Fonds AM1506 - Walter E. Frost fonds

1st Ave Bridge site looking east 1st Ave. and Comm[ercial] DR. 1st Ave. Bridge site looking west 1st United Church Van. B.C. [300 E. Hastings St.] 2nd [Second] Narrows Bridge 2nd [Second] Narrows Bridge [before the vertical lift span was in place] 2nd Narrows Bridge 6th Ave and Gran[ville] Sts 7th Ave and Gran.[ville] Sts. [Alberta Wheat Pool elevator under construction] [Alberta Wheat Pool elevator under construction] [B.C.] Packers Office [being demolished] [B.C.] Packers Wharf and Office [being demolished] [Beach at Stanley Park] [Britannia High School - Cotton Dr. and Parker St.] [Burrard Bridge under construction] [C.P.R. Kitsilano Trestle Bridge] [Canadian National dock passenger entrance and overpass] [Canadian National Railway pier under construction] [Canadian National Railway pier under construction] [Canadian National Railway pier under constructoion] [Canadian National Steamship wharf and passenger overpass] [Canadian National Steamship wharf under construction] [Canadian Pacific Liner in Narrows] [Circus tent supports being erected] [Circus tents being erected] [Confederation] Arch at Hotel Vancouver - Georgia and Granville Streets [Demolition of old Canadian National Steamship wharf] [Demolition of] C.P.R. Hotel [Vancouver] Hastings [Street] and Vernon Drive C.N.R. Diesel, [Road Engine #]4127 [Class GR-17p] M.S. Atlantic Breeze [at dock] M.S. Atlas [at dock] S.S. Cape Sable S.S. Comayagua M.S. Hoegh Cape M.S. Island Mariner Jalamayur S.S. Kyra [at dock] M.S. Orekhovo-Zuevo [Eastern view from the top of the old Hotel Vancouver] [English Bay bathhouses] [Exterior of a Pacific National Exhibition building] [Exterior of American Can Co. Ltd. - 535 Railway] [Exterior of American Can Co. Ltd. - 535 Railway] [Exterior of American Can Co. Ltd. - 535 Railway] [Fireman reading a steam-powered pumping engine at Gore Avenue and Cordova Street] [Fishing boats at piers] [Great Northern Railway] GNR Ro[und] House [east end of False Creek Flats] [Group portrait of Princess Street Methodist Church Choir]
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Walter E. Frost fonds

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13,369 photographs

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Walter E. Frost was born in Vancouver in 1898. After World War I he bought a Kodak roll film camera and began to photograph his city and the ships and trains that carry its life-blood. He was an avid amateur photographer interested in ships, trains, and the city of Vancouver. He stopped taking photographs in the mid 1970s. He died in 1988.

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Photographs transferred from Frost's care directly to the Archives.

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The fonds consists of family photographs and Frost's photographs of Vancouver city scenes; steam and diesel locomotives and other railway scenes; and ships in Vancouver harbours and docked at various Vancouver piers and wharves.

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Donated to the Archives by Walter Frost in 1985


Photographic images in this fonds have been assigned catalogue numbers in the range of CVA 447-1 to CVA 447-9096. There is no item with the number CVA 447-4606. Fonds consists of three series: 1) Miscellaneous; 2) Railroads; 3) Ships.
September 2019 - Objects or descriptions have not been found and do not seem to exist for the numbers CVA 447-6100 to CVA 447-6999.

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Images in this fonds created before 1949 are in public domain. Copyright in the remaining images is owned by the City of Vancouver.
Photographs to be credited as follows: Photograph by Walter E. Frost.

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Copyright: City of Vancouver; expiry: 2039

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