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P255 Wilson Studio fonds

Physcial Description
ca. __________ photographs

Administrative History
Lewis Wilson, 1915-1998, was a well known professional photographer and owner of Wilson Studio in Saint John for 52 years. He was born near Meenans Cove and died in Hampton. He was married to Dorothy Gillen in 1934 and they had 4 children. He had a keen interest in photography from his teenage years and his employment with Garett Studio in Saint John provided his initial experience in the photographic profession. In 1939 he acquired the Isaac Erb Photography Studio on Charlotte Street and a part of his business included the printing and sale of Isaac Erb's early 20th century photographs. In 1992 he relocated Wilsons Studios to 162 Union St. His portraits were praised for their technical and artistic merit and his aerial photographs for which he acquired his own aircraft obtained wide acclaim and awards. His aerial photography attracted many corporate clients including Irving, New Brunswick Power, New Brunswick Telephone Co. Ltd, and.

Scope and Content
Aerial photographs relate largely to urban and industrial areas in Saint John and southern New Brunswick, including Irving interests such as Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., the Oil Refinery and the MacMillan-Rothesay Paper Co., ship launches and many aspects of the forestry and lumber operations, New Brunswick Power sites in the Saint John vicinity, New Brunswick Telephone Co. Ltd., province-wide communication installations, Brunswick Mining and Smelting Co., UNB Saint John, and homes of individuals.

Dates of Creation

No restrictions.

Finding aid

Additional information
Title based on name of company.


P 322

702 Forest Fires, Planes, etc.
1770 City Saint John
4861 Dry Dock, Harbour Bridge
4909 Browns Lake, Black River, Hanson Lake, West Beach Area, Island Eagle Lake
4932 Irving Refinery area
5033 Emerson's Castle, Baker Castle, Sherwood Dev., Blind Man's Lake, Irving Piers
5087 Dry Dock, Fish Hatchery, Champlain Hts., unidentified house
5195 Bookie Baker House (Baker Castle)
5210 Lorneville, Musquash Pipe Line, Spruce Lake, Brick Yard, Fort LaTour
52222 Gondola Pt. Road, Jenkins Property, Otty Sherwood Dev., Pond
5228 Susssex -Lumber Mill, Sewage Plant, Green House, Housing Dev., Trans Canada
5273 Viaduct, New City Hall, Simonds Schoool, Main St. area, Mount Pleasant
5277 UNB Fish Hatchery, Millidgeville School & Dev., Woolco Plaza
5300 UNB, Main St., Millidgeville School & Dev., Silver Falls
5301 Rothesay Ave., Carlson Trailor Park, Glen Rd. May 22, 1969
5302 Dry Dock, Rothesay Paper, Simonds School, Workman's Compensation, Fort LaTour Oct. 31, 1968
5307 Millidgeville Yacht Club, Irving Refinery, Fort Howe, Trade School May 2, 1966
5309 Buddy Wilson House & Gordon Moulard House Apl. 3, 1968
53312 UNB, Millidgeville School, Pokiok Point Dec. 7, 1968
5324 Viaduct, Mills St., Market Square September 1968
5346 Trade School, Slaughter House Hill, Power Plant, etc. June 25, 1966
5361 French Village, Turkey Farm, Peticodiac Aug. 24, 1967
5367 Poley Mountain (Scott Rd. area) Feb. 27, 1967
5620 City looking East Aug. 24, 1973
5677 Westmoreland Ave., Marsh Bridge, CN Station nd
11044 Groceries Store & Construction Site nd