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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

Greater Vancouver Illustrated

A printed and bound book about the early days of Vancouver with a number of photos and illustrations. It includes information about a number of prominent businesses, buildings, and individuals. The cover and binding are degrading, but the text and images are still in good shape. Tucked inside is a piece of phone listings torn off and presumably used as a bookmark.

Dominion Illustrating Company

[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)

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

[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)

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)

Our Trip

Album of personal photographs documenting a family trip to Texas. On the cover is a colour image of oxen pulling a cart, with the pre-printed title "Our Trip". In the inside front cover is hand-written "My trip, with brother Ernest & Marion and Patsy. July & Aug. 1953, to Texas". The leather album is still in good shape, though some of the photos are fading and warping.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

[Album of Canadian Photographs]

An album of photographs, some credited to L. Madeleine or Holliday (Charles William Holliday) and the remainder are snapshots, most of which are captioned. The images depict scenes throughout Canada, with an emphasis on Quebec. The album is in excellent shape, though many of the snapshots are badly faded.

[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)

[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.

[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

[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.

[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)

[Possible Murray Family Photo Album]

An album of predominantly landscape photographs from throughout British Columbia, as well as a few in Vancouver, including some of ships in the harbour. In the back after a number of blank pages are also some family snapshots. Many of the photos are captioned in fading pencil. The album may have belonged to a member of Kathleen Murray's family.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

[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)

The Far North

An album of photographs by Charles Wesley Mathers depicting life in the Northwest Territories, including the people, the settlements, their boats, tools, etc. The photographs were taken during Mathers's trip to Northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories in 1901 and 1902. The album was published by the Albertype Company in 1902.

Mathers, C. W.

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.

[Barkerville & BC Photographs]

Album likely assembled at a later date by a dealer, however many are related to Barkerville, British Columbia, and a fire that destroyed the town in September of 1868. There are also other assorted images including portraits of prominent British Columbians such as James Douglas, and scenes in other small towns throughout the province. Most of the photographs are reproductions from images at the B.C. Provincial Archives and date from 1857 to 1930.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

[Prince Rupert Photo Album]

An album of photographs, by a variety of photographers, in and around Prince Rupert, British Columbia in the early twentieth century. Housed in a small black album, the photographs and album are still in good condition.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

[William A. Bauer Photo Album]

A photo album of William A. Bauer of Vancouver that documents travels around British Columbia near the beginning of the twentieth century. It includes a number of photos of early Vancouver, many of which document the street on which they were taken, and also a number taken from a bird

Bauer, William A.