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Fonds C 3

Gilbert A. Milne fonds


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Title
Gilbert A. Milne fonds
Dates of Creation
[ca. 1930]-1962
Physical Description

948 photographs : negatives, positives and prints

Scope and Content

Fonds consist of 923 negatives, positives and prints, by Toronto photographer, Gilbert A. Milne, documenting the city's post-war urban expansion as well as its arts, academic and broadcasting communities.

Subjects include the University of Toronto, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as well as Toronto's subway construction, housing, street scenes, industry, and shipping.

Also photographed are public figures of the period including: Dr. Best, Morley Callaghan, J.M.S. Careless, Jack Kent Cooke, Robertson Davies, George Drew, Gracie Fields, Leslie Frost, Foster Hewitt, Peggy Lee, Guy Lombardo, William Lyon Mackenzie King, Vincent Massey, Lester B. Pearson, Michael Redgrave, Barbara Ann Scott, Gordon Sinclair, Lister Sinclair, E.P. Taylor, and Roy Thomson.

Also included in the fonds are 25 black and white prints from Milne Studios. The photos show the interior, exterior and owner of Holwood, the palatial Toronto home of Sir Joseph Flavelle, local successful businessman.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Gilbert Alexander Milne (1914-1991) was a Toronto based professional photographer who operated his own studio and ran a national photographic service for the Canadian press.

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Milne, Gilbert A., 1914-1991

Restrictions on Access
No restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright has expired for photographs created in 1948 or earlier. Copyright for photographs created in 1949 or later resides with the Estate of Gilbert Milne. Please contact the Estate of Gilbert Milne for permission to publish, exhibit or broadcast post-1948 images.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The majority of the fonds was acquired by the Archives of Ontario in 1971 from Gilbert A. Milne. The Archives of Ontario purchased the Milne Studios photographs of Holwood (Series C 3-3) from the Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto in 2006.
Associated Material

Gilbert Milne photographs can also be found at the City of Toronto Archives and the Library and Archives Canada.

Availability of Other Formats

Some of the photographs from this fonds are available in digital format in the Archives of Ontario Visual Database. Search using reference code C 3.
Former Codes

Accession #: 9508 and 50674

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
C 3-1 Negatives of Toronto's arts, academic and broadcasting communities and personalities, and the city's post-war urban expansion
C 3-2 Gilbert A. Milne prints of William Lyon Mackenzie King on Parliament Hill
C 3-3 Milne Studio prints of Holwood, home of Sir Joseph Flavelle, Toronto.