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Bear in Forest

Photograph depicts blurry image of a bear among what is believed to be slash piles in the forest. Handwritten caption beside this photo reads: "Supposed to be a bear".

Bert Youngstrom and Kitchen Staff

Handwritten caption beside this photo reads: "Bert and Kitchen Staff". Photograph depicts Bert (Youngstrom?) standing close to a woman and young girl on snow in front of unidentified buildings. Forest trees can be seen in background. It...

Bert Youngstrom at Shop & Warehouse

Photograph depicts Bert Youngstrom leaning on one of two gas pumps in front of three long buildings. Trees can be seen in background, as well as snow all around. Steel drums an other miscellaneous material surround the buildings. Handwritten capti...

Brush Rake

Photograph depicts heavy machinery believed to be a brush rake in front of a long unidentified building. Treetops can be seen in background, snow in foreground.

Camp at Summit Lake, B.C.

Photograph depicts a numerous variety of buildings in snowy clearing of forest. A car is parked in foreground on road leading into the camp. Handwritten caption beside this photo reads: "Sumit Lake Camp". It is speculated that this may b...

Camp at Summit Lake, B.C.

Photograph depicts the camp at Summit Lake, B.C., a numerous variety of buildings in snowy clearing of forest. A car is parked in foreground on road leading into the camp. It is speculated that this may be the Campbell Construction Co. road camp.

Canoe at Summit Lake

Handwritten caption beside this photo reads: "I built this boat." Photograph depicts canoe and paddles afloat in water, grassy shore in foreground. A pair of pants can be seen in boat, as well as wood planks, box, and rope on shore.

Crane Operating in Forest

Photograph depicts a dragline crane working in excavation area of snow-covered forest. An unidentified building can be seen in background, covered with snow. Handwritten caption beside this photo reads: "Dragline at work."

Crane Operating in Forest

Photograph depicts a dragline crane working in excavation area of snow-covered forest. A large tank can be seen in background behind snow piles. Handwritten caption above this photo reads: "Dragline at work."

Grizzly Bear

Handwritten caption below this photo reads: "Bought in Picture Prince George". Photograph depicts a grizzly bear walking on all fours in forest area, slash debris in background.

Harry Monson Reclining on Bed

Handwritten annotation on recto of photo reads: "Harry Monson Edmonton Prince George." Harry reclines on bed under window, surrounded by personal effects. Photograph was taken after nightfall. Handwritten caption beside this photo reads:...

Haulback Rig on D8 Caterpillar

Handwritten caption beside this photo reads: "Haulback Rig on a D8 Cat". Photograph depicts the rig in operation, two operators standing on the caterpillar (only one face visible). These men are believed to be Fred Youngstrom on left, an...

John Hart Highway Photograph Collection

  • 2005.3
  • Collection
  • 1945 - 1946

Collection consists of 73 photographs featuring the construction of the John Hart Highway in Prince George, BC from 1945-1946. Images depict construction, machinery, workers, bunkhouses, persons, wildlife, and buildings all associated with this co...

John Hart Highway

Man Standing Above Earth Cut

Handwritten caption beside this photo reads: "Earth Cut". Photograph depicts a man in distance at top of steep slope of man-made embankment, trees in background. Tracks made my machinery are visible in dirt of the cut.

Man with Trout on Shore

Photograph depicts a man kneeling by row of trout between two small logs on grassy bank of a water's shore. What appears to be the vertical handle of a knife is foregrounded at bottom of image. Handwritten caption below this photo reads: &quo...

Mother Bear and Cubs in Forest

Handwritten caption below this photo reads: "Bought in Picture Prince George". Photograph depicts a mother grizzly bear standing on her hind legs against tree, so that her facial profile is visible. Two cubs stand on hind legs facing and...

Open Cab Truck

Handwritten caption beside this photo reads: "1500wt 4x4". Photograph depicts small open cab truck with tire chains. Forest and unidentified buildings in background. A second vehicle is semi-visible on far left, as well as a pile of logs...

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