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James Joseph Claxton Photograph Collection
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A man in uniform and a woman pose for a photo in front of totem poles

A man in uniform and a woman pose for a photo on a road situated between a fenced area featuring totem poles and the water’s edge featuring a float plane, wharf and the Camosun vessel. Handwritten annotation on verso reads: “Alert Bay BC”; “Alert Bay B.C.” Union Steamships Ltd.”; photographer’s stamp on verso: “W.E. Nicholson, 268 E. 10th, Vancouver 10, B.C.”

Bird's eye view of Quesnel Quartz Mine Camp

Buildings have been numbered 1-8 with pen. Original handwritten annotations on verso of photograph are signed by Tom Marsh. Photograph is taped to paper. Typed annotation on recto of paper reads: “1. Bridge over creek. 2. Blacksmith shop. 3. Powerhouse. 4. Headframe over 200’ shaft. 5. Office 6. Water tanks from powerhouse. 7. Bunkhouse. 8. Truck. 9. Cookhouse behind #6 cannot be seen. We were always able to find the cookhouse even though hidden in this picture. Taken about 1935 by Russell Ross, supt. Quesnel Quarts Mine. Tom Marsh, Box 156, Squamish B. C.”

Closeup of an Royal Irish Constabulary silver Celtic ornament

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: Handwritten annotation on verso reads: “Silver Celtic ornament worn by all officers after 1884 on the shoulder belt up to disbandment - 1922” Stamp on verso reads: “CHAS. B. HILL-TOUT 1650 Hampshire Road, oak Bay Victoria, B. C.” Item believed to be a part of J.J. Claxton's collection of police memorabilia.

Columbia Coast Mission Ship

This file consists of 32 photographs pertaining to the Yukon steamship Tutshi, ca. 1936 and J.J. Claxton’s time aboard the Columbia Cost Mission Ship M.S. Columbia III, ca. 1960. General subject areas identified in these photographs include: individuals and communities visited by the Columbia III; families involved in receipt of pastoral services such as marriages and baptisms; as well as medical care.

Fishing off the M.S. Columbia

Two men in a row boat: one rowing and one holding a peugh (J.J. Claxton?) watching the catch being reeled in on the fishing pole of another man wearing a hospital gown. A small boy on the deck watches. Handwritten annotation in pencil on verso reads: “JJC”

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