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"Hagaga : Special Edition"

Newspaper consists of the recto and verso of 2 pages (p. 1-4). It was published in Aiyansh on the Nass River in British Columbia in April 1895 and presents a missionary's perspective of regional First Nations traditions and current affairs of...

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...

After the Blast 21 Jan 1914

Wide angle photograph of a crowd milling around railroad tracks. A large pile of rubble and various buildings are visible on the right side. Annotation on recto reads: "After the Blast 21 Jan 1914 McRae Bros Photo."

Arthur Wellington Clah carrying bundle and gun

Clah or T'amks [Tsimshian name] stands on wood platform in front of shovel and pickaxe leaning against building. Clah was a hereditary chief and Hudson Bay Company employee who helped missionary William Duncan learn the Tsimshian language.Han...

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...

Centre Street on Dominion Day

Photograph of Centre Street in Prince Rupert on Dominion Day. The Union Bank of Canada is located on the left side of the street, and a decorative arch can be seen in the background. Annotation on recto reads: "Centre Sr. Prince Rupert Domini...

Children at play

Seven young boys enjoying a game of tug-a-war alongside a wooden track. Track runs along a picket fence through a village. A small girl watches the fun from the sidelines and older woman carries a basket in the background. Handwritten annotation i...

Children gathered at Metlakatla Church

Several unidentified individuals can be seen on front steps of church and a group of small children in white stand in line below steps. Other community buildings are visible in background, white fence crosses foreground. Photograph depicts the fir...

Children gathered at Metlakatla Church

Several unidentified individuals can be seen on front steps of church and a group of small children in white stand in line below steps. Other community buildings are visible in background, white fence crosses foreground. Photograph depicts the fir...

Close view of Metlakatla Church

Large church stands behind white fence, unidentified man visible on front steps. Photograph depicts the first church built in Metlakatla, which was burned in a fire in 1901, and replaced in 1903.Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "With lo...

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}."

Dominion Day celebration 1909

Photograph of a large crowd in formal wear gathered on a slope. Some spectators can be seen perched atop extremely high poles. Annotation on recto reads: "The Crowd at Prince Rupert's Dominion Day Celebration 1909. Allen Photo 1-7-09.&...

Eastern section of Port Simpson, BC

Photograph depicts town buildings on opposite shore. Beach and dock can be seen in foreground.Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Chapter XXII, No 1. Eastern Section of Port Simpson as christianized."

First Nations jail at Metlakatla, BC

Photograph depicts a man and woman standing on steps to a round tower in fenced area. Roofs of other buildings can be seen below on right; water and shore visible in background.Printed on image: "Indian Jail, Metlatkla".

First Nations village at Haida Gwaii

Rocky shoreline featuring a small dwelling, totem pole, net rack, canoes pulled up to shore, barrels and boxes and a tent.Handwritten annotation in pencil on verso reads: “Kunhalas [sic] at entrance to C--- Harbour”.

First train leaving Prince Rupert

Photograph of a large crowd gathered in front of a Grand Trunk Pacific train. Residential buildings atop a hill are visible in the background. Annotation on recto reads: "First Train Leaving Prince Rupert June 14 1911"

Funeral party on beach at Metlakatla, BC

Photograph depicts a group of men, women, and children walking across beach towards water. Buildings visible on shore in left background.Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Funeral party - en route to boat Metlakatla BC (Taking body over ...

Gitlakdamix Village Council

Photograph depicts 8 men posing in suits and ties, and a young girl, Ruth Adams, holding trophy seated in foreground. The group is gathered in open field, large building and hills visible in distance. Man on far right stands in uniform.Handwritten...

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