Collection SCA343-GA392 - Charles Dickens Creighton glass plate negatives.

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Charles Dickens Creighton glass plate negatives.

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133 glass plate negatives : b&w ; 24 x 24 cm or smaller

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(January 1, 1875-January 20, 1963)

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Charles Dickens Creighton was born January 1, 1875 to businessman and politician David Creighton (b. 1843) and Jane Elizabeth Krammer (b. 1852). Charles' father David was editor and published of the Owen Sound Times and an MPP for Grey North. In 1887 the family moved to Toronto where David helped established The Empire newspaper with Sir John A. Macdonald and later was appointed assistant Receiver-General. Charles Dickens attended the University of Toronto, graduating in 1897 and later worked as a journalist, and in education. In 1923 Charles married Gwendolyn Lloyd (1887-1976) of Milwaukee and they had a son, John David (1926-1991). Charles died January 20, 1963.

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Collection includes photographs taken by Charles Dickens Creighton of Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, France and England all around the turn of the 20th century. These include primarily landscapes and architectural features. Also included are 11 Kelsh plotter aerials of Kitchener from the 1960's.

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Donated in 2018.


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Created July 2018

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