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This is one of my favorite photos as it shows my mother, Marilyn, in her early life, and the expression on her face says to me that she is not liking the idea of holding still for that picture. I'm glad she did though! Picture taken about 1924-1925. View full size.
I love the fashions of the period (mid-1920's). Right to left: My grandmother Gertrude, my father Tom I'Anson Jr. and his sister Jenny. The beach would be in Victoria or Vancouver BC. View full size.
Here's a classic Disney/family picture from the early 60's. Tom I'Anson family (L to R Mark, Marilyn, Cheryl, Maureen). Tom is taking the picture. View full size.
I can feel the love shown in this picture. The date is late 1940s, the place probably Vancouver, BC, in the yard of the I'Anson home. King Tut, their collie, was the hero of the neighborhood, as he rescued a neighbor's small dog from a "dog pack" that was picking on him. That's Dad (Tom Jr.) and Mom (Marilyn Gardner). View full size.
Vancouver, B.C., in the 1940s. Workers inside A-1 Steel Tom Sr.(R) owner. Those are patterns on the tables. The steel industry was taking shape and most of what my Grandpa Tom made here was chain to carry logs to the sawmills downriver. View full size.
This is A-1 Steel in Vancouver B.C. mid to late 40's. My Grandfather was a pioneer of the steel industry and this was one of Canada's first. The employees staged outfront for the company photo with grandpa is in the center with my father (r) next to him. View full size.
My grandfather (R) Tom I'Anson, my father (L) Tom Jr. and Aunt Jenny. Location probably Victoria BC. Date mid 1920's. Looks like the kids have toys, maybe a Christmas photo. View full size.