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Portrait of Lady Harriot Dufferin

Portrait of Lady Dufferin, wife of Lord Dufferin (Governor General of Canada, 1872-1878) was given to W.H. and Marion Collison on the occasion of their visit to the North Coast in 1876.

Handwritten annotation in pen on the verso which reads: “Given to my parents.” Recto of photograph is signed by Lady Dufferin. Photographers mark on recto reads: “Cabinet Portrait Hunter & Co. Toronto, Ontario”.

Community gathering at Metlakatla Church during Synod

Large group of women, men, and children pose on front steps of church. Some men standing in back hold brass instruments. Bishop Ridley (with long beard) sits in front centre between W.H. Collison (on right) and his son W.E. Collison. Photograph depicts the first church built in Metlakatla, which was burned in a fire in 1901, and replaced in 1903.

Handwritten annotation below image reads: "A gathering of Missionaries and Indians in front of Metlakahtla Church During Synod"; on verso: "[Ven?] Arch Collison & Mrs Collison".

Portrait of Mark Sutton and Wife

Mark Sutton, in Christian Army uniform, is seated while his wife stands next to him. A drum is visible in the background.

Handwritten annotation in pen on recto reads: “Saved to serve. Mark Sutton & wife. Mark Sutton Indian name ‘Chean’ (?) & wife.” Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “Chapter VI. No. 1. Mark Sutton & wife. Only survivor of crew of canoe shot by war party. Twice doomed but “Saved to Serve.”

Société Minière de BC, Atlin BC

Group of five miners stand in mining area on left. Woman, man, and young girl sit and stand on far right in more formal attire. Mining tools and equipment throughout.

Printed annotation on recto of photograph: "Société Minière de B.C., Atlin B.C. July 28th, 1901, A.C. Hirschfeld, No. 707".

Nisga'a chiefs and families posing with goods from potlatch

Three men stand in centre, each wearing a chief's dress and head-dress. Family members stand and sit on either side. Carved boxes and masks are positioned in foreground. The group poses in front of drapery hung against tall wooden wall.

Community members have stated that the people in this photo are from the Gitwilluyaxw clan from the wolf tribal house of Ksdiyaawak. The photo was taken at Gitlax̱t’aamiks along the Nass River.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Tsimpshian Chiefs & family. Goods [for or fr.] Potlatch".

Collison Family Portrait at Kincolith, BC

Photograph depicts the sons and daughters of Marion and Archdeacon W.H. Collison posing in front of an archway covered in foliage, wood building in background. The Archdeacon stands behind his wife Marion who holds Katherine ('Katy') Collison, the oldest of their grandchildren. W.E. Collison stands on far left next to his wife Bertha nee Davis.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Collison family / Kincolith BC".

Portrait of Collison family and friends at Kincolith, BC

The group poses in front of an archway covered in foliage, wood building in background. The Archdeacon sits in centre, in front of his wife Marion.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Grand-dad + Grannie with family + friends at Kincolith / Mother + Dad lower left" (W.E. Collison sits on left in front of his wife Bertha).

Centre Street on Dominion Day

Photograph of Centre Street in Prince Rupert on Dominion Day. The Union Bank of Canada is located on the left side of the street, and a decorative arch can be seen in the background. Annotation on recto reads: "Centre Sr. Prince Rupert Dominion Day Celebrations 1909 Allen Photo July 09."

Dominion Day celebration 1909

Photograph of a large crowd in formal wear gathered on a slope. Some spectators can be seen perched atop extremely high poles. Annotation on recto reads: "The Crowd at Prince Rupert's Dominion Day Celebration 1909. Allen Photo 1-7-09."

Dominion Day arch in downtown Prince Rupert

Large crowd gathered on the street in downtown Prince Rupert around a lavishly decorated arch which reads "Come One Let 'Em All Come Come All. Welcome to Prince Rupert." Annotation on recto reads: "Arch Prince Rupert, BC. Dominion Day Celebration 1909. Allen Photo."

