North and Central America



1000001 Map of North and Central America

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Vancouver, Pacific Centre

Folder contains 1 b&w photograph of the Pacific Centre in Vancouver, B.C. The photograph is an exterior view of shopping mall, under construction.

Canadian Architect

Vancouver, Simons residence

Folder contains 4 black and white photographs of the interior of a private residence in West Vancouver, British Columbia. Folder also includes 1 colour photograph of an aerial view of the residence.

Pullan, Selwyn

Vancouver, The Qube (1333 West Georgia Street)

Recipient of the 1970-71 Design in Steel Award from the American Iron and Steel Institute.
This building was portrayed as the "Phoenix Foundation" in the TV series, MacGyver.
Fully renovated in 1990.
This building was built from the top down. The core was built first then steel was hung from cables at the top and floors were added all the way down. The first floor starts at the fourth level. Over the years the cables have stretched so that today a pencil might roll off your desk if you're not paying attention.
Converting to 180 condominiums by mid-2005.
Known as the Westcoast Transmission Building from 1969-2000 and Duke Energy Building from 2000-2004.
Address was changed from 1333 to 1383 West Georgia in 2005 following conversion to condos.

Fulker, John

Vanguard, Grain elevators

Photograph of grain elevators on the prairie, with horse-drawn wagons in foreground and a shopfront selling kerosene and soft coal. Courtesy of the Manitoba Archives.

Manitoba Archives

Various films

Item consists of the following films in original packaging:
2 Kodak Verichrome Pan: black-and-white panchromatic film VP 122
4 Kodak Verichrome Pan: film for black-and-white prints VP 620
6 Kodak Verichrome Pan: film for black-and-white prints VP 126-12
2 Kodak Verichrome Pan: black-and-white panchromatic film VP 616
1 Kodak Verichrome Pan: film for black-and-white prints VP 127
5 Kodacolor II Film: color negative film for color prints C 120
2 Kodacolor II Film: color negative film for color prints C 116
2 Kodacolor II Film: color negative film for color prints C 127
1 Kodacolor II Film: color negative film for color prints C 616
1 Kodacolor II Film: film for colour prints C 828
3 N110-24 Etco Photo film for color prints, daylight type
1 Minox Agfapan 400 Professional film
6 Minolta 16 ASA 100 DIN 21 black and white film
1 Famous Brand Triple-Print Colour Film 620
1 Film for Expo Watch Camera
2 HIT film panchromatic specialized for Toy Camera, non halation fine grain high speed

Exposed film without packaging:
2 Kodak Pan Film 116
1 Kodak Verichrome Film 118-6
1 Kodak Verichrome Film 116
3 Kodacolor II Film various sizes
1 Kodak Vericolor III Professional Film , Type S VPS 120
1 Kodak TXP-220 Professional Film

Eastman Kodak Company

Various flattened film packages

Flattened box for Hawk-eye 124 film, 6 exposures. Designed for No. 3 Bull's Eye Kodak and No. 3 Brownie cameras. ca. 1908-1913. The second box contained Allied Photo-Pan Black and White Panchromatic 126 film, 12 exposures. The package is stamped with a process-before date of Dec 1969. The third package contained Kodak Autographic 116 film, 12 exposures for the No. 1A Autographic camera. The package is printed in English, Spanish and German. The date handwritten in pen is given as 1916.

Eastman Kodak Company

Vauxhall Victor Instrument Panel (car sub-series)

Glossy gsp with white border. Depicts the steering wheel and driver's side interior of a car. Recto inscription in black ink, bottom left: "2." Typed caption on paper taped to recto top edge of photograph: "FOR REALEASE IMMEDIATELY This handsome instrument panel is one of the many styling features of the new Vauxhall Victor, introduced today by General Motors of Canada, Limited. The Vauxhall is built in England by General Motors. -30- (E)"

Velox postal cards

Velox film with prepared postal card backings, ready sensitized, in brown paper envelope that has been opened at one end. The envelope still contains 5 film sheets (of the original 12) as well as instructions for use in English and French, and dated June 1914. On the verso of the package, the vendor has stamped the last return-by date as May 1, 1916.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Vest Pocket Kodak Autographic camera

Item is a Vest Pocket Autographic made for use with 127 film. It is a small camera with black casing and black leather bellows. A continuation of the Vest Pocket camera, it features an "Autographic" feature that allowed photographers to sign a note on the top of the film which became visible after the film was developed.

