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The German Hurdy Gurdies, Stirling’s Saloon, Barkerville

The German Hurdy Gurdies, Stirling’s Saloon, Barkerville

  Title: The German Hurdy Gurdies, Stirling’s Saloon, Barkerville. Photographer: Frederick Dally Date: ca. 1867 This albumen print is from a complete album of the important photographer Frederick Dally. This photograph is of the Barkerville “hurdy gurdy girls,” who offered themselves as dance partners to the miners for $1 a dance. Courtesy of Rare Books and Special […]

The Hamilton family

The Hamilton family

  Title: The Hamilton family. Photographer: Frederick Dally Date: ca. 1867 This albumen print is from a complete album of the important photographer Frederick Dally. The Hamilton family ran a “road side house”, or hotel, in the Williams Creek area in the 1860’s.  Courtesy of Rare Books and Special Collections (UL 1001 0064).

Indian Group at Lytton

Indian Group at Lytton

    Title: Indian Group at Lytton. Photographer: Frederick Dally Date: ca. 1867 This albumen print is from a complete album of the important photographer Frederick Dally. This is one of many portraits of First Nations people throughout the collection, although this particular item is rare in having the individuals named below the portrait. Courtesy of Rare […]

The Alexander Suspension Bridge

The Alexander Suspension Bridge

  Title: The Alexander Suspension Bridge. Photographer: Frederick Dally Date: ca. 1867 This albumen print is from a complete album of the important photographer Frederick Dally. This bridge, actually called the Alexandra Suspension bridge, was built in 1863 near Spuzzum. Courtesy of Rare Books and Special Collections (UL 1001 0020).

Yale Branch, Bernard’s Express

Yale Branch, Bernard’s Express

   Title: Yale Branch, Barnard’s Express. Photographer: Frederick Dally Date: ca. 1867 This albumen print is from a complete album of the important photographer Frederick Dally. Barnard’s Express was a stage coach company based out of Yale, B.C. Courtesy of Rare Books and Special Collections (UL 1001 0014).

Steamer ‘Onward’

Steamer ‘Onward’

    Title: The Steamer ‘Onward’ landing freight, preparatory to crossing Emery’s Bar. Photographer: Frederick Dally Date: 1867 This albumen print is from a complete album of the important photographer Frederick Dally. This steamer would have been carrying people and goods to gold mining sites on the Fraser River. Courtesy of Rare Books and Special Collections (UL […]

View on the Fraser River, New Westminster B.C.

View on the Fraser River, New Westminster B.C.

Title: View on the Fraser River, New Westminster B.C. Photographer: Frederick Dally Date: 1867 This albumen print is from a complete album of the important photographer Frederick Dally. It shows the beginnings of the city of New Westminster. Courtesy of Rare Books and Special Collections (UL 1001 0005).

View of a sawmill

View of a sawmill

  Title: [View of a sawmill] Photographer: Charles Gentile Date: 1865 This albumen print shows an early B.C. sawmill and a dwelling, likely in the interior of B.C. Courtesy of Rare Books and Special Collections (UL 1019 9).

Women on a bridge

Women on a bridge

  Title: [Stereograph view of women on a bridge] Photographer: Richard Maynard Date: 1890 A stereograph (two identical images intended to be seen through a viewer creating a three dimensional image) of two women standing on a bridge on a forested road. Very likely taken on Vancouver Island. Courtesy of Rare Books and Special Collections (UL 1084 […]

Wait for me, Daddy!

Wait for me, Daddy!

  Title: Wait for me Daddy Photographer: C.P. Deitloff Date: 1940 This photograph was taken by a Vancouver Daily Province staff photographer on Oct. 1, 1940 as the British Columbia Regiment marched down Eighth Street in New Westminster, before embarking overseas to join the war effort. The photograph subsequently became famous the world over, as it became […]

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