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North Coast & Central BC Postcard Collection
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Hamilton Avenue, South Fort George, BC

Street scene showing people, dog, team of horses & wagon. Signage reads: “Beds; Mecca Café; Hardware.” Printed annotation on recto reads: “Hamilton Avenue, South Fort George, B. C. No. 110.” Verso displays cancelled 1 cent Canadian Postage Stamp and handwritten message in ink is addressed to Mr. Eathan Villard Burt Mish, U.S.A.

View of Prince George, BC from Above

Boardwalk in foreground, buildings and roads in mid ground, cut banks in background. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Prince George. B.C. 1921 by Moore”. Handwritten annotation in ink on verso reads: “The Netchaco river is between the mountain and the city and the C.N.R. runs along the river bank nearest the city. This picture is taken looking north.”

Street in Prince George, BC

Street scene in Prince George B.C. Several Union Jack flags are visible and there is a celebration banner at the end of the street. Long shadows in photo indicate summer (perhaps Dominion Day?). River in foreground, railroad and city in mid ground and hill in background. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Prince George. B.C.”

George Street in Prince George, BC, 1921

Photograph of George Street in Prince George B.C. Cars, people, and signage are visible. Printed annotation on recto reads: “George St. Prince George B.C. 1921 R7 by Moore” There is an “X” in ink over the fire hall. Handwritten annotation in ink on verso reads: “This view is also looking north and where I have put the X is the one and only fire hall and you can see the fire engine in the street. This is the main street.”

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”.

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”

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”.

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.”

Seal Cove, Prince Rupert, BC

View from water of large industrial building (cannery?). Handwritten annotation in pencil on verso reads: “Seal Cove BC P. Rupert BC.” Handwritten message in ink on verso is addressed to “Miss Belding 33 Marlbro Avenue Hull Josks Eng.” 2 cancelled Canadian postage stamps read: “Vancouver B.C. Jul 4, 8 PM 1914”

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”.

Sixth Street, Prince Rupert, BC

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”

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.”

Dog Sled Team, Skeena River, BC

3 dog teams pulling 3 sleds with 6 men attending. There is a large mountain in the background. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Mail team Skeena River B.C.” Handwritten message on verso is address to “Dear Alice and dated March 23, Easter Sunday 1913”.

Military Support Parade, Prince Rupert, BC

Parade of uniformed marchers with sign that reads: “Every little helps, Do your share” (with a large cross). Buildings on street in background. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Prince Rupert B.C.” Handwritten annotation in pencil on verso reads: “Prince Rupert B.C.”

Two Men with Wheelbarrows: First Transfer Company in Prince Rupert, BC

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”.

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.

North Coast & Central BC Postcard Collection

  • 2011.3
  • Collection
  • 1901 - [ca.1930]

A collection of postcard photographs of Port Essington BC, Port Simpson BC, Atlin, Quesnel, McBride, Hagwilget Village, Giscome, Likely, Kitwanga, Smithers, Prince Rupert BC, Prince (Fort) George BC Images depict street scenes, water scenes, community events, businesses, buildings, and aerials of the towns. Collection also depicts a number of Northern BC paddle wheelers.

Sixth Street, Prince Rupert BC

Street view of Sixth Street in Prince Rupert BC. A small group of men is shown loitering on the sidewalk. Annotation on recto reads: "Sixth St. Prince Rupert BC." Handwritten annotation on recto is heavily obscured by glued on paper and reads: "Prince Rupert [illegible] 12th 12 Dean Harry! [Illegible] lived here last night after [illegible] pleasent[sic] trip. What do you think of this city since you saw it last. Saw George before I left Vancouver, he looks still the same. Kindest regards to you & wife. Nib [??]." Postcard is addressed to: "Mr H Banker 2732 Arch Ave West Seattle Wash USA." Postcard is affixed with a one cent Canadian stamp. Postmark reads: "Prince Rupert BC PM 2 1 JUN 12."

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."

Central Post Office, Prince Rupert BC

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."

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."

Second Avenue in Prince Rupert BC

Side perspective street view of the Canadian Bank of Commerce on a deserted dirt road. Printed annotation on recto reads: "2nd Ave Prince Rupert BC." Illegible faded photographer's mark on lower right corner. Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "The houses and pavements are made of wood. Love Daddy. xx." Postcard is addressed to: "Miss Greta Poole 'Airoudale'[??] Collingwood Road Paigulou Devon England." Postmark on verso reads: "Prince Rupert BC 10:30 AM Aug 5 1925."

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