Subseries COLL-MEE - George Meeres collection

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George Meeres collection

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  • Source of title proper: Title of subseries based on the provenance of the photographs as labeled by Doug Cox.

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CA OSC-ARC-01-COLL-MEE

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  • ca. 192-? - 1951 (Creation)
    Creator
    George Albert Meeres

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Physical description

478 photographs : 443 b&w ; 25cm x 20cm and smaller ; 35 large format b&w ; 50cm x 20cm.

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CREATOR SKETCH
“George Albert Meeres (1878-1972), photographer and artist, was born in Grimsby, England in 1878, the eldest of 3 brothers. After a failed romance, he emigrated to Canada in 1906. In 1910, he and partner Arthur John Lawrence purchased a photo studio from James Fenton in Russell, Manitoba. Branch studios were soon opened in Birtle and Rossburn, Manitoba. The partnership of Lawrence & Meeres continued until 1917 when it was dissolved. Meeres carried on under the name of George A. Meeres, Photographer, until 1925 when he sold the business and moved to Nelson, B.C. He purchased the Campbell Art Gallery, changing its name to George A. Meeres, Photographer. After a short time in Grindrod, he moved to Vernon, B.C., opening Meeres' Photographic and Art Studio in 1940. He specialized in portraits, wedding photos, and hand colouring, while his motto read "A good photograph or none". He became organist at the Anglican Church, an accomplished watercolour artist, and was well known for his sense of humour. His studio operated in Vernon until 1968 and George Meeres died in Vernon in 1972 at the age of 94” (from MemoryBC authority record).

Content:
Subseries consists of professional photographs captured by George Albert Meeres as an individual and George Albert Meeres as a representative of George Meeres Photographic and Art Studio (established 1939). Geographies documented centre on the Okanagan, Shuswap, and Thompson regions ranging from Osoyoos, BC (southern boundary of coverage) to Revelstoke, BC (north-eastern boundary of coverage) and Chase, BC (northwestern boundary of coverage). Includes Penticton, Oyama, Winfield, Okanagan Centre, Vernon, Lumby, Armstrong, Falkland, Enderby, Salmon Arm, Grindrod, Sicamous, Tappen – with predominant coverage of Vernon, BC. A suite of photographs within the subseries provides coverage of the Armstrong Fall Fair, later termed the Interior Provincial Exhibition (IPE) during the 1940s and early 1950s.
Scenes captured depict landscapes, street scenes, industry, and labour, with special attention paid to the orchard and forestry industries.

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OSC ARC 1.1/00973 through OSC ARC 1.1/1415
Regular Prints
Oversize found in Box OS-2

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Associated materials

Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History. Repository has materials by George A. Meeres, but no online descriptions. http://www.memorybc.ca/touchstones-nelson-museum-of-art-and-history
Touchstones Nelson. Geo. A. Meeres Photographs: A series of cellulose nitrate photographs that depict Nelson and area in the 1920s and 1930s [Flickr Album]. https://www.flickr.com/photos/touchstonesnelson/sets/72157626582776045/
George A. Meeres collection. Greater Vernon Museum and Archives. Reference code: CA VERN PH 2. BCAUL control no. VERN-76. Citation retrieved: http://www.memorybc.ca/george-meeres-collection 29 June 2015
George Albert Meeres fonds. Greater Vernon Museum and Archives. Reference code: CA VERN MS 194;1999.025;1999.057. BCAUL control no.: VERN-174. Citation retrieved http://www.memorybc.ca/george-albert-meeres-fonds 29 June 2015
George Meeres Photographic and Art Studio fonds. Enderby & District Museum and Archives. Reference code: CA EDM. BCAUL Control no.: EDM-414. Citation retrieved: http://www.memorybc.ca/george-meeres-photographic-and-art-studio-fonds 29 June 2015

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OSC-ARC-01-02

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Revised

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Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 2017-01-27 by Paige Hohmann

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Sources

George Albert Meeres [authority record]. http://www.memorybc.ca/meeres-george-albert

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