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Sternwheeler passing shore of Metlakatla, BC

Unidentified man can be seen standing by small boat on shore in foreground, a second boat visible in water behind. Hills on opposite shore can be seen in background.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Metlakathla B.C. 'Stern-wheeler' passing village."

Photographs

Series consists of images pertaining the Collison family, North Coastal First Nations communities, means of transportation along North Coastal British Columbia, and various church structures and religious events.

Marion Collison in canoe en route to Hazelton, BC

Group of five unidentified men stand on shore to right of large dugout canoe, handling their rifles. Forest and snow-capped mountains stand on opposite shore in background.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Mrs Collison (wife of Arch. Collison in Canoe en route to Hazelton B.C."

Marion & W.H. Collison in canoe with Tsimshian and Haida crew, travelling from Masset, BC

Handwritten annotations read: "At rest, after a rough passage of two days and a night from Massett, Queen Charlotte's Islands by canoe - W.H. Collison and Mrs. Collison with Indians from Masset"; "Archdeacon Collison Indian Canoe & Crew. Return from Queen Charlotte's Islands, Haida & Tsimshian Crew [...?]" Archdeacon and Mrs. Collison sit in centre of canoe.

Totem poles at Skidegate, Queen Charlotte Islands, BC

Totem poles (crest poles?) stand in front of a line of houses. Blanketed canoes sit on beach in right foreground; forest in background.

Handwritten annotations on verso read: “skidegate village Queen Charlotte Islands as it appeared forty years ago"; "Rev W.E. Collison Prince Rupert"; "Hughes"; "1".

Close view of totem poles at Skidegate, Queen Charlotte Islands, BC

Totem poles (crest poles?) stand in front of a line of houses. Blanketed canoes sit on beach in right foreground; forest in background.

Handwritten annotations on verso read: “Haida Encampment [crossed through with line]"; "Skidegate Queen Charlottes Islands / To illustrate Introduction / Introduction Trophies from a Song [Trail?] Page 1 Heading."

H.G.T. (Harry) Perry fonds

  • 2002.7
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1960

Fonds consists of records relating to the personal, business and political life of H.G.T. Perry and as such, has been divided into the following four series: 1) Photographs; 2) Political Activities; 3) Business Ventures; 4) Personal Life; and 5) Miscellaneous Historical Information Files. Also includes material relating to his son, Frank Perry, and his failed political campaign. Includes World War II and Post-War printed materials.

Types of records included in this fonds include Speakers' Decisions (1877-1943) in the BC Legislative Assembly, maps, publications, reports, correspondence, advertisements, telegrams, resolutions, minutes, annual reports, telegrams, resolutions, reports, speeches, press releases, proposals, plans, charts, file notes, memoranda, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, ephemera, postcards and photographs.

Lodges and totem poles at village on Nass River, BC

Photograph depicts totem poles (crest poles?) in front of lodge buildings on river shore. Canoes can be seen floating in foreground, hills in background.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Chapter XII. Number 1. Section of Indian Village on Nass River showing lodges and totems".

SS Distributor at Prince Rupert

Photograph of the SS "Distributor" in the open water, with another vessel and mountains in the background. Several passengers and/or crew are visible on deck. Annotation on recto reads: "SS 'Distributor' at Prince Rupert, BC Allen Photo 5/June/0[?]."

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."

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."

Prince Rupert wharf and waterfront

Photograph of a small vessel on the ocean with a dock and harbour buildings in the foreground. Tents and piles of lumber can be seen among the buildings. Annotation on recto reads: "The Wharf, Prince Rupert, BC. 1657." Printed annotation on verso reads "The Wharf, Prince Rupert, BC J. Howard A. Chapman, Victoria. BC. 1657."

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."

Old and New Haquelqet bridge, Hazelton BC

Photograph of a long bridge spanning two rock faces. Below is a smaller, half demolished wooden bridge. A small settlement is visible on the lower right. Annotation on recto reads: "Haquelqet Bridge." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Old & New. Old Indian built bridge & later one at Hazelton, BC."

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."

20000 tons pontoon floating dry dock

Illustration of a large ocean liner in dry dock. The name "Minnesota" is inscribed on the top right side of vessel. Annotation on recto reads: "William T. Donnelly Consulting Engineer 17 Battery Place Tel. Rector 1491 20000 tons pontoon floating dry dock Prince Rupert, BC"

Prince Rupert Ship Repair and Building Plant

Photo of entire ship building plant, including several vessels in the foreground. Hills are visible in the background. Annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert Ship Repair and Ship Building Plant. Prince Rupert BC. Frank E Kirby, William T Donnelly, Engineers. 17 Battery Place. NYC."

Miscellaneous railway history material

This series consists of material created by various societies, companies, railways, unions and government branches for the use and instruction of railway companies and employees. Includes publications, time tables, training materials, union materials, forms, maps and plans related to rail operations in North and South America, but predominately related to Canadian railway operations. Also comprises material created by several American and Canadian railways and transportation companies.

Shops along Shore at Port Essington, BC

Shops stand along riverside boardwalk. Storefront sign for R. Cunningham & Sons visible. Many people stand and sit on boardwalk, and canoes and small boats float in water in foreground.

Handwritten photo captions beside image read: "R. Cunningham & Sons - Probably Port Essington", "NW coast canoe".

Loaded scow on the Nechako River

View of a scow loaded with provisions and several people passing through rapids of the Grand Canyon. Printed annotation on recto reads: “A scow loaded with provisions passing through the Grand Canyon on it’s way to Fort George.” Handwritten annotation in pencil on recto reads: “Nearly Bumped, Nachaco River” Handwritten annotation in pencil on verso reads: “My address will be Fort George BC. Dear Mrs. Cooper, I am up in the wild part of BC now where men horses and everything get drowned every day, sometimes automobiles get drowned also. This is the way we travel up where I am now. I saw a boat upside down in this Canyon it had a bundle of blankets tied on it and one oar was dancing in the whirlpool. This made my hair stand straight up and down.”

View of Fort Wrangell, Alaska

View of town on shore, from above. Boats docked along piers and buildings. Hills visible on either side of water in background.

Handwritten photo captions with arrows pointing to sections of image read: "General Merchandise", "Fort Wrangell Hotel".

Cassiar - Stewart Highway

View of snow capped mountains in the distance, vast rolling treed hills in mid ground and a gravel road in the foreground. Road sign indicating severe curve in road situated at the right of the gravel road. Handwritten annotation on verso in pen reads: “Cassiar – Stewart highway”

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