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Snaps Regina Sask. Canada

Album of personal photographs of a woman presumably from Regina, Saskatchewan, which depicts her travels in British Columbia (including the Harrison Hot Springs, Victoria, and Vancouver) and Alberta with some friends.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

[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

[Vancouver Family Photo Album]

An album of a Vancouver family, documenting their travels throughout B.C. and the United States as well as life in Vancouver, including the royal visit of 1939. The pages are beginning to tear out of the album, but the photos are still in relatively good shape (with some fading).

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

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

[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.

[Porter Family Album]

A photo album kept by the family of Dr. A.E. Porter of their travels throughout Canada, the United States, and South America. The album is in moderate shape, with a lot of the pages falling apart at the edges. The photos are thoroughly captioned, and there is also a newspaper clipping pasted in the back that details some of Dr. Porter's history.

[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)

[Laura Glenn]

Laura Glenn was a chairman of the Canadian Red Cross Corps in Windsor, Ontario, and also a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. This album covers much of her life, though predominantly between 1940 and 1950 during her time throughout Europe. There are also a number of family photographs from later years. The album has photos glued in and they are almost all captioned and dated, with many personal names and even some addresses of the individuals pictured or where they were taken. There is also an envelope of additional photos and ephemera, these ones focusing more on her personal life and family. It includes birth announcements, Christmas cards, etc. The album and photos are in quite good shape, though the pages are brittle paper and many have been torn.

Glenn, Laura E.

[World Travel Photo Album]

A photo album documenting the world travels of a Canadian family. They appear to have spent time living in Ontario as well as British Columbia, and travelled extensively. The photos are well captioned and dated, and often include individual names. The album and photos are still in generally good shape.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

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

[Photos of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, California, and New York]

An album of photographs by different photographers from throughout Canada and the United States. Likely an album compiled by an individual documenting their travels. Housed in a red souvenir album, the photos and book are still in fairly good, though varying, condition. There are four loose images tucked in the front that are described as being “Collodion Silver Emulsion (printing out paper) toned with gold and platinum”.

[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 United States Travel Album]

An album of what appears to a trip taken by "A.H. Starkey, Miss Starkey, and Miss A.M. Cory" of England, throughout North America by rail in 1894. The first mounted photograph is captioned with a newspaper clipping about them being visitors to the city. The album contains photographs, from various photographers, adhered to the page as well as nine loose images in the front, and a small selection of menus and other textual material. The album and the images are in very good condition.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

Scenes By The Way

An album of photographs taken by an unknown photographer, believed to be of their family and travels. Also included are some additional photographs, postcards, and a typed text of a speech on the subject of female suffrage that was delivered in Seattle. The location where most of the photographs were taken is unknown, but appear to be throughout the United States and Canada, with a few depicting Quesnel, British Columbia, which may have been home to the family. The slim album and the photographs are in good condition.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

View on CPR Winnipeg to Vancouver 1887

An album of photographs by WM. Notman and Son, documenting travel between Winnipeg and Vancouver along the Canadian Pacific Railway. Mostly landscape photographs in the mountains, but also some cityscapes and buildings in Winnipeg. Also included is an original photograph order sheet from WM. Notman & Son from "3rd Series Manitoba & the North West" with pricing and titles. The album and photographs are in good shape, though some of the pages have separated from the binding.

Notman, William

[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)

[Jock Taylor's Travels]

An album of photographs, possibly assembled by Jock Taylor. At least some of the photos were taken by ‘Bodurtha’. Others were taken by Frederick Dally (many available through Library and Archives Canada). The images are believed to depict travels as part of the British Navy mainly aboard the HMS Zealous. Predominantly taken in 1870 and 1871 in South America, the United States, and British Columbia, it also includes images from Egypt in 1885. The photos are housed in a tattered blue album with the images glued onto the pages. Many photos include captions, though the writing is fading, and sometimes is recopied more legibly.

Taylor, Jock