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Views of Canada and the United States, ca. 1860-1949 [graphic material]. 

Sub-series consists of


[ca. 1860-1949]

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

ca. 8600 photographs: negatives; glass plate, cellulose nitrate, cellulose acetate

Scope and content

This sub-series (formerly sub-series B III) contains images by photographers such as J.B. Livernois, Holloway Studios, Ira Beckstead, probably L.A. Hirtle, J.W. Bald, and anonymous photographers and is comprised of the following views: Wireless experiments of Guglielmo Marconi, St. John's, Newfoundland; Tercentenary celebrations, Penetanguishene, Ontario, 1921; street scenes, parades, fires, funerals, visits of dignitaries and exterior views of buildings in and around the following places: St. John's, Newfoundland; Quebec City, Quebec; Iroquois/Morrisburg, Toronto, Hamilton, Port Dalhousie, Midland, Collingwood, Port McNicoll, Cobalt, Haileybury, New Liskeard, Timmins, Cochrane, Bruce Mines, Rainy River, Elk Lake, and Smiths Falls, Ontario. Portraits of various unidentified residents of Lunenberg, Nova Scotia, and Iroquois, Ontario are also included in this sub-series. The remainder of the sub-series contains views of various modes of transportation (and various locations and activities associated with the type of transportation) in Canada and the United States including freighters, passenger ships, tugs, dredges, harbour craft, ferries, sealing vessels, and schooners using the following ports: St. John's, Newfoundland; Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Quebec City and Montreal, Quebec; Kingston, Toronto, Hamilton, Midland, and Collingwood, Ontario. Also associated with water transportation are images of shipbuilding, ship launching, ship repairs and dry dock activity at the port in Lauzon, Quebec, and the port in Midland, Ontario, as well as views of ships using the Lachine, Rideau, Trent and Welland Canals and the construction of the H.E.P.C. Chippewa-Queenston Power Canal, Ontario. In respect to land transportation, the sub-series includes views of engines, rolling stock, buildings and operations of the following Canadian and American railroad lines: New York Central & Hudson RR; Windsor & Annapolis RR; Grand Trunk RR; Canadian Northern RR; Buffalo & Susquehanna RR; Yale & Reagan RR; Delaware & Hudson RR; Canadian National RR; Trinidad Government RR; International Coal & RR Company; Northern Railway of Canada; Intercolonial RR; Dominion Atlantic RR; Michigan Central RR; Boston & Albany RR; Fall Brook Coal Company; Central Vermont RR; Montreal & Southern Counties RR; Canada Atlantic RR; Quebec Southern RR; Quebec & Lake St. John RR; Great Western RR; Brockville, Westport & Sault Ste. Marie RR; Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo RR; Pacific Great Eastern RR; Preston & Berlin RR; Lake Erie & Northern Railroad; Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh RR; European & North American RR; Canadian Pacific RR; West Shore RR; Canada Eastern RR; South Eastern RR; Ottawa & Gatineau Valley RR; Buffalo & Fort Erie Ferry & RR; Pittsburgh & Lake Erie RR; Algoma Central RR; Howe Sound & Northern RR; Long Island RR; Denver & Rio Grande RR; Prince Edward Island RR; Great Falls & Canada RR; Atlantic Quebec & Western RR; Housatonic RR; New York & Ottawa RR; Baltimore & Ohio RR; Kaslo & Slocan RR; Ulster & Delaware RR; Chicago & Grand Trunk RR; Newfoundland RR; Canada Central RR; Weymouth & New France RR; Central Ontario RR; Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg RR; Wabash RR; Midland RR of Canada; Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa & Occidental RR; Port Arthur, Duluth & Western RR; Halifax & Cape Breton RR; Bay of Quinte RR; Springfield RR; Buffalo & Lake Huron RR; Spokane & British Columbia RR; Chemin de Fer de Baie du Ha Ha; Hoboken Shore RR; Chicago & North Western RR; Northern Pacific RR; White Pass & Yukon RR; Ontario Power Company; Irondale, Bancroft & Ottawa RR; Huntsville & Lake of Bays ? RR; Sydney & Louisburg RR and images from the Pullman Sleeping Car Company. Additionally there are views of streetcars, engines, rolling stock, and buildings of the following streetcar lines and electrical railways: Galt, Preston & Hespeler RR; London & Port Stanley RR; Toronto & York Radial RR; Montreal Tramways Company; Levis Tramway Company; Saskatoon Municipal Railways; Hull Electric Company; Grand River Railways; International Transit Company; Ottawa Electric Railway; Brantford Street Railway; Kitchener & Waterloo Street RR; Kingston, Portsmouth & Cataraqui RR; Berlin & Waterloo Street RR; Hamilton Street RR; Hamilton Radial Electric RR; Hamilton Terminal Company; Peterborough Radial RR; Winnipeg Street RR; Niagara Gorge RR; London Street RR; Galt & Preston Street RR; Niagara, St. Catherines & Toronto RR; Montreal Park & Island RR; British Columbia Electric RR; Calgary Municipal RR; Windsor, Essex & Lake Shore RR; Winnipeg, Selkirk & Lake Winnipeg RR; Woodstock, Thames Valley & Ingersoll RR; Sandwich, Windsor & Amherstburg RR; St. Thomas Municipal RR; Saint John RR Company; South-Western Traction Company; Sherbrooke Street RR Company; St. Clair Tunnel Company; Seattle Traction Company; Hamilton, Grimsby & Beamsville Electric RR and Brantford & Hamilton Electric RR. Other forms of land transportation depicted include buses, trucks, municipal and commercial vehicles, cars, sleighs, and carriages at the following places: Quebec City, Quebec; Toronto, Hamilton, Penetang, Midland, Ontario and Winnipeg, Manitoba. Views of various aircraft which attempted trans-Atlantic flights from Newfoundland, including the Vickers 'Vimy' and Martinsyde 'Raymour'; views of various types of commercial aircraft visiting Quebec City, Quebec; and views of H.M. Airship R-100 visiting Montreal, Quebec comprise the images of air transportation in this sub-series.

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from 2M DAP-21A/X53 to 2M DAP-21A/X56
from 2M DAP-21A/X71 to 2M DAP-21A/X82
from 2M DAP-21A/X84 to 2M DAP-21A/X86
from 2M DAP-21A/X88 to 2M DAP-21A/X96
from RV7 072 to RV7 085
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from B-8 to B-16
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Terms of use

Photographs: No restrictions. Various copyrights on items less than 50 years old. Copyright expired on items more than 50 years old. Credit: Name of photographer / Library and Archives Canada / Copy negative no.

Photographs Image indexes by Photographer, Location and Subject, and for Series B and Series C located in 326. FA-053 (Microform)

Photographs Paper Indexes located in 326: 98 page Inventory, catalogue of Great Lakes Vessels negatives, partial list of Marine photos in series B and C, sub-series BII & BIII by location, ship and locomotive names, shelf lists for series B to F, box content list with collection description and research tips. FA-053 (Paper)

Photographs Box contents list by barcode listed as amerilee.wpd and collection description and research tips listed as amerintr.wpd. Both in s:/vsa/photo.a&r/findaid. FA-053 (Electronic)

Photographs Original envelopes with captions B-001732 to B-010999 located in 2000814413-16, 18, 20, 22-23, 25-26, 28, 30, 32, 36-38 and C-006506 to C-02105 in 2000814442, 44-51. Original index cards with captions 2883 to 4030 located in 2000792444. FA-053 (Paper)

Photographs Guide to Finding Aid FA-053, Accession 1980-149. Paper copy located in 326. Electronic on S:Drive. FA-053 (Paper)