VANCOUVER — Greater than two million photographs documenting a long time of Vancouver’s historical past have been donated to the town’s archives.
Postmedia Community Inc., which owns the Vancouver Solar and Province, has handed alongside negatives documenting occasions, individuals and locations from the mid-1940s to 1995.
Archivist Heather Gordon says in a launch that the negatives are a “treasure trove of Vancouver’s historical past” and the largest-ever donation of photographic photographs to the archive.
Workers will start changing the cardboard indexes accompanying the newly acquired negatives into digital information this 12 months and add the playing cards to the archives’ database, the place they’ll be obtainable to the general public in 2019.
The town says that as funding turns into obtainable, the photographic negatives shall be digitized and, within the meantime, researchers and the general public will be capable of view negatives within the archives’ studying room.
The archives already has about 9,500 Vancouver Solar images amongst its present assortment of 1.6 million photographs.
Harold Munro, editor of the Solar and Province, stated in a press release that the corporate is proud to make the treasured images extra simply accessible to the general public.
“The Vancouver Solar and Province have a wealthy historical past of photo-journalism that continues to at the present time,” Munro stated. “Lots of the iconic photographs of Vancouver have been captured by our amazingly gifted photographers.”
The Solar and Province will maintain on to their print archives, together with lots of the papers’ oldest photographs.