During my weekly perusal of the Vancouver Public Library Archives I came across the photography collection of Croton Studio, based out of New Westminster. The collection from this commercial photography studio spans the years 1950 to 1978 and features everything from hockey games and holidays to media personalities and parades. They were the official municipal photography studio for New Westminster and clients also included CKNW Radio, Finning, and the Vancouver Sun.
1952: Royals vs Canucks hockey game. VPL Number: 78763.
1958: Vogue Theatre at night with spotlights. VPL Number: 80284.
(Left) 1961: Newly built piers on the Coquitlam side of the Port Mann Bridge. VPL Number: 79013.
(Right) 1961: Fishing on the Fraser, Pattullo Bridge in background. VPL Number: 79767A.
1974: Vancouver Sun columnist Jack Wasserman eating Chinese food. VPL Number: 80377.
1959: The “only two lady mayors in BC”, New Westminster’s Mayor Beth Wood and Prince George’s Mayor Carri Jane Gray. VPL Number: 79706.
1960: Polar Bear Swim English Bay. VPL Number: 80103.
1960: Chinese dragon parade in Vancouver’s Chinatown. VPL Number: 79795B.
Related Photographer Posts: Art Jones, Philip Timms, Leonard Frank, Walter Edwin Frost, Bailey Bros., Don Coltman, Fred Herzog.