Eastman Kodak Company

Via Rail, Model

File contains photographs depicting an architectural scale model of what appears to be a proposed Via Rail station in an urban setting. Adjacent building massing is included in addition to a sleek curvilinear train shed structure covering a portion of the tracks.

Burley, Robert

Victoria Foundry

item is a mounted, burnished albumen prints, slightly glossy surface. Depicts exterior of Victoria Foundry building, surrounding landscape, equipment and several workers. Recto caption at bottom of mat board: "United States Photo Company, Montreal." Verso centre, "Further copies may be had by referring to No. 298. United States Photo Co. Wm. Martel, Manager, 3 Place D'Armes Hill, Montreal."

Victoria Rock : 37 feet

Item consists of a photograph of someone diving from a cliff, likely Queen Victoria's Rock in Lake Rousseau Muskoka. It is mounted on brown card, with an inscription that reads "VICTORIA ROCK 37'" below the image. On the verso in pencil is inscribed: "WRBenson / 1918".

Victoria, BC Legislature

1893 Legislative Buildings, Victoria, B.C
British High Victorian Gothic, mid-nineteenth century Italianate and American Richardsonian Romanesque styles.
Three photographs depicts the House of commons before renovation.

Fulker, John & Barnard

Victoria, Centennial Square Project

Mayor Roderick Finlayson's first objective after his election to office in January of 1878 was to erect a city hall. Overriding the opinions of the townsfolk who considered the whole idea an unnecessary extravagance, $10,000 was allocated and a competition announced for plans. The winner was John Teague. City Hall was to contain a corn market, surveyors' quarters, apartments for the assessor, a jail, a police court, a council chamber, committee rooms, and a museum gallery. The final form was a rectangular block, now comprising the south wing of the present City Hall. A good example of the Second Empire style, it is built in red brick with a tin mansard roof. The 1881 addition consisted of a small wing on the south-west corner for the Fire Department. In 1891 City Council approved a bylaw for the borrowing of $35,000 for the completion of the northeast addition. The new wing added to the existing building constitutes the present City Hall as it is seen today. In 1891, the main entrance was moved to the base of the tower block at the center of the Douglas elevation. The facade is divided into three bays, the projecting center bay carries the thrust of the 140-foot-tall brick and stone tower block. The entrance is further accented by a balustrade over the indented porch. On May 6, 1891, C.E. Redfern was awarded the contract for the installation of the clock which had been manufactured by Messrs. Gillet & Johnson of Croydon, Surrey, England. Four 500-pound dials each 706 inches in diameter and the 2,170 pound bell had to be lifted into place. The clock requires winding once a week. Since 1891 there have been no major alternations, except those connected with the Centennial Square project in 1963. At this time the interior was completely renovated and an International Style addition was constructed at the west end. This was carried out by the architectural firms of Wade, Stockdill, Armour & Partners and R.W. Siddall & Associates, under the direction of Rod Clack, city architectural consultant and director of special planning projects.
Architect: John Teague
Additions: Wade, Stockdill, Armour, R.W. Sidall, R. Clack
The focal point is a fountain, its balustraded rim reminiscent of pieces from Oscar Niemeyer's Brazilia scheme (1958), and the mosaic concrete totems by local artist J.C.S. Wilkinson. The fountain was a centennial gift to the City from neighbouring municipalities.
This folder also contains photographs of the Civic Square in Victoria, B.C from June 1965.

