Club Meeting – September 11, 2016 – “Official Photographer for the Valley” The Life and Work of Merritt, BC Photographer Harry Priest

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We hope you’re all enjoying your summer holidays, traveling, relaxing, and collecting lots of postcards! Our meetings will resume in September. Here is the announcement for our next presentation:

Hurdle Race, from the Merritt Rodeo in Nicola Valley, July 15, 1910, Photograph by Harry Priest. RPPC courtesy of Jolene Castillou Cumming

Hurdle Race, Nicola, July 1st, 1910, photograph by Harry Priest.
RPPC courtesy of Jolene Castillou Cumming

From 1908, prolific photographer Harry Priest (1881-1955) chronicled events, places, people and the history of the city of Merritt and British Columbia’s Nicola Valley region. Vancouver Postcard Club member Jolene Castillou Cumming will explore four decades of the life of Priest in a richly illustrated talk, featuring numerous examples of his work, including his Real Photo postcards and other biographical research material.  Jolene first became interested in Harry Priest’s postcards in the 1980’s when she discovered her grandfather, Coldwater Valley born Judge Henry Castillou, had a collection of them.

Vancouver Postcard Club meeting time and location:

Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 12 Noon. Located at the Hastings Community Centre downstairs board room, 3096 E. Hastings, Vancouver, BC. Postcard trading and socializing begins at 11:30 am. and continues after the presentation if time allows. The event wraps up by 2pm.

Our monthly meetings are open to both club members and members of the public.


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