Subseries 10 - George Meeres collection

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George Meeres collection

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CA OSC ARC 01-3-10

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475 photographs : b&w

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Biographical history

George Albert Meeres (1878-1972), photographer and artist, was born in Grimsby, England in 1878. He opened Meeres' Photographic and Art Studio in Vernon, BC, in 1940. He specialized in portraits, wedding photos, and hand colouring. His studio operated in Vernon until 1968 and George Meeres died in Vernon in 1972.

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Collection consists of professional photographs captured by George Albert Meeres. Geographies documented centre on the Okanagan, Shuswap, and Thompson regions 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. Includes a series of photos marked with association of "S.J. Ladyman" (Vernon, B.C.)

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These photographs have been digitized and are available on UBC’s Open Collections.
The majority of these photos are expected to be copies, and may be available at other collecting repositories.

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Associated materials

Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History. Repository has materials by George A. Meeres, but no online descriptions.

Touchstones Nelson. Geo. A. Meeres Photographs: A series of cellulose nitrate photographs that depict Nelson and area in the 1920s and 1930s [Flickr Album].

George A. Meeres Collection. Greater Vernon Museum and Archives. Reference code: CA VERN PH 2. BCAUL control no. VERN-76. Citation retrieved: 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 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: 29 June 2015

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“Meeres, George Albert [authority record]”. Memory BC (website). Accessed June 29, 2015.

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