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A.C. Hirschfeld fonds
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- graphic material
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.
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1889-[ca. 1910] (Creation)
- Hirschfeld, A.C., 1866-1926
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81 photographs : b&w negatives : glass, 11 photographs : b&w : neg, 10 photographs : b&w
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Name of creator
Hirschfeld, A.C., 1866-1926
Alfred Cyril Hirschfeld was born on June 8, 1866 in London, England. He came to British Columbia in 1897 and was engaged in mining in Atlin. He was also a photographer and took photographs in Atlin, Alaska, Vancouver and San Francisco. He married Marguerite Ethel Miller in 1902 and died in San Francisco on November 8, 1926.
The 10 copy negatives and associated prints in accession 198308-010 were acquired by the BC Archives from Frank Barr of Portland, Oregon. 27 glass negatives are in accession 198202-063, provenance unknown. The 37 glass negatives in accession 95-7267 were found in 1956 in Atlin, BC by Don A. Huntley. They were donated in 2011 by Lorraine Huntley. The 17 glass negatives in accession 2014.115 were found individually wrapped in a wooden negative box in the basement of a house in Agassiz, BC ca. 1965 by James Percival Bennewith (died 2013) and were donated by his grandson David Harrison and his family in 2014.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of 81 glass negatives and 1 negative taken or copied by A.C. Hirschfeld between 1894 and 1910. The photographs include images of the Golden Gate Midwinter fair in San Francisco in 1894; photographs of Alaska, Atlin and Dawson City as well as interior and exterior shots taken ca. 1910 of the Hirschfeld home in Vancouver. The fonds also includes 10 copy negatives and 10 prints showing the Klondike Gold rush. Some show gold rush people on their way through a unknown pass to the gold fields, some Dawson City and the mines circa 1898. Other pictures show "The Scales," and the horse train.
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Handle with cotton gloves.
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The items are in the public domain
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Copies of photographs taken by A.C. Hirschfeld form part of the BC Archives visual records collection and are catalogued individually.
No further accruals expected.
Accession number(s): 198202-063,198308-010, 95-7267 and 2014.115