Reuben T. Parsons fonds [graphic material]
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Record Information – DetailsFonds includes:181 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):1900-1932.Place of creation:Newfoundland and LabradorExtent:430 photographs : b&w glass plate negatives.Language of material:EnglishScope and content:The fonds consists of photographs taken by Reuben T. Parsons in Newfoundland between 1900 and 1932.
Images consist of views and portraits from in and around Harbour Grace including the harbour, town, streets, buildings; whaling and sealing activities; celebrations, elections, parades, regattas, races, military and religious events; and miscellanous group and individual portraits of townspeople. The fonds also includes photographs of the historic translatantic air flights from Newfoundland which were photographed by Parsons when he was a representative of Associated Press and International News Photos.Provenance:Biography/Administrative history:Parsons, Reuben T, 1879-1968 : Reuben T. Parsons was born at Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, on January 1st 1879. His parents were Susannah Taylor Pike and Edward Parsons, a cabinet maker, general director and photographer. On July 31st, 1906, he married Gertrude Churchill of St. John's. Reuben T. Parsons worked out of Harbour Grace as a professional photographer from 1892 until his retirement in 1960, carrying on a family business established in 1860 and maintained until 1975. In the 1930's Parsons represented Associated Press and International News Photos for coverage of historic transatlantic air flights from Newfoundand; his photos appearing in interantional newspapers. Parsons also recorded in detail the urban and coastal environment, industry, lifestyles and activities in Harbour Grace when that town was second only to st. John's in size and importance in Newfoundland. Parsons passed away in Harbour Grace on October 4th, 1968.Source:Private
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