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Northern BC Archives Historical Photograph Collection Buildings and Structures
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5th Street, Prince Rupert, B.C.

Handwritten annotation on recto of postcard reads: “Were there’s a will there’s a way, 5th Street, Prince Rupert, B.C., F. Button photo Pr. Rupert. No. 514.” Handwritten annotation in pen on verso of postcard reads: “Miss Belding, 33 Marlbro Avenue, Hull Yorkshire, England. S.S. Prince George. Dec. 1918. Dear Bertha, This is a street in the centre of the town Prince Rupert. There is a capacity list of passengers on board. The boat is registered to hold 384. We left at midnight and exped to arrive in Vancouver tomorrow at 3:30 pm. Love from Edie.”

Abandoned court house and jail at Laketon

Front view of an abandoned log building. The door is open or missing, the front window glass is broken, the area in front of the building is littered with antlers, boxes and wood. The tree next to the building has grown too close the building and roof. Handwritten annotation on verso in pen reads: “Laketon, Dease Lake, BC. Court house & jail June ‘62”

A.C. Heaven at Fort Nelson

Handwritten photo album caption beside this photo reads: "S/L. A.C. Heaven. C.D. #3 Unit, N.W.S.R. Fort Nelson." Photograph depicts man in uniform standing on steps in front of doorway to unidentified building. Wings medallion on left breast.

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Airplane "Nose Hanger" at Whitehorse, YT

Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "Ordinary 'Nose-Hanger'." Photograph depicts airplane hangar with large circles in a darker fabric to accommodate the nose and engines of plane. Large truck and stacks of unidentified packages in foreground on right. Unidentified vehicle to left of hangar. It is believed that photograph was taken at Whitehorse, YT.

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Arrival of the First Stage Coach at the Hotel Northern, South Fort George, BC. 19 October 1911.

Postcard featuring a photograph of a photograph of the arrival of the first stage coach at the Hotel Northern in South Fort George, BC on 19 October 1911. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph reads: “Arrival of first stage at So. Ft. George B.C. Oct. 19, 1911. 28” Printed caption on the recto of the postcard reads: “First stage coach Prince George, B.C.” Handwritten annotation in pen on verso of postcard reads: “Mrs. C. Morris, Box 925, Penticton, BC. Thurs. 6pm, Dear Mother. Arr. Safely, good trip (bad pen!) Lovely weather. Hope all are well. Bia (?) Mary & Ed”

Barracks at Watson Lake

Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "Barracks at Watson Lake". Photograph depicts three long log buildings connected in a U shape. The barracks are in a forest, surrounded with trees. The area around the building is strewn with wood debris and log piles. Dirt road in foreground.

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Buildings & Garage at Whitehorse, YT

Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "D.O.T [Department of Transportation?] Bldgs & Garage, Whitehorse." Photograph depicts numerous buildings and a four-door garage on streets in Whitehorse. Dump trucks and other various vehicles surround garage. Road and gravel covered area crosses foreground.

Royal Canadian Air Force

Buildings and Structures

Photographs within this file pertain to specific buildings (i.e. residences, commercial, factories, courthouses, community centres, jails, arenas, hotels); monuments, statues and shrines; bridges and trestles; and building management and construction of buildings throughout northern British Columbia.

Captain Read "The Next Morning," Fort St. John

Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: “The Next Morning.” Photograph depicts man believed to be Captain Read, arms linked with a second unidentified man in uniform. The two men are standing on wood slat sidewalk in front of building with many windows speculated to be barracks [see item 2006.20.12.16] at Fort St. John. This photograph was beside item 2006.20.12.19 which depicts unidentified man in this photo and a second man, ready to go out for the evening.

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Cariboo stagecoaches in front of the Hotel Northern in South Fort George, BC

Photograph depicts two, four-horse stagecoaches laden with passengers parked outside the Hotel Northern in South Fort George. A group comprised of primarily men watch the stagecoaches from the veranda of the hotel. Handwritten annotation in bottom right corner of photograph reads: "Cariboo Stage at South Ft. George, BC. Oct 19-1911."

