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[Abraham W. Watson album]

File is album of photographs of unidentified adults and children (family and friends of Abraham Watson?) and early scenes of Vancouver (including houses in the West End, the 1600 Block Robson Street, English Bay pier, Stanley Park and a dentist at work), Victoria, Banff and other locations. Nearly all of the photographs are unidentified.

[C. King album]

File is album of various scenes of Calgary, Banff, Lloydminster, Portage La Prairie, Winnipeg, Lytton, the Fraser Valley, Vancouver and North Vancouver (photographs 32 to 51), Steveston canneries (photographs 74 and 76), Niagara Falls, Toronto and other locations. Photographs include a number of Canadian Pacific Railway scenes and pictures of the Winnipeg Rowing Club, as well a numerous photographs of Mr. King and his family and friends.

[Construction of Birks Building, B.C. Electric Railway Building and Credit Foncier building photograph album]

File contains progress photographs of construction of the Birks building (M-14-1 to M-14-54), the B.C. Electric Railway Company building (M-14-55 to M-14-71) and the Credit Foncier building (M-14-72 to M-14-95), mainly exterior views. File also includes some photographs of the completed buildings. Some of the photographs show views of surrounding streets and buildings.

[E. Harris album]

File is album of family photographs taken in England, Victoria and Vancouver and other unidentified locations. The photographs show numerous family groupings and people engaging in activities such as camping, swimming and boating. Almost all of the photographs are unidentified.

[English cathedrals and other photographs]

File is album of photographs depicting mainly cathedrals and countryside scenes in England. Album also includes the following photographs: English Bay (L-12-37); Greer's Beach (L-6-66); Observation Point, now Prospect Point (L-12-69); and houses on Eveleigh Street (L-12-70).

[George Fowler Hastings Album]

The file consists of the Hastings family photograph album containing copy photographs of family members, ships, buildings, aboriginal peoples, early scenes in Vancouver, Nanaimo, Victoria, the Cariboo Road, Esquimalt and sites in South America. Also included are copies of an engraving of the Earl of Derby, news clippings and illustrations of Sir James Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak and Admiral Sir James Gordon, Governor of Greenwich Hospital.

Hastings, George Fowler

[J.A. Byron album #1]

File is album of studio portraits taken in Ontario. Some of the people in the portraits are identified on the backs of the photographs.

[Jamieson family photograph album]

Album contains photographs depicting various Vancouver buildings and scenes, including shots of the Fire department. The album also contains photographs from Port Moody, New Westminster, Rivers Inlet and Victoria.

[Kitsilano Ratepayer Association album]

File contains the history of the Association between 1907 and 1947 including: photographs of the Kitsilano area from 1895 including Kitsilano Beach and Pool and Presidents of the Association; addresses and biographies of Presidents including: F. Scudamore, A. Owens, Anna Fagan, J.Z. Hall, G. Thompson, W. Taylor, J.S. Matthews, Col. Endacott, P. Pettipiece, F. Crone and others; reports of meetings; newspaper clippings and cartoons

[Major J.S. Matthews' album of Vancouver Scenes]

File contains photographs of historic boats and ships, beaches, waterfronts, piers and docks, maps, buildings, Hastings Mill, False Creek, Downtown, English Bay, Kitsilano Beach, Jericho Beach, logging, street scenes, churches, schools, pioneers, Victory Square, hospitals, hotels, railway stations, trains, bridges, Stanley Park, North Vancouver ferry dock, north shore mountains

[Military scenes and early Vancouver]

File is album of photgraphs showing militia groups and military contingents in early Vancouver and elsewhere. Album also includes numerous photographs of scenes of Vancouver and British Columbia, as well as scenes of unidentified places and portraits of unidentified people.

[Spillman album]

File is album of photographs taken by Miss Margaret Edna Spillman (later Mrs. W.E. (Jim) Drewett of Lytton, B.C.) Margaret (Maggie) Spillman was the eldest child of Edmund Spillman a Vancouver decorator and artist. She was a teacher at Central School as well as an amateur painter and photographer. The photographs include family and friends in various locations including Perth, Ontario, Dawson, Yukon Territory and Buccaneer Bay on North Thormanby Island, B.C.. Images from Vancouver include banks, churches, retail stores, streets, post office, hotels, C.P.R. station and yards, Stanley Park (including Brockton Point lighthouse, Deadman's Island and the water works cottage) and C.P.R. Park. There are some good images of Victorian household interiors (which may have been decorated by Edmund Spillman).

