Series 2004.1.2 - Photographic Material

Sunset on board northward bound vessel Monument to Alexander Mackenzie located in downtown Prince George Trapper cabin on Crooked River Survey crew packing up canoe on MacLeod Lake Cabins and canoes on MacLeod Lake Canoes and survey crew on Parsnip River Cut banks and canoes along the Parsnip River Survey crew and supplies on a canoe on the Finlay Rapids on the Peace River Survey crew and supplies on a canoe on the Finlay Rapids on the Peace River Moose walking along the shore Frank Swannell poling down the Finlay Rapids Water view of the Ne Parle Pas Rapids, Peace River; treed shoreline and mountain visible in backg... Frank Swannell, Al Phipps and three unidentified crewmen on the Peace River Unidentified man standing on the rocky shoreline of the Peace River (?) Peace River entrance to Rocky Mountain Canyon Peace River entrance to Rocky Mountain Canyon Supplies canoe headed to Ingenika Mine First Nations grave marker along the Finlay River Clean laundry hanging on a line within a wooded area Canoe and two crewmen at the convergence of the Finlay and Ingenika Rivers Perspective of Finlay River below Deserter's Canyon Gus Trap's Pool on the Finlay River Gus Trap's Pool  and rocky shore on the Finlay River Deserter Canyon Deserter Canyon Deserter Canyon Three men loading pack horses with supplies Survey crew and supplies outside the cabin of a man and wife travel writing team Gus Trap's Cabin Finlay River from the head of Deserter Canyon Jack Adams & Al Phipps reading measurements at a river station Al Phipps standing beside a horse, tall grass stands before them and a forested landscape and mou... Al Phipps with walking stick and backpack Al Phipps taking measurements at a river station Al Phipps bathing along a river shore Al Phipps taking measurements at another river station Walter Nehring Reading stations with Wild Transit Theodolite. J.R.M. with Frank Swannell quenching thirst from T... Frank Swannell surveying Looking down the Ingenika Valley. The Finlay [River] runs parallel to mountain range. The trees a... J.R.M. with Towers, beside a calf moose Convict 99 with Fred Chapman - cook! Note lean-to tent with mosquito net in front J.R.M. with Frank Swannell. Low wooded hill Midim [triangle symbol] station Looking up the Ingenika Valley. Aeroplane photo signal at left corner Porupine on top of small cache Fly Camp, J.O. Davidson (Skookum) Looking up Ingenika Valley. The main timber - spruce "Indian" Village, Fort MacLeod B.C First Nations woman sawing wood in Fort MacLeod Swannell Creek enters the Ingenika
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2004.1.2

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  • ca.1920 - ca.1960 (Creator)

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398 photographs: 397 b&w ; 1 colour

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(1899 - 1974)

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Series consists of three albums and loose photos, most of which relating to the surveying of Northern BC between 1929 – 1935. The albums in particular, feature photographs from 1929, 1931 and 1935; while the loose photos are mostly dated from 1934 when the Bedaux Expedition was initiated.

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Part of the Phipps-Mackenzie Collection

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Accession # 2004.1.2

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Item list available. - Of the 398 photographs, 288 comprise three small photo albums while the remaining 110 are loose. These three photo albums are believed to have belonged to James ("Jim") Russell Mackenzie, another survey crewman who accompanied Frank Swannell on his various expeditions in 1930, 1931, 1935 and 1937 along with Phipps. It is believed that Mackenzie assembled these albums and wrote the accompanying interior annotations; however strict authorship of the photograph itself cannot be definitively ascertained as many duplicates exist in various fonds of different members of Swannell's expedition parties. It is believed that survey party crewmen shared photos just as they had shared the experience. In this collection, however, Mackenzie's name is given as that of photographer. Upon Jim Mackenzie's death on 22 March 1963, his wife gave these albums to Al Phipps.

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