Flight Sergeant J. Hone at Whitehorse

Handwritten photo album caption beside and below this photo reads: "F/S. J. Hone. C.D. #5 Unit. N.W.S.R. Whitehorse. A 100% soldier." Photograph depicts the Sergeant standing in uniform (wings medallion on left breast) in front of white doorway to unidentified building. A reflection of trees can be seen in door window.

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant McLean at Officers' Quarters, Fort St. John

Handwritten photo album caption beside and below this photo reads: "F/S. I[?].M. McLean, Ft. S. John. C.D. #2 Unit. N.W.S.R. 'Just as you see him'." Photograph depicts the Sergeant in sergeant's hat and rubber boots, sitting in open doorway of Officers' Quarters [see item 2006.20.12.15]. There is a broom on right, boots on far left, and wood slat sidewalk in foreground.

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General Duties Man at Officers' Quarters, Fort St. John

Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: " 'General Duties' (G.D.) man at Officers' Quarters." Photograph depicts man in sweater vest and tie sitting in front of closed door with "R.C.A.F OFFICERS QUARTERS" printed on side. There is a broom on right, boots on left, and wood slat sidewalk in foreground.

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Geo Du Temple at Watson Lake

Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "S/L. Geo Du Temple. #4 Unit N.W.S.R. Watson Lake." Photograph depicts man in uniform (wings medallion on left breast) standing in front of white doorway of log building. Ground in foreground covered with sticks and sawdust.

Royal Canadian Air Force

Grande Prairie Tower & Admin Building

Photograph depicts group of buildings at Grande Prairie airstrip. The foremost building has the sign "YUKON SOUTHERN" on its roof, and the tower and admin building can be seen behind. Power poles, large trucks, and other large unidentified machinery are lined up in background on right.

Royal Canadian Air Force

Grande Prairie Tower & Admin Building

Photograph depicts building with small second story attached, and a tall red and white pole in front. Signal tower and power poles in background on right, semi-trailer in background on left. A man in uniform can be seen in the far right sitting on a small staircase on wheels. Small unidentified buildings and miscellaneous shop supplies in background. Handwritten photo album caption beside this photo reads: "Grand Prairie Tower and Adm. Bldg."

Royal Canadian Air Force

Loading Military Plane at Watson Lake

Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "Everybody Works." Photograph depicts four men in uniform (same men from item 2006.20.12.33) loading a red cross suitcase and other luggage onto plane, movable staircase behind them. It is believed that a fifth man is also semi-visible behind them. Snowbank and various unidentified buildings in background on right.

Royal Canadian Air Force

Man at Elevated Carrier Cache

Photograph depicts man standing in front of elevated, rectangular cache made of wood. Trees stand behind log fence in background. Handwritten photo caption below photograph reads: "Indian Cache." It is believed that this photograph may have been taken near Fort St. James, BC.

Military Barracks at Fort St. John

Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: "Barracks at Ft. S. John." Photograph depicts two long buildings with many tall windows on the side. The buildings are in a muddy area, and wood slat sidewalk runs in front of them. There is a large gravel pile between the buildings, enclosed with a short log fence. A man can be seen in front of second barrack in background.

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Officers' Quarters at Fort St. John

Handwritten photo album caption below this photo reads: “Officers' Quarters, Ft St John.” Photograph depicts two men standing in distance at doorway of officers' quarters, wood slat sidewalk in foreground. Fence and trees on horizon in background, dirt pile to right of building. The two men are believed to be Captain Read (2006.20.12.17) and the man in charge of general duties (item 2006.20.12.15).

Royal Canadian Air Force

Old Warehouse

Photograph depicts a large two story building in fenced area. Field spans foreground, stand of trees in background. Handwritten photo caption below photograph reads: "The old warehouse." It is believed that this photograph may have been taken at Fort St. James, BC.

Pearl Avenue in Atlin, BC

Photograph depicts tent buildings on either side of dirt road. Unidentified men are visible on left, Atlin Lake and mountains can be seen in background.

