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In pictures: From a UBC collection, snapshots of daily life in the B.C. of yesteryear

A few images from the 18,000 donated to UBC by collector Uno Langmann

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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. Taken around 1867.

Frederick Dally

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This albumen print is from a complete album of the important photographer Frederick Dally, circa 1867. The Hamilton family ran a "road side house", or hotel, in the Williams Creek area in the 1860s.

Frederick Dally

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This albumen print is from a complete album of the important photographer Frederick Dally, circa 1867. This hotel in Soda Creek would have been one that housed miners on their way to the gold fields during the Cariboo Gold Rush.

Frederick Dally

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This albumen print is from a complete album of the important photographer Frederick Dally, circa 1867. This bridge, actually called the Alexandra Suspension bridge, was built in 1863 near Spuzzum.

Frederick Dally

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This albumen print is from a complete album of the important photographer Frederick Dally, circa 1867. Barnard's Express was a stage coach company based out of Yale, B.C.

Frederick Dally

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This albumen print is from a complete album of the important photographer Frederick Dally, circa 1867. This photograph is of salmon caches used by First Nations people on the Fraser River.

Frederick Dally

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This albumen print is from a complete album of the important photographer Frederick Dally, circa 1867. This steamer would have been carrying people and goods to gold mining sites on the Fraser River.

Frederick Dally

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This albumen print is from a complete album of the important photographer Frederick Dally, circa 1867. It shows the beginnings of the city of New Westminster.

Frederick Dally

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This albumen print is from a complete album of the important photographer Frederick Dally, circa 1867. 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.

Frederick Dally

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Circa 1865, this albumen print shows an early B.C. sawmill and a dwelling, likely in the interior of B.C.

Charles Gentile

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Circa 1890, a stereograph (two identical images intended to be seen through a viewer creating a three dimensional image) of two women standing on a bridge on a forested road. Very likely taken on Vancouver Island.

Richard Maynard

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Circa 1890, a stereograph (two identical images intended to be seen through a viewer creating a three dimensional image) of two men walking their bicycles along a forested road. Very likely taken on Vancouver Island.

Richard Maynard

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Silver gelatin print of a couple skating on Trout Lake in Vancouver in 1900. There are many theories about the identity of the couple on the lake. Although it is captioned "HRH Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York" the royal visit was in the month of September the following year. The collection contains several albums from the Bauer family as well as a diary describing William Bauer's journey from Singapore to B.C. in 1891.

William Bauer

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This photograph was taken by a Vancouver Daily Province staff photographer on Oct. 1, 1940, as the British Columbia Regiment marched down Eighth Street in New Westminster, before embarking overseas to join the war effort. The photograph subsequently became famous the world over, as it became "Picture of the Week" in Life Magazine.

C.P. Deitloff

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