Item 2011.3.3.86 - Moving mountains in Prince Rupert, BC

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Moving mountains in Prince Rupert, BC

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  • 17 July 1913 (Creation)

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8.7 x 14 cm

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Photograph of a large explosion on a rocky shoreline. A bridge is visible in the foreground and a body of water is partially visible in the background. Printed annotation on recto reads: "McRae Bros Moving Mountains at Prince Rupert BC Apr 24th" Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Rupert. July 17 1913. Dear [illegible]. Just a card for that album if you've got any room left by now. This is one of the blasts for the clearing of the drydock up here. [Illegible] W.M." Postcard is addressed to: "Miss C.M. Ranip[??] 931 Northlane Av.[sic] Seattle Wash." Two Canadian one cent stamps are affixed on verso. Postmark reads: "Prince Rupert BC. PM Jul 17 13."

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Northern BC Archives & Special Collections

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.Tiff & .Jpg

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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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Item is part of the North Coast & Central BC Postcard Collection.

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