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Prince Rupert, BC Community Life
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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."

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."

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."

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 Dominion Day Celebrations 1909 Allen Photo July 09."

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}."

Correspondence and Writings Series

Series consists of journals, draft manuscripts, correspondence, CMS documents and orders, speeches, sermons all written by or to Archdeacon W. H. Collison. Series also contains correspondence to W.E. Collison and Joyce Collison, genealogical information on the Collison family, newspaper clippings and a school paper written by Archdeacon Collison's grandaughter Katy.

Dominion Day arch in downtown Prince Rupert

Large crowd gathered on the street in downtown Prince Rupert around a lavishly decorated arch which reads "Come One Let 'Em All Come Come All. Welcome to Prince Rupert." Annotation on recto reads: "Arch Prince Rupert, BC. Dominion Day Celebration 1909. Allen Photo."

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."

Dominion Day Parade in Prince Rupert, BC

Crowd is gathered for Dominion Day Parade. Decorated float can be seen in centre of street, and Hotel Prince Rupert stands in background. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Dominion Day Prince Rupert 1914 Photo W.W.W.” Handwritten message in ink on verso is addressed to “Mr. S. Smart 2550 Blackwood St Victoria B.C.”

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"

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

Gladys Blyth, Iona Campagnolo, and Lil Schuman at Reception for Selma Murray, sole survivor of the Mount Oldfield Slide of 1957

The three women stand in the Prince Rupert Masonic Temple looking at baby pictures of Selma Murray.
Handwritten annotation on verso reads: “From Left to Right, Aug/74, Gladys Blyth - Port Ed, Iona Campagnolo - ‘MP Skeena,’ Lil Schuman - Manitoba (‘Mother’ - Aunt) to Selma Murray, Masonic Temple - Pr. Rupert, B.C., Reception for Selma, looking at baby picture of Selma”.

Horses Pulling Wagon in Dominion Day Parade, Prince Rupert, BC

Photograph depicts a team of Clydesdale horses pulling a decorated wagon. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Dominion Day Prince Rupert BC 1914” Handwritten annotation in pencil on verso reads: “1914 Dominion Day Prince Rupert.” Handwritten annotation in ink on verso is addressed to “Mrs. Herbert Hampton New Harvey House Niagara Falls New York” Cancelation mark on Canadian 1 cent stamp is dated: July 22, 14

Iona Campagnolo and Premier Peter Lougheed greet unidentified people at the Crest Hotel in Prince Rupert

Photograph depicts Iona Campagnolo and Premier Peter Lougheed talking with unidentified people at the Crest Hotel in Prince Rupert during Campagnolo's Skeena Riding tour. Loughheed is shaking an unidentified man's hand. An unidentified woman holding a red purse is in the foreground. Several unidentified people talk behind them.

Iona Campagnolo at Reception for Selma Murray, sole survivor of the Mount Oldfield Slide of 1957

Campagnolo stands at the banquet table of the Prince Rupert Masonic Lodge with Ernie Senior, editor of the Prince Rupert Daily News, and Selma Murray.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: “Iona Campagnolo - MP Skeena, Ernie Senior - Editor - Pr. Rupert Daily News, Selma Murray - visiting Pr. Rupert Aug/74 to visit the graces of her parents + brother - victims of Slide 1957, Selma - sole survivor”.

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