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Photographs Pacific Railway Survey British Columbia 1875

An album of photographs by Charles Horetzky taken during a Pacific Railway survey between June and September of 1875, looking for a Northern route for the railway. The photos are predominantly along the Homathko River (spelled Homathco here) starting from the mouth of the Bute Inlet. There is also one photo of Victoria from the same period. The photographs are numbered and have captions indicating their location. Both the album and the photos are in very good condition.

Horetzky, Charles

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

[Charles Macmunn Album]

A collection of photographs throughout British Columbia and into Alberta by Charles Macmunn (sometimes spelled MacMunn, McMunn, McMann) bound in a large album. The album was included in the final lot of images sold by Macmunn family.

Macmunn, Charles

[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.

[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)

[Prince Rupert Photo Album 2]

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, though the binding is no longer intact.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

Views of British Columbia & Alaska

A book of printed drawings, by an unknown artist, of British Columbia and Alaska, published by M.W. Waitt & Co. booksellers in Victoria B.C. The book has a stylized red cover, and the spine is basically completely detached; the images are in decent shape, but the pages are coming apart at the seams.

M.W. Waitt & Co.

[Canada and the United States 1886]

An album of photographs from throughout Canada, with a few from the United States as well. The photos do not appear to be in an order that suggests a journey, but are perhaps from different trips across the country. The album spine is totally gone, but the photos are still in fairly good shape.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

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.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

[Early Vancouver]

An album of photographs taken by an English visitor mostly of various places and views throughout Vancouver, plus a few of Niagara Falls. The album has been disassembled and is housed in a box. There are 67 original albumen prints in plastic sleeves, with silver gelatin copies and their negatives attached to each one. There are also seven modern reproductions.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

[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)

[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)

[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)

[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.

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)

[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)

Construction of Big Bend Highway (West Leg)

The album documents the construction of the so-called ‘Big Bend’ Highway (West Leg) north of Revelstoke, B.C., now a part of Highway 23, between 1934 and 1936. The photos consist of scenery along the way, work being completed, machinery, bridges, landslides, workers camps, and photos of F.W. Anderson and other workers, as well as photos of two separate car accidents, and of a ‘snow slide’ at Clanwilliam Camp, and of the ‘West Coast Trail’ on Vancouver Island. After the bulk of the photos there is a blank page and then a new grouping of images with a title page that reads: “Odd Snaps Collected by F.W.A. While Foreman & Asst. Engr. Group F. D.N.D.-U.E.R. Big Bend Highway Group H.Q. at Revelstoke B.C. Sept 20/34 to Mar 20/35”.

Anderson, F.W.

[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.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

[Istanbul Photo Album]

An album of photographs and postcards of Istanbul (referred to as Stamboul or Constantinople throughout). Most of the images include type-written captions. The album comes from the estate of one Mr. Abramson, a former Consul General of the United States to Canada, and it is possible that he is the creator. A second album of Istanbul photos, also from Abramson's estate, is dated 1928, and is believed to be from the same trip (see UL_1293/1734 #4). The album, photos, and captions are all in good shape.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

[Istanbul Photo Album 2]

An album of photographs of Istanbul, likely images purchased as souvenirs of a trip. See also UL_1734_03 for snapshots believed to be from the same trip. Both albums come from the estate of one Mr. Abramson, a former Consul General of the United States to Canada. There are images from the around the city, from the interior of what is believed to be the Istanbul Archaeology Museum, and one, incongruously, of the Great Wall of China. Some of the images come with type-written captions or information clipped from newspapers or pamphlets. The album and most of the photos are in good condition. Some of the typed captions in the album appear to be from a published guide to Constantinople.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)