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Stuart Thomson fonds
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the creator of the fonds.
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Statement of scale (cartographic)
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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
[ca. 1905]-1942 (Creation)
- Thomson, Stuart
Physical description area
ca. 6,000 photographs
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Name of creator
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.
Stuart Thomson sold his negatives to the Vancouver Sun newspaper in 1954. The Vancouver Sun newspaper donated them to the archives in 1963.
Scope and content
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).
Immediate source of acquisition
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).
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.