Fonds consists of glass plate and nitrate negatives taken for the Daily Colonist newspaper and the photographer’s private use. The images date from between the 1890s and 1930s and include images of the Pocock family and friends, WWI military groups, buildings (including Fire Halls), sports events (including the VIAA swim team and the Victoria Golf Club), city and street views, as well as images of China and the interior of British Columbia.
Fonds consists of photographs taken by the Campbell Studio and Claude Colpitts. Images depict the Foundation Company of B.C. Ltd. shipyards located in Victoria West, parades held in Victoria and other miscellaneous photographs of sporting groups, military personnel and others.
Fonds consists of photographs taken mainly during John's career as a freelance photographer for Victoria Press, covering a wide variety of topics relating to everyday life and special events, mainly in Victoria.