John Aitken's Historic Photographs: Feb 28


John Aitken, Amateur Photographer – Exhibition and Open House. February 28, 2018, 1 – 4 pm, Mayne Island Agricultural Hall. Refreshments available.

With a photographer’s eye and a 4” x 5” camera, amateur photographer John Aitken captured images of his Gulf Island life in the late 19th, early 20th century. Settling on Mayne Island in 1909 he and his family lived in and operated a grocery store in Miners Bay. Aitken’s legacy includes over 300 glass plate negatives, now a treasure of the DeRousie family. The family have kindly allowed the Mayne Island Museum to make digital and print copies of these historic photographs.

The collection will be available for viewing at the Mayne Island Agricultural Hall on Feb 28th, 1 – 4 pm and permanently at the Mayne Island Museum. This project is made possible by the generous cooperation of the DeRousie family, and financial support from the Mayne Island Agricultural Society and a BC|Canada 150 grant.

For further information please contact David Lindquist dalindquist@gmail.com.

posted February 2018

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