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Taylor-Baxter Family Photograph Collection Atlin, BC
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Taylor-Baxter Family Photograph Collection

  • 2009.5
  • Collection
  • 1899-1959

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.

The Glassey Album

This photograph album consists of photographs, membership cards and correspondence of Herbert F. Glassey. Subjects identified in this album include: automobiles, landscape vistas, hunting scenes, snowshoeing, dog sledding, provincial government offices and waterscapes. Identified geographic locations include: Nesutlane Trading Post, Atlin, Teslin Lake, Atlin Lake, McKee Creek, Taku Glacier and Otter Creek. The following of Mr. Glassey’s membership cards are also included within this album: “White Pass & Yukon Route, No. 308: Government Agent, Atlin account, 1939-1940”; “White Pass & Yukon Route, No. 283: Government Agent account, 1941-1942”; “Registration Certificate, 1940”; “The Wartime Prices and Trade Board, no.1305, 1942”; “Dominion Bureau of Statistics, no.252”; “The Society of Notaries Public Membership Card, 1956”; and “Prince Rupert Liberal Association, 1953”.

Glassey, Sarah

Sarah & Bert Glassey in Atlin, BC

Photograph depicts Sarah and H.F. Glassey standing on wood sidewalk in hats and long jackets, unidentified house in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Sarah & Bert Glassey". Photograph speculated to have been taken near the Glassey home at Atlin, BC.

Sarah Glassey in Group by Car in Atlin, BC

Group of four women and one man stands in front of car in unidentified yard. Sarah stands on far left, buildings, wood pile, and forest in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "[Wright Car?] Atlin." Similar group also featured in items 2009.5.2.274 - 2009.5.2.294.

General Store in Atlin, BC

Photograph depicts young girl standing on front deck of "WANAMAKER'S GENERAL MERCHANDISE." Car visible on left, gas pump in front. Trees and neighbouring house visible in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "ATLIN."

Shovel Workings at Spruce Creek, BC

Photograph depicts a large structure in center of mining area in riverbed, equipment and supplies scattered throughout. Buildings and forest in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Spruce Creek, Lower Shovel Workings 6/25/39.", on recto: "Atlin".

H.F. Glassey with Briefcase, Sarah Glassey in Car

Photograph depicts Sarah seated in passenger seat, and Bert standing to right of car. Mountain in background. Typed caption beside this photograph: "H.F. Glassey (Bert) Government Agent, Gold Commissioner, Coroner, Justice of Peace Atlin, B.C. with his wife Sarah in the car. 1934 --- 1942". Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Auntie & Uncle Bert".

Ron Stewart, H.F. Glassey, & Unknown Man with Wolf Pelts

Photograph depicts an unidentified First Nations man standing to right of wolf pelts that hang from eaves of house in Atlin, B.C. Stewart and Glassey stand on left, Glassey wearing a suit and tie. Typed annotation on recto of photograph: "Wolf pelts from Teslin, B.C.", handwritten: "Ron Stewart is policeman." See also items 2009.5.2.67 & 2009.5.2.68.

H.F. Glassey with Wolf Pelts

Photograph depicts H.F. Glassey wearing a suit and tie, holding up a wolf pelt in both hands. House stands behind Glassey, pelts hanging from eaves in front of porch. These pelts came from the Teslin Lake area (this region spans Northern British Columbia and the Yukon Territory). Anglican Church partially visible in left background. Typed annotation on recto of photograph: "Come up and do some hunting." Typed caption below this photograph: "Atlin." See also items 2009.5.2.68 & 2009.5.2.69.

Atlin, BC in 1899

Photograph depicts the Atlin townsite, forest in foreground, hills in background. Town stands on edge of lake located in left midground. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Atlin City B.C., Sept. 3rd 1899. Copyrighted by S.A. Smythe Atlin, B.C."

Business on Street in Atlin, BC

Photograph depicts group of men in hats and ties standing on wood deck connecting four store fronts. Left to right: Parsons Produce Co., Dunn & Co. Hardware and Tinware, Fortin & LeGappelain Druggists, Cummings & Richardson - Gents, Furnishings, Boots and Shoes. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Branch Parsons Produce Co at Atlin 1899."

Man & Women with Dogsled Team

Photograph depicts two women and one man standing in snowy street behind loaded sled pulled by three large dogs. Unidentified buildings in background, hill visible in distance. It is speculated that this photograph may have been taken in Atlin, B.C.