[T. Branson Sands album]

File is album of studio portraits, evidently of members of the Sands family. The photographs were taken in various portrait studios in England.

[The Lord Beaverbrook Ministry of Information Album]

File contains photographs of Lord Beaverbrook's (William Maxwell Aitken) travels in France, Belgium, Scotland, England duringWorld War I including meetings with French journalists, President Poincare, Lord Derby, Canadian Commissioner in Paris, war damage in Ypres, Sir Douglas Haig, General McRae, Canadian Forestry Detachment Camp and sawmill, Canadian Light Railway, Lord Lovat, General Stewart and General McRae, Canadian Cavalry, Canadian Red Cross and Nursing Sisters, Vimy Ridge, Lewis Gun, front lines (Canadian and German), Edinburgh Castle, Glasgow, aerodrome near London, biplanes, members of the news corps (E.H. Macklin, F. Smith, W.J. Southam), tankdrome and tanks

[Tour of small towns in British Columbia by unidentified group]

File is album of photographs showing Prince Rupert, Lillooet, Vanderhoof, Ocean Falls, Quesnel, 147 Mile House, Prince George, Anyox, Smithers, the Cariboo Road, scenes on the Fraser River, Stuart Lake, 7 Mile House, 83 Mile House, Soda Creek, Fort George, Nechaco River, 150 Mile House, and other locations. The photographs show streets, groups of people, Native Indian groups, ports and waterfront scenes, and scenes related to mining and other industrial activity.

[Vancouver Exhibition Album]

File contains photographs of company product displays including: The Office Specialty Manufacturing Company, Star Brand laundry tubs, Canadian Milk Products Limited (KLIM skimmed milk powder), W.T. McArthur and Company, Graham Hirst Company (Corona typewriters), Fraser Valley Dairies Limited, B.C. Electric, British America Paint Company, Vancouver Trunk and Bag Limited, David Hall signs, Trubilt Toy, Shelleys bakery, Addressograph, Langmuir's Shingle Stains (Bogardus-Wickens Limited), The Success Business College, Simmons Steel Beds, California Wine Company (Rockey Mountain Brand logan juice), Ritchie Brother's seeds, Central Creameries Limited, Barrington Chocolates, Day-Smith Motors Limited automobiles, Gregory Tires and vegetables, horses, cattle and the interior of the Forestry Building

[Views of Early Vancouver, Hawaii, and Japan]

Album contains photographs of early Vancouver scenes, including the S.S. Beaver on the rocks at Stanley Park and C.P.R ships. Album also contains photographs depicting areas around British Columbia including Harrison Hot Springs, Yale, Vancouver Island, and men in a mining camp in an unidentified location. Pictures of Japanese cities and villages and Hawaiian scenes are also included.

Canadian Pacific Railway : first train, 1887

File is a commemorative album compiled to mark a celebration of the first train to Vancouver and the return of locomotive 374 to Vancouver. The celebration took place on August 22, 1945. The album depicts the arrival of the first train in Vancouver as well as photographs taken of the celebration itself. Album contains some copy photographs and photographic reproductions of maps, as well as textual records and other memorabilia.

Early Indian Scenes and Portraits, Vancouver Island (North)

File is album containing photographs of West Coast First Nations people, works of art and buildings (interior and exterior views). The photographs in the album were originally taken by B.W. Leeson between 1894 and 1939 while he was living in Quatsino Sound, where he worked as a customs official. The album includes detailed captions written by Leeson.

False Creek pictorial

File is a commemorative album compiled to depict the development of False Creek from the earliest days of European settlement to the opening of the Granville Street Bridge in 1954. The album shows waterfront views, houses, industrial development and people engaged in work and leisure activities in the False Creek area. The late 19th and early 20 centuries are well represented. Album contains copy photographs and photographic reproductions of paintings and maps.

Early photographs, Vancouver, B.C.

