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Nicomen Falls

Item consists of a glass negative of a photograph of Nicomen, along the Thompson River. This photograph may be a copy of a stereoscopic negative originally taken by Richard Maynard.


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.