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Parker photograph collection
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- Graphic material
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[between 1910 and 1930] (Creation)
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81 photographs : b&w
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Acquired in May 2011 in London, England from the estate of J.H. Parker, who may be pictured in several of the portrait photographs. It is believed Mr. Parker played a role in the survey of, or as a surveyor for the building of the Canadian Northeastern Railway.
Scope and content
The photographs depict the geographic areas of Stewart, BC, Boundary Pass, Nelson River, Bitter Creek Glacier, Portland Canal, Red Cliff and Bear Creek; as well as the ships “Camosun” and “S.S. Prince George.” Types of subjects identified in this collection include: community life, surveying, mining and transportation (i.e. dog-sledding, horse and buggy, and the Portland Canal Short Line Railway “P.C.S.L. Rlwy”).
Overall the photographs comprising this collection are in fair condition, although a few photographs are beginning to fade and the majority are silvering. As well, photographs 2011.13.73 - 2011.13.76 show significant spotting from both the recto and verso – it is unclear whether this damage is due to water or a chemical reaction.
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Northern BC Archives & Special Collections
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.tiff & .jpeg
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Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Personal or academic use of photographic materials is welcomed under the standard fair use and educational use clauses of Canadian Copyright Law. Commercial use is, however, forbidden without the express permission of the copyright holder. For information on obtaining written permission from the copyright holder, please contact the Northern B.C. Archives and Special Collections.
No further accruals expected.
Many of the photographs are captioned in the negative, with “Hughes” given as the photographer. Hughes may be the partnership of R.J. and L.C. Hughes (Photographers) who operated from 1910-1930. W.C. Waters is the photographer of the panoramas.
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