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.
Photograph depicts one woman and four men in formal attire, standing on steps of unknown building. A Model T is parked on mud road to right of group. Long white building and tree-covered hillside in background.
Hugh Taylor Sr. stands between two horses, holding reigns. Hermina sits on left horse, Ellen and Violet sit in packboard on right horse. Five men sit on deck of large building with detailed porch in background on left. A fence, log shed, and wood pile can be seen in background on right. A dog stands beside Hugh. It is believed this photograph was taken at Hazelton, B.C.
Hugh Taylor Sr. stands between two horses, holding reigns. Hermina sits on left horse, Ellen and Violet sit in packboard on right horse. Five men sit on deck of large building with detailed porch in background on left. A fence, log shed, and wood pile can be seen in background on right. A dog stands beside Hugh. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Hazelton, B.C. 1910."
Six men stand in small white boat on water close to shore. The four men on left are dressed in formal attire. H. G. T. Perry stands on far left next to Hugh Taylor. Small farm can be seen on shore in midground, treeline and distant hills in background.
Six men wearing suits stand in a line on street, Hugh Taylor third from left and holding a package. Two other men stand against unidentified building in background. Small shed in background on left, hill in distance. It is believed that some of the men in foreground are also featured in item 2009.5.1.84.
Eight men wearing suits stand in a line on street, Hugh Taylor second from right holding a package. An unidentified building stands in background on right, and a small shed stands in background on left. A dog stands in foreground and a hill can be seen in the distance. It is believed that some of the men are also featured in item 2009.5.1.84.
Photograph depicts Hugh Taylor (facing camera) and other unidentified men packing horses and mules in cleared area, trees on hill in background. Animals are gathered around a pile of supplies, and it is believed that a power line crosses the midground. Handwritten annotation on envelope of negative: "Pack train on Blackwater 1902."
Photograph depicts two men lifting rocks onto or off of a truck with "DEPT. OF PUBLIC WORKS" painted on its side. Rocky hill in background, road in right foreground. It is speculated that one of these men may be Hugh Taylor, or his son in law Bob Baxter who also worked for the department of public works.