Fonds - Leonard Thorne fonds

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Leonard Thorne fonds

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  • 1939-1940 (Creation)
    Thorne, Leonard A.

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62 photographs

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Leonard Aubrey Thorne was born at home on July 7, 1911 to Albert and Charlotte Thorne and was the second youngest of 11 children. In 1939 he went to Prince Rupert to work in a fish plant. In June 1940, in Prince Rupert, he married Helen Julia Krebs who had grown up on a farm north of the Thorne's family farm. The couple left Prince Rupert in November 1940 to return to the farm, but eventually sold it and moved to Edmonton, Alberta in 1942. Leonard died in Edmonton in 1975 and Helen followed in 1977.

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The photographs were donated to the Archives by Clay and Annabelle Thorne in July 2000 and June 2007. Clay is the nephew of Leonard Thorne.

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The fonds consists of photographs taken in Prince Rupert in 1939 and 1940. It includes photographs of the Cold Storage Plant, ships and boats in the harbour including Ispaco No. 1, S.S. Prince Rupert and S.S. North Coast, the CFPR radio station on Second Ave, church at Kitwanga, Prince Rupert Club, Post Office on Third Ave West, Prince Rupert Hospital, horse logging in Hazelton, government grain elevator, the courthouse, Inverness Cannery, the Prince Rupert drydock, Imperial Oil dock, and scenes in and around Prince Rupert. People depicted are Leonard Thorne, Mike, Walter, and Olga Karasosky, and Walter Sherman.

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P2003.017; P2003.019; 2007.009

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Created on January 6, 2014

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