Series MsC-121-0-8 - General photographs

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General photographs

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  • [before 1886]- 1978 (Creation)

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552 photographs, 1 visitor pass card, 1 envelope
532 photographs : b&w print
20 photographs : col. print

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This series consists of photographic black and white, and color images depicting the Doukhobor Community in Russian, Saskatchewan and British Columbia from before 1886 until 1978, but predominantly 1900-1950s. The images portray various individual members of the Doukhobor community, families and groups in their traditional clothing. More often than not the individuals are unidentified. The images of individuals are often form the early decades of the 20th century. The images also depict various community and personal events, such as funerals, concerts, performances and religious rites as well as places, such as villages, towns, factories, etc. Many images consist of vernacular shots taken by participants, family, etc. and some are taken by identified local photographers.
This series includes images of important Doukhobor leaders including: Anastasia Holoboff, Peter P. Verigin (Chistiakov), Peter P. Verigin III (Yasterbov), Anna Markova, Lukeria Kalmykov, Stefan Sorokin, John J. Verigin, and many others.

Some images are in the format of a postcard, some are mounted on boards or contained in their original folding mounts.

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Records have been received from different sources and at different times over a period of time from 2001 till 2018. Part of the collection records was collected and donated by John Keenlyside, or by Steve Lapshinoff, other parts were acquired from various collectors.


The files in this series were kept as found in the original folders as acquired from various sources.

This series were assigned item numbers MSC121-DPC-001 to MSC121-DPC-016, MSC121-DP-035 – MSC121-DP-198, MSC121-DP-279, and MSC121-DP-1125 to MSC121-DP-1539.

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Nov. 12, 2020 / ED

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  • Archival box - standard: MsC 121-Box 61-65