Item J-04554 - Gems of British Columbia for the year 1890.

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Gems of British Columbia for the year 1890.

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  • graphic material

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on the subject of the photograph.
  • Attributions and conjectures: The photograph is attributed to Hannah Maynard.

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  • [ca.1880-1899] (Creation)

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1 glass plate negative : b&w

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A photograph of one of the completed Gems of British Columbia works by Hannah Maynard, part of a series of photocollages created in the 1880s and 1890s. It is a gelatin dry glass plate negative (6.5x8.5 inches). This negative does not appear to have been manipulated. The image design includes a fountain in the centre, babies on painted clouds surrounding the central image, text and a wreath. Portraits of children are included inside the letters of text in the image. The following text is located at the top end of the composition: 1890. The following text is located at the bottom end of the composition: Sprays from the Gem Fountain. It is attributed to being the Gem of British Columbia work for 1890.

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The negative is missing a section at the corner of the glass plate. There appears to be no loss of the visual information on the plate in that region.

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Restriction: The format of this photograph J-04554 is a glass plate negative. Researchers should consult the online reference image or reference room copy prior to consulting the original. Please contact the BC Archives for details.

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This item is in the public domain.

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Related Materials: For related modern copy prints, see the BC Archives Photograph Collection (HP#093181/F-5084).
For related prints (including card mounted originals), see MS-2964 Photographs and sketches in PR-0356 Newcombe Family fonds (box 14, file 465, #I-51987).

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Accession number(s): 95-7328-3

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Archives code(s): HP093181

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This photograph was originally located in BC Archives and Records Service manuscript container identified as: "Maynard Coll. Box 8.1 Schools & Children [B.C. Gems]" and "96"

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  • Box: 000343-1039