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SS Distributor at Prince Rupert

Photograph of the SS "Distributor" in the open water, with another vessel and mountains in the background. Several passengers and/or crew are visible on deck. Annotation on recto reads: "SS 'Distributor' at Prince Rupert, BC Allen Photo 5/June/0[?]."

Prince Rupert looking east from waterworks

Wide angle photograph of Prince Rupert sometime during the winter. There is snow on the ground and a marge mountain range is visible in the background. Annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert looking East from Waterworks J.D.A Pho 5/2."

W.E. Collison on the Dawn

Archdeacon W.H. Collison and an unidentified man on the "Dawn," Collison's boat. Forested hills and several buildings are visible in the background. Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "The 'Dawn' Archdeacon Collison's boat."

Early Prince Rupert harbour with annotations

Photo of the Prince Rupert harbour. Many buildings are visible along the shoreline. Annotation on recto reads: "Harbour, Prince Rupert BC. 1658." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Early Prince Rupert. Good view of Metlakatla Passage in distance- showery[?] Wolf Island."

Group gathered at totem pole of eagle crest, Southeast Alaska

Group of eight men and seven children stand in front of crest pole on unidentified building.

Handwritten annotation below image reads: "[..?] Alaska. Indian Totem Pole, Eagle Crest South Eastern Alaska."; on verso: "Chapter XXI Illustrations No. 2. [Kinnanook?] Section of Indian Village showing Totem pole of Eagle crest."

Medicine man’s regalia - Haida

Display of the tools of the Medicine Man: rattles, statues, hats (crowns), masks, spoons apron and body ornamentation.

Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “A medicine man’s outfit. Crowns of bear’s claws, aprons of skins adorned with carved charms of bone and ivory, also rattles. Would illustrate Chapt. XIII for no. 2”

Skeletal remains – Haida

Photograph depicts close-up of unidentified skeletal remains situated on the ground. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “skeleton fallen from burial box at Masset QCIs. Remains were buried near original site”.

Large crowd in Prince Rupert harbor

Large crowd is gathered around main building in a harbor. Many boats visible in foreground. Smoke from tugboat partially obscures the scene. Annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert BC. Photo by MCrae Bros."

Centre Street Prince Rupert

Photograph of residents in motion on Centre Street in Prince Rupert. Buildings are visible on either side of the street and a railway track runs down the length of the road. Annotation on recto reads: "Centre Street, Prince Rupert, BC. 1664."

Prince Rupert wharf and waterfront

Photograph of a small vessel on the ocean with a dock and harbour buildings in the foreground. Tents and piles of lumber can be seen among the buildings. Annotation on recto reads: "The Wharf, Prince Rupert, BC. 1657." Printed annotation on verso reads "The Wharf, Prince Rupert, BC J. Howard A. Chapman, Victoria. BC. 1657."

Overhead view of downtown Prince Rupert

Wide angle photograph of many buildings scattered in a clear cut area. Foreground shows several businesses, including "Kelly Carruther's Supply" and "Prince Rupert Hardware and Supply Co." Some remaining forest is visible in the background. Annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert, BC 1659."

Old and New Haquelqet bridge, Hazelton BC

Photograph of a long bridge spanning two rock faces. Below is a smaller, half demolished wooden bridge. A small settlement is visible on the lower right. Annotation on recto reads: "Haquelqet Bridge." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Old & New. Old Indian built bridge & later one at Hazelton, BC."

New church building under construction at Kincolith, BC

Photograph depicts two unidentified men sitting on front steps of large church. Building materials are scattered in foreground, and scaffolding is visible on one tower.

Handwritten annotations above and below image read: "Dimensions of 73 Feet in length by 37 Feet in width exclusive of Porch and Buttresses. Destroyed by fire with 30 dwelling houses. The spire had been completed when burnt."; "Kincolith Church, Nth. W. Coast. British Columbia within 5 miles of the Alaskan Coast, was destroyed by fire"

Arthur Wellington Clah carrying bundle and gun

Clah or T'amks [Tsimshian name] stands on wood platform in front of shovel and pickaxe leaning against building. Clah was a hereditary chief and Hudson Bay Company employee who helped missionary William Duncan learn the Tsimshian language.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: " 'Clah' or the pioneer missionary's [...?]"

Medicine man’s regalia - Haida

Display of the tools of the Medicine Man: snow shoes, rattles, trumpet, hats (crowns), mask, apron and body ornamentation.

Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “No. 26 Medicine Man’s Outfit. Bear claw crowns, aprons with charms, rattles, trumpet, for insertion at close of chapt.”

First Passenger Engine at Prince Rupert

Head on shot of steam engine traveling through a pass with mountains in the background. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: "First Passenger Engine to reach Prince Rupert." Annotation on recto reads: "First Passenger Engine at Prince Rupert." Photographer' stamp in bottom right corner of recto reads : "Allen Photo."

Marching band in Prince Rupert

Photograph of a marching band performing down a wooden road. Spectators can be seen in the foreground and various businesses are in the background. Annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert BC."

20000 tons pontoon floating dry dock

Illustration of a large ocean liner in dry dock. The name "Minnesota" is inscribed on the top right side of vessel. Annotation on recto reads: "William T. Donnelly Consulting Engineer 17 Battery Place Tel. Rector 1491 20000 tons pontoon floating dry dock Prince Rupert, BC"

Across the bay

Photograph of the bay at dusk. Trees and distant machinery are silhouetted against a cloudy sky and dark waterfront. Annotation on recto reads: "Across the Bay, Prince Rupert, BC No 4466."

Nishga’a medicine men ready for a medicine dance

Eight unidentified medicine men in full regalia stand in a row within a long house. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “Yaulalet Dum guna al git dkdin (?) Party of medicine men Nishka Indians ready for medicine dance. W.H. Collison”. Stamped annotation on verso reads: “Haldane & Bro. Alaskan Photographers, 7 West Street, Metlakahtla – Alaska.”

Medicine man grave marker

Two carved wooden figures covered in moss stand side by side with a fallen wooden plank lying between them. Wooden figures have pen marks applied to the surface of the photo.

Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “Chapt. XIX No. 3. A medicine man’s tomb guarded by two figures, one of which has two heads following a tradition. They are both ie (?) the two headed figure, arranged in the headdress containing the swan’s down which is the sign of peace”.

Medicine man grave marker near Masset, Queen Charlotte Islands, BC

Two carved wooden figures stand side by side to mark the burial of a Haida medicine man. Each figure has one arm up with a hand under or over the chin, while the other arm is down. Carved chiefly headdresses adorn each of their heads.

Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “Illustration for insertion at end of Chapt XIX no. 2. Medicine man’s tomb Queen Charlotte Islands.” Photograph has pen markings made on its recto tracing the outline of these two shapes.

Prince Rupert Ship Repair and Building Plant

Photo of entire ship building plant, including several vessels in the foreground. Hills are visible in the background. Annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert Ship Repair and Ship Building Plant. Prince Rupert BC. Frank E Kirby, William T Donnelly, Engineers. 17 Battery Place. NYC."

Sunset in Prince Rupert

Wide angled photograph of a sunset on the waterfront in Prince Rupert. Several buildings are silhouetted in the foreground. Annotation on recto: "Sunset, Prince Rupert, BC No. 4465."

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