File is a an album of copy photographs from the J.S. Matthews collection showing scenes of early Vancouver. File also includes photographic reproductions of a small number of related textual records and maps.

Granville Bridge, 1954

File is album containing photographs of the construction of the fourth Granville Street Bridge, completed in 1954. The album also includes some copy photographs of a number of related subjects, including engineers and officials, the opening of the bridge in 1954, and early scenes of Vancouver and earlier Granville Street bridges. Also included are several maps and diagrams and some textual records pertaining to the construction of the bridge.

Harding the man

Album is a commerative album of the visit of Warren G. Harding, President of the United States, to Vancouver in 1923.


File is album of photgraphs of Essondale Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital, including progress photographs of their construction.

Pacific Dredging Co. Ltd., J.L. Davidson, Esq.

File contains photographs of Pacific Dredging Co. Ltd. activities in and outside of Vancouver, including False Creek, Granville Island, Kitsilano Beach, the Fraser River, Port Coquitlam, Powell River and Victoria. The Pacific Dredging Company (later Pacific Construction Company) had offices at 510 Hastings Street and engaged in a variety of harbour activities, including dredging, land reclamation, harbour improvements, and construction of wharves, dams and canals. John L. Davidson was its president.

No. 5 Canadian General Hospital C.E.F. [Canadian Expeditionary Force]

File contains an album of photographs of the activities of Emily Eliza Matthews (nee Edwardes), who served as a nurse with the No. 5 General Hospital of the Canadian Expeditionary Force from 1915-1919. The photographs were taken mainly in England, Greece and Egypt and depict various scenes of the Hospital, Nurse Edwards, camps and barracks and the countryside. The album also contains some textual records, memorabilia and postcards. The file also includes a book entitled "Daily Thoughts for Daily Thinkers", a day book for 1916. Emily Eliza Matthews was the wife of Major James Skitt Matthews, first City Archivist.

Rededication, Stanley Park, 1943

Album contains photographs of the rededication ceremony in 1943, copy photographs of the original dedication of the park in 1889 and early scenes of Stanley Park. Album was dedicated to Lord Derby, son of Lord Stanley, and includes Lord Derby's invitation to the ceremony as well as Major Matthews' notes with the photographs.

Reeves of West Vancouver

Album includes portraits of the following Reeves of West Vancouver: Charles Nelson, John Lawson, George Hay, Valient Vivian Vinson, David Morgan, R.C. Proctor, Sydney Gisby, Joseph Bentley Leyland, J. Edward Sears, Patrick Willoughby Field, William Dickinson, Thomas J. Brown, J. Howard Fletcher, A Hugo Ray, J. Richardson, and R.J.G. Richards. The album also includes some biographical information on the Reeves.

The great fire, New Westminster, 1898

File is an album commemorating the great fire of New Westminster, which took place on September 10, 1898. The album contains copy photographs showing both the fire and its aftermath, and some photographic copies of newspaper clippings pertaining to the fire taken from The Columbian, September 17, 1898.

Street Scenes Vancouver also Pacific Highway

The file consists of images depicting Neon Products Limited street signs in Ruddy Duker billboard frames on the Pacific Highway, Vancouver and Burnaby. The photographs show various advertisements of products and services and street scapes, buildings and businesses.

The ascent of Mount Crown

Album contains photographs of the North Shore mountains and Arthur Tinswood Dalton and family members on Grouse Mountain, Mount Crown and Goat Mountain.

Vancouver Park Commissioners

File is album containing copy and original photographs of people who served as Park Commissioners from 1888 to 1958. Album also includes some copy photographs of people other than Park Commissioners.

Vancouver Police 1914-1915

File contains photographs of head and shoulders portraits of police commissioners, police officers, detectives, ancilliary staff (clerks, janitor, matrons, photographers, probation officer, mechanics, drivers), mounted police, police headquarters, newspaper reporters, patrol boat, ambulance, patrol car

Watercolors, 1883-1890, L.A. Hamilton

File is album of photographic reproductions of paintings by L. A. Hamilton, Land Commissioner for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Hamilton planned the townsite of Vancouver and served on its first City Council. File includes a copy photograph of Mr. Hamilton (reprint of Port P530 N220).

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