Collection 2011.13 - Parker photograph collection

S.S. Prince George docked in the Portland Canal, BC Pack-train at Bitter Creek Overhead view of Stewart, BC Corner of 5th and Columbia in Stewart, BC Downtown street view in Stewart, BC Stewart, BC with mountains Stewart, BC looking Northwest Corner of 5th and Columbia in Stewart, BC 5th Street, Stewart, BC Bear Creek Bridge, Stewart, BC Solitary lumber vessel close to shore House at the foot of a mountain Moonlight cabin enroute to Naas Trail over Bitter Creek Glacier to the Naas On the divide enroute to Naas Enroute to Naas on the big glacier First white woman to cross to the Naas Bitter Creek Glacier Fifth Street in Stewart, BC Fifth Street in Stewart, BC Overview of Stewart, BC Mountain behind Stewart, BC Mountain behind Stewart, BC Downtown Stewart, BC in winter Two houses in Stewart, BC Boundary post between Alaska and BC Downtown Stewart, BC during construction Train tracks at the foot of a mountain Bear shot near Stewart, BC Glacier near Stewart, BC Two men sitting on stairs Two men posing with measuring instruments Man in hat sitting on steps View of Stewart, BC from water Snow slide in Stewart, BC SS Camosun at Government Wharf in Stewart, BC Convoy of carriages in Stewart, BC Convoy of carriages going over a bridge in Stewart, BC Stewart, BC in the distance Overhead view of Stewart, BC Glacier near Stewart, BC S.S. Prince George enroute to Stewart, BC Fording the Nelson River going to the Naas Small creek going through a valley Railroad tracks on the waterfront Train coming through a forested area Train on a bridge near Stewart, BC Pile driver working on Government Wharf, Stewart, B.C. Red Cliff buildings, Stewart, BC At the Red Cliff, Stewart, BC
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Parker photograph collection

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  • Graphic material

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Collection

Reference code

2011.13

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  • [between 1910 and 1930] (Creation)

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Physical description

81 photographs : b&w

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Custodial history

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”).

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Physical condition

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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Location of originals

Northern BC Archives & Special Collections

Availability of other formats

.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.

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Accruals

No further accruals expected.

General note

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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2011.13

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