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Photographs

Series consists of photographs relating to Ray Williston's life from childhood to recent times, air photographs of Prince George, photographs of Bangladesh, and a listing of photographs slated for use in Mr. Williston's biography "Forests, power and policy: the legacy of Ray Williston" written by Eileen Williston and Betty Keller.

Princess Margaret arriving in Prince George 1

Item is a photograph of Princess Margaret arriving by Canadian Air Forces jet at Prince George. Lieutenant-Governor Frank Ross is walking beside the Princess.

Originally mounted on a poster with photographs 115, 115.2, 115.3.

Princess Margaret arriving in Prince George 2

Item is a photograph of Princess Margaret arriving by Canadian Air Forces jet at Prince George. Lieutenant-Governor Frank Ross is walking beside the Princess.

Originally mounted on a poster with photographs 115, 115.2, 115.3.

Documents

File consists of three booklets relating to Mr. Carney Ferry.

Bob Harkins interview with Charles, John and Sonja Houghtaling

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with Charles, John and Sonya Houghtaling regarding family history; includes stories of his father's work on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway construction c.1910 and river transportation on the Fraser River as a scowman. Also history of the Houghtaling sub-division

Harkins, Bob

Bob Harkins interview with Frank Leonard

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with historian Frank Leonard who discusses the history of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, its impact on the development of Prince George and Prince Rupert. Also discusses rivalries between owners of the newspapers Fort George Herald and Fort George Tribune.

Bob Harkins

H.G.T. (Harry) Perry fonds

  • 2002.7
  • Fondo
  • 1877-1960

Fonds consists of records relating to the personal, business and political life of H.G.T. Perry and as such, has been divided into the following four series: 1) Photographs; 2) Political Activities; 3) Business Ventures; 4) Personal Life; and 5) Miscellaneous Historical Information Files. Also includes material relating to his son, Frank Perry, and his failed political campaign. Includes World War II and Post-War printed materials.

Types of records included in this fonds include Speakers' Decisions (1877-1943) in the BC Legislative Assembly, maps, publications, reports, correspondence, advertisements, telegrams, resolutions, minutes, annual reports, telegrams, resolutions, reports, speeches, press releases, proposals, plans, charts, file notes, memoranda, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, ephemera, postcards and photographs.

Photographs

Photographs in this series document Perry's political career, his business enterprises and his familial connection with relatives in England. Other featured subjects include various transportation modes (ca. 1913) used in the BC Interior, as well as railroad and bridge construction in the same era.

John Hart Highway Photograph Collection

  • 2005.3
  • Colección
  • 1945 - 1946

Collection consists of 73 photographs featuring the construction of the John Hart Highway in Prince George, BC from 1945-1946. Images depict construction, machinery, workers, bunkhouses, persons, wildlife, and buildings all associated with this construction project around the Summit Lake region of the city.

John Hart Highway

Mother Bear and Cubs in Forest

Handwritten caption below this photo reads: "Bought in Picture Prince George". Photograph depicts a mother grizzly bear standing on her hind legs against tree, so that her facial profile is visible. Two cubs stand on hind legs facing and leaning against her.

Grizzly Bear

Handwritten caption below this photo reads: "Bought in Picture Prince George". Photograph depicts a grizzly bear walking on all fours in forest area, slash debris in background.

Harry Monson Reclining on Bed

Handwritten annotation on recto of photo reads: "Harry Monson Edmonton Prince George." Harry reclines on bed under window, surrounded by personal effects. Photograph was taken after nightfall. Handwritten caption beside this photo reads: "Harry talked my dad into selling him my boat".

Prince George Postcard

Postcard image depicts streetview looking west along 3rd Ave in Prince George, B.C. Storefronts and period automobiles are visible. Handwritten annotation on photographic negative, now visible along bottom of print image reads: "3rd Ave, Prince George B.C. Looking West. HND 41".

Loaded scow on the Nechako River

View of a scow loaded with provisions and several people passing through rapids of the Grand Canyon. Printed annotation on recto reads: “A scow loaded with provisions passing through the Grand Canyon on it’s way to Fort George.” Handwritten annotation in pencil on recto reads: “Nearly Bumped, Nachaco River” Handwritten annotation in pencil on verso reads: “My address will be Fort George BC. Dear Mrs. Cooper, I am up in the wild part of BC now where men horses and everything get drowned every day, sometimes automobiles get drowned also. This is the way we travel up where I am now. I saw a boat upside down in this Canyon it had a bundle of blankets tied on it and one oar was dancing in the whirlpool. This made my hair stand straight up and down.”

Arrival of the First Stage Coach at the Hotel Northern, South Fort George, BC. 19 October 1911.

