Reuben T. Parsons fonds [graphic material]
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Reuben T. Parsons fonds [graphic material]Niveau hiérarchique :FondsDate :1900-1932.Référence :R14274-0-6-EGenre de documents :Documents photographiquesTrouvé dans :Archives / Collections et fondsNo d’identification :4485607Contexte de cette notice :
Notice descriptive – DétailsFonds comprend :181 description(s) de niveau inférieurVoir description(s) de niveau inférieurDate(s) :1900-1932.Lieu de création :Terre-Neuve-et-LabradorÉtendue :430 photographs : b&w glass plate negatives.Langue du document :anglaisPortée et contenu :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 :Biographie/Histoire administrative :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 :Privé
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