Subseries - S.M. Simpson Ltd. Photographic Record

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S.M. Simpson Ltd. Photographic Record

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  • Graphic material

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  • 1910-ca. 1969 (Creation)
    S.M. Simpson Ltd.

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Physical description

51 cm photographs

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Custodial history

The contents of the series were originally compiled by Sharron J. Simpson, and includes collected and/or copied photographs with original provenance in various personal photo and document collections belonging to:

Peter Simpson (no relation)
Stan Munson
Howie Carter
Eva Lindroth
Horace Simpson
L. Bouvette
Clem Chaplin
Fred Kitsch
Jack Leier
Don Sandburg
Bill Greenwood
Arthur Marty
Ken Bruce
Alex Wirachowsky
Bob Bain
Margaret Newick
Margaret Shumay
Bob Murdin
Riverside Forest Products

Scope and content

The subseries is comprised of commissioned commercial photography (portraits, candids, aerials) carried out primarily by three firms (Aero Surveys Ltd., ca. 1948 to 1958; Jennings Ltd. Photography, ca. 1971 to 1974; and Hans Giesen of British Columbia Ltd. ca.1973). None of these firms have a current detectable presence. Other commercial photographers include Jack Cash Photographic Studio, Pope's Studio, Paul Ponich, Kermode Studio, and Ribelin Photo Studio. Of these, only Pope's Studio is clearly still extant. Other photographs originate from the mill(s) proper, and yet others have been collected from third parties' personal photo collections (acquired or copied) by Sharron J. Simpson. There are a total of approximately 2350 images in the form of photographs, scans and photocopies on paper, slide transparencies, negatives, and contact prints documenting mill business (under various nomenclature and ownership) during the years ca. 1910 to 1994, in colour and black & white, with sizes ranging from oversize posters to 10 x 12 cm prints.

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Physical condition

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Substantial physical reordering has taken place in relation to this series in order to arrange them in terms of their provenance. Where suites of related photographs were found together, their sequential array was preserved.

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File list is available; complete item list also available

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Physical description

Includes: ca. 2350 unique images : b&w (predominant) and col. ; ca. 2000 prints 25 x 25 cm and smaller, ca. 80 photocopied images, ca. 100 negatives 12 x 10 cm and smaller, ca. 160 35 mm slide transparencies; 6 framed oversize photographs : b&w (predominant) and col. ; 85 x 69 cm and smaller and 8 standard size framed photographs.

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created July 30, 2015 by Paige Hohmann
Revised May 6, 2016 by Lara Maestro

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