Hand inscribed annotation on recto of photograph reads: “Pearl Av. looking towards Atlin Lake, Atlin, B.C., A.C. Hirschfeld, No. 174”

Pearl Street in Atlin, BC

Photograph depicts buildings and signage on either side of dirt road. Unidentified man stands on far left, Atlin Lake and mountains can be seen in background.

Hand inscribed annotation on recto of photograph reads: “Pearl St., Atlin, B.C. Aug. 1899. A.C. Hirschfeld, No.74”.

Prince George Postcard

Postcard image depicts streetview looking west along 3rd Ave in Prince George, B.C. Storefronts and period automobiles are visible. Handwritten annotation on photographic negative, now visible along bottom of print image reads: "3rd Ave, Prince George B.C. Looking West. HND 41".

Second Street in Fort George, BC

Photograph depicts a street scene along Second St. in Fort George. Wagons line the dirt road which is flanked by wooden buildings. A group of unidentified men stand on the boardwalk outside of Rigg's Restaurant. Handwritten annotation along bottom of photograph: "Second St. Ft. George".

Taku River Survey - Campsite

Photograph depicts tent among trees, hills visible in background.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Kopoka River - river scenes Aug 29 to Oct. 9 [19]06". See also items 2006.20.3.1 - 2006.20.3.13.

Taku River Survey - Main Campsite

Photograph depicts group of six men standing and sitting in forest in front of tent structure with log base. Handwritten annotation visible on negative: "[Myself?] Main Camp".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 9 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Pictures of different members of ‘our’ party.” See also items 2006.20.3.57 - 2006.20.3.65.

Taku River Survey - Man at Campfire

Photograph depicts man seated by campfire, duck in hand. Tent buildings can be seen in background. Handwritten annotation on negative: "Billy Pulling ducks".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Kopoka River - river scenes Aug 29 to Oct. 9 [19]06". See also items 2006.20.3.1 - 2006.20.3.13.

Taku River Survey - Man at Tent

Photograph depicts silhouette of unknown man standing in front of tent, trees in background. Poor image quality.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "SOME OTHERS." See also items 2006.20.3.22 - 2006.20.3.34.

Taku River Survey - Man sitting under tent structure

Photograph depicts man [Gilroy?] sitting with small tin cup. Canoe lies upside down in foreground. Water and opposite shore visible in background. Handwritten annotation visible on negative: "Camp. [Gilroy?] on way up from trail. 9 pm".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "SOME OTHERS." See also items 2006.20.3.22 - 2006.20.3.34.

Taku River Survey - Men at Unknown Building

Photograph depicts group of ten men on deck of wood building, cliffs visible in background. One man is only semi-visible through hole in deck, he stands in place of missing plank.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 9 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Pictures of different members of ‘our’ party.” See also items 2006.20.3.57 - 2006.20.3.65.

Taku River Survey - Men in Campsite

Photograph depicts miscellaneous items and supplies in front of white tent. Unknown man stands in foreground and a second man can be seen sitting in tent. Stand of trees in background. Handwritten annotation visible on negative: "[?] Oct 13".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 9 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Pictures of different members of ‘our’ party.” See also items 2006.20.3.57 - 2006.20.3.65.

Taku River Survey - Tent in Forest

Photograph depicts small tent set up in bushes, fallen trees in foreground.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 10 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "From [Wahut?]-Azmuth and Koshu.” See also items 2006.20.3.47 - 2006.20.3.56.

Taku River Survey - Three Men at Main Camp

Photograph depicts three men sitting in front of tent structure with log base, trees in background. Believed to be main campsite area (see item 2006.20.3.59).

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 9 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Pictures of different members of ‘our’ party.” See also items 2006.20.3.57 - 2006.20.3.65.

Taku River Survey - Trapper's Hut near Kopoka Glacier

Photograph depicts small structure barely visible in forest. Handwritten annotation on negative: "Trappers hut near Kopoka Glacier".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Kopoka River - river scenes Aug 29 to Oct. 9 [19]06". See also items 2006.20.3.1 - 2006.20.3.13.

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