Series MS-3090 - Photograph album

Victoria, Vancouver Island, from gallery on top of the Driard House River Homathco, 30½ miles from the sea, lower end of grand canon, looking up River Homathco, same as preceding River Homathco grand canon, looking down; 31 miles from the sea River Homathco grand canyon, looking up 31½ miles from the sea Bella Bella, NW coast of B.C. Indian bridge on the Susqua, near forks of Skeena, British Columbia

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Photograph album

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  • graphic material

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  • 1871-1875 (Creation)

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1 album (77 photographs : b&w)

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Custodial history unknown. Album found in Visual Records department in April 1989.

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The series consists of a photograph album created around 1875, possibly as a presentation album for Prime Minister Alexander Mackenzie. containing 77 black and white photographs taken by Charles Horetzky between 1871 and 1875.

The photographs were taken during the Canadian Pacific Railway Survey and include images of the Homathko River area, Jasper House, North Saskatchewan, Peace River, Gardner Canal, Dean Canal, Bella Bella, Lake Huron and Mississaugua River. Many photographs are numbered and all have a caption.

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Archives code(s): 1. Horetzky; Album 12.

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Accession number(s): 198904-024

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