Postcard featuring a photograph of a photograph of the arrival of the first stage coach at the Hotel Northern in South Fort George, BC on 19 October 1911. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph reads: “Arrival of first stage at So. Ft. George B.C. Oct. 19, 1911. 28” Printed caption on the recto of the postcard reads: “First stage coach Prince George, B.C.” Handwritten annotation in pen on verso of postcard reads: “Mrs. C. Morris, Box 925, Penticton, BC. Thurs. 6pm, Dear Mother. Arr. Safely, good trip (bad pen!) Lovely weather. Hope all are well. Bia (?) Mary & Ed”

Taped interviews by Bob Harkins with Bill Jones, Walter Gill, Bob Sebastian, Ella Fry and Harold Mann

File consists of 1 audiocassette of people interviewed by Bob Harkins. Side A consists of interviews with Bill Jones of the Fort George Railway Society, Walter Gill formerly of the BC Provincial Police, and Bob Sebastian, of the Carrier First Nation. Side B consists of interviews with Ella Fry, a trapper from Valemount and Prince George boxer Harold Mann.

Mabel Rutherford Photograph Collection

  • 2008.26
  • Colección
  • 1939 - 1956

The Mabel Rutherford Photograph Collection consists of 8 photographs depicting images of Red Rock and region: family, road and rail construction, landscape, farming equipment.

Rutherford, Mabel

Nechako Bridge, Prince George, BC

Photograph depicts bridge over Nechako River. Sloped cutbanks on opposite shore in background. Railroad tracks can be seen on town shore in right foreground. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "NECHAKO RIVER NEAR PRINCE GEORGE B.C. N.H.D."

Flooded Railway Camp

Photograph depicts lane in front of tent buildings flooded with water, forest trees in background. Photograph taken from canoe, portion of canoe visible in foreground. It is believed that this photograph may depict the Island Cache in flood, at Prince George, BC.

Flooded Railway Camp

Photograph depicts lane in front of tent buildings flooded with water. Tree in midground, forest trees in background. A man can be seen between first and second row of tent buildings. Photograph taken from canoe, portion of canoe visible in right foreground. It is believed that this photograph may depict the Island Cache in flood, at Prince George, BC.

Bob Baxter on Caterpillar Tractor in Prince George, BC

Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "PRINCE GEORGE B.C. FARMERS TAKING DELIVERY OF CATERPILLAR TRACTORS." Bob sits on first tractor in line of three. Fifteen men stand in a line against street buildings. "THE SALVATION ARMY" building stands in background on right. This photograph was taken at the corner of 4th and George St.

Bulldozer at Civic Centre

Photograph depicts man believed to be Bob Baxter on bulldozer by large framework structure in snow. House stands in background as well as a truck with "CITY OF PRINCE GEORGE" visible on its passenger door. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Civic centre 1948."

Taped conversation with Julian Fry [transcript]

Julian Fry reminisces on his early life and acquaintances in Prince George during his work along the Blackwater Road in the early 1920's. Some notable references include: Blackwater Road, C.F.S. Baldy Hughes, Bill Comstock, Tom Cornell, Duncan MacKenzie, Ernest Levesque, [?] Hathaway, [?] Nelson, Ed and Julia Erickson, Blackwater Telegraph Station, Everett Vandenburg, and [?] Mackenzie.

British Columbia: Satellite Image Map

Map depicts annotations marking the major freight-ways: Garnet Ent. Truck Haul from Vancouver to Terrace, Canada Freightways Lyndon Trucking from Vancouver-Edmonton-Alaska Highway, Lindsays Transfer from Terrace to Dease Lake and Telegraph Creek, and the Northland Navigation roll-on and roll-off service. The cities and towns of Vancouver, Prince George, Dawson Creek, Terrace, Kitimat and Whitehorse are noted.

Third Ave., Prince George, BC

Photo depicts a street perspective of Third Ave., in Prince George, BC, ca. 1950. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso of postcard reads: “You will undoubtedly notice that there are no tall buildings. I don’t think that there is one building in Prince George that is even five stories tall.”

George St., Prince George, BC

Photo depicts a street perspective of George St., in Prince George, BC, ca. 1950. Annotation recto reads: "George St. Prince George BC Photo by J Wrathall." Handwritten annotation in pen on verso of postcard reads: “This is the Hastings Street of Prince George. This & 3rd Streets are the main thoroughfares.”

Cars along Third Ave., Prince George, BC

Photo depicts a street perspective cars lining Third Avenue, in Prince George, BC, ca. 1950. Annotation recto reads: "3rd Ave Prince George BC Photo J. Wrathall." Handwritten annotation in pen on verso of postcard reads: “This is the equivalent of our Granville Street. Both theatres are located here as well as Hudson Bay Co., banks, library & stores.”

View of Fort George, B.C. from Above

Lofty view of South Fort George, river and treed hills in the background. Printed annotation on verso reads: “South Fort George - 1913.” Handwritten message on recto is addressed to “Ethel M. Heurris Norton Maps Bristol County" reads: "11-1-13 an excellent view of south Fort George taken recently. Power Station at cross near water. This does not give all the south residence view. Population approx 1500”.

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