Photo of 2 men working with hand tools. Printed captions on verso read: "S.P.G. Missionary Post Card - No. 14.", "ERECTING A TENT CHURCH IN CALEDONIA.", "THE S.P.G. supports work in many of the dioceses of N.-W. Canada. The diocese of Caladonia was formed in 1879". Handwritten annotations in pencil on recto read: “PRINCE RUPERT AREA B.C.”, “The Rev S.B. Priston, Farm Cottage Farm lane, Fulham. Thankyou so very much for all you did last night. I am so sorry I did not see you after it was all over to thank you. R.A.[?] You never came to eat the [?] there are heaps.” Half pence postage stamp on recto is canceled with ink stamp reading "DE 7 04".
View of building, dock, harbour and small islands with snow peaked mountains in background. Printed caption on verso reads: “Port Essington B.C. Photo by P. E. Fisher”. Handwritten annotation in ink on verso reads: “up the Skeena”, in pencil on verso: “Port Essington, North Coast Commercial Coy”.
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.”
View of dock full of rows of nets and a few workers. Sail boats are anchored near the dock and there are rows of bunkhouses in the mid ground, trees in the background. Handwritten annotation in pencil on recto reads: “Port Essington B. C.”
Photograph of a boardwalk street with buildings on either side, several people visible in image. Trees can be seen on street, and mountains stand in background. Handwritten annotation in pencil on verso reads: “Port Essington, North Coast Commercial Coy”.
View of peninsula with houses and trees. Dock in mid ground, trees and grasses in foreground. Recto stamped “Port Simpson DE 17" and "Port Essington DE 18". Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "W. J. O'Neill Esq. Telegraph Point Via Pt. Essington B.C. Don't you think this pretty [Weggs & Mr. Byron?] was over last night - said he saw you and [Halie?]. Yours - BaBa".
Photograph depicts the interior of a grocery shop displaying eggs, scale, sides of meat, bananas, other produce and 2 shop attendants. Sign above table reads: Morrow & Frizzell. Handwritten annotation in pencil on recto reads: “Port Essington B. C. 1907”.
Photograph depicts shore and village with a treed hill in the background. Water and boats in foreground. Handwritten annotation in ink on verso of photograph: "Port Simpson B.C.". Semi-legible annotation on recto notes the postcard was addressed to London, England.
Pier, house, and tress with snowcapped mountains in background. Image has been cropped to oval shape. Handwritten annotation in pencil on verso reads: “Port Simpson B. C. showing magnificent background in the distance”, on recto: "W. I. O'Neill Es. Aberdeen B.C. Hope you are well my dear D.D. - Have written to K. and are sending you and [?] Boy each a card. [?] will wish to saw we are all ok. Yours, M.", "Yours 10derly". Recto stamped "PORT SIMPSON B.C. MR 14 07".
View of pier, cluster of houses and trees with snow topped mountains in background. Handwritten annotation on verso reads: “Hospital” with an arrow pointing to the building. Postage cancelation stamp on verso reads: "PORT ESSINGTON B.C. JUL 7 07". Handwritten annotation on recto reads: “PORT SIMPSON. Mrs. Noble Port Essington B. C. Hope you are feeling better. I am doing splendidly have not felt so well for years. Dr. advises me to stay at least another month A.W.B.”
View of Pier and cluster of houses with trees in the background. Water crosses midground, canoes on beach in foreground. Printed annotation on verso reads: “Port Simpson.", handwritten in pencil: “B.C. 1907”.
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."
Photograph of a person chopping down firewood in a forest. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Chopping Fire-Wood, near Fort Simpson, 1118." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "55 Avenell Road, N. 29-2-'08 I wanted to write you a letter, but have had suck a lot to do, I find there isn't time before Prayer meeting; and as I haven't been able to go to P.M. for the last three weeks, I am sure you won't mind just for this once. Here is a p.c. of Canada which I promised you; don't you think it is pretty? Things are going on pretty well now; mother is better & Daisy- well, I never saw SO much improvement in anyone in one short week. As much love as if this were the longest letter I have ever written you, from Effie." Postcard is addressed to: "Mis J.G. Grafton "Belmont" Tividale Road, Tipton, Staffs." Verso is affixed with a British halfpenny green stamp and canceled with a postmark that reads: "Highbury S.O. 915 PM Fe 29 08."
