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Elks Flag Day, McBride, BC

Photograph of several vehicles parked along a road. A large crowd is visible gathering in the background. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Elks Flag Day, McBride, B.C." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Jan. 5th 1945. Dear Dad, Am working in a lumber camp, advised by Prof. Johnson and Prof Casey. Altitude about 2,300. Think I will like it, if they don't make me work to[sic] heavy. the Climate and the grub is swell. Otherwise not so hot. Bye for now. Love Will." Postcard is addressed: "To: Mr. A.W. Hockin Big Valley, Alberta. From. W. Hockin c/o E.U. Lamming McBride, B.C."

Eagle Lake Spruce Mills, Giscome, BC

Photograph of a team of horses pulling a large load of logs. Several men are posed around the sleigh. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Eagle Lake Spruce Mills, Giscome, B.C." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "4/ This is them after loading. You will observes that this four horse team has two loads, each sleigh has 14 ft banks[??] and is loaded with about 5 thousand feet of logs. In one camp they have a cattepillar[sic] tractor that takes as high as eight sleighs from the bush to the loading [??]. Will try and get you a picture for you. Elizabeth has has very poor health since last March. May have to change residences befor[sic] long very poor doctor here."

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”.

View of Prince George, BC from Above

Boardwalk in foreground, buildings and roads in mid ground, cut banks in background. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Prince George. B.C. 1921 by Moore”. Handwritten annotation in ink on verso reads: “The Netchaco river is between the mountain and the city and the C.N.R. runs along the river bank nearest the city. This picture is taken looking north.”

Street in Prince George, BC

Street scene in Prince George B.C. Several Union Jack flags are visible and there is a celebration banner at the end of the street. Long shadows in photo indicate summer (perhaps Dominion Day?). River in foreground, railroad and city in mid ground and hill in background. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Prince George. B.C.”

George Street in Prince George, BC, 1921

Photograph of George Street in Prince George B.C. Cars, people, and signage are visible. Printed annotation on recto reads: “George St. Prince George B.C. 1921 R7 by Moore” There is an “X” in ink over the fire hall. Handwritten annotation in ink on verso reads: “This view is also looking north and where I have put the X is the one and only fire hall and you can see the fire engine in the street. This is the main street.”

Postcard Photos of Prince Rupert BC

File contains postcards portraying life in Prince Rupert, B.C. Images depict harbour scenes, street scenes (Third Avenue, Sixth Street, Central Street, and Mainstreet), airplanes, large ships, fisheries, city aerials, parades, military, a dog sled mail team, and a frozen fishing boat.

Collage of Five Images

Captions below images on recto read: “H.M.C.S. Thiepval. Capt Beech.; In surf Recks and Fog. Wikelski Island; The Aeroplane; Major Stuart MacLaren, and party, at Prince Rupert. B.C.; British Around –the –World, Wrecked Aeroplane”.

Prince Rupert Fishing Boat After a Storm

Photograph depicts 6 Men on a fishing boat with water in the background. Equipment on the boat is covered with a very thick layer of ice. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Rupert Fishing Boat After Stormy Trip Jan 1916”. Handwritten annotation in pencil on verso reads: “Rupert Fishing Boat , A Stormy Trip”.

First motor car in Prince Rupert, BC

Photograph of two men in a car driving down a wooden road in Prince Rupert, BC. Printed annotation on recto reads: "First Motor Car in Prince Rupert, B.C., May 1909." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Milwaukee Ore. Nov 7 1913. Dear Friends. Just a line. We are comming[sic] over Sunday if it don't rain to[sic] hard. How is Fredie? Hope he is alright. If you had other plans for Sunday you can phone us. Best regards from us both. Mrs Ed Herry[??]." Postcard is addressed to: "Mrs. J Reichard 3404 34 L. St. Vancouver Wash." Verso is affixed with a one cent American stamp. Postmark reads: "Milwaukee [illegible] Oreg."

