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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).

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.

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.

[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.

[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

[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.

[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.

[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.

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.

First arches in Vancouver, 1887

Album contains copy photographs of arches erected in Vancouver for state visits, carnivals, special events, or as commemorative arches. The album includes photographs of arches covering the period from 1889 to 1939. Major Matthews' notes and descriptions are included with the photographs.

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