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Description found in Archives

Department of the Interior photographic records (Foreign) [graphic material] : alpha-numerical series F.

Date(s)

1905-1931, predominant 1920-1931

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

8 photographs b&w : prints in albums 21 x 26 cm or smaller.

Scope and content

Sub-series consists of photographs documenting the administration of international public lands with ties to various sub-agencies of the Department of the Interior. Photographs taken in Northern Greenland, Siberia, and Liverpool, England. The photographic sub-series was originally compiled from federal sources including certain sub-agencies of the Department of the Interior. Photographs were also acquired from private sources and independent Canadian photographers. The sub-series is organized alpha-numerically as follows. F-1 series consists of one photograph concerning agricultural production outside of Canada. Photo of a windrow harvester. No source or photographer is indicated. F-8 series consists of photographs documenting scenic views at Eastcape and Emmatown, Siberia. Sources include the Yukon and North West Territories Branch of the Department of the Interior. No photographers are indicated. F-12 series consists of photographs documenting transportation networks and services to Canada. Photos documenting the port at Liverpool, England. Photos of loading docks, customs offices and boarding stations at Liverpool. Sources include the Immigration and Colonization Branch of the Department of the Interior. No photographers are indicated. F-21 series consists of one photograph documenting the Danish port town of Etah Harbour in Northern Greenland. Photo originally acquired by the Yukon and Northwest Territories Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photo was taken during one of the annual arctic expedition patrols under the command of Mr. G.P. Mackenzie between 1925 and 1930. The first visit to Etah Harbour was recorded on August 19, 1925. F-22 series consists of one photographic reproduction of a map documenting war zones in France during 1918. No source is indicated.

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Other accession no.
1987-116 DAP
1936-271 PIC

Terms of use

Copyright expired.

Photocopy of original is available for consultation. FA-021 (Paper)

Original finding aid contains loose prints that have been withdrawn for preservation purposes and is located in photo accession 1987-116. FA-021 (Other)

Additional information

Textual references to photography are noted in the Department of the Interior annual reports ca. 1905-1931.

Custodial history
Sub-series of photographs from photo accession 1936-271 previously acquired and managed by one branch of the Department of the Interior, the Natural Resources Intelligence Branch ca. 1917-1922. In 1922 the name was changed to the Natural Resources Intelligence Service. The branch operated as a central agency with the purpose of classifying and disseminating documentation concerning Canada's natural resources and industry development. This organization was renamed the National Development Bureau in 1929, continuing to maintain and update a comprehensive photograph and lantern slide library containing views of Canada's geography, development and tourism. Upon the closure of the National Development Bureau in 1933, the collections were transferred to other agencies operating within the Department in addition to external federal agencies including the Department of Mines and Resources, Department of Trade and Commerce and the Tourism Board. This sub-series of photographs was transferred to the National Archives in 1936.

Alpha-numeric note
The complete alpha-numeric index to the photographic records of the Department of the Interior is located FA-021 and in the photo accession file fo 1936-271.

Subject heading

Government

Related control no.

1936-271 NPC