Fonds AM1638 - Rex Weyler fonds

Fishing boat entering cannery channel between breakwater and Garry Point Atlas camp, near the western end of the waterfront Mending nets, in a net shed at Atlas camp Fresh fish crew, B.C. Packers cannery Cannery work, packing fish roe for export to Japan, B.C. Packers cannery Cannery house, built around 1910 near Atlas camp Cannery house, one of the last standing Fishing hut, Gilmour Slough (Finn Slough) Cabin wall, Finn Slough Finn Slough in winter Abandoned gillnetter, Gilmour Island Adrianna, a 38-foot sailing vessel being built by Gordon and Bianca Barns Hong Wong general store, old centre of town along Dyke road Old Royal Bank building Marine grocery, Moncton Street Young Japanese-Canadians [showing off hockey cards] Radio repair shop, Moncton Street Hideo Kokubo, on his troller in cannery channel Hideo Kokubo, spring painting Kiyoshi Murakami, fisherman, second generation Canadian Unosuke Sakamoto, first generation Harold Steves, grandson of Manoah Steves, first white man on Lulu Island The Steves' family home, along the dyke at Steveston highway Nets, Steveston waterfront Cannery Channel

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Rex Weyler fonds

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  • June 1972 - October 1973 (Photography)
    Weyler, Rex

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25 photographs

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The fonds consists of photographs taken by Rex Weyler in and around Steveston, B.C., a fishing town on the mouth of the Fraser River. The photographs mostly portray the Japanese Canadian fishing community and include fishermen and their boats, cannery houses and workers, local shops, and the Steves' family home.

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The photographs were donated to the Archives by Rex Weyler (the photographer), Vancouver, B.C., in 1973.


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Photographs in this fonds have been assigned item numbers: CVA 29-01 to CVA 29-25.

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