Item A-03749 - Barkerville after the fire of September 16, 1868

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Barkerville after the fire of September 16, 1868

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on subject of the photograph.
  • Attributions and conjectures: Photograph is attributed to Frederick Dally.
  • Variations in title: Previously known as: "St. scene in Barkerville, Cariboo after the fire of Sept. 16, 1868"

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  • 17 Sep. 1868 (Creation)

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1 photograph : b&w glass plate negative ; 26 x 20 cm

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Item consists of one photograph of Barkerville the day after fire destroyed the town on September 16, 1868. Groups of men stand amid rubble, smoke, and tree stumps. An unopened safe from The Bank of British Columbia can be seen at the centre of the image.

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The photograph also appears in albums: MS-3100 Album 2, page 41; MS-3100 Album 10, page 49; and MS-3474.

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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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Accession number(s): 95-7328

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Archives code(s): HP010071

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The photograph was previously considered part of accession 198905-001, which it is not.

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

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  • Box: 000343-0020
  • Box: 000343-0062