Title and statement of responsibility area
Police Identification Photographs
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Dates of creation area
1897- ca. 1939 (Creation)
Physical description area
269 photographs : glass negatives
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Scope and content
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 file 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.
Immediate source of acquisition
Transferred from the Vancouver Police Department in 1974.
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Restrictions on access
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.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
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.