Prince Rupert wharf

Lofty view of the buildings along the Prince Rupert wharf with workers unloading a vessel. Water and mountains can be seen in the background. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert Wharf."

Saw mill in Prince Rupert BC

Hand coloured photo of a clearing in Prince Rupert with a sawmill in the distance. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert, B.C. : Saw Mill Grand Trunk Pacific Railway." Artist's stamp in the lower right corner reads: "103112 J.V."

Early Model Airplane

Photograph of early model airplane displaying logo: “Air Service U.S.A. World Flight”. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Amercian Aviators on World Trip arriving at Prince Rupert. BC April 6th, 24 McRae” Handwritten annotation on verso in pencil reads: “Air Service USA World Flight”

Herring Fishing in Prince Rupert Harbour, BC

View of fish boat in water, with net spread and smaller boat on opposing side of net. Several gulls can be seen flying in the air. Rail cars town and treed hills in background. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Herring Fishing In Prince Rupert Harbour McRae Bros.” Handwritten message in ink on verso is addressed to “Mr. H. Smart 2550 Blackwood St. Victoria B.C.”

Horses Pulling Wagon in Dominion Day Parade, Prince Rupert, BC

Photograph depicts a team of Clydesdale horses pulling a decorated wagon. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Dominion Day Prince Rupert BC 1914” Handwritten annotation in pencil on verso reads: “1914 Dominion Day Prince Rupert.” Handwritten annotation in ink on verso is addressed to “Mrs. Herbert Hampton New Harvey House Niagara Falls New York” Cancelation mark on Canadian 1 cent stamp is dated: July 22, 14

Dog Sled Team, Skeena River, BC

3 dog teams pulling 3 sleds with 6 men attending. There is a large mountain in the background. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Mail team Skeena River B.C.” Handwritten message on verso is address to “Dear Alice and dated March 23, Easter Sunday 1913”.

The CNR in Prince Rupert

Slightly elevated front-facing photograph of a steam engine and cargo coming into a station in Prince Rupert, BC. Coal and lumber yards are visible in the background. Annotation on recto reads: "The C.N.R. Prince Rupert. 79."

Collage of 13 Images Decpiting Prince Rupert, BC

Printed captions below images on recto read: “Souvenir of Prince Rupert BC; Prince Rupert June 1st, 1909; Prince Rupert Sept 1st, 1913; Public School; Water Front; City Hall; Haye Cove; Margaeto Fleet; Harbour Scene; SS Prince Marquitta at Prince Georg; Sunrise Prince Rupert Harbour; General Hospital; Gold Storage Place; Prince Rupert from Summit”.

The Royal Hotel in Prince Rupert BC

Side perspective street view of the Royal Hotel in Prince Rupert BC. The "Ladies [sic] Entrance" sign is visible on the right side of the building. Several vehicles can be seen on the street. Printed annotation on recto reads: " 3rd Ave Prince Rupert Photo W.W.W."

Third Avenue, Prince Rupert, BC

Typed annotation in red ink on recto reads: “3rd Ave. Prince Rupert. B.C.” People, boardwalks, horse & wagons and store signs are visible. Rubble and unknown material lies on ground between boardwalks. Typed annotation in red ink on recto reads: “3rd Ave. Prince Rupert. B.C.”

Delivery vehicles on Third Avenue in Prince Rupert

Street view of Third Avenue in Prince Rupert. One horse drawn delivery cart and one delivery car are parked on the street. Printed annotation on recto reads: "3rd Ave. Prince Rupert. B.C." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Book & parcel find[??] received, love & many thanks, u.w. as you know, just what I needed. [Illegible] R.W." Postcard is addressed to: "Mrs. J.W. Cawfsious [??] 1136 Barclay St. Vancouver B.C." Verso is affixed with a 2 cent Canadian Stamp, and is postmarked: "Prince Rupert B.C. Sep 19 6-PM."

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