collection F 2007.006 - Gordon Meinecke fonds

Zone du titre et de la mention de responsabilité

Titre propre

Gordon Meinecke fonds

Dénomination générale des documents

  • Document iconographique
  • Objet
  • Document textuel

Titre parallèle

Compléments du titre

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Notes du titre

  • Attributions et conjectures: Supplied by cataloguer.

Niveau de description

collection

Cote

F 2007.006

Zone de l'édition

Mention d'édition

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Zone des précisions relatives à la catégorie de documents

Mention d'échelle (cartographique)

Mention de projection (cartographique)

Mention des coordonnées (cartographiques)

Mention d'échelle (architecturale)

Juridiction responsable et dénomination (philatélique)

Zone des dates de production

Date(s)

  • [ca. 1950]-2007 (Production)
    Producteur
    Meinecke, Gordon

Zone de description matérielle

Description matérielle

7 boxes of photographic film and film packaging
53 photographic flashbulbs
11 journals
1 box of photographic chemistry
2 glass plate drying racks
10 books
2 pamphlets

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Titre propre de la collection

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Mention de responsabilité relative à la collection

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Note sur la collection

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Nom du producteur

(1930-)

Notice biographique

Gordon Meinecke (1930- ) worked as a commercial photographer in Germany and Canada from the mid-1940s to 1996, photographing a range of subjects including portraiture and industrial equipment. He undertook his first photographic apprenticeship in darkroom techniques in Hanover, Germany in 1945, which was quickly followed by an apprenticeship in studio methods. Shortly thereafter, Meinecke began his career as an industrial photographer in Heidelberg, Germany. He emigrated to Canada in the fall of 1951, where he briefly settled in Ottawa, Ontario, working for the Lingard Photography Studio before relocating to Vancouver, British Columbia. In Vancouver, his practice broadened to include a variety of commercial and studio clients, from the food industry to wedding photography. Meinecke opened his own studio, Gordon Meinecke Photography, in Toronto, Ontario in 1971. He worked primarily with a commercial client base during this phase of his career, which included retailers such as Eatons and Electrohome, automobile manufacturers Ford and GM, and food production company General Foods. Although Meinecke retired from professional photography and closed his studio in 1996, he is currently a member of the Photographic Historical Society of Canada and continues to be an active member of Toronto’s photographic community.

Historique de la conservation

Portée et contenu

The fonds consists of photographic chemicals, printing paper, film, dry plates, pamphlets, journals, trade circulars and photo bulbs collected by Gordon Meinecke during the course of his career, and from personal interest as a collector of historical artifacts. Meinecke worked in various photographic formats including 11x14, 8x10, 4x5, 2 ¼, and 35mm, sometimes producing prints as large as 30x40 inches. He primarily employed Kodak material for these purposes, but films from other manufacturers of photographic supplies can be found in the fonds, including Agfa Ansco Company, Ilford Limited, Polaroid and Triple Print Film Labs. Antique film packages, produced by companies like The Stanley Dry Plate Company or Dufaycolor Inc., are mainly empty or opened, and were collected for their historical value rather than for photographic use. A selection of photo lamps and flashbulbs from Osram, General Electric and the Wabash Photolamp Corporation are included in the collection, as well as two glass plate drying racks.

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État de conservation

Source immédiate d'acquisition

Material in this collection was donated by Gordon Meinecke to Ryerson University Library Special Collections in 2007.

Classement

Langue des documents

  • English French German Spanish

Écriture des documents

Localisation des originaux

Disponibilité d'autres formats

Restrictions d'accès

Open

Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

Instruments de recherche

A spreadsheet is available.

Éléments associés

Kodak Canada Corporate Archives and Heritage Collection
2005.001
Yvonne Flavelle-Arthur Hurill fonds
2008.003

Éléments associés

Accroissements

No further accruals are exptected.

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Numéro normalisé

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Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

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Identifiant de la description du document

Identifiant du service d'archives

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Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

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