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Leonard Frank Photos studio fonds

  • CA JMABC A.1985.001
  • Archief
  • [ca. 1890-1944]

The fonds consists of records from three distinct sources: the Leonard Frank Photos studio, the Frank family , and the Landauer family. The records of Leonard Frank Photos studio constitute those that remained after the closure of the business in 1983. They consist of photographs and textual records. The photographs cover many significant events and developments in British Columbia's history. Their major subject areas include logging, lumbering, mining, shipping, fishing and transportation; the construction of bridges and buildings in the Vancouver area; famous people; aboriginal peoples; and scenic views of mountainous, coastal, and urban areas. The photographs were taken by Leonard Frank and Otto Landauer. The textual records consist of photographic FindingAids, business correspondence, financial records, and historical and reference material. The records of the Frank family consist of the personal papers of Leonard and Bernard Frank. The records of the Landauer family consist of the personal papers of Otto Landauer and members of his family.

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Train engine, C.P. [suppl., encl.]

Photograph depicts a locomotive near the old CPR station in Vancouver.

Black locomotive engine in foreground of image; decorated with flags, cedar boughs and sign that reads "GOD SAVE THE QUEEN"; Chateau style building in background.

Ramset Tools Ltd., construction worker with tool in hand

Photograph depicts a worker using a Ramset tool.

Construction worker in hard hat and work boots kneeling on wood walkway with tool in hand, inserting something into cylinder; open tool box labeled "Ramset" with tool standing left of box in left foreground of image; building in background.

B.C. Electric Office Building, New Westminster, B.C.

Photograph depicts the B.C. Electric Office building in New Westminster.

Two storey metal and concrete frame of building; wood framing on left side of building, to enable setting of concrete; scattered lumber in foreground of image.

Title box in lower right corner reads: "B.C. ELECTRIC OFFICE BLDG. NEW WESTMINSTER B.C.", "STRUCTURAL STEEL CONSTRUCTION TRYSON & SON IRON WORKS LTD. VANCOUVER B.C.".

No. 25 - Granville Bridge, course-of-construction

Photograph depicts construction progress on the Granville Bridge.

Photograph shows span of truss bridge protruding from abutment, attached to concrete pier at bottom; pin-jointed girder suspended by crane, labeled "DOMINION BRIDGE" on top of span; industrial area under bridge.

Written on lower right corner: "PROOF", "No 25".

See LF.01930 for 10" x 8" print of this photograph.

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