Collection - Arlene Ashcroft collection

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Arlene Ashcroft collection

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    • 1937- 1945 (Creation)
      Ashcroft, Arlene

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    680 photographs
    284 photographs : negatives

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    The Bilmor Cafe was located eight miles East of Prince Rupert. Arlene (Russell) Ashcroft and her mother, who was part owner, collected and took pictures of the troops who were stationed in the area of Barrett Fort and Port Edward.

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    Album was in the possession of Arlene's friend Dorothy Dutton.

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    The collection consists of a photo album that contains photographs of military personnel. Also included are postcards sent to Arlene Russell, newspaper clippings, and military artifacts such as badges, pins, and Second World War artifacts.

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        P984.042; 1998.029; P1999.004.18741

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        Created on April 16, 2014

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