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[Ten Annual Cycling Trips, 1938-1947]

Photo album documenting sisters Clara and Kitty Wilson’s ten annual cycling trips taken throughout British Columbia in July and/or August of 1938 through 1947. The first seven trips were on Vancouver Island, the eighth in the Okanagan, and the ninth and tenth in the Cariboo region. The photos are thoroughly captioned and still in good shape. Also included are the letters and postcards they sent home during the trips (half of each card written by each sister), as well as newspaper clippings, business cards, a menu from BC Coast Steamships, a telegram, and a negative. There are also 25 hand-drawn cartoons highlighting some of their adventures. They nicknamed their bikes Rastus and Ginger, and also use a variety of pet names when signing their letters and referring to family members. The album is in decent shape though the pages are flaking at the edges. See also UL_1596 for a family photo album kept by the sisters.

Wilson, Clara

Report of Exploration & Investigation Along Canada's Arctic Coast Line from the Delta of the Mackenzie River to Hudson Bay 1925-1926

A report about the Northwest Territories and the Yukon prepared by Major L.T. Burwash (L.T. standing for Lachlin Taylor, variously spelled Lachan and Lachlan). There are 142 typed pages plus appendices, photos, and maps. The photographs depict the local people and their practices, as well as some of Burwash, and the landscape. There is also a snapshot, a note about the book from a bookseller, a map of his travels, a pamphlet for the Northwest Territories 1933, and an obituary from the New York Times, tucked into the front. The book, text, and photographs, are all in very good condition.

Burwash, Lachlin Taylor

[B.W. Leeson Mining Photos]

An album containing photographs of mining settlements and workers in and around Alice Lake B.C. Many signed by B.W. Leeson, but there are also a few are unsigned. The album itself is stamped E.L. Sullivan on the front cover, and has a plastic coil binding; the photographs are glued to the page.

Leeson, B.W.

[Edith Thompson's Photo Album]

A family and travel photo album believed to be kept by Edith E. Thompson. It depicts travels throughout Canada, particularly in the Rockies, as well as Europe (the United Kingdom, Belgium, and France), and Alaska. The album and photos are still in fairly good shape; though one page has a quarter of the page cut away.

Thompson, Edith E.

[San Francisco to British Columbia]

An album of photographs from throughout the United States and British Columbia. Predominantly the Western United States, but also a few from New York. The photographs are not in an order that suggest the itinerary of one long trip. They may represent travel photos from an individual from multiple trips.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

[Robert Sinclair]

A photo album from a man named Robert Sinclair. The photos are predominantly of family snapshots, and images from around their rural home in British Columbia. There are also some of farming and logging, and a few of different cities and locales throughout British Columbia. Some of the photos are captioned, but none are dated. The album is secured with a metal clasp and is in quite good condition, as are the photographs.

Sinclair, Robert

[Vancouver Photo Album]

A photo album of images taken in and around Vancouver, including Stanley Park, Howe Sound, Bowen Island, and Deep Cove; also includes family portraits and other miscellaneous scenes. Housed in a leather-bound album with an image of an Aboriginal Chief burned onto the cover. The captions are badly faded, and some of the photos are fading as well.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

[Travel and Family Photographs]

An album of family and travel photographs; including some of a cruise to Alaska. There are also photos from British Columbia, the Yukon, Alberta, and Ontario, as well as a few from other parts of the United States. The album and the photographs are in fairly good shape.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

The Vanishing Race, The Long Headed Indian of the West Coast of BC

An album of photographs believed to be in British Columbia, including landscape images as well as a number of portraits of Aboriginal peoples, many hand-coloured. Only the photos on the right-hand pages are signed by Ben William Leeson (as B.W. Leeson). It is possible that an unknown individual added their snapshots on the facing pages to a book of Lesson images.

Leeson, B.W.

[Maud Bauer Photo Album]

A photo album with hand-written notes documenting the life and travel of Maud Bauer of Vancouver; in particular a trip with her Mother in 1903. The photos, housed in a small notebook, are well-preserved and almost all have captions including personal names, and city populations. See also UL_1015 for photos and diary of her husband William A. Bauer concerning a trip he took to Malaysia and Singapore.

Bauer, Maud

A Visit to British Columbia 1898

An album of photographs from a trip to British Columbia (plus Spokane, Washington), by a man identified only as F.L.M., accompanied by at least two others (McMillan and English). The images depict a number of cities as well as landscapes and some mining and manufacturing facilities. It is a pre-printed album made by Kodak, though the original housing mechanisms appear to be missing and the photos are glued to the page. Some pages are blank, but it does not appear that photos have been removed; though three sheets have been cut out from the back.

F.L.M

[Sailor's Photo Album]

A photo album, with a few loose images tucked in, believed to be kept by a sailor in the navy, likely stationed in Comox or Esquimalt, British Columbia. It includes a number of images from around the world including many of ships and navy crew. Also a few images of an apparent train journey in the Canadian Rockies. Some of the locations are unknown. The album is missing its back cover and only small portions are still bound together at the spine.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

[Early British Columbia Photographs]

An album of photographs, plus some loose images, focused on early British Columbian life taken throughout the province. The album is badly damaged and the spine is virtually non-existent; though some photos are faded, many are still remarkably vibrant.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

[Family Album of BC and Europe]

An album from an unknown family living in British Columbia, consisting mainly of family photos throughout BC, as well as a few purchased souvenir photographs from Europe. Many of the photos are captioned and/or dated, and they are not in specific chronological order. The photos are glued into the album, and many are fading badly. The orientation of the album switches after the first few pages, and the rest of the images are upside down.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

[Canada and the United States in the 1880's]

Photographs from Quebec, Ontario, New York state, Alberta, and BC, taken by various photographers. Likely an album documenting travel along the Canadian Pacific Railway. The album and the photos are in good shape, with some foxing and staining. Most of the images are captioned with their location, but are undated.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

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