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5th Street, Prince Rupert, B.C.

Handwritten annotation on recto of postcard reads: “Were there’s a will there’s a way, 5th Street, Prince Rupert, B.C., F. Button photo Pr. Rupert. No. 514.” Handwritten annotation in pen on verso of postcard reads: “Miss Belding, 33 Marlbro Avenue, Hull Yorkshire, England. S.S. Prince George. Dec. 1918. Dear Bertha, This is a street in the centre of the town Prince Rupert. There is a capacity list of passengers on board. The boat is registered to hold 384. We left at midnight and exped to arrive in Vancouver tomorrow at 3:30 pm. Love from Edie.”

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."

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."

[Boathouse?]

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

Collage of 13 Images Decpiting Prince Rupert, BC

Printed captions below images on recto read: “Souvenir of Prince Rupert BC; Prince Rupert June 1st, 1909; Prince Rupert Sept 1st, 1913; Public School; Water Front; City Hall; Haye Cove; Margaeto Fleet; Harbour Scene; SS Prince Marquitta at Prince Georg; Sunrise Prince Rupert Harbour; General Hospital; Gold Storage Place; Prince Rupert from Summit”.

Collage of Five Images

Captions below images on recto read: “H.M.C.S. Thiepval. Capt Beech.; In surf Recks and Fog. Wikelski Island; The Aeroplane; Major Stuart MacLaren, and party, at Prince Rupert. B.C.; British Around –the –World, Wrecked Aeroplane”.

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."

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."

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."

Dry dock at Prince Rupert, BC

Photograph depicts buildings visible through clearing in trees. Water crosses foreground, hills visible in background.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Dry dock / Prince Rupert B.C."

Elevated view of Prince Rupert buildings

Elevated photograph of Prince Rupert taken from a hill. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert BC McRae Bros." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "11/June c/o PG Prince Rupert, B.C. Dear Rae[??], How about a letter. Love for all, Frank." Postcard is addressed to: "Miss R Boew. Bernie PG [illegible]." Postmark on verso reads: "Prince Rupert BC Jun 11 1 PM 1915."

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

Grain Elevator and Dock

Image depicts a large vessel docked at a grain elevator and two smaller boats at a dock in the foreground somewhere in Prince Rupert, B.C.

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.

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