Albert H. Maynard photographs of the Provincial Museum’s natural history collections
Part of Maynard family collection
Series consists of 104 photographs by Albert Hatherly Maynard documenting the natural history collection at the Provincial Museum (now the Royal BC Museum) in Victoria, British Columbia between 1886 and the 1920s. Images document 19th- and 20th-century bird and mammal specimen preparation and display, the museum's natural history gallery and exhibit design, diorama fabrication, a collection of British Columbia wildlife, collection housing, and exhibit areas of the first three locations of the Provincial Museum: the Provincial Secretary’s office (1886-1889), the former Law Court (1889-1898), and the East Wing (1898-1968) of the Legislative buildings.
By the 1890s, Maynard was working as a taxidermist for the Provincial Museum and was involved with the Natural History Society of British Columbia, an auxiliary and independent organization that aided the growth of the museum’s natural history collection in the 1890s to early 1900s.
Maynard, Albert Hatherly