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Prince George Historical Photograph Collection

  • 2010.13
  • Colección
  • 1910 - [ca. 1950]

Collection contains photographs depicting community life in Prince George, B.C. Images depict holiday events, sports teams, government buildings, businesses (hotels, banks, retail, newspaper office), riverboats, railroad construction, fishing, a cemetery, street scenes, aerials, and landscapes. Also includes photos taken outside of the Prince George vicinity including Prairie Creek, Thomas Creek and Barkerville, B.C.

North Coast & Central BC Postcard Collection

  • 2011.3
  • Colección
  • 1901 - [ca.1930]

A collection of postcard photographs of Port Essington BC, Port Simpson BC, Atlin, Quesnel, McBride, Hagwilget Village, Giscome, Likely, Kitwanga, Smithers, Prince Rupert BC, Prince (Fort) George BC Images depict street scenes, water scenes, community events, businesses, buildings, and aerials of the towns. Collection also depicts a number of Northern BC paddle wheelers.

Plans and Legal Records

Consists of legal records and documents related to the holdings and activities of J. B. Henderson-Roe and his father, C.H. Henderson-Roe, including a hand-drawn map of Prince George, Fort George, and South Fort George, as well as a surveyor's plan for a subdivision.

View of Fort George, B.C. from Above

Lofty view of South Fort George, river and treed hills in the background. Printed annotation on verso reads: “South Fort George - 1913.” Handwritten message on recto is addressed to “Ethel M. Heurris Norton Maps Bristol County" reads: "11-1-13 an excellent view of south Fort George taken recently. Power Station at cross near water. This does not give all the south residence view. Population approx 1500”.

Hamilton Avenue, South Fort George, BC

Street scene showing people, dog, team of horses & wagon. Signage reads: “Beds; Mecca Café; Hardware.” Printed annotation on recto reads: “Hamilton Avenue, South Fort George, B. C. No. 110.” Verso displays cancelled 1 cent Canadian Postage Stamp and handwritten message in ink is addressed to Mr. Eathan Villard Burt Mish, U.S.A.

Young Violet & Virginia Taylor

Seven year old Virginia stands beside older sister Violet who is seated on chair in front of house at South Fort George. Two small children can be seen standing in porch. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Violet & Virginia - 1921 -" (date believed to be incorrect).

Canoe Pass at Fort George Canyon, BC

Photograph depicts a small pass through an island or peninsula on the Fraser River. Photo is believed to have been taken near Stone Creek, south of South Fort George. Annotation on verso of photograph reads: "FORT GEORGE CANYON. CANOE PASS. J. HEAY. PHOTO."

George Street, Prince George, BC

Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph reads: "George St. Prince George BC Photo. S Wrathall". Prince George Hotel and Cafe stand on left side of street in foreground, and many other buildings and businesses can be seen. Vehicles line the street, cut banks visible in background. Photograph believed to have been taken while George Street was being prepared for a new lawyer of asphalt.

Ah Yee's Store at South Fort George, BC

Photograph depicts a woman, man, and dog standing in front of the Chinese general store in a log building with the sign "AH YEE FUR DEALER GENERAL MERCHANT". Power poles, buildings, and trees visible in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "First Store S Ft George A. G. Hamilton" "Boucher [sic]". It is believed that this store was originally owned by A. G. Hamilton.

Men at Empress Hotel

Three men stand under deck of three story hotel. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Empress Hotel South Fort George, B.C.", on recto: "according to Mrs [illegible] Williams this Hotel burned down New Years 1914 and the owner collected insurance & moved to Anchorage Alaska. (smell of kerosene)", "Boucher [sic]".

Taylor-Baxter Family Photograph Collection

  • 2009.5
  • Colección
  • 1899-1959

This Collection consists of photographs documenting early development of the Central Interior including such subjects as: homesteading, railway construction, packing & freighting, modes and routes of transportation, schools, mercantile development, leisurely activities, sports, natural resource development and exploitation, political movements, town-site development and policing. This collection also provides a look at history of the Taylor-Baxter Family - a long time pioneering family of this region, including: A.K. & Lillian Bourchier; Hugh & Hermina "Minnie" (nee Wessel) Taylor and family; Herbert & Sarah (nee Wessel) Glassey; and Bob & Violet (nee Taylor) Baxter and family.

Young Virginia & Violet Taylor in Front Yard

The two girls stand in front of a house at South Fort George, B.C. Young boy believed to be Arthur Taylor can be seen in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "After the Ball was over, Violet and Virginia lay [...] August 22, [192...] South fort George B.C." (Annotation is cut off).

Hermina Taylor and daughter Violet

Fourteen year old Violet stands behind her mother who is seated on chair in front of house at South Fort George. Nine year old Arthur Taylor can be seen sliding down the front steps in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Mother & Violet - 1921 -" (date believed to be incorrect).

The Taylor Album

This photograph album consists of images pertaining to early settlements, bridges, riverboats, railways, cross-land travel companies, and family and social life including portraits and such events as cross country skiing, picnics, family gatherings, basketball team photos, masquerade dances, dramatic plays, hockey games and team dinners. Identified individuals include: the Tillicums, Bill Bennett, Jean Caux, Frank Johnstron, the Taylor Family (Hermina, Hugh, Ellen, Violet, Lucy, Dixon, Arthur, Virginia, Tom and Hugh Jr.), H.G.T. Perry, Betty Angus, Mrs. Kirkpatrick and Mrs. Davis. Identified geographic locations include: South Fort George, Prince George, Hagwilget Bridge, Walcott, Prince Rupert, Finlay River Rapids, Lulu Island, Ashcroft, Skeena River, Nechako River, Bulkley River, Kispiox and Hazelton.

This file also contains a one way Canadian National Railways ticket in the name of Miss V.B. (Violet Bourchier) Taylor to travel from Prince Rupert to Vancouver in July 1927.

Taylor, Hugh

Taylor Family at House in South Fort George

Hermina Taylor stands with group gathered on front steps of veranda. An elderly couple and young girl sit on the steps beside Lucy and Violet Taylor (Violet holding a baby). Hermina and young girl stand behind them on right, and a man and young woman stand behind on left. A wood pile can be seen behind the house.

Hermina Taylor and daughter Violet

Fourteen year old Violet stands behind her mother who is seated on chair in front of house at South Fort George. Nine year old Arthur Taylor can be seen sliding down the front steps in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Mother & I and Arthur".

Prince George Townsite, From Above

Photograph depicts the major buildings and streets of the town. Sloped cutbank visible across the Nechako River in background. It is believed that this photograph was taken from Connaught Hill. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph reads: "PRINCE GEORGE, B.C."

Man & Women Standing at German Bakery

Photograph depicts one man and three woman standing in front of shop windows of three story building with the sign "GERMAN. BAKERY. F. TIEMEYER" A window nook and small balcony extend from second floor. Road in foreground. Handwritten annotations on recto of photograph: "Main Building 30 x 32. Lean to for Bake Shop. Food cellar. Five Food Rooms upstairs. Electric lights throughout entire house. Burned badly Jan 15 - 9 45 PM 1969. Was originally moved from South."