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Violet with Friends at Prince Rupert

Twenty-three year old Violet stands wearing a polka dot dress in a group of unidentified men, women and children. Body of water and tree-covered hill on opposite shore in background. Handwritten caption below this photo reads: "Pr. Rupert, 1928 End of Road Construction".

Unidentified Man at Log Cabin

Photograph depicts a man seated with bundles and briefcase in front of two small log cabins with sod roofs. What appears to be an elevated log cache stands to left behind cabins, with a ladder raised to its door. Rocky, dry field crosses foreground, mountains visible in background.

Hazelton Hockey Game

Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "HOCKEY - HAZELTON. VS G.T.P.R [Grand Truck Pacific Railway] FEB. 20/11" Twelve players can be seen skating on ice, surrounded by large crowd of people standing on either side of the game. Referees dressed in suits stand around players, and a dog can also be seen in crowd. Snow pile in foreground; river banks, forest, and mountains in background.

Hagwilget Bridge Crosses Bulkley River

Photograph depicts bridge built with wooden planks and poles, braced from below, with triangles built into its frame. The bridge crosses Hagwilget Canyon on the Bulkley River, five kilometres from its confluence with the Skeena River. This is one of the many bridge structures that have crossed this location since at least 1859.

Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "old bridge at the Bulkley River."

Hagwilget Bridge Crosses Bulkley River

Close view of bridge built with wooden planks, poles, and wires, braced from below, with triangles built into its frame. The bridge crosses Hagwilget Canyon on the Bulkley River, five kilometres from its confluence with the Skeena River. This is one of the many bridge structures that have crossed this location since at least 1859. Photograph was taken from one side of canyon, near bridge. Opposite canyon wall in background. Typed annotation glued to verso of photograph: "HAGWILGET - 'the gentle or quiet people'."

Hagwilget Bridge Crosses Bulkley River

Photograph depicts two men and a horse on a bridge built with wooden planks, poles, and wires, braced from below, with triangles built into its frame. The bridge crosses Hagwilget Canyon on the Bulkley River, five kilometres from its confluence with the Skeena River. This is one of the many bridge structures that have crossed this location since at least 1859. Photograph was taken from a distance. Rocky riverbank in foreground, opposite shore in background behind bridge. Typed annotation in red ink on verso of photograph: "INDIAN BRIDGE, NEAR HAZELTON, B.C."

Bridge Crossing River Canyon

Photograph depicts bridge built with wooden planks and poles, with triangles built into its frame. Water rapids in foreground, opposite shore in background behind bridge. This is speculated to be one of the bridges that crossed the Hagwilget Canyon on the Bulkey River since 1859, five kilometres from its confluence with the Skeena River. See items 2009.5.1.69 - 2009.5.1.71.

Walcott Suspension Bridge on Bulkley River

Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Omineca Dist Walcott Suspension Bridge West Approach - looking East May 26 - 1932". Photograph depicts two white horses pulling a wagon in front of Walcott bridge. This bridge was moved from its original location in the Hagwilget Canyon, downstream from Walcott on the Bulkley River. It is a pedestrian bridge at the time of this photograph, though it was originally used by motor vehicles. Dirt road leading to bridge in foreground, with lumber and brush piles on either side. Trees and hills on opposite shore in background.

Railway Bridge at Hazelton, B.C.

Photograph depicts the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Bridge crossing the Bulkley River. A smaller bridge speculated to be used by pedestrians stands below and parallel to the railway bridge. Photo was taken from shore, with opposite shore crossing midground. Trees in foreground, mountains in background. A small building can be seen at opposite end of bridge. Other sections of railway can be seen on hill in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "HAZELTON BULKLEY BRIDGE."

Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Passenger Train

Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "G.T.P. 1st Passenger Train From Prince Rupert. Mile 45. June. 14th 1911. Copyright. F. Button. PHOTO. Pr. Rupert. No. 240." Photograph depicts three men (two sitting on chairs) on caboose of train. Power poles run parallel to tracks, which curve to the right of the image. Train tracks in foreground, forest and mountain in background.

