Item A-04605 - Aftermath of Point Ellice Bridge disaster

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Aftermath of Point Ellice Bridge disaster

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on subject of the photograph.
  • Attributions and conjectures: Photograph is attributed to Richard Maynard.
  • Variations in title: Previously known as: "Victoria, aftermath of Point Ellice Bridge Disaster of 26 May 1896"

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  • 26 May 1896 (Creation)

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1 photograph : b&w glass plate negative ; 20 x 12 cm

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Item consists of one photograph of the Point Ellice Bridge, following its collapse under the Consolidated Electric Railway Company’s No. 16 street car earlier that day (May 26, 1896). Numerous large and small boats and spectators are rushing to assist and survey the resulting disaster.

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Preservation restriction: item is a glass plate negative. Researchers should consult the online reference image or reference room copy prior to consulting the original.

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This item is in the public domain.

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For similar images see: A-04606 (HP011843); G-04576 (HP011840)

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Accession number(s): 95-7328

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Archives code(s): HP011837

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Original glass plate negative was removed from the BC Archives "Gen File" in 2021.

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  • Box: 000343-0024