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Leonard Frank Photos studio fonds
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Set #1, No. 1- Grace Hospital extension, course of construction

Photograph depicts the course of construction of an extension to Grace Hospital at 4500 Oak Street (now BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre).

Photograph shows construction workers on top of long, narrow, wood framed concrete structure; construction supply site to right of building with white house behind.

Title box in lower right corner reads: "GRACE HOSPITAL EXTENSION VANCOUVER B.C.", "MERCER & MERCER ARCHITECTS", "SMITH BROS & WILSON Limited GENERAL CONTRACTORS", "No 1", "Date SEPT. 10, 1958", "Facing N.W.".

Leonard Frank Photos studio fonds

  • CA JMABC A.1985.001
  • Fonds
  • [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.

Frank, Leonard

Dignitary group on steps, University of British Columbia

Photograph depicts (from left) Archbishop A.U. DePoncier, unknown, His Excellency Viscount Willington (Governor General of Canada) and Lady Willington, unknown woman, Rev. Principal W.H. Vance D.D. (Anglican Theological College), Canon Greig (?) (Treasurer of Anglican College) at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Seven people (two women, five men) standing on the steps of a stone building; four men are in formal academic dress; man in middle wearing top coat, top hat, and pinstriped trousers; two ladies are wearing drop waist dresses and cloche hats.

Lumberman's Arch, Stanley Park

Photograph depicts Lumberman's Arch in Stanley Park.

Three adults and two children gathered around large arch structure made of logs; Burrard Inlet and North Shore in background.

Northern Pacific Railway group portrait, 501 Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Photograph depicts a group picture taken for the Northern Pacific Railway.

Seventeen men, wearing hats and overcoats, standing in front of a building; ornate door frame, graphics on window of door read "501 GRANVILLE ST.", "NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY"; graphics on windows read "NORTHERN PACIFIC YELLOWSTONE PARK LINE", "ROUTE OF THE NORTH COAST LIMITED"

Man second from the left is Caleb Corser (assistant to the president), sixth from the left is Charles Donnelly (president), seventh from the left is Jule M. Hannaford (past president and likely chairman or vice-chairman of the board).

Pauline Johnson

Photograph depicts a portrait of Canadian writer Emily Pauline Johnson, known as Tekahionwake in Mohawk.

Side portrait shot of woman with feathers in hair, wearing a necklace that appears to be made of claws, and dress with fringe; labelled "E. Pauline Johnson" and "Tekahionwake" in partially legible script at the bottom.

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