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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.

Frank, Leonard

Decorative pool, formal gardens, University of British Columbia

Photograph depicts the decorative pool and formal gardens at UBC.

Front shot of rectangular decorative pool framed by low hedge; two women sitting on bench behind pool, man standing to the left of them; formal gardens and buildings in the background; photograph has spots of discolouration, presumably from poor washing after developing.

Formal garden, University of British Columbia

Photograph depicts the formal gardens at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Sundial on pedestal in lower right of image; two gravel walkways; various trees and shrubs to right of walkways; long narrow plots still to be planted on left side of walkways.

United Grain Growers Pier, course of construction

Photograph depicts construction on the United Grain Growers Pier in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Ship docked bow forwards on right side of pier; crane tower and small barge on left side of pier; corrugated steel roof over gang plank; small vessel at sail in the harbour; North Vancouver and mountains in background.

United Grain Growers Pier, course of construction, no. 14

Photograph depicts the construction on the United Grain Growers Pier in Vancouver, British Columbia. Fourth image has title box in bottom right corner.

Ship docked bow forwards on right side of pier; crane tower and small barge on left side of pier; corrugated steel roof over gang plank; small vessel at sail in the harbour; North Vancouver and mountains in background.

United Grain Growers Pier, course of construction, no. 12

Photograph depicts construction on the United Grain Grower's Pier. Only first image has title box in bottom right corner.

Angled aerial view of long, narrow, steel framed structure atop pier; two wooden boards in water on right side of pier; bow of small ship visible in far left of image.

Title box in bottom right corner reads "UNITED GRAIN GROWERS PIER GENERAL CONTRACTORS COMMONWEALTH CONSTR. CO. Ltd.", "No. 12" "DATE 7-22-53"

National Harbours Board no. 3 Jetty Project, course of construction, no. 4

Photograph depicts construction on the National Harbours Board's #3 Jetty Project. Only first image has title box in bottom right corner.

Angled front shot of long, rectangular/pentagon shaped steel structure; crane in front of structure; nine workers underneath structure; harbour, North Vancouver, and mountains in background.

Title box in bottom right corner reads "NATION HARBOURS BOARD #3 JETTY PROJECT Contract No. S3125 E DOMINION BRIDGE CO., LTD.", "No 4", "Date 7-17-53"

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