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John Innes fonds

  • MsC 144
  • Fonds
  • [after 1880]-1945

The fonds consists of records relating primarily to Innes’ drawing, painting, and writing. Records include original cartoons, publications containing Innes’ work, a chapbook, exhibit programs and reviews, and images of Innes’ paintings, as well as photographs of Innes, biographical material, and a patent agreement.

The fonds has been arranged into six series: Records relating to Innes’ paintings ([190-?]-1943); Illustrations and cartoons ([between 1880 and 1941]); Publications (1900-[ca. 1934]); Photographs of Innes ([192-?-193-?]); Patent (1 Feb. 1919); and Records relating to Innes created after his death ([1941]-1945).

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

“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

[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

Cowboy Race

Item is a postcard featuring an image of a John Innes painting, addressed to Mrs. M. Akiyama from Mrs. Innes.

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

Patent

Series consists of a patent agreement filed by Innes and John Linkison King in New York City, for a device to be used in the navigation of ships and airplanes.

Innes, John Clarke

Roping

Item is a postcard featuring an image of a painting by R.A. Davenport. This postcard appears to be from the same series as the Innes postcards.

Innes, John Clarke

Bull Train

Item is a postcard featuring an image of a John Innes painting.

Innes, John Clarke

The Buffalo Hunter

Item is a postcard featuring an image of a John Innes painting, addressed to Mr. Donald Allen.

Innes, John Clarke

Illustrations and cartoons

Series consists of editorial cartoons drawn for newspapers, illustrations created for newspapers and other publications, Christmas cards illustrated by Innes, and sketches. The majority of the cartoons pertain to World War I.

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

“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

“Thanksgiving 1914”

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

Innes, John Clarke

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