Fonds PR-2382 - Frank Stanley Martin fonds

Old Post Office Govt. & Humboldt... Old Post Office being rebuilt for Dom. Customs N.W. corner Govt. at Courtney, original site of Porters Butcher shop and Rodgers [sic] Candy Court House, from View & Langley Sts. Original Customs, from Fort at Wharf looking south Looking up Fort Street from Wharf Original Turner Beaton Co. Bld. on Wharf at foot of Yates St., home of Big Bear brand work clothes N.E. corner of View & Broad Sts., Woolworths in foreground and Sayward Bld. now Scollard Bld.... Trounce Alley from Broad to Govt. St., new P. Office on Govt. Gov. St. view from Yates.  North bld. with sign "Spotless" is the old New England Hotel... Govt. St. looking South from Johnson; new P. Office in distance Yates St. taken from Govt. looking east Lower Johnson St. from Govt. St., Shotboldts Drugstore, probably the oldest drugstore in the Nort... S.E. corner of Broad & Johnson, bld. erected 1892 St. Andrew's Cathedral taken from Blanshard and Yates N.W. corner of Fort and Blanshard; Ed Savannah property South corner Douglas and Courtney Mrs. Carter's boarding house, north side of Courtney St. half way between Douglas and Blanshard... New Cathedral from Blanshard and Courtney Back of Royal Victoria Theatre, from Y.W.C.A. on Blanshard Blanshard & Burdette [sic], old Cathedral site, new Cathedral in distance Old house cor. Blanshard and Berdette [sic], taken from the Power Com. Bld. Three of six very old houses on Penwell St. seen in nearly all old pictures of Victoria; Power Co... View from Penwell and Burdette [sic]; old houses with Church of Our Lord in the distance Humboldt and Douglas, view of Berdette [sic] from Empress sunken gardens S.W. corner Fort and Douglas, "Terry's" from about  1910 to 1960 N.W. corner of Douglas and Yates Sts. View from Bank of Montreal Dougas St. at View Eaton's, Douglas St. at View; was David Spencer's from 1910 and Victoria Theatre before 1910 West side of Douglas St. at Johnson St.
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Frank Stanley Martin fonds

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  • 1956-1963 (Creation)
    Martin, Frank Stanley

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92 photographs : b&w

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Frank Stanley Martin was born in Victoria, BC on January 18, 1893. He married Beatrice Evelyn Stubbs in 1933 and worked as a jeweller in Victoria before retiring in 1946. He died in Victoria on May 13, 1968.

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The fonds consists of 92 black and white 13 x 9 cm photographic prints of Victoria and area, taken by Frank Stanley Martin between 1956 and 1963. Most of the photographs are numbered from 1-77 (no number 38 or 76) with an additional 17 unnumbered prints. Most are identified on the back with the date and place and some include other information. This information may have been recorded by Martin. In several cases, his attributions as to street names may not be correct.

The photographs are mostly of Victoria streets and buildings and include the Post Office, Customs building, shops and offices, the Court house, street scenes, homes and apartment buildings. There are also a few photos of Beacon Hill Park, the Breakwater and Oak Bay.

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Donated to the BC Archives in 1985 by Martin's widow, Mrs. F.S. Martin.


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Accession number(s): 198512-008

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