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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

Stage Coach

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

Innes, John Clarke

“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

“Munitions”

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

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

“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

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

Bull Train

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

Innes, John Clarke

[Newspaper stories by Innes]

File consists of newspaper clippings of two short stories written and illustrated by Innes, titled “Wall-eyed Googan” and “Translation of Pig-Eye.”

Innes, John Clarke

Photographs of Innes

Series consists of four photographs of Innes; two are copies of the same portrait and two are candid images.

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

[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

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

Publications

Series consists of publications by Innes as well as publications containing his work. Records include a chapbook of poetry written and illustrated by Innes, an issue of The Canadian Magazine containing an article by Innes, newspaper clippings, and layout materials for a short story.

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

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