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Frederick Dally fonds Hastings, Oregon Columbus
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The series consists of photograph albums and loose photographs created primarily by Frederick Dally. File MS-3100.11, Accession 198611-001, also contains photographs by Richard Maynard and possibly Oregon Hastings. All prints, whether loose or in albums, are black and white, created between 1866 and ca 1879.

The photographs contain Victoria streetscapes, Vancouver Island landscapes, the San Juan Island British Camp, and visiting Royal Navy ships and crews. As an amateur ethnographer, Dally photographed indigenous peoples in his studio, in coastal villages and through the Interior.

Photographs also include shots of the British Columbia interior including the Cariboo Wagon Road, isolated road houses and the gold rush town of Barkerville with portraits and views of miners posed at their placer gold claims and mining camps amid deforested hills.

Since photographers often sold their original glass plate negatives to other photographers when they went out of business, some of these original views may have been taken by other photographers, e.g. Carlo Gentile, but for the most part the images were shot and printed by Dally.

H.M.S. Rocket at Friendly Cove, Nootka Sound

Item consists of a photograph of the H.M.S. Rocket at Friendly Cove (Yuquot), Nootka Sound. The photograph was taken by Oregon Colombus Hastings during the 1879 expedition commissioned by Dr. I.W. Powell, the B.C. Superintendent of Indian Affairs. O.C. Hastings was the official photographer for this journey.