Western Canada photograph collection, circa 1890-1970  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Western Canada photograph collection
circa 1890-1970 (inclusive)
2 boxes
: Some photographs are originals, but many are modern copies.
Collection Number
Photographs of Western Canada including the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Yukon, subdivided into specific localities
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.


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Views of Western Canada including the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Yukon, subdivided into specific localities. Also included are images of playbills and newspapers, images of small maps, and images of an unidentified manuscript (with typed transcript), including a poem entitled" The Klondiker's Dream" .

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Container(s) Description
1 Alberta and British Columbia
Images of Alberta include Banff, Edmonton and Jasper Park. Images of British Columbia include "General", Alert Bay, Atlin, Barkerville, Bennett, Bute's Inlet, Duncan, Fraser Valley Canyon, Gabriola Island, Hope, Inland Passage, Johnstone's Straits, Kamloops, Lindeman, Llewellyn Glacier, Mt. Robson, Nootka Sound, Port Simpson, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Quesnel, Stampede Glacier and Telegraph Creek.
2 British Columbia and Yukon
Images of British Columbia include University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Victoria, Wilner and Yoho Valley. Images of Yukon Territory mostly show Dawson, but also include other localities, mining activities, groups of people (including a few Native Americans), and the few maps and manuscript mentioned above.

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)