image im_007200_118
Image number: RS.18740
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Dominion Observatory

Date

1920

Creator

Unknown, Photographer

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 67mm
width (print): 89mm

Subject

Content object

Description

View of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Saanich, British Columbia, Canada. The building, constructed by architect Edgar Lewis Horton (1868-1957) was completed in 1918. The front elevation is shown, with the dome’s shutters open.

The image is from an album of original photographs, with postcards and other pictures collected during the British Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Toronto, Canada, 1924. The album shows participants in activities of Section K: Botany. An inscription on the print states: ‘OBSERVATORY VICTORIA’.

An account of the British Association gathering, by R D’O. Good and A. B. Rendle, appeared in the Journal of Botany v.63 (1925), pp.1-9.

Associated place

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