Archives Photos of the Day: Family Day Special: Timms Family

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To celebrate BC’s first Family Day holiday, I turned up some old time family photos in the Vancouver Public Library‘s archives. Photographer Philip Timms, whose photos often grace the pages of this site, features his family in many of his photos making them a top hit in my archives searches. Having picnics, hanging out at Stanley Park’s beaches, eating dinner and playing music together, these century-old images provide a glimpse at a quintessential Vancouver family.

(Left) 1901: P. Timms’ residence. VPL Number: 7625. Photographer: Philip Timms.
(Right) Date unknown: Philip Timms (back row, right) with family members. VPL Number: 19058.

1904: Family picnic at Second Beach. VPL Number: 7266. Photographer: Philip Timms.

1905: Family and friends on Dominion Day. VPL Number: 7236. Photographer: Philip Timms.

1906: Philip Timms’ family. VPL Number: 7115. Photographer: Philip Timms.

1908: Family and friends at Third Beach. VPL Number: 7288. Photographer: Philip Timms.

1920s: “Timms Family Orchestra”. VPL Number: 19442. Photographer: Philip Timms.

1931: Timms family camping trip. VPL Number: 19215.
Photographer: Philip Timms.
Date: 1931

Date Unknown: Timms family gathered at the table for a meal. VPL Number: 19431.
Photographer: Philip Timms.

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