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[between 1919 and 1926] (Creation)
- Maynard, Lillian Elizabeth
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1 cm of textual records (3 pages)
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The item is a family album containing a black leather cover with gold embossing on the cover and 91 photographic prints of various sizes adhered to fourty-nine black album pages. Prints are black and white and some sepia-toned. The album is attributed to Lillian E. Maynard (1884-1966), the daughter of Albert Hatherly Maynard (1857-1934) and Adelaide Maynard (1859-1892), and appears to be created between 1919 and 1926. Photographs depict Lillian E. Maynard’s life through snapshots and newspaper clippings that appear to document her circle of family and friends in British Columbia, predominately in Victoria and Vancouver Island. The bulk of the photographs are attributed to Lillian E. Maynard and some works by other photographers whose identity is not stated. There are also works of Lillian’s grandparents, well-known Victoria-based photographers Mrs. R. Maynard (1834-1918) and Richard Maynard (1832-1907), including several well-known landscape and composite works that appear in other Maynard family and view albums.
There are annotations in white marker are found on many of album pages. There are some prints that contain captions in black/blue ink on the prints themselves, and appear to have been received by the creator. Information largely consists of names of people and places featured in the images and a few include dates. There does not appear to be associated photograph numbers for the original negatives present on album pages or prints, or studio stamps or imprints on the prints themselves. Other materials include two newspaper clippings adhered to separate white album pages that appear to have been interfiled in.
The beginning of the album features a Maynard composite work that includes many landscape images some of which depict views of rivers, mountain ranges, settlements, bridges, roads, wagons, boats and individuals stitched together to reveal a quilt-like appearance. Images include a landscape view capturing specific geographical formation, of which another version is featured in another R. Maynard view album and identified as “Lady Franklin Rock, Fraser River, B.C.” The version of this composite work featured in this album is identified by the following caption in white: “Some of the Many Scenes of British Columbia by R. Maynard.”
In the middle of the album, a press clipping “Worked Here for 50 Years” from the Victoria Daily Colonist reports on Hannah Maynard and Mrs. R. Maynard’s Photographic Gallery on the event of Mrs. R. Maynard’s retirement in 1912.
Throughout the album likenesses of members of the Albert Hatherly Maynard and Adelaide Maynard family are represented in individual and group snapshots predominately depicting vacation scenes, activities and views (including “Hatherly Cottage”) in and around British Columbia and the United States, mostly Vancouver Island. The album features Lillian E. Maynard’s brother Richard James Maynard along with other family members, likely sister Katie Adelaide and her sons Albert, Robert, and Jack Walker. There are also a number of unidentified prints of infants, babies, children and adults, including a group portraits of the men’s “Jordon River B.B. Team (JRAA)” taken in late 1920s and a group portrait of four men holding cameras, which may or may not relate to the Maynard family. Landscapes include views identified in image captions include Saanich (Saanich Inlet, Island Highway Saanich Road, Little Cadboro Bay), Oak Bay (McNeill Bay, Willows Beach), Elk Lake, Jordon River, Cameron Lake, Colwood, Courtney, Sooke (Inner Sooke Harbour “Saseenos”) and Mount Baker. The album features a small number of Victoria tourist views including Belmont House at the Parliament buildings, Dunsmuir Castle, Butchard Gardens, Victoria Harbour and the C.P.R. docks (1927).
Near the rear of the album, three photographic prints of Hannah Maynard and Richard Maynard’s well-known landscape and composite works are presented. It includes the award-winning landscape view, "The Arm," which Richard Maynard won first prize in the professional class in West Shore magazine in October of 1890. Also featured are two prints from Hannah Maynard’s annual “Gems of British Columbia" composite series of portrait montages of the 1880s and 1890s including a work with multiple baby and child portraits within a begonia plant (known in other versions as Gem Begonia of 1892) and a photographic work with many multiples of baby and child portraits placed in multiple diamonds (known in other versions as Gems of British Columbia for 1885). The latter image was featured in the St. Louis Photographer in September of 1886. The page featuring Gem Begonia contains the caption in white: “Gems of British Columbia by Mrs. R. Maynard The First Lady Photographer we have any record off [sic]” and the page featuring a version of Gems of British Columbia for 1885 contains the caption in white “Gems of British Columbia by Mrs. R. Maynard. In 1881, 1882, 1883 and 1884.”
The album concludes with a newspaper article "Carry a Camera It Pays, says Fair Motorist" from The Daily Colonist published in April 1919. It contains news coverage of a car crash involving Lillian and her brother Richard James Maynard in Jordon River, B.C, and features press images of the crash, Lillian and her Kodak camera which she is credited for documenting the incident and later using the photographic evidence in court.
There are nine empty pages, some pages which appear to have had prints removed.
Many of the prints are adhered to album pages which limits access to information that may be captured on the verso of these items.
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For conservation reasons, access provided to original is limited.
Researchers should consult the online reference image prior to consulting the original. Please contact the BC Archives to determine the access status of this record.
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Newspaper articles from the Victoria Daily Colonist and The Daily Colonist relating to Richard and Hannah Maynard as well as Mrs. R. Maynard’s Photographic Gallery, including “Worked Here for 50 Years” (Victoria Daily Colonist. Sept. 29, 1912) and “Carry a Camera It Pays, Says Fair Motorist”(The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C., Sunday, April 20, 1919) are held by the Victoria Times-Colonist. Digital access is available through the University of Victoria Libraries’ digital collection, “Daily Colonist Newspaper Collection.”
For more information about Lady Franklin Rock, Fraser River see Stó:lō Library and Archives, Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre.
For associated materials relating to alternative print versions of Hannah and Richard Maynard landscape and composite works, including versions of "The Arm," versions of identified as Gems of British Columbia for 1885 (#HP093230, #F-05054) or Gem Begonia (#HP092015, #E-09401, # HP09201), or for alternative versions of the composite landscape image identified in this album as “Some of the Many Scenes of British Columbia by R. Maynard” (#HP017979, #F09989, #HP087660, #B- 04967), see the BC Archives Photograph Collection.
For related materials, relating Hannah Maynard’s annual “Gems of British Columbia" composite series including alternative versions of the work with multiple baby and child portraits within a begonia plant (known in other versions as Gem Begonia of 1892), see PR-1365 Agnes Dean Cameron fonds (HP092015; 198207-008).
For related materials, relating to Richard Maynard’s 1890 award received for the Victoria landscape view, "The Arm," see PR2365 Medals, Tokens and Numismatic Collection .
For related materials, related to additional view albums that include landscape works produced by R. Maynard and Mrs. R. Maynard, including alternative views of “Lady Franklin Rock, Fraser River, B.C.” see MS-3328 - Photographic View Album by R. Maynard, Artist.
For related materials relating to Maynard family albums and portraits of the Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Maynard family, including portraits identified as from Mrs. R. Maynard’s Photographic Gallery and portraits of Lillian E. Maynard’s siblings and other relatives, see MS3334 Photograph album of Mrs. A.H. Maynard, 1872-1892.