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Uno Langmann photo collection

Uno Langmann photo collection

A treasure trove of rare historical photos from the early days of British Columbia will be preserved, digitized and made public

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 […]

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