Reflections of a past era: the photography collection of Ernest William Albert Crocker l 908-1946

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dc.contributor.author Peel, Ellen Louise
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-26T20:38:51Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-26T20:38:51Z
dc.date.copyright 1997 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-06-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/10936
dc.description.abstract There are many archival photography collections that are forgotten or ignored because of their lack of accompanying written documentation. Despite this, these collections have tremendous value which can be discovered through alternate methods of research and analysis. This thesis provides an example of how to approach and research such collections by examining the work of Ernest William Albert Crocker, whose business, Trio Photograph and Supply Company, operated in Victoria from 1908-1946. It presents an introductory review of Crocker's life and work from what he left behind in the Trio Photograph Collection which consists of over 20,000 images. This thesis examines his photographs from both documentary and aesthetic perspectives and constructs a comparison between Crocker's work and that of a contemporary Vancouver photographer, Leonard Frank (1870-1944). It establishes an appreciation for the significance of the Trio Photograph Collection within the contexts of social and photo-history and lays the foundation from which any future research of Crocker' s photographs can begin. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Photography en_US
dc.subject Trio Photograph Collection en_US
dc.subject Crocker, Ernest William Albert en_US
dc.subject Frank, Leonard en_US
dc.title Reflections of a past era: the photography collection of Ernest William Albert Crocker l 908-1946 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Micklewright, Nancy
dc.degree.department Department of Art History and Visual Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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