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Shops along Shore at Port Essington, BC

Shops stand along riverside boardwalk. Storefront sign for R. Cunningham & Sons visible. Many people stand and sit on boardwalk, and canoes and small boats float in water in foreground.

Handwritten photo captions beside image read: "R. Cunningham & Sons - Probably Port Essington", "NW coast canoe".

Historical North Coast Photograph Album

  • 2006.45
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1897]

Contains photographs generally depicting landscapes, water scenes, and views of towns on British Columbia's north coast. Includes images featuring sternwheelers and other boats, canneries, fisheries, and individuals. Locations depicted include Port Essington and Port Simpson (Lax Kw’alaams) in BC, Fort Wrangell in Alaska, and other unknown towns. Includes one photograph of a man named Max Lohbrunner, and many other images depicting unidentified individuals.

Industries

Photographs within this file document resource industries within Northern BC such as mining, fishing, forestry etc. They also represent resource industry cooperatives, processing, packing and shipping industries, construction and ship building, as well as salvage companies and operations.

Société Minière de BC, Atlin BC

Group of five miners stand in mining area on left. Woman, man, and young girl sit and stand on far right in more formal attire. Mining tools and equipment throughout.

Printed annotation on recto of photograph: "Société Minière de B.C., Atlin B.C. July 28th, 1901, A.C. Hirschfeld, No. 707".

Eagle Lake Spruce Mills, Giscome, BC

Photograph of a team of horses pulling a large load of logs. Several men are posed around the sleigh. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Eagle Lake Spruce Mills, Giscome, B.C." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "4/ This is them after loading. You will observes that this four horse team has two loads, each sleigh has 14 ft banks[??] and is loaded with about 5 thousand feet of logs. In one camp they have a cattepillar[sic] tractor that takes as high as eight sleighs from the bush to the loading [??]. Will try and get you a picture for you. Elizabeth has has very poor health since last March. May have to change residences befor[sic] long very poor doctor here."

Construction of Tent Church in Caledonia

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".

Taku River Survey - Men Loading Canoe

Photograph depicts three unidentified men loading canoe on river shore.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 8 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "From main camp up Kopoka River. Scenes with persons in." See also items 2006.20.3.14 - 2006.20.3.21.

Taku River Survey - Man at Tent

Photograph depicts silhouette of unknown man standing in front of tent, trees in background. Poor image quality.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "SOME OTHERS." See also items 2006.20.3.22 - 2006.20.3.34.

Taku River Survey - Two Men Standing in Shallow River

River flows through rocky area, mountains visible in background.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 9 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Pictures of different members of ‘our’ party.” See also items 2006.20.3.58 - 2006.20.3.65.

Taku River Survey - Men in Campsite

Photograph depicts miscellaneous items and supplies in front of white tent. Unknown man stands in foreground and a second man can be seen sitting in tent. Stand of trees in background. Handwritten annotation visible on negative: "[?] Oct 13".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 9 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Pictures of different members of ‘our’ party.” See also items 2006.20.3.57 - 2006.20.3.65.

Taku River Survey - Two Men Walking in Kopoka River

Photograph depicts two men walking with rope stretched between them close to shore of river, canoe floating behind them. Opposite shore crosses midground, mountains stand in background. Handwritten annotation visible on negative: "Gilroy & [Nellis?] - Kopoka River".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 9 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Pictures of different members of ‘our’ party.” See also items 2006.20.3.57 - 2006.20.3.65.

Taku River Survey - Man Standing with Catch of Fish

Photograph depicts unknown man standing behind fish hung on a line. Tent and trees in background.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 9 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Pictures of different members of ‘our’ party.” See also items 2006.20.3.57 - 2006.20.3.64.

Taku River Survey - Man at Campfire

Photograph depicts man seated by campfire, duck in hand. Tent buildings can be seen in background. Handwritten annotation on negative: "Billy Pulling ducks".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Kopoka River - river scenes Aug 29 to Oct. 9 [19]06". See also items 2006.20.3.1 - 2006.20.3.13.

Taku River Survey - Two Men Portaging Canoe

Photograph depicts two unknown men walking on rocky shore with canoe over their heads. Water and forest in background. Handwritten annotation visible on negative: "[?] portaging canoe".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 8 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "From main camp up Kopoka River. Scenes with persons in." See also items 2006.20.3.14 - 2006.20.3.21.

Taku River Survey - Two Men in Canoe

Photograph depicts two men paddling in canoe, shore in background. Handwritten annotation visible on negative reads: "Stughes & B_ Lake behind Main Camp Taku River".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "SOME OTHERS." See also items 2006.20.3.22 - 2006.20.3.34.

Taku River Survey - Three Men at Main Camp

Photograph depicts three men sitting in front of tent structure with log base, trees in background. Believed to be main campsite area (see item 2006.20.3.59).

