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Walter E. Frost fonds
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[ca. 1885] -1976; predominant 1919-1976 (Creation)
- Frost, Walter E.
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Name of creator
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.
Photographs transferred from Frost's care directly to the Archives.
Scope and content
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.
Immediate source of acquisition
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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Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
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.
Copyright: City of Vancouver; expiry: 2039-01-01