Fonds PR-1278 - J. Howard Chapman fonds

"Swiss guide upon Illecillewaet glacier." "Ascending the Illecillewaet Glacier, BC." "Bridal Falls, Laggan." "Law Courts, Winnipeg" "Main Street, Winnipeg, looking south." "The Beginning of Better Things"; sod huts and buffalo skulls. The Victoria  hockey team with Mayor Hayward; Box 1714. Canadian hockey team at Victoria; Box 2746, No 3. Town of Golden and the Selkirk Mountains. CFCT broadcasting station, Victoria; Box 516, No. 6. CFCT broadcasting station, Victoria; Box 516, No. 4. Glacier House, Glacier, BC. Rogers Pass; showing the Canadian Pacific Railway line. "First tramcars in Chiliwack"; the arrival of the first tramcars from Vancouver in Chil... "Through the shoulder of Mount Stephen"; Canadian Pacific Railway tracks going through ... "Centre Street, Prince Rupert, B.C." Liner straightening up for the the fairway leading between Pier 1 and 2; Rithet's Pier at the Out... 1715 Rockland Avenue, Victoria; entrance and porte-cochere;  BC Land and Investment Co.; Box 2901... Looking southwest on Rockland Avenue; 1715 Rockland Avenue, Victoria; BC Land and Investment Co.;... Imperial Oil building, inner harbour, Victoria; Box 1720. Crow's Nest Mountain. Imperial Oil building, inner harbour, Victoria; Box 1720. The Imperial Oil service station; Empress Hotel and causeway in the background; Victoria; Box 1720. Opening of the bowling season at Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, Box 2755, No. 2. Opening of the bowling season at Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, Box 2755, No. 1. Opening of the bowling season at Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, Box 2755, No. 4. Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, Phillips Stone Works in the distance; Box 374, No. 1. Rossland. Rossland. Rossland.
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J. Howard Chapman fonds

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  • 1895-1936 (Creation)
    Chapman, J. Howard A.

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ca. 3400 photographs

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J. Howard Chapman arrived in Victoria from England in 1890. Initially, he worked as a travelling salesman but between 1895 and 1912, he travelled and photographed throughout B.C. From 1912 to 1936, he concentrated his photographic work on the people, places, and events of Vancouver and Victoria.

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The fonds consists of Chapman's photographs, glass negatives, flexible negatives and glass positives. There is one album that contains postcards. Chapman's inventory is held in container 000340-0209 and is arranged alphabetically by subject. Each entry has a corresponding number and the prints are arranged numerically.

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Archives code(s): 198402-001; 198812-4.

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Accession number(s): 198402-001; 89-0971

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