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Poppsie England Wood Family

Item is a film made up of several films that have been spliced together. The film documents the Wood family’s trip to England and contains footage of the steamship journey, the Queen’s Guard parading, a war memorial, St. James’ Park, Buckingham Palace, the Thames, horse races, family scenes, a church, and a wedding. Film also documents locations and events in Vancouver, including the exterior and interior of Wood’s Jewellery Store (Arthur Wood & Co., 2511 Main Street), family gatherings at a house, possibly the Wood family home at 1656 Robson Street, and a troop of cavalry riding in dress uniforms. The stock date years of the film are in the following order: 1926, 1931, 1929, 1931 and 1932.

Victoria - arborist, waterfront, roses

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Victoria, British Columbia, which captures an arbourist climbing a tree with ropes and spiked boots, hacking branches with an axe, and stopping for a cigarette break at the top of the tree; a shot of a large steam boat seen through the porte cochere of the Empress Hotel (Victoria, BC); and close-up shots of roses, most likely taken at either the Empress Hotel or Beacon Hill Park.

[S.S. Beaver boiler ; S.S. Beaver at anchor in James Bay, Victoria]

Item is a postcard printed with two images. One image shows the boiler of S.S. Beaver at an outdoor display; the caption below this image reads, "Was wrecked July, 1888, at entrance to Burrard Inlet, B.C. Purchased and raised by C.C. Pilkey, Sept. 1906." The other image shows the S.S. Beaver at anchor in James Bay; the caption below this image reads, "S.S. Beaver at anchor in James Bay, Victoria[.] Photograph taken during her early days. Wrecked July [1888] at entrance to Burrard Inlet[.]" A hand-written note on the verso of this postcard reads, "Van B.C. March 1913[.] This [P.C.?] is also copyrighted in U.S.A. + Canada. [C.C.P.?]"

U.S.S. "Camosum."

Item is a postcard printed with an image of the Camosun, a vessel in the Union Steamship Company's fleet of passenger ships serving the B.C. coast, entering Vancouver Harbour. The ship is pictured heading east, with the North Shore in the background.

T.S.S. Catala

Item is a postcard printed with an image of the T.S.S. Casala, a ship in the fleet of the Union Steamship Company of British Columbia, entering Vancouver Harbour. North Vancouver is pictured in the background.

Looking N across harbour, Vancouver, B.C.

Item is a postcard printed with an image of the North Vancouver ferry dock in Vancouver Harbour. Passengers on foot and in cars are pictured disembarking from a ferry. The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway dock is also shown; a steamship is moored on its west side. North Vancouver is visible in the distance.

Entrance to Burrard Inlet[,] Vancouver, B.C.

Item is a postcard printed with an image of a Canadian Pacific Railway Company steamship moored at the wharf to the east of Pier "A," which is shown under construction. Buildings on the south shore of Brockton Point are visible in the image. This postcard includes personal correspondence. Sent to Miss Barrows of Prince Rupert from F.W. G. in Vancouver.

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