidentified man] [unidentified man]
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Police Identification Photographs

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  • 1897- ca. 1939 (Creation)

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269 photographs : glass negatives

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Series consists of photographs taken of individuals arrested by the Vancouver Police Department, showing a "mugshot" view of front and side portraits of individuals. Persons arrested include men, women, and children primarily related to charges of petty theft, drug use or possession, and prostitution. The majority of photographs in this series date from 1897 to 1912 and have been individually described. The remaining 38 photographs in this file, created ca.1920-1930's, are restricted and have not been described at the item level.

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Transferred from the Vancouver Police Department in 1974.


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Access to original records is restricted permanently for preservation reasons. See archivist for details.

Access to CVA 480-597 to CVA 480-634 are restricted until 2039 due to FOIPPA legislation. Records show identifiable individuals photographed for their arrest. These records have not been described at the item level. See archivist for details.

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Most negatives correspond with entries for individual arrest records found in the prisoner record books of the Vancouver Police Department, VPD-S202. See item descriptions for details.

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