Collection PR-2330 - Port Progress photo collection

Pitching camp; a party of homesteaders at Port Progress, B.C. R.O. Clark home-building at Port Progress B.C. Felling trees with the aid of fire (6 ft. &5 ft. cedar) Felling trees with the aid of fire (6 ft. &5 ft. cedar) Pre-emptors with their families at week-end picnic, Port Progress B.C. Bradley Lagoon, Blunden Harbour, peaceful scene in upper reaches Clark's lagoon, a beautiful calm water-way, Sect. 1, Seymour Tract Some of the finest sheep & cattle country in B.C. Slingsby T. [Port Progress] Birds-eye view of sections 8, 14, 15, 19, 20 Slingsby tract What Port Progress produces; get 160 acres yourself; no summer frosts, fair rainfall, mild winters Pre-emptors visiting neighbours on Sunday, Port Progress, B.C. Rich rolling valley lands, (mostly cedar) Sect. 4 & 5, Seymour Tract Open beaver slough, needs some draining, light clearing Port Progress B.C., Summit Lake, meadow lands & trout lake (some beaver) This party of pre-emptors arrived at Port Progress, B.C. & have all located White swans shot at Port Progress B.C. Homesteaders berry-picking at Port Progress, B.C. Mr. Wood's home at Port Progress, B.C. Timber at Port Progress, B.C. Port Progress B.C., logging some of the heavier patches of cedar off preemptions Logged with horses off settlers pre-emption's, cedar, spruce, hemlock & larch logs at Po... Tug preparing to tow 10 sections of logs from R.O. Clark's pre-empt., Port Progress, B.C. Pioneers landing their furniture at Port Progress, B.C. Building skidroads on settlers pre-emption, Port Progress, B.C. Settlers with game shot at Port Progress B.C. Christensen Bay, Messers Christensen & Arnesons pre-emptions, Port Progress, B.C. Part of one days catch (107 fish) with two lines near Port Progress, caught by two pre-emptors, M... Mr. Hicks & Simmons preparing kitchen garden on their homestead at Port Progress, B.C. West shore of Langs Harbour, Seymour Tract, deep water sec. 6 & 7
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Port Progress photo collection

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  • 1914-1926 (Creation)

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110 photographs : b&w negatives, 4 photographs : b&w prints

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Purchased from David Mason Books of Toronto ca. 1973.

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The collection consists of 110 black and white negatives of the Port Progress (Blunden Harbour) settlement site and survey photos of the area. Included are ca. 10 images taken in Vancouver and Prince Rupert of diesel converted boats and Irish Fusiliers. There are also four black and white prints of the Port Progress group that were made from negatives but given separate id numbers.
The name of the photographer (or photographers) is unknown and there are several photographer numbering systems used so the collection may have been put together by David Mason Books, based on subject.

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Negatives may be in cold storage, see staff for details.

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Copyright has expired.

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Accession 197312-001.

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  • Box: 000670-0001
  • Box: 000343-0134