High on the Mountain Top
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada.
Interest: general mountaineering/ hiking/ backpacking/ skiing/ kayaking
I live in Qualicum Beach, on Vancouver Island and have been researching the history of Mt Arrowsmith for several years now. The Royal BC Museum and the Alberni Valley Museum have given me copies of several photos that Leonard Frank took in the Arrowsmith area and I use them in a presentation I do, on gaining Arrowsmith protected park status.
I just assumed Leonard was a local. Today I googled “Leonard Frank”, not thinking I would find much of anything, but I was completely taken aback by the amount of information and research that has been done on him. Your Club Tread post is among the info. And a very nice post it is, with a great summary on Leonard Frank.
If you go into the Vancouver Library photo archives and look up Leonard Frank, you'll find over 2,000 originals of his photos, some of your postcards included, but some not. I just spent my entire day, online, looking through them. Many of the photos are of buildings and factories, yet there are many gems. I would bet that the library would love to have your postcards, or at least properly scan them.
You have a nice little slice of history in that find. I'll tell you what...I'd be willing to offer you double of what you paid for the old postcards... 50 cents each!.. 100% profit!
Kidding aside, if you, or anybody else ever comes across any historical information on Mt Arrowsmith, please get in touch with me. I can be contacted through the Club Tread Forum.