You may have recently heard that Uno Langmann, a well known local art dealer, donated more than 18,000 photographs, apparently worth $1.2 million, to UBC! The photos stretch back to the 1850s and go all the way up to the 1970s. While we probably won’t be able to digitize all of the photos (due to copyright restraints) we are excited that we’ll soon begin digitizing many of the earlier ones.
Here’s an example of one of the photo albums we’ll be digitizing. (And don’t worry, our actual scans will be much higher quality than this!)
Of course, the collection isn’t just traditional photographs, there are also postcards, stereographs, menus, and other material that people in the late 19th or early 20th centuries choose to paste into photo albums.
For more on the collection you can check out these articles, this page, or watch the video below!