Subseries - Stocks collection

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Stocks collection

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  • Source of title proper: Title of series based on provenance as annotated on individual items as well as on annotations at the file level prepared by Doug Cox.

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  • ca. [1910] – [1979], predominant 1910-1947 (Creation)
    Stocks Camera Shop

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ca. 1900 b&w photographs : ca. 540 prints 25cm x 20cm and smaller ; ca. 100 negatives 51mm x 76mm ; ca. 30 contact sheets (ca. 6 images per sheet equivalent to 1800 images) ; ca. 200 35mm slide transparencies ; ca. 560 printed scans ; 268 postcards

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Lumb Stocks (b. 1887 in Leicester, England, d. 1947 in Penticton, BC) immigrated to Kelowna in 1910. He traveled back in England in 1915 to marry his wife, Marion. Together they had five children: Peter, Beryl, Jack, Daphne, and David.
In Vernon, Stocks purchased a camera from G.H.E. “Huddy” Hudson. Soon Stocks was offered a job by Hudson and he joined his photography studio. He became a partner and took over operations of the firm in 1916 when Hudson returned to England during WWI, renaming the enterprise “Hudson-Stocks & Co.” After deciding to stay permanently in England, Hudson asked Stocks in 1918 to buy out his partnership. Instead Stocks made a purchase from Hudson and his Penticton partner, Ken Chadwick, for the photography firm there and moved his family to the Penticton area.
Lumb Stocks’ second son, Jack Stocks, took over the business upon his father’s death in 1947, and maintained the Stocks Photography until his own untimely death in 1979.

on behalf of Stocks Camera Shop, Penticton BC. These are commercial, professional photographs and the collection features an insignificant number of portraits or candid shots. The majority of the photographs were created during the lifetime of Lumb Stocks, and a minority by Jack Stocks, his successor.
Subseries documents landscapes, city scenes, events, disasters, buildings, and landmarks associated with Penticton, BC, primarily during the first half of the twentieth century.
Suite of postcards features a small subset of hand-tinted examples.
Subseries is arranged into 15 files or portions of files.

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Collected materials – Postcard collection
Collected materials – Penticton
Stocks Camera Shop fonds, Penticton Museum and Archives. BCAUL control no.: PEN-728. Citation retrieved
Lumb Stocks collection, Greater Vernon Museum and Archives. Reference code: CA VERN PH 6. BCAUL control no.: VERN-80. Citation retrieved 2015-06-30

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Created 2015-04-30 by Paige Hohmann

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Penticton Art Gallery. (2012?). Lumb Stocks (1887-1947). Penticton Art Gallery. Retrieved 2015-06-30

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