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Description found in Archives

Department of the Interior photographic records (Miscellaneous) [graphic material]. Numerical series INT - Miscellaneous.

Sub-series consists of

Date(s)

1905-1931, predominant 1920-1931

Place of creation

Canada

92 photographs b&w : prints in albums 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
28 photographs b&w : mounted prints from disassembled albums 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
2119 photographs b&w : loose prints 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
30 photographs b&w : interpositives 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
641 photographs b&w : nitrate and glass plate negatives 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
1102 photographs b&w. 21 x 26 cm or smaller.

Scope and content

Sub-series consists of miscellaneous photographs from across Canada documenting the administration of public lands and development and conservation of their natural resources. The photographic sub-series was originally compiled from both federal and provincial government sources including numerous sub-agencies and survey branches of the Department of the Interior. Photographs were also acquired from private sources and independent photographers across Canada. Photographs are organized by subject categories and regional categories as follows. Subject categories in the miscellaneous sub-series include aboriginals, agriculture, air views, animals, celebrations, ceremonies and official visits, community life, costumes, disasters, documents, domestic ativities, exhibitions, fire protection, flags, furniture and furnishings, funerals, icebergs, immigration and colonization, instruments, industry, land conservation, maps, municipal services, religion, scenery, services, sports and amusement. Regional categories in the miscellaneous sub-series include Alberta, Jasper Park Lodge, Mount Edith Cavell, British Columbia, Coastal Photos, Portland Canal, Vancouver, Victoria, Manitoba, Churchill Harbour, Fort Prince of Wales, New Brunswick, Fredericton, Fort Beausejour, St. John, St. John River, Newfoundland, North West Territories, Port Burwell, Wakeham Bay, Nova Scotia, Annapolis Royal Park, Ontario, Ottawa, Lake Superior, Welland Ship Canal, Kingston, Trent Valley Watershed, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Harrington Harbour, Saskatchewan, Yukon and other countries.

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

Terms of use

Copyright expired.

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

Original finding aid contains loose prints and has been withdrawn for preservation purposes and is part of photo accession 1987-116. FA-021 (Other)

Additional information

Textual references to photograpy 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. Duplicates and some loose prints have been segregated from the acquired collection.

Alpha-numeric note
Index to the miscellaneaous sub-series is part of the complete alpha numeric index to the photographic records of the Department of the Interior located in FA-021 and in the photo accession file for 1936-271.

Subject heading

Government

Related control no.

1. 1936-271 NPC
2. 1987-177 NPC