Sixth Street, Prince Rupert, BC

Street scene depicts people, boardwalks, and buildings with store signs. Printed annotation on recto reads: “6th St. Prince Rupert. B.C.” Pencil marking on recto reads: “1912”(incorrect?). Handwritten message on verso in ink is addressed to: “Mrs. Willis Messinger Portland Oregon” Cancelation mark on Canadian 1 cent stamp reads: “Prince Rupert BC MR 11, 12”

Bertha and W.E. Collison in boat with young daughters, leaving Metlakatla, BC for England

Rev. William Edwin Collison stands in centre of boat, with wife Bertha and daughters Muriel and Katherine seated behind. Unknown man and woman are also seated in boat, and an unknown man stands on shore holding rope.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Will Collison with wife & children leaving Metlakatla to catch steamship en route to England (1910)".

Community event at mission house and jail, Metlakatla, BC

Photograph depicts a group of children dressed in white walking in a line, and adults and other children watching from behind. Group of six man stand in line on left, one holding a flag, another a drum. Jail tower and large building stand behind fence in background.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Old Mission House & jail at Metlakatla Before the fire."

Marion and W.H. Collison in garden at Kincolith, BC

Photograph depicts Archdeacon William Henry Collison to left of wife Marion, who stands bent over garden on right. Church steeple visible behind wood fence in background. Hills can be seen in distance.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Grandad & Grannie in garden at Kincolith".

Marion and W.H. Collison with daughter-in-law and grandaughters in Kincolith, BC

Photograph depicts Marion and William Henry Collison standing on left with shovel, Bertha Collison on right, and young Muriel and Katherine Collison in centre with shovel (eldest daughters of W.E. Collison). Wood buildings cross midground, trees and hills visible in background.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Garden at Kincolith / Grandad, Grannie / Mimi, Katie / Mother".

First train leaving Prince Rupert

Photograph of a large crowd gathered in front of a Grand Trunk Pacific train. Residential buildings atop a hill are visible in the background. Annotation on recto reads: "First Train Leaving Prince Rupert June 14 1911"

Group at Prairie Creek

Photograph depicts small buildings with canvas roofs and signs reading: "Do Drop In, Ladies & Gents Furnishings Boots & Shoes, Two Per Cent Beer." One woman, nine men,and three dogs can be seen in image.

Handwritten annotation on verso: “Prairie Creek 1912".

Collison family eating during prospecting trip up Portland Canal, BC

Photograph depicts the sons and daughters of Marion and Archdeacon W.H. Collison sitting on the ground with food supplies at the top of a hill. Individuals believed to be (left to right): Arthur, Elsie, Herbert, Henry (in chef's hat), unknown, William, John Maxwell ('Max').

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Collison family on prospecting trip up Portland Canal."

W.E. Collison with siblings at church rectory

Group stands and sits on front steps of rectory. Left to right: Rev. William Edwin Collison, Mabel and John Maxwell Collison, Alice Collison. (William, Max, and Alice are sons and daughter of Archdeacon W.H. Collison).

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Dad & Auntie Al with Aunt May & Uncle Max at the rectory St. Luke's church [...?]".

Marion and W.H. Collison posing with grandchildren at Kincolith, BC

Marion sits to left of husband Archdeacon William Henry, small boy in between. Young children sit and stand in foreground, Katherine 'Katy' and Muriel 'Mimi' stand in background (daughters of W.E. Collison). The group poses in front of a wood door, ivy on either side.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Grand-dad (Arch. W.H. Collison) & Grannie with grandchildren at Kincolith".

Grandchildren of Marion and W.H. Collison posing at Kincolith, BC

The group poses in front of a wood door, ivy on either side.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "The family at Kincolith - Summer House, 1916 / Back Row L-R: Art Macdonald, Bill Collison, Reg Collison, Jack [John] Macdonald / Front L-R: Katie Collison with Don Collison, Marion Collison, Joyce Collison, Muriel (Mimi) Collison with Colin Macdonald, Hugh Macdonald".

Marion Collison in canoe en route to Hazelton, BC

Group of five unidentified men stand on shore to right of large dugout canoe, handling their rifles. Forest and snow-capped mountains stand on opposite shore in background.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Mrs Collison (wife of Arch. Collison in Canoe en route to Hazelton B.C."

First Nations jail at Metlakatla, BC

Photograph depicts a man and woman standing on steps to a round tower in fenced area. Roofs of other buildings can be seen below on right; water and shore visible in background.

Printed on image: "Indian Jail, Metlatkla".

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