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December 8, 2011
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December 8, 2011

Historical Frank Goodship photographs of post-war New Westminster now available to the public

New Westminster, BC– The New Westminster Museum and Archives is very pleased to announce that it has received financial support from the Government of Canada through Library and Archives Canada, administered by the Canadian Council of Archives, to complete the processing of the photographs of Frank Goodship. The collection consists of over 2000 negatives and a small number of colour slides. Almost 1500 of these images are now online.

“The photographs offer a vivid look into the New Westminster of the post-war years,” said Barry Dykes, archivist at New Westminster Museum and Archives. “The public is now able to view the photographs by using the archives’ public database, which was launched earlier this year.  The information we were able to find for some of the photos has been included in their descriptions, but there are still many photographs that need to be identified. We hope now that these photos are online, the public may help provide additional information about them.”

Mr. Goodship was a photographer for the New Westminster newspaper, the British Columbian, from 1949 to 1954, after which he became a television producer for the CBC. After leaving the CBC, he went abroad, where he was involved in the development of television facilities for African nations.  Mr. Goodship was a skillful photographer, as some of the attached photos show.


Contact:               Barry Dykes, Archivist