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30 photographs : 6 col. transparencies; 24 b&w negatives
153 prints : 13 col. and ca. 140 b&w prints
1 microfilm reel : negative film ; 35 mm
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Textual records: The finding aid is an unverified box list created by the RCMP Archives. The finding aid has been severed. 18-53 (Paper)
Graphic (photo): See the finding aid for the textual records in this accession. (Paper)
Textual records, microform: (No finding aid)
This accession includes photographs relating to Edward Foster, particularly as his interests and professional activities concerned the development and use of fingerprinting in the RCMP; the identification and fingerprinting operations of the RCMP from the early 1920s to the early 1970s, including a number of portraits of individuals responsible for or important to those operations (from chiefs to technicians); the reception held in Ottawa, Ont., 16 February 1961, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the National Fingerprint Bureau; materials relating to exhibitions in 1961 and 1995 concerning the RCMP's fingerprinting activities.
Some of the photos in this accession can also be found in the collection of RCMP Public Information photographs acquired by the National Archives in 1996, and accessioned by the Visual and Sound Archives Division as photography accession 1996-400.
The majority of the photographs are not identified; those that are, however, often provide sufficient information to at least contextualize those which are not.
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All colour items show colour shifting.
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