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Part Of
Walter Turkenburg fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
(electronic)
Date Range
[ca. 1953]
Accession Number
2021.25
Scope and Content
Colour photographs - 300 (digital images only.) Photographs of smeltersite, town construction. Taken by Walter Turkenburg
Part Of
Walter Turkenburg fonds
Creator
Walter Turkenburg
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
2021.25
GMD
(electronic)
Date Range
[ca. 1953]
Physical Description
300 digital photographs : colour ; various sizes received via e-mail 2018/09/13, transfered to server
History / Biographical
Notes from a phone conversation with Jerry Turkenburg and Denise Pedro, on January 28, 2022 Jerry Turkenburg, Walter’s son whom donated the photo slide scans, does not know how many years his Father worked in Kitimat. Jerry related that after fighting in the war in Holland and seeing action, he was offered to go anywhere and he chose the West Coast of Canada, Vancouver. He arrived not speaking any English, and at some point made it to Kitimat where he worked on the Aluminum project (official employment status unknown). After working in Kitimat, Walter made his way back to Vancouver where he met his wife, Faye. Faye was from Saskatchewan where the couple ultimately ended up living.
Custodial History
Jerry Turkenburg sent these images to Phil Germuth, who then (with permission) sent them to the Museum. Jerry Turkenburg is the son of image creator Walter Turkenburg.
Scope and Content
Colour photographs - 300 (digital images only.) Photographs of smeltersite, town construction. Taken by Walter Turkenburg
Notes
In 2019 Jerry Turkenburg called and spoke with Denise Pedro. He gave verbal permission to use the images as we see fit.
Name Access
Turkenburg, Walter
Turkenburg, Jerry
Germuth, Mayor Phil
Storage Location
Server