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3rd 4th Aves and Fullton Street

Photograph shows two men and a cart full of lumber at a street intersection. Various residential buildings are visible in the background and atop a large clear cut hill. Annotation on recto reads: "3rd, 4th Aves and Fullton St. Prince Rupert. BC. Allen Photo 8/Aug/09."

Across the bay

Photograph of the bay at dusk. Trees and distant machinery are silhouetted against a cloudy sky and dark waterfront. Annotation on recto reads: "Across the Bay, Prince Rupert, BC No 4466."

After the blast 24 April 1913

Foreground shows a rocky shore covered in debris. A small crowd is visible along the coastline, and there are foggy outlines of hills beyond the water. Annotation on recto reads: "McRae Bros After the Blast 24th Apr. 13."

[Boathouse?]

Image depicts a boat docked inside what appears to be a type of boathouse, possibly located in Metlakatla near Prince Rupert, B.C.

Centre Street Prince Rupert

Photograph of residents in motion on Centre Street in Prince Rupert. Buildings are visible on either side of the street and a railway track runs down the length of the road. Annotation on recto reads: "Centre Street, Prince Rupert, BC. 1664."

Collison family fishing from dock

Members of the Collison family casually fishing from a large dock. Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Collison family fishing from dock (Portland[?] Canal) {Max Elsie Henry Will Arthur Herbert}."

Colloway Rapids Bridge, Prince Rupert, BC

Photograph of a bridge along a rocky shoreline. Printed annotation reads: "Colloway Rapids Bridge Prince Rupert Highway W.W.W." Handwritten annotation on verso is heavily obscured by residual album paper and reads: "PO Box 777 Prince Rupert BC. [Illegible] Lal. This[??] is a piece of our new bridge which [obscured] neats our Island with the mainland. We have had picnics on the other side & [illegible] is open for [illegible] to [illegible]ve ours this side of the [obscured] our stuff to the little [obscured] patronize[??]. Mrs. [illegible] are back again in Rupert [obscured] Kamloops office closed down [obscured] was no chance of transfer. Have not."

Dock

Image depicts a dock in Prince Rupert, B.C.

Downtown Prince Rupert and ocean

Photograph of several buildings down the street in Prince Rupert, including the church. Lumber pallets are littered around the buildings. Annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert, BC. 20.10.07."

Early Prince Rupert harbour with annotations

Photo of the Prince Rupert harbour. Many buildings are visible along the shoreline. Annotation on recto reads: "Harbour, Prince Rupert BC. 1658." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Early Prince Rupert. Good view of Metlakatla Passage in distance- showery[?] Wolf Island."

First Passenger Engine at Prince Rupert

Head on shot of steam engine traveling through a pass with mountains in the background. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: "First Passenger Engine to reach Prince Rupert." Annotation on recto reads: "First Passenger Engine at Prince Rupert." Photographer' stamp in bottom right corner of recto reads : "Allen Photo."

Fred Jeffery Photograph Collection

  • 2009.10
  • Collection
  • 1921-1933

The Fred Jeffery Collection consists of three photograph albums comprising a total of 303 b&w photographs all dating from ca.1924-1933. The subject matter of these images consist primarily of the fishing industry, river & landscapes, salmon cannery images (housing, people, workers, machinery, boats) on the Nass River and North Pacific Coast. Notable are the photographs depicting indigenous (Nisga'a) people and places and Chinese and Japanese cannery workers. Identified canneries featured in these photographs include: Mill Bay Cannery, Namu Cannery, Klemtu Cannery, Shushartie Bay Cannery, Balmoral Cannery, North Pacific Cannery, Nass Harbour Cannery, Port Essington Cannery, Kitwanga Cannery, Port Nelson Cannery, Alert Bay Cannery, Dominion Cannery and ABC Co. Cannery. Photographs also include images of the Canadian Pacific Railway in both Vancouver and Sicamous, BC., as well as, images of the Legislative Assembly buildings in Victoria, the 1924 Special Service Squadron ships in Vancouver, early construction of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and town overviews of Yokohama, Japan (pre WWII).

Jeffery, Fred

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.

GTP SS Prince Rupert Sept 28th

Photograph of a partially sunken sailboat near a harbour. Individuals on debris and in a rowboat are surveying the damage. Annotation on recto reads: "GTP. SS Prince Rupert Sept 28th 1920 McRae." Handwritten annotation on verso reads "CTP "Prince Rupert" Sunk at Prince Rupert BC 1920."

Hayes Creek Bridge, Prince Rupert, BC

Photograph of a large wooden bridge across Hayes Creek, Prince Rupert, BC. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Hayes Creek Bridge Prince Rupert BC." Handwritten annotation on recto reads: "Dear Mary. Why don't you and my letter hyp[illegible] old [illegible] Louisa A./ P.O. Box 32./ P.R." Handwritten address on verso reads: "Miss Mary Wonoghue Prideaux St., Nanaimo. B.C." Postcard is affixed with a one cent Canadian stamp. Postmarks on verso read: "Prince Rupert B.C. PM Jun 18 11." and "Nanaimo B.C. 18 Jun 21 11."

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."

Large crowd in Prince Rupert harbor

Large crowd is gathered around main building in a harbor. Many boats visible in foreground. Smoke from tugboat partially obscures the scene. Annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert BC. Photo by MCrae Bros."

[Leaving Prince Rupert?] - Docked Boats

Image depicts numerous boats docked by the Prince Rupert Fishermen's Co-operative Association from the deck of a ferry, possibly as it's leaving Prince Rupert, most likely for Haida Gwaii.

Moving mountains at Prince Rupert BC

Photograph of a large explosion on a rocky shoreline. A bridge is visible in the foreground and a body of water is partially visible in the background. Annotation on recto reads: "McRae Bros Moving Mountains at Prince Rupert BC Apr 24th"

Moving mountains in Prince Rupert, BC

Photograph of a large explosion on a rocky shoreline. A bridge is visible in the foreground and a body of water is partially visible in the background. Printed annotation on recto reads: "McRae Bros Moving Mountains at Prince Rupert BC Apr 24th" Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Rupert. July 17 1913. Dear [illegible]. Just a card for that album if you've got any room left by now. This is one of the blasts for the clearing of the drydock up here. [Illegible] W.M." Postcard is addressed to: "Miss C.M. Ranip[??] 931 Northlane Av.[sic] Seattle Wash." Two Canadian one cent stamps are affixed on verso. Postmark reads: "Prince Rupert BC. PM Jul 17 13."

Overhead view of downtown Prince Rupert

Wide angle photograph of many buildings scattered in a clear cut area. Foreground shows several businesses, including "Kelly Carruther's Supply" and "Prince Rupert Hardware and Supply Co." Some remaining forest is visible in the background. Annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert, BC 1659."

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".

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