File MS-3100.5 - Photographic Views of British Columbia 1867 - 1870. [Dally Album Number 5]

Three Mile Cañon on the Fraser River, B.C., the wagon road, poles for drying salmon on The new town on Musquito [Mosquito] Creek. Cariboo. Burrards [Burrard] Inlet.  British Columbia.  When I was taking this photograph the boy imitated ... The 80 mile house on the Thompson River. Kelleyville, Grouse Creek, Cariboo. The Alturas Gold Mining Claim on Lowhee Creek Cariboo.  [Dally may be incorrect in this caption. ... Heronville, Grouse Creek.  Cariboo. The Quamichan [Hul'qumi'num] Indian Village.  Vancouver Island.  (East Coast.) Indians shamming to be at prayer for the sake of photography.  Fraser River . At the priests requ... Songish [Songhees] Chief's sister with fish for sale. Fraser River.  Oolachons [oolichan] drying - basket cradle - rush house for a family of eight.  C... Fraser River Indians. Canoe Creek Chief, Fraser River. Cowichans.  Potatoe [sic] sellers. Indian school. Cowichan. Vancouver Island. Sheeshat's [sic] (men) Sheeshat Indian Indian Totem, and Chiefs House at Comox. Vancouver Island. Nine of the greatest Indian Chiefs of British Columbia dressed in their fur caps, buckskin coats ... The entrance of an Indian house.  Nanaimo Songish [Songhees] Indian Sooke Siwash and Klootchman Bonaparte River Indian women on horseback - British Columbia. Indian monumental carvings and totems with dressed figures in front of the Chiefs lodges at Comox Indian Salmon Weir, Cowichan River, V.I. [Vancouver Island] (Front view) Indian canoes - Chinook shape - Vancouver Island.  Belonging to the invited visitors to the great... Indian monumental carvings at Comox, Vancouver Island, B.C. Indians at a Potlach [potlatch].  Songish [Songhees] tribe.  The distribution of blankets, musket... Indian distribution feast, or potlach [potlatch]. Bales of blankets, and fifteen hundred dollars ... Herring's [sic] drying - Rush hut - fish spears - Indian woman cooking etc..  Chinook canoes.  Es...
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Photographic Views of British Columbia 1867 - 1870. [Dally Album Number 5]

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  • 1870 (Creation)

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1 leather-bound embossed album containing 91 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 a number of images of First Nations individuals, photographed by Dally to illustrate the different "types" of First Nations in British Columbia.

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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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): 198509-002

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