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North Coast & Central BC Postcard Collection Business and Commerce
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Front Street, Quesnel, BC

Street view photograph taken at the intersection of Front Street and Carson Avenue. Several men are gathered at Cowan's Hardware store on the corner. Also visible in this photograph is the Cariboo Hotel (visible furthest to the left), and the British American Hotel which is partially visible behind the J.A. Fraser store. Printed annotation on recto reads: "On Front Street, Quesnel, B.C."

Central Avenue, Fort George, BC

Printed annotation on recto reads: “Central Avenue Fort George B.C. Copyright Canada June 25th 1913”. Handwritten annotation in ink on recto reads: “Hotel Fort George; Pool room; Men’s furnishing; General store; Bank Vancouver; Telephone office; Temperance House; Trust-company; Grand stand & fair grounds; Hospital; Ware house and general store.” Cancelled 1 cent Canadian stamp on verso is dated: "Fort George BC Jul 14 13". Handwritten message in ink on verso is addressed to Mr. Chas H Wilson 94 Gould St Toronto: "Fort George. B.C> Box 65, July 13/ 13. Dear Father, This is a 'bird's eye view' of our main street - ha! ha! some class alright. We live right behind the bakery lunch room on the right hand side of the picture, on 1st avenue, some people eh? Will be moving to Cassiar Ave soon. How are all the folks. Mae is writing. Peace. M."

Campbell's All Cash Store, Prince George, BC

Street view photograph of a commercial section in downtown Prince George with several "Campbell's" delivery carts parked along the road. Visible establishments include "Campbell's All Cash Store" and "Club Cafe." Handwritten annotation in blue ballpoint pen on recto reads: "Howdy from Prince George! Going easy with all these kids- good to see Kathee. Snow here. Have fun at the sports show & don't over do it. Thinking of you guys, love Judy and Vic. P.S. Can't wait to go home to somewhere peaceful and quiet. 2-27-83." Postcard is addressed to: "Mr. & Mrs. Hauffer 8429-221 PL. Sn. Edmonds, WA. U.S. 98020." Verso is affixed with four Canadian 8-cent stamps.

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."

Avenue A in Prince Rupert

Slightly elevated view of the Prince Rupert Inn on Avenue A. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Avenue A Prince Rupert BC Allen Photo." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "August 9 1908 Hopping[sic] this will find you all well with kind regards. [illegible]. C Mouat." Postcard is addressed to: "Miss Jemima Colvin Rosedale Farm Cowichan Station B.C." Verso affixed with a one cent Canadian stamp. Postmark on verso reads: "Prince Rupert BC Au 9 08."

Construction of Third Avenue in Prince Rupert, BC

Slightly elevated street view of buildings and sidewalks being constructed in Prince Rupert, BC. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Photo by McRae Bros. Third Ave Prince Rupert, BC." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Dear Florence you better [illegible] will try and answer it in a few day I am well I will try and send you some cards I will stay here till in Dec Write[??] me and send me some cards I am 15 mile in the mountains Write your Bro LS Bill." Postcard is addressed to: "Miss Florence Wilson P.O. Box 1178 Worcester Mass U.S.A." A 2 cent Canadian stamp is affixed on verso. Postmark reads: "Prince Rupert BC Jul 1 10."

Harbour at Port Essington, BC

View of building, dock, harbour and small islands with snow peaked mountains in background. Printed caption on verso reads: “Port Essington B.C. Photo by P. E. Fisher”. Handwritten annotation in ink on verso reads: “up the Skeena”, in pencil on verso: “Port Essington, North Coast Commercial Coy”.

Carson Avenue, Quesnel, BC

Street view photograph looking down Carson Avenue at the Front St. intersection in Quesnel, BC. Several identified businesses line the gravel avenue on the right; however Cowan's Hardware store is visible at the intersection on the left. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Carson Ave., Quesnel, B.C. 1930 Looking East."

Main Street, Smithers, BC

Street view photograph of buildings along the dirt road of Main Street in Smithers, B.C." Printed annotation on recto reads: "Main St. Smithers B.C." Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: "Town 7 miles from my place."

Government Buildings, Fort George, BC

Photo of buildings behind street, fenced on either side. Man and horse can be seen on street. Printed annotation on verso reads: “The Government buildings Fort George B. C.” Handwritten annotation on recto reads: “This is the place I receive my patent from next June.”

Sixth Street, Prince Rupert, BC

People, boardwalks, and store signs visible in street scene. Printed annotation on recto reads: “6th St. Prince Rupert. B.C.” Handwritten message in ink on verso is addressed to: “Mrs. Loistram Halls Buildings Nicholas St Limerick Ireland”. Verso stamped "PRINCE RUPERT JUN 30 10".

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”

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”.

Delivery vehicles on Third Avenue in Prince Rupert

Street view of Third Avenue in Prince Rupert. One horse drawn delivery cart and one delivery car are parked on the street. Printed annotation on recto reads: "3rd Ave. Prince Rupert. B.C." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Book & parcel find[??] received, love & many thanks, u.w. as you know, just what I needed. [Illegible] R.W." Postcard is addressed to: "Mrs. J.W. Cawfsious [??] 1136 Barclay St. Vancouver B.C." Verso is affixed with a 2 cent Canadian Stamp, and is postmarked: "Prince Rupert B.C. Sep 19 6-PM."

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.

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 residences on the cliff

Street view of Prince Rupert storefronts. A high cliff can be seen in the background with several large houses perched atop it. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert Residences on the Cliff which runs thru the Heart of the City." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "8-18-24 I am still on the go but heading for home when [illegible] to be by Soft cot. Here seen some great scenery in Canada. Trains by boat to-night for Vancouver. Nan felt better. Love for all Chas[??]." Handwritten address on verso reads: "Mrs. Friderich Eley R [illegible] 3 Santa Ana Calif. U.S.A." Postmark stamped on verso reads: "Prince Rupert BC. 10 PM Aug 18 1924."
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