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Subseries 1 - Albums

[Warehouses in Yaletown] [Birds-eye view of the west-end, western business section of downtown and Stanley Park] A pleasant drive, Stanley Park "The Big Trees" Stanley Park One end of Stanley Park Lakes A park view English Bay bathing beach A park scene A giant of the forest Bicycle path - Stanley Park Boating scenery near Vancouver A delightful resting place, Stanley Park Harvesting in British Columbia Threshing in British Columbia A threshing scene Clearing land [near Oak Street and 30th Avenue] The Royal Nurseries [at 49th Avenue and the Royal Station of B.C. Electric Railway] Agricultural scene near Vancouver An old bridge - now being replaced by a steel structure A bird's-eye view The CPR yards and wharf [near Carrall Street looking west] The Granville Street Bridge A Vancouver dwelling C.P.R. depot [at the foot of Granville Street] Some coast boats [View of] Vancouver Island The Molson's Bank Building [corner of Seymour & Hastings] C.P.R. depot and a section of the yards and wharf Vancouver Post Office [Hastings and Granville Street] Europe Hotel The Holden Building - under construction The new Court House [Georgia Street] - under construction [Design for] The Bank of Ottawa building - recently completed A section of the Vancouver Fire Department - the most efficient in America. Canadian Bank of Commerce [on the corner of Hastings and Granville] One of Vancouver's business streets A scene in a retail section [along Hastings Street west of Seymour showing the Spencer store, Sta... Another retail section [along Hastings Street at Abbott showing Woodward's department store] A business street [looking along Hastings west from Columbia Street] A view of a portion of a wholesale street The Richmond Apartments Buildings under construction on a retail street The Manhattan Apartments [784 Thurlow Street] The Beaconsfield Apartments Florence Court [1201 Georgia Street] A Vancouver residence [in the West End probably on the northeast corner of Robson Street and Chil... One of Vancouver's large lumber mills [Pacific Coast Lumber Co.] C.P.R. depot [at foot of Granville Street] A West End home [probably on the 1100 block of Georgia Street] The Kenilworth apartments [843 Cardero Street]
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  • 1884-1954 (Creation)

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57 albums (5,257 photographs)

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Subseries consists of albums of photographs collected or created by Major James Skitt Matthews. The albums cover a variety of subjects including scenes of early Vancouver, street arches of Vancouver, the construction of the Birks Building, public works activities, lumbering and lumber mills, shipbuilding, bridges, First Nations of British Columbia, and the Canadian Pacific Railway.

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