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Fonds BC 1526 - Al Knight fonds

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Al Knight fonds

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BC 1526

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  • 1928-1954 (Creation)
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    Knight, Al

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99 photographs

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Knight, Al (1904-1965)

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Al Knight was born in Germany and emigrated to Canada in 1928. After his wife joined him in 1929, they travelled across the country looking for work during the Great Depression, ultimately arriving in B.C. He died in Vancouver.

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The fonds consists of Knight's photographs of prospecting, placer mining, harvesting, riding the rails, logging and mining camps throughout B.C.

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