Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Postmedia Gives Two Million Photo Negatives to Vancouver Archives

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Postmedia Gives Two Million Photo Negatives to Vancouver Archives

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Two million photos donated to Vancouver archives

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VANCOUVER - More than two million images documenting decades of Vancouver's history have been donated to the city's archives.

Postmedia Network Inc., which owns the Vancouver Sun and Province, has passed along negatives documenting events, people and places from the mid-1940s to 1995.

Archivist Heather Gordon says in a release that the negatives are a "treasure trove of Vancouver's history" and the largest-ever donation of photographic images to the archive.

Staff will begin converting the card indexes accompanying the newly acquired negatives into digital files this year and upload the cards to the archives' database, where they'll be available to the public in 2019.

The city says that as funding becomes available, the photographic negatives will be digitized and, in the meantime, researchers and the public will be able to view negatives in the archives' reading room. …

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