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Title: Greer Family collection
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Part Of: Greer Family collection
Scope & Content: Series includes photographs of Prince Rupert. Images depicted are the president and four membes of the Vickersville Oxaline and Happezine Society sitting outside a tenthouse, 18 men, including Chief of Police William Vickers, posing outside of a tent building, panoramic view of the waterfront in 1907 showing the wharf and freight shed, a steamer, Rupert Road, the Rupert Inn, other first buildings, and boardwalks, hundreds of seagulls on the water near a fishing boat, the Canadian Bank of Commerce at 519 Second Avenue West, a view of the downtown core on Fraser Street and Third Avenue, eight-scene postcard depicting launching the Canadian Scottish from the Prince Rupert Drydock, a three-scene postcards marking the Aden and Yeifuku Maru, the first and second ships to load grain at Prince Rupert for the European market on October 22, 1926, three young boys sitting on a bench outside a home with a tentbuilding next door and 16 members of a regiment in uniform in Prince Rupert in 1914. Other photos include a portrait if George W. Johnstone, portraits of Thorsten Pedersen and his wife Rela nee Braman, Prince Rupert showing Center Street, May 25, 1908, Anyox B.C. in 1934, team of horses pulling wagon beside rock crusher, members of Baptist Church on Young Street, carpenters building a house, Girls Maple Leaf basketball team photo (1922-23), Tigers Basketball team (1911) including Luke Maron, J. Crandall, Lee Dell, B. Davis, T. Rose, Harry Mobley, B. Benson, and George Johnstone, Baptist Brotherhood picnic at Metlakatla (1911), men of the Baptist Brotherhood (1911), collapsed building behind Catholic Church, men's basketball team, Baptist Brotherhood baseball team photos, and the Sons of Canada football team (1921-22). Included is a Prince Rupert Pioneer's Association book (1914) and Bertha Scherk's (nee Brentzen) photo album (1920s) which includes photos of Baptist Church Picnic at Marine Station on Digby Island (1922), CN Yard, trains, snowplow, and freight sheds, Yacht Club pleasure boats, Grand Trunk Pacific Railway's rotary & steam snow plow, CN Station (1922), launching of the S.S. Canadian Scottish at the Drydock, barrels of Salt Herring from the S.S. Jefferson, Albert & McCaffery coal and lumber wharf off of Manson Way, Imperial Oil Dock showing oil tanks, ships Canadian Scottish & Canadian Britisher under construction at the Drydock, tugboat "Lorne," wreck of S.S. Prince Rupert, Provincial Government buildings on Second Avenue, Second Avenue and Fourth Street showing Canadian Bank of Commerce and Moose Lodge, Fifth Avenue homes, view from Conrad Street, Booth Memorial School, King Edward School, Prince Rupert General Hospital on Green Street, Hays Creek near McClymont Park, Salt Lakes, first plane on tennis court, views of Port Simpson and Metlakatla villages, Great War Veterans Association Band (GWVA) members, Port Simpson Hospital, Orangemen at Port Simpson, children in beached boat at Prince Rupert Cannery, Court House showing McBride Street and First Avenue West, Wilfred MacDonald's funeral June 1921 showing Annunciation Church and Borden Street homes, funeral procession nearing Fairview Cemetery, sawmill at Terrace, Bulkley River, Smithers, BC, Victoria Government buildings and Empress Hotel, Boat House beside Government Dock, and store interior. The Greer & Bridden Ltd Incorporation documents, a King Edward High School reunion booklet of autobiographies for the period 1929-1934, and framed photo of the Japanese training ship Kaiwo Maru are also included.
Subject Access: ["Ships", "Drydocks", "Societies", "Wharves", "Banks", "Streets", "Grain Elevators", "World War I", "Schools", "Hospitals"]
Date: ca. 1907 - 1987 predominant 1920s
Physical Description: ["27 photographs", "4 cm textual records", "1 photograph album"]

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