Fulker, John

Victoria, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory

Completed in 1918, by the Canadian Government this observatory was proposed and designed by John S. Plaskett in 1910 with the support of the International Union for Cooperation in Solar Research, when the 72-inch aperture telescope was constructed, it was planned to be the largest telescope in the world but delays meant it saw first light after the Hooker 100-inch telescope.
The Centre of the Universe is the public interpretive centre for the observatory. The centre features interactive exhibits about astronomy, the work of the observatory and its parent organization, the NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics. There are also tours of the telescope and programs in the planetarium and video theatre.
The folder consists of one b&w photograph of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory. On verso: "new housing for 16in. telescope operated by Dominion Astrophysical Observatory on top of Little Saanich Mountain near Victoria, B.C. is constructed of fir plywood structural assemblies. Architect was James Langford, Chief Architect with Department of Public Works, while Roger Kemble of Kemble-Webber Architects, Vancouver, was the consultant. Johnson Construction Ltd., of Victoria, were the general contractors.

Fulker, John

Victoria-Shuter Non-Profit Housing

File contains photographs depicting interior and exterior views of Victoria-Shuter Non-Profit Housing. Interior shots include circulation spaces, while exterior views include the building's facade from a variety of directions and angles.

Burley, Robert

View master gift-pak (Sawyer's)

This item is a view master gift-pak. The brown view master is made of plastic and metal with a small lever on the right side. When pushed down the lever rotates the reel inside. There are 7 separate Kodafilm reels of 16 mm transparencies depicting landscapes and landmarks throughout North American. Item comes in original box with a catalogue of optional View Master reels.


Item is a child's photo viewing system which allowed stereoscopic viewing of a single picture in 3D. A disc with mini slide pictures was inserted, and could be rotated within the viewmaster to change the view.


Item is a handheld view master manufactured by Swayer's Inc and first introduced at the New York World Fair (1939-1940). Item is made of plastic and metal. Reel of 7 diametrical, 16 mm colour transparencies of famous landmarks in British Columbia, Canada. The lever on the side of the viewer will rotate the reel one frame at a time once pressed. Reels are interchangeable and come with a variety of themes.

View-Master Personal Stereo Camera

Item is a black stereo camera for making your own View-Master slides. Film was wound twice through the camera with lenses raised/lowered for each pass. The camera make 69 stereo pairs of 12 x 13 mm exposures. It features a matched view-master anastigmat f3.5/25 mm coated lenses and has a 1/10-1/100 shutter.

Vigilant Junior Six-20

Item consists of a folding black camera with black bellows, black plastic body, and black handle. Includes a tripod mount, folding frame finder on the body, and another optical finder near the shutter. Kodet lens with Dak shutter. "Kodak Vigilant Junior six-20 Made in Canada by Canadian Kodak Co., Limited, Toronto, Ont."

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

Vigilant Junior Six-20

Item is a folding camera with black casing, black leather bellows and metal clasps. It is a smaller model of the Vigilant Junior Six-16, and similar to the Kodak Vigilant Six-20 but with a simpler lens and shutter.

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

Vigilant Six-20

Item is a medium format camera with large bulb flash attachment, black casing and bellows, metal clasps and folding viewfinder. Originally sold for US $38, it was made for use with 620 film and features a body similar to cameras of the Kodak Monitor series.

Canadian Kodak Co., Limited

Village Terraces

Illustration of a housing complex with brick high-rise tower and townhouses, constructed at 260 Heath Street West in Toronto.

Canadian Architect

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation

File contains two published documents:
2018. Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Self-Government Agreement
2018. Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Final Agreement

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC)

W. Rudnikick - 1982 Patriation Debate

File contains several copies of brochure "Support the Right to Self-Government" put out by the Assembly of First Nations, and a copy of "Indian Development Issues Post-Patriation" notes from a speech given by W. Rudnicki at McMaster University, June 2, 1982.

W.H. Fox Talbot mouse trap camera [replica]

It is a replica built in the style of the small "mousetrap" cameras designed by William Henry Fox Talbot in the mid 1830's . They were simple wooden boxes with a single lens used to expose paper negatives, sensitized by silver nitrate (the calotype or Talbotype process). Exposures often took hours, and Talbot had several of the cameras made by a local joiner near his country home in Laycock, Wiltshire. This replica was built by Wilhelm E. Nassau to demonstrate the loading and exposing of light sensitive paper in an early camera type. In the sliding holder the sensitive paper could be inserted into the camera and exposed for several minutes. The paper slide can be replaced by a matt screen. The lens is a simple achromatic design.

Nassau, Wilhelm E.

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