Collection F01414 - Kenneth Malcolm Leal collection

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Kenneth Malcolm Leal collection

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  • [ca. 1937]-1953 (Creation)
    Leal, Kenneth Malcolm

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ca. 2000 photographs

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Kenneth Malcolm Leal (sometimes spelled Lealle or Leale) appears to have been born in Tweed, Ontario and spent his early years in Windsor, Ontario. Leal expressed an early interest in photography, both taking and collecting photographs in the 1930s. In 1941 he moved to Kingston and by 1946 was employed full time as a photographer in the Kingston studio, Abraham's Studio, owned by Cliff Abrams. In 1948 Leal became the official photographer for the Canadian Locomotive Company where he remained until about 1960. He continued doing commercial photography work, sometimes under his own name as Lealle Photo Studio. He died in 1962.

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The collection consists of both Leal's own photographs and those he collected. There is a large number of portrait photographs which are arranged by surname but are undated. There are also a number of personal photographs which are listed by date (1937-1953) and topic and include such subject matter as the royal visit of King George to Kingston in 1939, some World War II activities, social events of the Canadian Locomotive company as well as collected photographs of air races, 1928-1930. There are also a number of commercial business photographs.

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Gift of Ross Hough, Geography Dept., Queen's University.


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  • English

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No further accruals are expected

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  • Shelf: V030
  • Shelf: V044
  • Shelf: V072