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Fonds C 5

Gordon W. Powley fonds


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Title
Gordon W. Powley fonds
Dates of Creation
1940-1962
Physical Description

1935 photographs : black and white nitrate and acetate negatives

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of photographs taken by Gordon W. Powley, a professional photographer based in Toronto. These photographs illustrate the following subjects: industrial development, arts and sporting events, recreational activities and leisure activities, election campaigns, labour disputes, urban growth, resource exploitation in northern Ontario and the domestic war effort during World War II.

Also included are numerous formal portraits of prominent public figures of the period such as: Mr. and Mrs. Clement Atlee; Gene Autrey and Gail Davis; Ernesto Barbini; Jack Benny; Dennis Braithwaite; Olivia de Havilland; Paul Hellyer; Buster Keaton; Stanley Knowles; Allan Lamport; Joe Louis; the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland; Nathan Phillips; the Princess Royal; John Robarts and Gordon Sinclair; and Roy Rogers.

Fonds has been described in two series.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Gordon W. Powley was a professional photographer based in Toronto from the 1940s to the 1960s.

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Powley, Gordon W.

Restrictions on Access
Selected items have been closed for conservation reasons. There are no access restrictions on the remainder of the fonds.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
The fonds was acquired by the Archives of Ontario in September 1970 from Gordon Powley's wife, Eleanor Powley.
Availability of Other Formats

Some of the photographs in this fonds are available in digital format in the Archives of Ontario Visual Database. Please see series descriptions.
Notes

Title based on contents of the fonds.

Former Codes

Accession Number: 6863

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
C 5-1 Gordon Powley photos by subject
C 5-2 Gordon Powley portraits and miscellaneous subjects