Street scene depicts people, boardwalks, tents, and store front. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Centre St. Prince Rupert: B.C., Allen Photos May 17. 09” Handwritten message on verso is addressed to “Dearest Darr”
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”.
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."
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."
Photograph depicts crowds of people walking through street, hills in background. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Centre St. Prince Rupert May Celebrations 1909, Allen Photo July 09.” Handwritten annotation in ink on recto reads: “Prince Rupert 1909”
Photograph of Prince Rupert businesses amidst clear cut stumps. Businesses include "Stewart and Mobley Groceries, Fruits and Produce." Printed annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert, B.C., Oct. 09."
Hand coloured view of early Prince Rupert with row of tents facing large Hotel. Printed annotation in red ink on recto reads: “The Beginning of Prince Rupert B.C.: Grand Trunk Pacific Hotel in foreground”.
Street view of the Dominion Building in Prince Rupert, which contains the Government telegraph Office and Post Office. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Central Post Office Prince Rupert B.C." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Aug 18th. The cor. of the High bldg. on the right is the Prince Rupert Hotel. Front side is other way 5 stories high at [illegible] Hotel is in the next block. Notice [??] at the back is al-the [sic] lots of Hill leading down to Shops [??]. St. James' Hotel close by Prince Rupert was 5 stories high. For sure had [??] chimneys on it- a big fire engulfed [??] it about a year ago and it is being taken down. I must go & work bye bye. Love Dady. Psalm 46-1 & 48-14 was my AM verses specially."
Slightly elevated street view of buildings and sidewalks being constructed in Prince Rupert, BC. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Photo by McRae Bros. Third Ave Prince Rupert, BC." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Dear Florence you better [illegible] will try and answer it in a few day I am well I will try and send you some cards I will stay here till in Dec Write[??] me and send me some cards I am 15 mile in the mountains Write your Bro LS Bill." Postcard is addressed to: "Miss Florence Wilson P.O. Box 1178 Worcester Mass U.S.A." A 2 cent Canadian stamp is affixed on verso. Postmark reads: "Prince Rupert BC Jul 1 10."
File contains postcard photographs portraying life in various Northern BC Communities. Images depict buildings and streets, church structures, harbours and docks, and views of the shore from the water to name a few.
People, boardwalks, and store signs visible in street scene. Printed annotation on recto reads: “6th St. Prince Rupert. B.C.” Handwritten message in ink on verso is addressed to: “Mrs. Loistram Halls Buildings Nicholas St Limerick Ireland”. Verso stamped "PRINCE RUPERT JUN 30 10".
Street scene depicts people, boardwalks, and buildings with store signs. Rubble and unknown material lies on ground between boardwalks. Printed annotation on recto reads: “3rd Ave. and 6th St. Prince Rupert. B.C.”
Street scene depicts people, boardwalks, and buildings with store signs. Printed annotation on recto reads: “6th St. Prince Rupert. B.C.” Pencil marking on recto reads: “1912”(incorrect?). Handwritten message on verso in ink is addressed to: “Mrs. Willis Messinger Portland Oregon” Cancelation mark on Canadian 1 cent stamp reads: “Prince Rupert BC MR 11, 12”
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.”
Street view photograph of buildings along the dirt road of Main Street in Smithers, B.C." Printed annotation on recto reads: "Main St. Smithers B.C." Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: "Town 7 miles from my place."
Photo of buildings behind street, fenced on either side. Man and horse can be seen on street. Printed annotation on verso reads: “The Government buildings Fort George B. C.” Handwritten annotation on recto reads: “This is the place I receive my patent from next June.”
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”.
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."