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[Family Portraits]

An album of personal and family portraits; it is not known if it depicts only one extended family or not. The album itself is covered in purple suede and has silver ornamentation.

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[Album of Portraits]

An album of portraits taken at various studios throughout the United States, predominantly in Iowa. This album is from the estate of one Mr. Abramson, a former Consul General of the United States to Canada. The name Emma L. Murer appears in the front of the album, and she is believed to be the creator. It is likely that the album represents a large extended family; the connection to Abramson is unknown. Also included are an invitation to the wedding of Hattie Johnston to Joe Petty in August of 1883, and a card reading "Compliments of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Ammonds, At Home, Wednesday Eve., Sept. 5th". The album spine is badly damaged, though the images are largely in very good shape.

Murer, Emma L.

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.

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[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

The MacLachlan Clan - By Bob

A family album put together by Bob MacLachlan. The family moved from Edinburgh, Scotland to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and then finally to Vancouver, British Columbia. The photos encompass all of these locations. It is predominantly photos of the family, but there are also drawings, cards, and newsclippings, as well as other ephemera pasted in.

MacLachlan, Bob

[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.

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[Family Photo Album - Vancouver]

An album of photographs from a Vancouver family. Mainly portraits around Vancouver and other parts of British Columbia, as well as a couple from Alaska. Some of the photos have captions written on them, others have very faint pencil inscriptions. There are also two additional images tucked into the front.

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[Kathleen Murray's Photo Album #2]

A photo album collected by Kathleen Murray of Vancouver. It includes her friends and family in various locations throughout Vancouver, plus a few other locales, with a focus on fellow students at the University of British Columbia, and her graduating class of 1931. The album and photos are in good shape, though some images are fading.

Murray, Kathleen

Snapshots Victoria B.C.

A photo album from a British Columbian woman known only as K.B.S. Predominantly family snapshots, as well as photos of travels throughout British Columbia, including Salt Spring Island, Shawnigan Lake, and Victoria. The cover of the leather album is adorned with an image of an Aboriginal chief and a simple landscape. Photos and album are still in good condition. The first large number of images are captioned, but towards the end most are not.

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[Abramson Family Album]

A family album that comes from the estate of one Mr. Abramson, a former Consul General of the United States to Canada. The photos are from throughout British Columbia and California, in Kelowna in particular. Most of the images are captioned, but many are too faded to be fully legible. There is some significant damage to the album and some of the photographs. One negative is also tucked into the album.

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[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)

[Photo Album of Unknown Family]

An album of photographs from an unknown family. A few of the photos are identifiably in British Columbia or Alberta, but the location of the rest are unknown. It also includes a poem cut out of a magazine, "Be Here for Me" by Bonnie E. Parker (likely Bonnie Parker of Bonnie and Clyde fame).

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[Wilson Photo Album]

A personal photo album kept by Clara and/or Kitty Wilson of Vancouver. Mainly portraits of the two sisters and their friends and family, plus some shots in and around Vancouver and British Columbia, including photographs of the Vancouver Pier 'D' Fire of 1938. Very few of the images are captioned. There are also a couple of postcards, and at least one negative included. The album and photographs are in great shape. See also UL_1591 for an album of Clara and Kitty's cycling trips, a few of whose photos are repeated here.

Wilson, Clara

Richard Blanshard

Blanshard was the first governor of Vancouver Island from 1849 to 1851. Photograph is a reproduction of a photograph originally taken around 1850. The stamp on the back of the photograph indicates it was most likely copied from the B.C. Provincial Archives.

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[Royal Cariboo Hospital]

The image shows a group sitting outside the hospital, which was built in 1863 and burnt down in 1936. Photograph is a reproduction of a photograph originally taken around 1890. The stamp on the back of the photograph indicates it was most likely copied from the B.C. Provincial Archives.

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John Tod

Tod was a chief trader for the Hudson's Bay Company and was also a member of the Legislative Council of Vancouver Island until 1858. Photograph is a reproduction of a photograph originally taken around 1870. The stamp on the back of the photograph indicates it was most likely copied from the B.C. Provincial Archives.

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J.H. St. Laurent and John Bowron

Portrait of J.H. St. Laurent and John Bowron (left and right, respectively). Bowron was the Gold Commissioner in Barkerville, B.C. Photograph is a reproduction of a photograph originally taken in 1858. The stamp on the back of the photograph indicates it was most likely copied from the B.C. Provincial Archives.

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