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North Coast & Central BC Postcard Collection Prince Rupert, BC Transportation and Utilities
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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”.

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”.

Colloway Rapids Bridge, Prince Rupert, BC

Photograph of a bridge along a rocky shoreline. Printed annotation reads: "Colloway Rapids Bridge Prince Rupert Highway W.W.W." Handwritten annotation on verso is heavily obscured by residual album paper and reads: "PO Box 777 Prince Rupert BC. [Illegible] Lal. This[??] is a piece of our new bridge which [obscured] neats our Island with the mainland. We have had picnics on the other side & [illegible] is open for [illegible] to [illegible]ve ours this side of the [obscured] our stuff to the little [obscured] patronize[??]. Mrs. [illegible] are back again in Rupert [obscured] Kamloops office closed down [obscured] was no chance of transfer. Have not."

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."

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”

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."

Fishing boats in Prince Rupert, BC.

Photograph of many fishing boats in a Prince Rupert harbour. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Fishing Boats Prince Rupert, BC Photo by J. Wrathall." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Greetings from British Columbia Ruth and Jim Warner[??]." Postcard is addressed to: "Mr. and Mrs. C. Ott 426 So. Humboldh Denver 9. Colorado U.S.A." Verso is affixed with a 4 cent Canadian stamp. Postmark reads: " Vancouver B.C. Canada. Jun 5 5 PM 1954."

Hayes Creek Bridge, Prince Rupert, BC

Photograph of a large wooden bridge across Hayes Creek, Prince Rupert, BC. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Hayes Creek Bridge Prince Rupert BC." Handwritten annotation on recto reads: "Dear Mary. Why don't you and my letter hyp[illegible] old [illegible] Louisa A./ P.O. Box 32./ P.R." Handwritten address on verso reads: "Miss Mary Wonoghue Prideaux St., Nanaimo. B.C." Postcard is affixed with a one cent Canadian stamp. Postmarks on verso read: "Prince Rupert B.C. PM Jun 18 11." and "Nanaimo B.C. 18 Jun 21 11."

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

Lone vessel near Prince Rupert harbour

Slightly elevated photograph of Prince Rupert buildings. A lone vessel is visible in the background. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Courtesy of Can Nat'l Rys. Prince Rupert. B.C." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Dear Elma. We reached Prince Rupert (in the picture) today. Friday we arrive at Skagway and the glaciers. Having a fine trip- good weather and a good crowd. Love from Claire." Postcard is addressed to: "Mrs. Claude Millersh, River Forest, Guerneville, Sonoma Co., California." Postcard is affixed with a two cent American stamp. Postmark on verso reads: "Ketohikan Alaska. Jun 28 3 PM 1928."

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.

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”.

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."

Rail cars in Prince Rupert, BC.

Photograph of a line of rail cars along a track next to a blasted pile of rubble. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Photo by McRae Bros. Prince Rupert." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Hello Charly. I have been dead for 2 month and just woke up tell the folks out home I am doing[??] fine. don't know when I will be down again Remember me to the good little woman, and weave[??] all Well. you're[??] friend Stan C." Postcard is addressed to: "Mr. Charles Chislett 96 Colonist Printing Co. Broad Street Victoria B.C." Verso is affixed with a one cent Canadian stamp. Postmark reads: "Prince Rupert B.C. [illegible date]."

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."

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."

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.”

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