Photographs

These digital collections feature photographs held by UVic Libraries and our community partners.


Gisele Freund Photographs of James Joyce in Paris
James Joyce pictured with his grandson

Gisele Freund Photographs of James Joyce in Paris

This exhibit features a series of photographs taken by Gisèle Freund featuring James Joyce during his last years in Paris.

Many of the photographs in the exhibit were previously unpublished and are presented under an agreement with the Estate of Gisèle Freund/IMEC Images.

See also: From Paris to Victoria: The Gisèle Freund Photographs of James Joyce

This online exhibit is a digital version of an exhibit held at the University of Victoria Special Collections and University Archives, which was the first time Gisèle Freund's James Joyce photographs had been shown in Canada. Special Collections houses Freund's personal and public material relating to the book, James Joyce in Paris: His Final Years.


Herbert Geddes, Life in Japan, ca. 1910
Life in Japan image, detail

Herbert Geddes, Life in Japan, ca. 1910

The collection consists of photographic glass-plate transparencies depicting life in Japan, including scenery, street scenes, workers, farming, fishing, silk production, stone carvers, wood carvers, metal workers, potters, and artists. The photographs were collected by Herbert Geddes, a manager for G.R. Gregg and Company, importers and exporters. He was sent to Japan and was based in Yokohama between 1908 and 1918.

See also: Herbert Geddes collection


Ian McTaggart Cowan
Ian McTaggart Cowan on horseback

Ian McTaggart Cowan

The Cowan Collection at the University of Victoria Special Collections includes Cowan’s field journals, photographs, CBC footage and correspondence from his 75-year long multi-faceted career, alternating between high-profile campaigns, such as ending the Canadian bounty system, and cutting-edge field research into species and ecosystems from the Arctic to Haida Gwaii.


Photograph Albums
Photograph from the Memories of British Columbia collection

Photograph Albums

Selected photograph albums from the University of Victoria’s Special Collections and University Archives.

The collection includes albums from the Memories of British Columbia collection, the Siam photograph collection, and the Agnes Deans Cameron fonds.


Robert Graves Malahat Review Photographs
Robert Graves, 1974

Robert Graves Malahat Review Photographs

Photographs taken to supplement the July, 1975 edition of the University of Victoria's Malahat Review, issue number 35 edited by Robin Skelton and William David Thomas. The edition was subtitled "A Gathering in Celebration of the Eightieth Birthday of Robert Graves".

See also: Robert Graves collection


UVic Archives' Historical Photograph Collection
Detail, aerial view of Campus Services under construction, 1965

UVic Archives' Historical Photograph Collection

The UVic historical photograph collection consists of photographs acquired by the University of Victoria Archives of the University of Victoria and its predecessors, the Provincial Normal School and Victoria College.


W.O.H. Dodds World War One Photographs and Scrapbook
Brigadier General W.O.H. Dodds

W.O.H. Dodds World War One Photographs and Scrapbook

Photographs and a scrapbook relating to the life and service of Brigadier General W.O.H. Dodds, CMG, DSO, in the Great War of 1914-1918 and extending to his death on 25 August 1934. Brigadier General Dodds joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1914 and was commanding officer of the 5th Canadian Division Artillery and served in France from 1917-1918.

See also: William Okell Holden Dodds fonds


World War One Photographs and Journals
Portrait of Archie Wills

World War One Photographs and Journals

Photographs and journals selected primarily from the Archie H. Wills fonds.

Archie Wills (1892-1988) was born in Victoria, BC, served with the Canadian Forces Artillery in France during the First World War, and worked as a journalist for the Victoria Times and Daily Colonist newspapers both before and after his service.


World War One Photographs by J. A. Millar
1914 image of soldier leaving for service

World War One Photographs by J. A. Millar

This album of photographs, taken by J. A. Millar, contains scenes of the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Valcartier Camp, at Quebec, and at Gaspe Harbour immediately prior to sailing to Britain in 1914. Millar was a staff photographer of the Montreal Daily Star and produced the album in 1915.

See also: William Okell Holden Dodds fonds