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“The ‘Hold-Up’ Man”

Item is a cartoon by Innes showing the arm of “Allies’ Food Commission” stopping a bandit aiming a gun labelled “high prices” at a woman and her savings.

Innes, John Clarke

“The slacker’s return”

Item is a cartoon by Innes showing “A. Slacker” crossing the U.S. border into Canada, away from a sign stating “U.S. at war. Selective conscription,” to find a sign stating “Canada rejects voluntary enlistment and adopts selective conscription.”

Innes, John Clarke

“The practical view of it”

Item is a cartoon by Innes showing a soldier confronting a man labelled “Bagdad” with the caption “Tommy Atkins (& Harim el Raschid, Bagdad): “‘Arim, old sport. You’re bloomin well pinched!”

Innes, John Clarke

“The hold-up season”

Item is a cartoon by Innes showing children aiming toy guns and swords at a man with pockets full of candy and packages.

Innes, John Clarke

“The Striker”

Item is a card with a title panel, “The Striker by John Innes. Illustrations by the author,” and an illustration by Innes captioned “The strike is hon.” The short story “The Striker” appeared in The Canadian Magazine, Vol. XXX, no. 2 (December, 1907).

Innes, John Clarke

“Thanksgiving 1914”

Item is a colour cartoon by Innes showing a First Nations woman “British Columbia” with a feast.

Innes, John Clarke

“Munitions”

Item is a cartoon by Innes showing David Lloyd George standing over war needs including ammunition and food products.

Innes, John Clarke

“Militants attention”

Item is a cartoon by Innes showing a sign stating “Militants attention. The tyrants have again resorted to forcible feeding,” likely referring to the treatment of hunger-striking suffragettes in Britain. A character named “Indigent Arnold” stands next to the sign and the caption reads “I wish the bloomin’ tyrants would get a’old of me.”

Innes, John Clarke

“Is Creator of Noted Picture”

Item is a newspaper clipping from The Vancouver Sun featuring a photograph of John Innes and a description of his painting “Harding in Canada.”

Innes, John Clarke

“Half a Century of Progress” [pencil sketch]

Item is a pencil sketch by Innes of a figure sitting next to 2 totem poles with a cityscape in the background. There are notes in the margin about the composition from Innes as well as “George.”

Innes, John Clarke

“Bringing home the bacon”

Item is a cartoon by Innes showing Sir Joe Flavelle walking a pig labelled “$3,000,000.00 profits on bacon” into a bank with the caption “Sir Joseph: Come into your nice sty, piggy. The kind [?]-Keeper will look after you while I am away doing lots more patriotic work.”

Innes, John Clarke

[“The Pathfinders” Christmas card]

Item is a Christmas card with an image of Innes’ painting “The Pathfinders” on the front. The card is inscribed “To the Lane family From the Innes family, 1940.”

Innes, John Clarke

[Photograph of “The Builders” painting]

Item is a photograph of Innes’ painting “The Builders,” inscribed on the back “To dear Hoppie from Daddy, being a print of the First City Council of Vancouver - with the Civic officials - meeting in June 1886. With love of Ida May Innes my dear wife. John Innes.”

Innes, John Clarke

[Photograph of Innes walking with another man]

Item is a photograph of Innes walking on a sidewalk next to another man. Inscribed on the back by Innes’ wife Ida is “Look how they starved John Innes - bowed his head and broke his heart.”

Innes, John Clarke

[Pencil sketch with notes]

Item is a sketch for a painting, showing an early settlement in Vancouver with First Nations canoes in the water. The sketch is gridded for scaling and appears to be for a mural.

Innes, John Clarke

[Pencil sketch for painting]

Item is a large Vancouver Daily Province layout sheet with a pencil sketch on one side and blueline tracing of it on the other. The drawing shows three cowboys on horseback with a wagon train in the background.

Innes, John Clarke

[Pen sketch]

Item is an unfinished pen sketch showing a totem pole near water, with a holly leaf in one corner.

Innes, John Clarke

[Page with 3 pencil sketches]

Item is a sheet with 3 small pencil sketches. One shows oxen and the other two are rough layout sketches showing trees and mountains with oxen or horses in the foreground.

Innes, John Clarke

[Christmas illustration]

File consists of an original ink drawing of a bright star over a landscape, with a border of holly, as well as a newspaper clipping including the illustration.

Innes, John Clarke

[Christmas card illustrated by Innes]

Item is a Christmas card illustrated with an image of a cowboy riding in the snow, inscribed “To Douglas & Mrs. Lane & the boys. Every happiness, this Christmas season of 1937. John & Ida Innes.” There is a metal emblem attached to the card.

Innes, John Clarke

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