Title and statement of responsibility area
George F. Lowe fonds
General material designation
- graphic material
- moving images
- multiple media
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.
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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
1936-1949, 1962-1963 (Creation)
- Lowe, George F., 1888-1978
Physical description area
211 photographs, 26 film reels
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Archival description area
Name of creator
George Frederick Lowe (1888-1978) was born in Australia and came to Canada via England in 1907. In partnership with his brother, he engaged in construction. They built houses in Victoria near Clover Point, including Lowe's own house on Bushby Street in 1912. In 1920 he married Elsie Tucker Hodgson (1895-1987); they had one daughter, Margaret Lowe (Peggy). In 1935 Lowe took a job as a construction foreman with the Federal Department of Transport, which involved work in many remote locations on the British Columbia coast. Lowe retired in 1951, and died in Victoria in 1978 at age 90.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of Lowe's photographs of local Coast Guard operations and his amateur film footage depicting construction of radio masts, buildings, and lighthouses, and general scenes on the west coast of B.C. The films also depict commercial and leisure activities in Victoria such as parades and water-sport events.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated to the BC Archives in 1987 by Margaret Lowe, the daughter of George F. Lowe.
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Restrictions on access
- No access restrictions apply.
- Conservation restriction: material in cool or cold storage requires special retrieval and handling.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Copyright in some items has expired.
Item-level descriptions of the films are available on-line.
No further accruals are expected.
Archives code(s): 198711-011; F1987:38.
Accession number(s): 198711-011; F1987:38
Moving image originals are in cold storage.