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Taylor-Baxter Family Photograph Collection Hazelton, BC
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Hazelton Masquerade Dance

A group of approximately 70 people in costume stand in large room with wood interior and two British flags in background. The group includes men, women, and children of all ages. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "I Say were you ever in the Old Country?". See also item 2009.5.1.56.

Hazelton Hockey Game

Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Longs Vs. Shorts. Hockey - Hazelton B.C. Yours truly in Goal." Ten players can be seen skating on ice enclosed in rink boards made of wood planks. Goalie stands on far left. Trees and hills in background.

Totem Poles at Hazelton, B.C.

Photograph depicts two large totem poles on either side of front steps to wood building. An unidentified woman and three small children can be seen in foreground. A second building stands in background on right. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "New Hazelton".

Hagwilget Bridge Crosses Bulkley River

Close view of bridge built with wooden planks, poles, and wires, braced from below, with triangles built into its frame. The bridge crosses Hagwilget Canyon on the Bulkley River, five kilometres from its confluence with the Skeena River. This is one of the many bridge structures that have crossed this location since at least 1859. Photograph was taken from one side of canyon, near bridge. Opposite canyon wall in background. Typed annotation glued to verso of photograph: "HAGWILGET - 'the gentle or quiet people'."

Hagwilget Bridge Crosses Bulkley River

Photograph depicts two men and a horse on a bridge built with wooden planks, poles, and wires, braced from below, with triangles built into its frame. The bridge crosses Hagwilget Canyon on the Bulkley River, five kilometres from its confluence with the Skeena River. This is one of the many bridge structures that have crossed this location since at least 1859. Photograph was taken from a distance. Rocky riverbank in foreground, opposite shore in background behind bridge. Typed annotation in red ink on verso of photograph: "INDIAN BRIDGE, NEAR HAZELTON, B.C."

Four Men at Retail Store in Hazelton, B.C.

Men stand wearing vests and ties in doorway framed in corner of building with the sign: "R. CUNNINGHAM LTD. GENERAL MERCHANDISE." Various other advertisements hang from doorway. Man on left believed to be transport driver also featured in items 2009.5.1.80 & 2009.5.1.81. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Hazelton, B.C. 1910".

Man Named Frank at Hazelton, BC

Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Frank [Johnstron?] Oct. 13th/11 Hazelton BC". Photograph depicts Frank sitting in suit and hat with dog on a wood walkway, unidentified building in background on left. Wood pile is visible behind them.

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.

Hazelton Masquerade Dance

Handwritten caption beneath this photo reads: "Hazelton Masquerade Dance April 8th /12". A group of approximately 70 people in costume stand in large room with wood interior and British flag in background. The group includes men, women, and children of all ages.

Hazelton Hockey Game

Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "HOCKEY - HAZELTON. VS G.T.P.R [Grand Truck Pacific Railway] FEB. 20/11" Twelve players can be seen skating on ice, surrounded by large crowd of people standing on either side of the game. Referees dressed in suits stand around players, and a dog can also be seen in crowd. Snow pile in foreground; river banks, forest, and mountains in background.

Hagwilget Bridge Crosses Bulkley River

Photograph depicts bridge built with wooden planks and poles, braced from below, with triangles built into its frame. The bridge crosses Hagwilget Canyon on the Bulkley River, five kilometres from its confluence with the Skeena River. This is one of the many bridge structures that have crossed this location since at least 1859.

Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "old bridge at the Bulkley River."

Railway Bridge at Hazelton, B.C.

Photograph depicts the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Bridge crossing the Bulkley River. A smaller bridge speculated to be used by pedestrians stands below and parallel to the railway bridge. Photo was taken from shore, with opposite shore crossing midground. Trees in foreground, mountains in background. A small building can be seen at opposite end of bridge. Other sections of railway can be seen on hill in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "HAZELTON BULKLEY BRIDGE."

Ruddy & Mackay Transfer Company Wagon

Photograph depicts team of horses pulling heavily loaded wagon with the sign: "RUDDY & MACKAY. BAGGAGE. STAGE & TRANSFER." One man stands holding head of horse and smoking a pipe. A second man sits in wagon holding reigns, (believed to be same man featured in items 2009.5.1.79 & 2009.5.1.80). Large "Grand Trunk Pacific" building can be seen in background, as well as a smaller building with the sign "HAZELTON" hanging from its eaves.

