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Firefighters Harry Anderson, Leo Fraser, Fred Blake and Henry Chapman

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1940
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 10.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Firefighters Harry Anderson, Leo Fraser, Fred Blake and Henry Chapman lying down on their beds in the dormitory at No. 1 Burnaby Fire Hall at Carleton Avenue and Eton Street. This photograph was taken by Fred Blake using a box camera with a five minute exposure (so that he was able to…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 10.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Firefighters Harry Anderson, Leo Fraser, Fred Blake and Henry Chapman lying down on their beds in the dormitory at No. 1 Burnaby Fire Hall at Carleton Avenue and Eton Street. This photograph was taken by Fred Blake using a box camera with a five minute exposure (so that he was able to run and put himself into the shot before the shutter closed).
Subjects
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Clothing - Uniforms
Buildings - Civic - Fire Halls
Names
Burnaby Fire Department
Blake, Fred
Anderson, Harry
Chapman, Henry H.
Fraser, Leo
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Carleton Avenue
Burnaby - Eton Street
Accession Code
BV002.75.6
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1940
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
1/12/2010
Scale
100
Photographer
Fred Blake
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Quote from letter of Aug. 15, 2002 from Fred Blake (letter in accession file): "With reference to the enclosed picture where I am stretched out on the bed. All my early pictures were taken with a box camera that I still have. With the slow film and poor room lighting I knew it would have to be a five minute time exposure. There was no automatic timer on the box camera. You had to press the shutter button to open the lens and again to close it. With this length of exposure I knew that if I moved quickly I could be in the picture. I had the others propped up and opened the lens and ran across and took my place on the bed. When I fell back I realized that I had forgotten a back rest for myself. I stayed that way for five minutes as I didn't want to take a chance of spoiling the picture. When the time was up I ran across the room and closed the lens. I was pleased that the picture tuned out alright, but a little disappointed about me."
Handwritten note on verso of photograph reads: "I had to hang on to FRASER so that I wouldn't fall off the bed. / 658X / 1940 No.1 HALL 290 N. CARLETON / HARRY ANDERSON LEO FRASER FRED BLAKE HENRY CHAPMAN / L TO R"
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Chapter 13: Department Members p. 161

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Follow That Fire
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1997
Doug Lister Tom Murphv Fred Noble Fred Sacho Jack Steenbergen Fred Tompkins Fd Tugwood Past Members Anderson, Harry Auvache, Lewis Baker, Len Banks, William Barnett, Edward Bellomy, William Binstead, F. Donald Bishop, Robert Blake, Fred Boucher, Charlie Boyd, Earl Bridge, A. W.Terry
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Follow That Fire
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1997
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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