Bridge Near Burns Lake, BC

Photograph depicts a log bridge interrupting a wide dirt road in forest. Distant hills in background. Image has been cropped to an oval shape. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Fort George - Hazleton Highway Near Burn's Lake".

Young Alan and Fred Baxter Being Pushed in Wheelbarrow

Fred and Alan are being pushed in wheelbarrow by a woman wearing a blouse, dress pants, and sunglasses. Typed annotation on recto of photograph: "This is 'Mac' - she is a young woman." This woman is speculated to be Tom Taylor's wife Marion. They stand in a field with a car behind them. A forest and body of water can be see in background, as well as the opposite shore.

Clearwater River, BC

Photograph depicts opposite shore in background behind river, and close shore in foreground on right. Men can be seen standing and paddling on canoe in distance. Handwritten photo caption on verso and recto of this photograph reads: "On the Clearwater".

Bob Potts Cooking on Red Deer River

Photograph depicts two men standing in front of a short tent. Cooking supplies are scattered throughout campsite. Trees cross midground, and snow-covered mountains stand in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "POTT FALLS ON REDDEER RIVER. A Plate of Beans before Lunch. ON THE RIGHT Bob - Potts. Sampling his own Cooking."

Fort George from Across the Fraser River

Photograph depicts the early settlement of Fort George. The buildings to the left of the fence are believed to be owned by the Hudson's Bay Company. The land to the right of the fence belonged to the Fort George Reserve, the home of today's Lheidli T'enneh Band who relocated to a reserve at Shelley when this reserve was sold in 1912. Handwritten annotation on verso and recto of this photograph reads: "Fort George from opposite side of Fraser River".

Bourchier Scow on Fraser River, BC

Photograph depicts group of men seated on scow carrying unidentified material. One man stands on rocky shore in left foreground, leaning on plank attached to scow. A second scow can be seen behind men. Tree-covered hills on opposite shore in background.

Distant View of Tete Jaune Cache, BC

Photograph depicts settlement across frozen lake. Trees cross midground, mountains stand in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph reads: "Distant view of Tete Jaune B.C.", on recto of photograph: "I marked about where you loaded your boat the telephone pole is down the road toward 53. Tete Jaune Mile 52."

Street in Tete Jaune Cache, BC

Photograph depicts four men and small cart standing in street, lines of log buildings on either side. Tents can be seen at end of left side of street. First building on left is larger, with the sign "STOPPING PLACE". Trees cross midground, mountains stand in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph reads: "Tete Jaune Cache. B.C."

Launching Rebuilt Conveyor

Photograph depicts men standing on different deck levels of conveyor on the Fraser River. Wood planks built into shore in foreground, trees on opposite shore in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph reads: "Launching Conveyor", on recto: "Launching the rebuilt steamer Conveyor at Tete Jaune 1912".

Men on Conveyor Deck

Photograph depicts men standing on different deck levels of conveyor in river. Wood planks built into shore in foreground, trees on opposite shore in background. It is speculated that this photo may have been taken near Tete Jaune Cache shortly after the conveyor was rebuilt. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph reads: "Str. Conveyor".

McBride, BC in 1914

Photograph depicts street in McBride, wood buildings and tent buildings on either side. Small businesses and restaurants line the left side of the street. Forest slash stands in newly cleared area in foreground. Railway tracks cross right foreground, hills visible in background. Annotation on verso of photograph reads: "MC.Bride, B.C.", handwritten on recto: "1914 [Bourchier?]"

Sand Creek on Fraser River, BC

Photograph depicts small log buildings and loaded wagons in cleared dirt area. Building on far left has the sign "POOL HALL" posted on front . Treetops, lumber piles, and hills in background. Mountains can be seen in distance. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph reads: "Sand Creek. B.C."

Paddle Wheel Conveyer Near Tete Jaune Cache, BC

Photograph depicts four men on conveyor, and clear view of paddle wheel. A small boat is docked to the conveyor with men and equipment. Crowd of men on shore in foreground on right, trees on opposite shore in background. Mountains visible in distance. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph reads: "Str. Conveyor".

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