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 9 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Pictures of different members of ‘our’ party.” See also items 2006.20.3.57 - 2006.20.3.65.

Taku River Survey - Campfire Near Kopoka River

Photograph depicts two unidentified men standing and sitting at campfire by large fallen trees. Forest and mountains in background. Handwritten annotation on negative: "[?] Taken Near Kopoka".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 8 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "From main camp up Kopoka River. Scenes with persons in." See also items 2006.20.3.14 - 2006.20.3.21.

Taku River Survey - Man Hauling Canoe through Kopoka River

Photograph depicts unknown man standing in water while pulling loaded canoe by rope. Rocky shore in foreground, mountains in background. Handwritten annotation visible on negative: "[?] hauling canoe. Big [?], Kopoka".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 8 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "From main camp up Kopoka River. Scenes with persons in." See also items 2006.20.3.14 - 2006.20.3.21.

Taku River Survey - Three Men Hauling Canoe

Photograph depicts three unknown men standing in water while pulling loaded canoe by rope. Rocky shore and hills in background. Illegible handwritten annotation visible on negative: "...[K. River]?" (Kopoka?)

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 8 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "From main camp up Kopoka River. Scenes with persons in." See also items 2006.20.3.14 - 2006.20.3.20.

Taku River Survey - Man sitting under tent structure

Photograph depicts man [Gilroy?] sitting with small tin cup. Canoe lies upside down in foreground. Water and opposite shore visible in background. Handwritten annotation visible on negative: "Camp. [Gilroy?] on way up from trail. 9 pm".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "SOME OTHERS." See also items 2006.20.3.22 - 2006.20.3.34.

Taku River Survey - Two Men at Flag

Photograph depicts two unidentified men standing to right of flag mounted in rock pile.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "SOME OTHERS." See also items 2006.20.3.22 - 2006.20.3.34.

Taku River Survey - Three Men Packed for Hiking

Photograph depicts unknown men standing with walking sticks, carrying large bundles on their backs. Water and opposite shore in background, mountains visible in distance. Handwritten annotation visible on negative: "Billy [Gilroy?] & [?] packed for [?]".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "SOME OTHERS." See also items 2006.20.3.22 - 2006.20.3.34.

Taku River Survey - Main Campsite

Photograph depicts group of six men standing and sitting in forest in front of tent structure with log base. Handwritten annotation visible on negative: "[Myself?] Main Camp".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 9 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Pictures of different members of ‘our’ party.” See also items 2006.20.3.57 - 2006.20.3.65.

Taku River Survey - Men climbing down rocks

Photograph depicts two unidentified men climbing down crevice in rocks.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 8 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "From main camp up Kopoka River. Scenes with persons in." See also items 2006.20.3.14 - 2006.20.3.21.

Taku River Survey - Man in Canoe

Photograph depicts unknown man in canoe, opposite shore and hills in background.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 8 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "From main camp up Kopoka River. Scenes with persons in." See also items 2006.20.3.14 - 2006.20.3.21.

Taku River Survey - Two Men at Flag

Photograph depicts two unidentified men standing to right of flag mounted in rock pile.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 10 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "From [Wahut?]-Azmuth and Koshu.” See also items 2006.20.3.47 - 2006.20.3.56.

Taku River Survey - Men at Unknown Building

Photograph depicts group of ten men on deck of wood building, cliffs visible in background. One man is only semi-visible through hole in deck, he stands in place of missing plank.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 9 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Pictures of different members of ‘our’ party.” See also items 2006.20.3.57 - 2006.20.3.65.

Taku River Survey - Two Men at Flag with Camera

Photograph depicts two men on either side of camera on tripod, flag visible behind them. Mountain range and glacier in background.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 9 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Pictures of different members of ‘our’ party.” See also items 2006.20.3.57 - 2006.20.3.65.

Taku River Survey - Unknown Man & Dog Standing in Forest

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 9 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Pictures of different members of ‘our’ party.” See also items 2006.20.3.57 - 2006.20.3.65.

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”.

Rail cars in Prince Rupert, BC.

Photograph of a line of rail cars along a track next to a blasted pile of rubble. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Photo by McRae Bros. Prince Rupert." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Hello Charly. I have been dead for 2 month and just woke up tell the folks out home I am doing[??] fine. don't know when I will be down again Remember me to the good little woman, and weave[??] all Well. you're[??] friend Stan C." Postcard is addressed to: "Mr. Charles Chislett 96 Colonist Printing Co. Broad Street Victoria B.C." Verso is affixed with a one cent Canadian stamp. Postmark reads: "Prince Rupert B.C. [illegible date]."

Prince Rupert wharf

Lofty view of the buildings along the Prince Rupert wharf with workers unloading a vessel. Water and mountains can be seen in the background. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert Wharf."

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