Join us for an online lecture offered in partnership with the Vancouver Heritage Foundation.
Few collections capture the early development history of British Columbia as comprehensively as the photography of Leonard Frank and Otto Landauer. From mining and logging camps to major construction projects, historic events, and the natural beauty of the landscapes, Leonard Frank documented all corners of the province from 1900 until his death in 1944. Otto Landauer, who purchased the studio after Frank’s death, carried on his legacy documenting the post-war growth of Vancouver, including the construction of many landmark buildings and structures, including the Second Narrows Bridge and the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
In this virtual lecture during Jewish Heritage Month, Michael Schwartz, Director of Community Engagement at the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC, will explore some of these extraordinary images that captured moments in the history of Vancouver and BC. He will also discuss how Frank and Landauer came to take such remarkable photos and how those images came to be preserved as a collection.