Fonds - British Columbia historical postcard and photograph albums collection

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British Columbia historical postcard and photograph albums collection

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  • [ca. 1860-1939], predominant [ca. 1900]-1921 (Creation)

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91 v.;ca. 9000 postcards and photographs

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Individuals gathered/created postcards and photographs on a wide variety of historic subjects during their travels in British Columbia, Canada, and abroad and donated them to the UBC Library.

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The collection consists of ninety-one albums of postcards and photographs pertaining to views and scenes mainly in British Columbia, but also including Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and the Yukon as well as Europe. The views of British Columbia include views of the Rocky Mountains, Vancouver, Victoria, Mayne Island, and Buttle Lake (pre-1911) as well as those of logging (Capilano Timber Co., 1917-1920), mining (Granby Consolidated Mining, Smelting and Power Co. and Consolidated Cariboo Hydraulic Mining Co.) railways (Canadian Pacific Railway, Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway, and Great Northern Railway) and shipping. In addition, there are postcards and photographs of the Hudson's Bay Company Kamchatka Venture, 1921, U.S. Civil War portraits and New Zealand shipping.

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A list of albums is available.
For more information, please search on our website: http://rbsc.library.ubc.ca/collections/

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BCAUL control number: UBCSP-971

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