File MS-3100.3 - Photographic Views of British Columbia 1867 - 1870. [Dally Album Number 3]

Malacca, Scylla, Forward, Sparrowhawk, Esquimalt Harbour, Vancouver Island. The south side of lower Yates Street, from the corner of Wharf Street, Victoria. Indians picking hops Vancouver Island. Near to Victoria Farm At Cowichan Farm house at Cowichan, Vancouver Island. The Cowichan Valley. The Flying Squadron, Esquimalt Harbour. Building a stern wheel steamboat on the Fraser River. A frame building on Vancouver Island. Indian ranches at Burrards [Burrard] Inlet. Harris's Hotel, Cowichan.  A view on Vancouver Island at the Cowichan landing place.
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Photographic Views of British Columbia 1867 - 1870. [Dally Album Number 3]

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  • 1870 (Creation)

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1 leather-bound embossed album containing 69 black and white photographic prints.

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The album contains views taken between 1867 and 1870, and includes photographs of Esquimalt, Victoria, Sooke and other places on Vancouver Island; views of New Westminster, Burrard Inlet, and scenes along the Cariboo Road, and photographs of gold mining operations and communities in the Cariboo District. The album also includes one photograph of Peru.

This type of album was made to order by Dally in his photographic studio from a selection of prints chosen by the purchaser.

The captions are presumed to have been written by Frederick Dally.

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Probably purchased directly from Frederick Dally in 1914.


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Albums have been digitized and are available to view on the A/V Kiosk in the reference room.

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For conservation reasons, no access is provided to either the album or any of the original glass plates from which these views were produced.

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Accession number(s): 198508-016

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