The Taylor Album

This photograph album consists of images pertaining to early settlements, bridges, riverboats, railways, cross-land travel companies, and family and social life including portraits and such events as cross country skiing, picnics, family gatherings, basketball team photos, masquerade dances, dramatic plays, hockey games and team dinners. Identified individuals include: the Tillicums, Bill Bennett, Jean Caux, Frank Johnstron, the Taylor Family (Hermina, Hugh, Ellen, Violet, Lucy, Dixon, Arthur, Virginia, Tom and Hugh Jr.), H.G.T. Perry, Betty Angus, Mrs. Kirkpatrick and Mrs. Davis. Identified geographic locations include: South Fort George, Prince George, Hagwilget Bridge, Walcott, Prince Rupert, Finlay River Rapids, Lulu Island, Ashcroft, Skeena River, Nechako River, Bulkley River, Kispiox and Hazelton.

This file also contains a one way Canadian National Railways ticket in the name of Miss V.B. (Violet Bourchier) Taylor to travel from Prince Rupert to Vancouver in July 1927.

Taylor, Hugh

Hugh & Hermina Taylor with Infant Daughters on Horseback

Hugh Taylor Sr. stands between two horses, holding reigns. Hermina sits on left horse, Ellen and Violet sit in packboard on right horse. Five men sit on deck of large building with detailed porch in background on left. A fence, log shed, and wood pile can be seen in background on right. A dog stands beside Hugh. It is believed this photograph was taken at Hazelton, B.C.

Hugh & Hermina Taylor with Infant Daughters on Horseback

Hugh Taylor Sr. stands between two horses, holding reigns. Hermina sits on left horse, Ellen and Violet sit in packboard on right horse. Five men sit on deck of large building with detailed porch in background on left. A fence, log shed, and wood pile can be seen in background on right. A dog stands beside Hugh. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Hazelton, B.C. 1910."

Jean Caux's Pack Train Leaving Ashcroft, B.C.

Photograph depicts men loading a line of approximately twenty mules facing large building in background with the sign: "[WBBAILEY?] ANDCO'S OFFICE." A second sign is posted on deck of building: "ALWAYS CURES! CHAMBERLAIN'S COUGH REMEDY." More men wearing suits watch from deck. Small building in hillside can be seen in background. Annotation along bottom recto of photograph reads: "Last Pack Train leaving Ashcroft for Hazelton -1909." Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "CATALINE 1909".

H.F Glassey in Costume at Hazelton, BC

Photograph depicts H.F. Glassey standing on left with handcuffs and baton. Thirteen people stand in costume in foreground. Curtain, framed pictures, and decorative branches hang on wall in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "H. F. (Bert) Glassey - Policeman, small man - Druggist, Smith girl, Matron Hospital (Wrench Hospital), Bandaged Head, Bank Manager, 1913 Hazelton Player Club."

Hazelton Hockey Banquet

A group of thirty men stand behind a formally dressed table. British flags and a flag that says "WELCOME" are mounted on wall in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Hockey Banquet Hazelton. Myself with a patch over my eye." Man with eye patch in far back left is speculated to be Bob Baxter.

Hazelton Baseball Team

Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Hazelton Ball Team. Winners. May 24th. 15". Ten men in baseball uniforms stand in a line, each player holding the shoulder of the one in front of him. A crowd of men, women, and children stands behind them near a tent and wood barrels. Trees in background.

Jean Caux's Pack Train

Photograph consists of Jean Caux and several men loading supplies onto a horse and mule pack train. Large building in background. Annotation along bottom recto of photograph reads: "Jean Caux's Pack Train, loading at Harvey Baileys for Babine Lake - 1897." Handwritten annotations on recto of photograph: "CATALINE 1897" "Born in 1856 in Mexico on Spanish border. Died at Hazelton 1922 burried in old cemetery."

Front Street at Hazelton, B.C.

Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Front St. Hazelton in Winter. 12 J.W. [...]" Tree line, field, and hills in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Miss. Nellie [Nelville] G. Caranaugh".

Bridge Near Burns Lake, BC

Photograph depicts a log bridge interrupting a wide dirt road in forest. Distant hills in background. Image has been cropped to an oval shape. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Fort George - Hazleton Highway Near Burn's Lake".

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