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[ca. 1867-1955; predominant 1911-1941] (Creation)
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This series focuses on images of notable events, as well as scenes of everyday life and activity in British Columbia. Events depicted include construction (the building of the Lions Gate Bridge) and destruction (notably a sequence of photographs showing the 1938 fire at CPR Pier D in Vancouver), as well as public gatherings like parades and celebrations, such as the 1936 Golden Jubilee of Vancouver's Chinatown. There are also high-profile visits featuring the Governor-General the Duke of Connaught (1912), and Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) in 1919.
Everyday life photographs focus on work scenes and industry, shipping, pastimes and recreation. These include images of patriotic activities during World War II.
Many of the photographs have provenance or other identifying information written on the back, including the original location of the photograph if it is a copy from another archives or collection. Some photographs are accompanied by photocopies of newspaper coverage and other information on the event pictured.