Herbert and Heather Shield fonds
- [1955-1970] (Creation)
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Heather Greenhill Shield and Herbert Shield lived in England and were married ca. 1945. They moved to Canada ca. 1957, first to Vancouver and then to the Victoria area where they lived in various homes on the Saanich Peninsula (Lands End Road, North Saanich; Brentwood Bay; and Wain Road, North Saanich). During this time, they travelled extensively and took numerous photographs. Herbert Shield died in 2003.
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The photographs in this fonds were given to a member of the Hope family of Saanich by the Shields' nephew. The images relating to British Columbia were later donated to Saanich Archives in 2016, while the rest of the photographs were donated to various institutions in Alaska, Washington State, California, and England.
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Donated in 2016.
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Fonds consists of photographic slides, prints, and film negatives relating to Herbert and Heather Shield's travel, 1955-1965. Fonds includes 7 pages of caption information written by Herbert Shield. Locations include: Lands End Road (North Saanich); Victoria; Vancouver Island; Botanical Beach (Port Renfrew); Yoho National Park; Rocky Mountains; Greater Vancouver; Caribou; Kelsey Bay (Port Renfrew); and Brentwood Bay.
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196 slides; 20 photographs; 8 film negatives.
Accession number: 2016-026