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Prince Rupert Collection
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Cross family collection

  • Collection
  • [191?]-1945

The collection consists of 338 photographs, one negative, and documents relating to the cross family. The photographs in the collection come from four family albums donated by Don Cross after the death of his mother. They consist primarily of outdoor activities in and around Prince Rupert featuring family and friends as Don described his parents as great outdoors people who went everywhere. Areas and subjects in the photographs include: Salt Lakes, Metlakatla, Hays Mountain, Picnic Bay, Lucy Islands, Falls River, Remo, LakeElse Lake, Victoria, pets, steamships and people playing shuffleboard on deck, docks, railway tracks, swimming, boating, hiking, camping, scouts, class picnics, nurses, parades, the drydock, and fishing. It also includes a Canadian Red Cross registration form for Alan (1944-1945), and a Prince Rupert High School certificate for Phyllis (1925).

Cross (family)

Irvine family collection

  • Collection
  • 1919-1927

The collection consists of three photograph albums containing photos that depict scenes in Prince Rupert and the region from 1919-1927. These includes ships being built at the drydock and ships in the harbour and south of Prince Rupert, building stages of the government grain elevator, GTP tracks, barge and car slips, policemen in uniform, exteriors of houses, cabins and buildings, people engaged in activities like swimming and skating at Salt Lakes, witnesses for a Liard Murder Trial, hunting trips, boat trips and parades.

Irvine (family)

Barbara Sheppard collection

  • Collection
  • 1908 - 2004

The collection consists of photographs and negatives of scenes and people in Prince Rupert and the surrounding area collected and/or taken by Barbara Sheppard. It also includes the Coqualeetza Residential School Commencement Annual from June 1929, maps of Port Edward and the surrounding area, the original plan for Prince Edward from 1908, and a map of Clayoquot Sound.

Brian Mycroft collection

  • Collection
  • 1982-1988

The fonds consists of images from Brian Mycroft's aerial photography of Prince Rupert and the surrounding areas. It includes scenes such as Ridley Terminals, Prince Rupert Grain, Fairview Terminal, Prince Rupert's harbour, fish farms, large ships, Rivtow, the industrial park, B.C. Ferries, North Pacific Cannery Village, Okabe Shipyards, and the Village of Port Edward.

Mycroft, Brian

W. H. (Buster) Hill collection

  • Collection
  • 1914-1954

The collection consists of photographs. It includes scenes of people swimming at Salt Lakes, a family photo, a fire truck in the 1920s, lawn bowling at C.N. Park, the government boat "Newington" up on Barret Rock, 16 fishermen in the hold of a boat with a herring catch, armed forces parade on the main street, portraits of J.E. Unwin, Pte. William Booth taken overseas at a camp, Lt. Col. C.W. Peck, 120th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery in 1954 in Prince Rupert, and five postcards.

Hill, W. H. (Buster)

Clapperton family collection

  • Collection
  • [1920s]

The collection consists of 9 photographs of Prince Rupert ca. 1920s and the S.S. Prince Rupert in the harbour

Clapperton (family)

Darton family collection

  • Collection
  • 1914-1952

The collection consists of 52 photographs in Prince Rupert and Northwest British Columbia (1914-1952). It includes photographs and post cards of harbour views, the Isolation Hospital in Prince Rupert, Canadian Fish and Cold Storage (1914), Airplanes from the Round the World Flight (1924), bridge to the Quarantine Hospital on Dodge Island, pleasure boats such as the "Hazel" and "Florence B" and one belonging to Stanley Isaacson, S.S. Prince George, S.S. Malaspina, Telkwa, Hudson Bay Mountain, Kitwanga, glacier near Stewart, sand dunes at Tlell, Bulkley Valley and Skeena River (1952).

Darton (family)

Don Hartwig collection

  • Collection
  • 1907-1943

The collection consists of 9 photographs and sheet music for The Imperial Native March for piano composed by Job Nelson of Metlakatla, B.C. published in 1907. The photographs include a view of 10th Avenue East and Bacon Street looking towards Prince Rupert's downtown, circa 1920s, the Kaiwo Maru docked at Prince Rupert, the Sea Cadet Band in Comox in 1943, people at Salt Lakes in 1912, the Prince Rupert at the GTP dock, the Hazelton graveyard and the bridge near Hazelton.

Hartwig, Don

Doris McNeil collection

  • Collection
  • 1912-1960

The fonds consists of photographs belonging to Doris McNeil. The photographs depict damage and repair work along the Skeena River during the flood in 1936, naval officers and ships in Prince Rupert, a D-2053 float plane in the water near Edward Lipsett (Prince Rupert) Ltd., a Salvation Army meeting, Salvation Army taggers and Everitt Johanson and Betty Wide collecting money outside Wallace's Dept. Store for the Salvation Army. There is also a photograph of Snappy Service Messenger cars and drivers outside the courthouse, Earl Grey's Own Rifles in 1912, and various parade scenes.

McNeil, Doris

Dr. William Hick collection

  • Collection
  • 1958-1967

The collection consists of 7 photographs in Prince Rupert (1958-1967). It includes the Kaiwo Maru at the Ocean Dock (1967), the HMCS Ontario at the Grain Elevator and in Chatham Sound (1958), a DC6 at Prince Rupert Airport (1964), an oil rig drilling for hydro carbons in Hecate Strait (1968), the Queen of Prince Rupert under construction at the Victoria Machinery Depot yard, Ogden Point, Victoria (1965) and the welcoming celebration in Prince Rupert for arrival of Queen of Prince Rupert (1966).

Hick, Dr. William

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