Item J-04557 - Gems of British Columbia for the year 1891

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Gems of British Columbia for the year 1891

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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 photograph : b&w gelatin dry glass plate negative ; 16.5 x 21.5 cm

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Item consists of one photograph from the Gems of British Columbia works by Hannah Maynard, part of a series of photocollages created in the 1880s and 1890s. The image design includes a central square with eleven previous Gems of British Columbia works positioned around the top and side edges. This negative does not appear to have been manipulated. The following text is present at the bottom of the image: Gems of British Columbia. Faces of children are included inside the letters of text in the image, as well as in the central square. There is also a single child placed in between each Gems of British Columbia work situated at the top. It is attributed to being the Gem for 1891. It is an alternative photograph to the work depicted in the negative described as J-04558. Two tongs and the sides of a chair are visible, holding the framed work up to be photographed in an unknown location.

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  • Digitized in 2019
  • Near duplicate copy described as J-04558
  • BC Archives holds three glass plate copies of this photograph, under the same HP number. Only one has been described. There may be additional copies.

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Restriction: The 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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Related materials: For related prints (including card mounted originals), see MS-2964 Photographs and sketches in PR-0356 Newcombe Family fonds (box 14, File 468).

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Accession number(s): 95-7328

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Archives code(s): HP093169; previously described as F-05094

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

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  • Box: 000343-1039