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Taylor-Baxter Family Photograph Collection Prince Rupert, BC
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Catholic Church in Prince Rupert, BC

Photograph depicts Catholic church, with rectory on its left, and First United Church behind. A wood boardwalk crosses midground, and a man can be seen riding a bicycle near church. Power lines and rough cleared land in foreground, hills and mountains in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Church in Rupert."

Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Passenger Train

Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "G.T.P. 1st Passenger Train From Prince Rupert. Mile 45. June. 14th 1911. Copyright. F. Button. PHOTO. Pr. Rupert. No. 240." Photograph depicts three men (two sitting on chairs) on caboose of train. Power poles run parallel to tracks, which curve to the right of the image. Train tracks in foreground, forest and mountain in background.

Hydro Power Plant, Prince Rupert, BC

Photograph depicts power plant by waterfall. Extensive construction materials and structures can be seen scattered to left of plant. River in foreground, forest and hills in background. Typed annotation on verso of photograph: "Northern B.C. Power Co. Falls River Plant Prince Rupert B.C."

Police Barracks at Mile 47

Photograph depicts three men wearing semi-formal attire at doorway to log building, miscellaneous supplies leaning against base of building. Dirt road in foreground, forest trees on hillside in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph reads: "Mile 47 B.C. Police Barracks.", on recto of photograph: "Summit of Yellowhead pass and east boundary of British Columbia Mile 0. 699 miles to Prince Rupert. Tete Jaune Mile 52. Mile 47 east of Tete Jaune in the Park.", "1911".

Portrait of Violet Taylor's Basksetball Team

Violet stands second from left among group of six girls wearing uniforms, posed in front of backdrop. Two sit on floor, and four stand behind their coach, who is seated in a chair and wearing a suit. A basketball sits between his feet, painted with "COMETS 1921-1922". Violet's shirt has a letter "C" on its front. This photograph was taken in Prince Rupert where Violet attended high school while living with her relatives Sarah and Herbert Glassey.

Prince Rupert Pioneers’ Association: charter souvenir, 1914 [book]

This commemorative souvenir was produced by the Prince Rupert Pioneers’ Association in 1914. Its content provides a textual overview of the individual persons who pioneered the establishment of Prince Rupert, as well as, their associated portrait photographs. This publication also provides a brief introduction to the history of Prince Rupert and includes some related historical photographs.

Railway Ticket to Vancouver in Violet Taylor's Name

Typed on verso of ticket: "CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS WESTERN REGION" "EMPLOYES TRIP PASS - FIRST CLASS" "SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS ON BACK" "PASS (1) Miss V. B. Taylor, ACCOUNT Stenographer -- C.N.R. TO Vancouver, B.C. FROM Prince Rupert, B.C. via Jasper, Alta." "DATE ISSUED} June 14th/27. EXPIRES END OF} July. 1927" "ADDRESS Prince Rupert. REQD BY V.B.T." "HONORED ON TRAIN NO. [6]". Verso has been signed by the conductor (illegible) and dated "Jun 18".

Typed on recto of ticket: "PASS ONE WAY ONLY TW IN ACCORDANCE WITH ACCOMPANYING PASS, BUT IN OPPOSITE DIRECTION" "VOID IF DETACHED" "143518". Stamped annotation on recto: "[ISSUED BY] W. H. TOBEY". Handwritten annotation on recto: "OFF SNOWSHOED NO 5 JULY 13 [WM?]". Ticket has been punched with four different shapes.

Taylor Family at Sign Near Ft. Fraser, BC

Group of men, women, and children stand in field below large sign that reads: "GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC TRACK CONNECTED APRIL 7th 1914 PRINCE RUPERT MILEAGE 373-96 - WINNIPEG MILEAGE 1,374". Two men in formal attire stand on either side of group, women and children in between. A spotted dog stands on right. It is believed that members of the Taylor family are present in group (Hermina holding infant Tom, surrounded by Violet, Lucy, Arthur, Virginia, and Dixon). Man and woman in back left speculated to be Lillian and A.K. Bourchier. Handwritten annotation on envelope of negative reads: "Ft. Fraser 1916".

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.

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

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

Violet Taylor in Group Portrait

Photograph depicts group of fourteen men and women dressed in formal attire, posed on carpet in front of backdrop. Violet sits second from left. This photograph was taken in Prince Rupert where Violet attended high school while living with her relatives Sarah and Herbert Glassey.

Violet with Friends at Prince Rupert

Twenty-three year old Violet stands wearing a polka dot dress in a group of unidentified men, women and children. Body of water and tree-covered hill on opposite shore in background. Handwritten caption below this photo reads: "Pr. Rupert, 1928 End of Road Construction".