Series GR-3266 - Travel Bureau photographs

Port Alberni Fish catch as the Tyee Club, Port Alberni Catch from the Port Alberni Tyee Derby Catch on display, Port Alberni Tyee Derby Fisherman with catch Long Beach Mount Copley. Alberni Pulp And Paper Mill Drag Saw At Alberni Plywood Ltd. Fishing In Kennedy River Fishing on Kennedy River Ceepeecee Cannery Operations. Cooking Canned Salmon Ceepeecee Cannery Operations. Washing Salmon Ceepeecee Cannery Operations.Unloading Salmon Ceepeecee Cannery Operations.Loading Canned Salmon Hudson's Bay Mountain Char from Binta Lake Char from Francois Lake Farm 20 Miles W. Of Smithers Farm 8 Miles W. Of Smithers Stuart Lake Fishing in Stellako River Fishing in Stellako River Boating On Stuart Lake Wheat field on the Michell farm near Royal Oak. Hand Upholstered Couch At Helmcken House, Victoria Swiftsure Yachts In The Inner Harbour, Victoria Exterior Of The San Sebastian Auto Court Aerial Of Telegraph Bay Interior Of The Brentwood Auto Court
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Travel Bureau photographs

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  • graphic material

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  • [ca. 1927-1959, 1980] (Creation)
    British Columbia. Ministry of the Provincial Secretary and Travel Industry. Film and Photographic Branch

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80 cm of graphic material (ca. 1236 photographs)

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In October 1976 the branch was transferred from the Dept. of Recreation and Travel Industry. In 1977 all film and photographic services of the ministry were amalgamated under the name Special Services Branch.

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Series consists of photographs acquired or taken by the Photographic branch of the Dept. of Recreation and Conservation and its predecessor bodies the British Columbia Government Travel Bureau, the Bureau of Industrial and Tourist Development and the Bureau of Provincial Information between 1927 and 1959. The photographs consist of prints and negatives showing industry and tourist sites and views in British Columbia. The series also includes several lists of the photographs and negatives probably created by BC Archives staff around 1980. Item level descriptions for 740 images from this series are available on the BC Archives Web site. Many of these images have been scanned and may be viewed online.

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Transferred to the Archives around 1979 by the Ministry of Tourism and Small Business Development.


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Copyright of post 1948 photographs belongs to the Government of British Columbia.

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No further accruals expected.

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Accession number(s): 197911-034


Negatives and colour prints are in cold storage.

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Includes ca. 478 photographs : b&w, ca. 749 photographs : b&w negatives and 9 photographs : col.

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