Frank Gowen's Vancouver

Frank Gowen's Vancouver

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This award-winning biography by respected postcard historians Fred Thirkell and Bob Scullion pays tribute to photographer Frank Gowen, one of British Columbia's greatest artistic eyes. The book focuses on the life and selected works of Frank Gowen, whose images and name will always be synonymous with the photographic history of Greater Vancouver. Gowen came to Vancouver during the First World War and established himself as qthe Stanley Park photographerq. Although he travelled throughout British Columbia, many of his finest images are from the parks, streets, and historic sites of the Lower Mainland. Gowen's Greater Vancouver extended from White Rock to the Sunshine Coast, as he explored the playgrounds, edifices, and landmarks of a vibrant West Coast community.In one of his pictures the property now occupied by the Hotel Vancouver was still home to a motor car showroom and lot (Plate 1 10). Automobile showrooms were among the earliest businesses to locate along West Georgia. Their numberanbsp;...


Title:Frank Gowen's Vancouver
Author: Fred Thirkell, Bob Scullion
Publisher:Heritage House Publishing Co - 2001-01-01
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