From the years 1953-1958, Mike Kinnear took photos during his school years, until graduation, while working for Fred Ryan Ltd. after school and holidays. Photos for him was a hobby, and he took many photos of the smelter and townsite as it grew around him. Mike also took a number of photos for the Kitimat Northern Sentinel, during the Ken Brumley and Pixie Meldrum years as editors. Mike and his family left Kitimat in 1958, but he spent the best part of 40 years in the photographic field, mainly in the retail/wholesale part of the photo industry.
Donated by Margaret and Mike Kinnear.
Scope and Content
Photograph of aerial of the Alcan smeltersite and project. Alcan smelter and smeltersite homes are along the left, running to the bottom. Kitimat River estuary is on the right.