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Fonds AM1535 - Stuart Thomson fonds

Wrecked car - 16th and Kingsway Organ at Christ Church Interior of Knowlton's Drug Store [15 Hastings Street East] Federal truck - W.A. Cameron & Bros. Millwood Co., box raised Federal truck - W.A. Cameron & Bros. Millwood Co., box down McTaggart and Son store window, Robson and Howe ["Sunkist" grapefruit display] Oldsmobile delivery truck for Bowell McDonald Motors Gregory Tire & Rubber Co. [under construction - exterior] Gregory Tire & Rubber Co. [under construction - exterior] Installing Machinery [at Gregory Tire & Rubber Co.] House at West Point Grey taken for Can Finances Trust Co. House in Kitsilano Accident site on P.G.E. [Pacific Great Eastern] foot of Fell Avenue, North Vancouver Accident site on P.G.E. [Pacific Great Eastern] foot of Fell Avenue, North Vancouver [P.G.E. Gas ... Window display, Duke's Grocery D.J. Elmer Wholesale Tobacconist, 27 Pender Street West, delivery trucks and staff in front of wa... Gregory Tire & Rubber Co. [plant interior] Gregory Tire & Rubber Co. [plant interior] [Close-up] Japanese memorial in Stanley Park Chesterfield School Cricket Club Brockton Point Cricket Club House on 43rd Avenue near Granville Street Public Schools Cricket Club Grand Army United Veterans Juvenile Troupe Canadian Fisheries Association Convention [group at Court House] Burrard Cricket Club Nabob baseball team House at 1846 15th Avenue West, built under soldiers' housing scheme Crann Storage Co. trucks Crann Storage Co. trucks Elks Club rooms [with billiard tables] Elks Club rooms [refreshment bar] Mr. McLeod's house, 1933 Robson Street Calgary [base]ball club Westminster Presbyterian Football [soccer] Club Graduate [nurses] class, St. Paul's Hospital Federal Motor Co. trucks, "Municipality of Surrey" Cavaliers Band, H.B. Co. pageant Vancouver Fire Department vehicles parade, H.B. Co. pageant on Georgia Street Parade on Georgia Street, H.B. Co. pageant Vancouver Amateur Swimming Club Columbia Theatre and company Columbia Theatre and company Columbia Theatre and company Tractors, Federal Motors Co. Crowd in Stanley Park, Mayor Johnson (N.W.) speaking, H.B. Co. pageant Dodge delivery truck, Hudson Bay Co. Central Rugby Football Team, winners of Tisdall Cup C.P.R. passenger traffic officials on board "Princess Patricia" King George High School hockey team
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Stuart Thomson fonds

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AM1535

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  • [ca. 1905]-1942 (Creation)
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    Thomson, Stuart

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ca. 6,000 photographs

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(1881-1960)

Biographical history

Stuart Thomson was born in Hampstead, England, in 1881 and raised in Australia. Trained as a railway worker, he emigrated to Vancouver in 1910. He took up amateur photography but soon embarked upon a career as a commercial, portrait and press photographer. During the 1920s, he contributed to three daily Vancouver newspapers but relied more on commercial work by the 1930s. He died of a heart attack in 1960.

Custodial history

Stuart Thomson sold his negatives to the Vancouver Sun newspaper in 1954. The Vancouver Sun newspaper donated them to the archives in 1963.

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The fonds consists of Thomson's negatives depicting people, sporting events, business and industry, buildings, scenery, transportation and newsworthy events, such as royal visits, disasters and parades, mostly occuring in Vancouver and a series of oblique aerial photographs (CVA 1123).

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Donated by the Vancouver Sun in 1963 (CVA 99) and by D.L. Penny Dew on behalf of June P. Sherman in 1992 (CVA 1123, Accession 1992-037).

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Photographs in this fonds have been assigned catalogue numbers in the range CVA 99-1 to CVA 99-5423 and CVA 1123-1 to CVA 1123-15.

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Photographs in this fonds have been digitized.

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