Colony Farm



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Assorted photographs of Colony Farm (Glass Negatives)

The subseries consists of photographs thought to have been taken by W.J.Moore although it is possible they were taken by another photographer. The assumption of provenance has been assumed based on the context in which the negatives were found. It has not been possible to confirm. The photographs depict the buildings, livestock, farm workers (likely Essondale patients), and employees of Colony Farm and Essondale (Riverview Hospital). The subjects consist primarily of cows and horses, as Colony Farm was known across the province for the quality of its livestock. It was awarded a master breeder shield in 1930 from the British Columbia Branch of Holstein Canada. Many of the agricultural photographs also show Essondale's West Lawn building at various points in its construction.

Moore, William John

Buildings, Public Works, and Vehicles

This file consists of photographs that depict the buildings, equipment, and grounds of Riverview Hospital, as well as some projects made by individuals in its Industrial Therapy program. The file includes panorama and aerial photographs of Riverview Hospital, as well as photographs of construction and maintenance projects undertaken by the hospital's Public Works Department, such as hospital renovations, excavations, appliance repair, and fire damage. The file also includes repairs on vehicles maintained by the Transport Department. Additionally, this file has photographs of equipment and technology used by hospital workers, including photographs of the audiovisual department, electricians' sub stations, and notably Central Supply Room trays and supply trays for electro-convulsive therapy.

The Industrial Therapy program was originally implemented in 1963 with a focus on developing basic skills that would enable patients to return to a community after hospitalization. These included working on cabinetry, upholstery, metalwork, electronics, etc.

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