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Paul Aivazoff's Capitol Theatre

Image depicts an old theatre owned by Paul Aivazoff in Prince Rupert, B.C. It opened in 1935 and was closed in 1981; it has since been renovated for retail use.

A House

Image depicts a house which is possibly in Prince Rupert, B.C.

Dining Lounge

Image depicts an old building with a sign labelling it as a "Dining Lounge," it is possibly in Prince Rupert, B.C.

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.”

Group of people in cleared area with tent

Item is a copy print of a photograph of a group of people in a cleared area with a small tent in the background in Prince Rupert on June 1, 1906. The people in the photograph are identified as: Mrs. J.L. Williams, Jack or Jock Williams, Mrs. Porter, Miss Mai Johnston, Mrs. R.L. McIntosh, J.H. Pillsbury, Mr. Pinder ? (Engineer), Captain Jenner ?, Mrs. S.G. Harris, and Cannon Rushbrook.

Portrait of a young girl on a chair

Photograph of a young girl believed to be Katy Collison seated for a formal portrait on a wheeled chair. Handwritten annotation in pen on recto reads: "With love from 'Mama'[?] 1907." Handwritten address on verso reads: "Miss West[?] Metlakatla British Columbia N.W. America." Two half penny stamps affixed on verso and partially obscured by two postmarks which read: "Folkstone 1.15 PM SP 19 07."

Downtown Prince Rupert and ocean

Photograph of several buildings down the street in Prince Rupert, including the church. Lumber pallets are littered around the buildings. Annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert, BC. 20.10.07."

Avenue A in Prince Rupert

Slightly elevated view of the Prince Rupert Inn on Avenue A. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Avenue A Prince Rupert BC Allen Photo." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "August 9 1908 Hopping[sic] this will find you all well with kind regards. [illegible]. C Mouat." Postcard is addressed to: "Miss Jemima Colvin Rosedale Farm Cowichan Station B.C." Verso affixed with a one cent Canadian stamp. Postmark on verso reads: "Prince Rupert BC Au 9 08."

Side view of Prince Rupert wharf

Side view photograph of a small harbor close by a shoreline littered in organic debris. A foggy mountain range is visible in the background. Annotation on recto reads: "Wharf and Harbor Prince Rupert. May 1908 JDA."

Centre Street on Dominion Day

Photograph of Centre Street in Prince Rupert on Dominion Day. The Union Bank of Canada is located on the left side of the street, and a decorative arch can be seen in the background. Annotation on recto reads: "Centre Sr. Prince Rupert Dominion Day Celebrations 1909 Allen Photo July 09."

Two Men with Wheelbarrows: First Transfer Company in Prince Rupert, BC

Two men standing beside wheelbarrows with signs that read: “Prince Rupert Transfer Co.” The men appear to be standing on large dock or boardwalk, water and hills in background. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Prince Rupert First Transfer Company.” Handwritten message in pencil on verso is addressed to “Mr. Gordon Penning 1600 Bld. Barclay Vancouver B.C.” Cancelation date on 1 cent Canadian Stamp is dated “Prince Rupert B.C. July 16, 09”.

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."

Dominion Day celebration 1909

Photograph of a large crowd in formal wear gathered on a slope. Some spectators can be seen perched atop extremely high poles. Annotation on recto reads: "The Crowd at Prince Rupert's Dominion Day Celebration 1909. Allen Photo 1-7-09."

SS Camosun at Prince Rupert

Photograph of the SS Camosun arriving in a harbour in Prince Rupert. A blurry man is in the lower right corner of the foreground. Another large vessel can be seen behind the Camosun. Annotation on recto reads: "SS 'Camosun' at Prince Rupert Allen Photo May 23[?]09."

3rd 4th Aves and Fullton Street

Photograph shows two men and a cart full of lumber at a street intersection. Various residential buildings are visible in the background and atop a large clear cut hill. Annotation on recto reads: "3rd, 4th Aves and Fullton St. Prince Rupert. BC. Allen Photo 8/Aug/09."

Third and fourth avenues in Prince Rupert

Wide angle photograph showing 3rd and 2nd Avenue in Prince Rupert. Many buildings, both commercial and residential, and some tents are situated along the wooden roads. Annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert, BC. 3rd Avenue 2nd Avenue Allen Photo Aug 6/09."

Third avenue and fifth and sixth streets in Prince Rupert

Wide angle photograph showing the intersection of 3rd Avenue and 6th Street, as well as 5th Street in Prince Rupert. Many buildings are visible along the wooden street including a building in mid-construction. Annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert, BC. 6th Street 3rd Ave. 5th St Allen Photo Aug 6/09."

Dominion Day arch in downtown Prince Rupert

Large crowd gathered on the street in downtown Prince Rupert around a lavishly decorated arch which reads "Come One Let 'Em All Come Come All. Welcome to Prince Rupert." Annotation on recto reads: "Arch Prince Rupert, BC. Dominion Day Celebration 1909. Allen Photo."

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