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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.

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".

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".

River Boats at Port Simpson, BC

Photograph depicts sternwheeler, smaller boat, and canoe in foreground. Second sternwheeler named the 'Caledonia' can be seen anchored to shore in background. Town buildings stand on hill in background. Photo believed to have been taken in Port Simpson, B.C.

Haida canoe on beach at Masset, Queen Charlotte Islands, BC

Photograph depicts an unidentified individual leaning against a large overturned dugout canoe; barrel, bucket, and wood planks in foreground. Houses and other buildings can be seen on shore above beach, and two unidentified individuals stand in distance on far right.

Handwritten annotations on verso read: “Haida canoe on beach at Masset / ? 1898”; “No. 4 Page 5. Haida Canoe ready for steaming to [widen?] out and finish.”

An original negative of this photograph is held by the Canadian Museum of Civilization, no. 26664.

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."

Third Avenue, Prince Rupert, BC

Typed annotation in red ink on recto reads: “3rd Ave. Prince Rupert. B.C.” People, boardwalks, horse & wagons and store signs are visible. Rubble and unknown material lies on ground between boardwalks. Typed annotation in red ink on recto reads: “3rd Ave. Prince Rupert. B.C.”

Taku River Survey - Canoe on Shore

Mountains stand behind water in background. Handwritten annotation on negative: "looking [over?] Kopoka".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Kopoka River - river scenes Aug 29 to Oct. 9 [19]06". See also items 2006.20.3.1 - 2006.20.3.13.

Taku River Survey - Prospectors Sailing on Taku River

Photograph depicts two unidentified men on small boat with sail, opposite shore in background. Handwritten annotation on negative: "Prospectors on Taku Sailing".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Kopoka River - river scenes Aug 29 to Oct. 9 [19]06". See also items 2006.20.3.1 - 2006.20.3.13.

Taku River Survey - Men Loading Canoe

Photograph depicts three unidentified men loading canoe on river shore.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 8 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "From main camp up Kopoka River. Scenes with persons in." See also items 2006.20.3.14 - 2006.20.3.21.

Climbing the Rockies

Postcard depicts Field station in the Rockies. Man standing on the left with a bowler hat was Chris McGregor, a professional (mining?) engineer. Earliest frank seen for the postcard was in July 1906.

Taku River Survey - Two Men Portaging Canoe

Photograph depicts two unknown men walking on rocky shore with canoe over their heads. Water and forest in background. Handwritten annotation visible on negative: "[?] portaging canoe".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 8 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "From main camp up Kopoka River. Scenes with persons in." See also items 2006.20.3.14 - 2006.20.3.21.

Taku River Survey - Two Men in Canoe

Photograph depicts two men paddling in canoe, shore in background. Handwritten annotation visible on negative reads: "Stughes & B_ Lake behind Main Camp Taku River".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "SOME OTHERS." See also items 2006.20.3.22 - 2006.20.3.34.

Taku River Survey - Two Men Hiking in Snow

Photograph depicts two men climbing up snowy area with walking poles and other gear. Handwritten annotation visible on negative: "Nellis & Gilroy Snow [?] - No.3."

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "SOME OTHERS." See also items 2006.20.3.22 - 2006.20.3.33.

Taku River Survey - Man Hauling Canoe through Kopoka River

Photograph depicts unknown man standing in water while pulling loaded canoe by rope. Rocky shore in foreground, mountains in background. Handwritten annotation visible on negative: "[?] hauling canoe. Big [?], Kopoka".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 8 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "From main camp up Kopoka River. Scenes with persons in." See also items 2006.20.3.14 - 2006.20.3.21.

Taku River Survey - Three Men Hauling Canoe

Photograph depicts three unknown men standing in water while pulling loaded canoe by rope. Rocky shore and hills in background. Illegible handwritten annotation visible on negative: "...[K. River]?" (Kopoka?)

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 8 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "From main camp up Kopoka River. Scenes with persons in." See also items 2006.20.3.14 - 2006.20.3.20.

Taku River Survey - Three Men Packed for Hiking

Photograph depicts unknown men standing with walking sticks, carrying large bundles on their backs. Water and opposite shore in background, mountains visible in distance. Handwritten annotation visible on negative: "Billy [Gilroy?] & [?] packed for [?]".

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 13 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "SOME OTHERS." See also items 2006.20.3.22 - 2006.20.3.34.

Taku River Survey - Two Men Climbing near Kopoka River

Photograph depicts two men standing on mountain with walking sticks, carrying bundles on their backs. Valley and mountains visible in background below. Handwritten annotation visible on negative: "[?] Climbing [?] Sta - K. River" (Kopoka?).

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906. This particular photo is one of 7 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "Around River Taku and main camp on same." See also items 2006.20.3.35 - 2006.20.3.41.

Taku River Survey - Man in Canoe

Photograph depicts unknown man in canoe, opposite shore and hills in background.

Image is one of 65 photos documenting a survey of the Canada-Alaska Boundary, Taku River area, May 23 to Oct. 15, 1906.
This particular photo is one of 8 found in original enclosure with the following handwritten annotation: "From main camp up Kopoka River. Scenes with persons in." See also items 2006.20.3.14 - 2006.20.3.21.

Side view of Prince Rupert wharf

Side view photograph of a small harbor close by a shoreline littered in organic debris. A foggy mountain range is visible in the background. Annotation on recto reads: "Wharf and Harbor Prince Rupert. May 1908 JDA."

CPR SS Princess Charlotte

Photograph of the SS "Princess Charlotte" on the open ocean. Metallic annotation on recto reads: "C.P.R.SS Princess Charlotte entered according to act of the parliament of Canada, in the year 1908[?]. by A. Shaw, at the Department of Agriculture." Printed annotation on verso reads "Shaw & Co., Photo. Victoria. B.C. (Empire Series)"

First motor car in Prince Rupert, BC

Photograph of two men in a car driving down a wooden road in Prince Rupert, BC. Printed annotation on recto reads: "First Motor Car in Prince Rupert, B.C., May 1909." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Milwaukee Ore. Nov 7 1913. Dear Friends. Just a line. We are comming[sic] over Sunday if it don't rain to[sic] hard. How is Fredie? Hope he is alright. If you had other plans for Sunday you can phone us. Best regards from us both. Mrs Ed Herry[??]." Postcard is addressed to: "Mrs. J Reichard 3404 34 L. St. Vancouver Wash." Verso is affixed with a one cent American stamp. Postmark reads: "Milwaukee [illegible] Oreg."

SS Camosun at Prince Rupert

Photograph of the SS Camosun arriving in a harbour in Prince Rupert. A blurry man is in the lower right corner of the foreground. Another large vessel can be seen behind the Camosun. Annotation on recto reads: "SS 'Camosun' at Prince Rupert Allen Photo May 23[?]09."

Herring Fishing in Prince Rupert Harbour, BC

View of fish boat in water, with net spread and smaller boat on opposing side of net. Several gulls can be seen flying in the air. Rail cars town and treed hills in background. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Herring Fishing In Prince Rupert Harbour McRae Bros.” Handwritten message in ink on verso is addressed to “Mr. H. Smart 2550 Blackwood St. Victoria B.C.”

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