Series 10 - Photos of historic sites

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UTA 1002-10


Photos of historic sites


  • ca. [196-]-[197-] (Creation)

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This series contains mainly photographs of historical buildings and streets in Toronto but there are also images of Montreal, San Francisco, Quebec City and other locations in the United States. Most were probably taken or collected by Acland and relate to his involvement in the Canadian Inventory of Historic Buildings and the Royal Canadian Institute of Architecture Committee on Preservation of Historic Buildings.

Also included in this series are Toronto streetscapes taken by A. J.H. Richardson for the Canadian Inventory of Historic Buildings as well as photos originating from the Toronto Historical Board (photographer unknown). It is possible Acland was collecting these at the time of his death in 1976 to write a history of the house and street.

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Appox. 200 Contact Prints
31 photographs: b&w ; 8x10
43 photographs: b&w ; 3x5 or smaller
Photographs of Toronto take by Acland and sorted by building

16 photographs: b&w ; 8x10 or smaller with accompanying textual records
Photographs collected for Historical Inventory (RAIC).

52 photographs: b&w ; 8x10 or smaller
Photographs of other locations: Ontario, Montreal, Quebec City, U.S.A., San Francisco

35 photographs: b&w ; 8x10
Toronto Historical Board Photos (photographer unknown)

54 photographs: b&w ; 3x5
Photographs of architectural feature such as doors, windows, gables of housed in Toronto – photographer is unknown but is presumed to be Acland

150 photographs: b&w ; 5x7 or smaller
Photographs take by A.J.H. Richardson (includes original list)

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B2001-0044/008P - 009P

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