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Reference letter for William Holmes

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1858-1859
Collection/Fonds
William Holmes fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 p. of textual records
Scope and Content
Item consists of a letter reading as a character reference for William Holmes, Toronto, December 17, 1858. The letter refers to William's character as a gentleman in good standing of Holmesville in the County of Huron where he has been actively employed in Commercial pursuits in Upper Canada and h…
Administrative History
William Holmes was the first non-Indigenous resident of Burnaby.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
William Holmes fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 p. of textual records
Material Details
Letter is fragile with torn and stained sections
Scope and Content
Item consists of a letter reading as a character reference for William Holmes, Toronto, December 17, 1858. The letter refers to William's character as a gentleman in good standing of Holmesville in the County of Huron where he has been actively employed in Commercial pursuits in Upper Canada and his intention to emigrate to British Columbia. The letter is signed on reverse by "G.E. Cartier", "Atty Geni for Lower Canada", "John A. MacDonald", "Atty Genl for Upper Canada" and others. The letter has a wax Common Seal of the City of Toronto and is certified "6th day of January 1859".
Administrative History
William Holmes was the first non-Indigenous resident of Burnaby.
Names
Holmes, William
Accession Code
BV997.50.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
1858-1859
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Scan includes side number one of letter. Side two available on request.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[188-?]
Collection/Fonds
Hugh H. Stewart fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w tinype ; 9.1 x 6.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified middle-aged woman with her hair parted in the middle and tied back, wearing a gingham dress and sitting on a chair.
Administrative History
The woman in the photograph is likely Henrietta Stewart, mother of Hugh H. Stewart. She was born in 1860 in France. She married Duncan Hugh Stewart in Pennslyvania and eventually immigrated to Canada, settling in Nanaimo in 1888/1889. The family later moved to Vancouver. She had four children: Hugh…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Hugh H. Stewart fonds
Description Level
Item
Series
Photographs
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w tinype ; 9.1 x 6.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of an unidentified middle-aged woman with her hair parted in the middle and tied back, wearing a gingham dress and sitting on a chair.
Administrative History
The woman in the photograph is likely Henrietta Stewart, mother of Hugh H. Stewart. She was born in 1860 in France. She married Duncan Hugh Stewart in Pennslyvania and eventually immigrated to Canada, settling in Nanaimo in 1888/1889. The family later moved to Vancouver. She had four children: Hugh Henry, Kate, Kenneth and Duncan.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Portraits
Accession Code
HV979.50.159
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[188-?]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
800
Scan Date
27-Aug-06
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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House of Mr. and Mrs. Steers, Oregon

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1881
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 14 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-826
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Steers, Oregon USA. Prior to moving to Canada, Claude Hill (an early resident of Burnaby Lake) lived and worked in Oregon for the Steers family. Mr. and Mrs. Steers can be seen in this photograph on the lawn of their home.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1881
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-826
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 14 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Steers, Oregon USA. Prior to moving to Canada, Claude Hill (an early resident of Burnaby Lake) lived and worked in Oregon for the Steers family. Mr. and Mrs. Steers can be seen in this photograph on the lawn of their home.
Subjects
Animals - Dogs
Tools and Equipment
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Steers, Mr.
Steers, Mrs.
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
United States of America
Images
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Steers' Home Near Medford, Oregon

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1881
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 14 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-827
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the home and property belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Steers, Oregon USA. Prior to moving to Canada, Claude Hill (an early resident of Burnaby Lake) lived and worked in Oregon for the Steers family.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1881
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-827
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 14 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the home and property belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Steers, Oregon USA. Prior to moving to Canada, Claude Hill (an early resident of Burnaby Lake) lived and worked in Oregon for the Steers family.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Fields
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
United States of America
Images
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(1A) Plan of Subdivision of Blocks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 of Lot 77 (1B) Plan of Subdivision of Lot 4 of Subdivision of Lot 87 (2B) Plan of Lot 335 - Vancouver (3B) Map of Canada - Department of Mines

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1890-1909
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Map collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 plan : graphite on paper + 2 plans : black ink on paper + 1 map : col. on paper mounted on 2 sides of cardboard 76 x 102 cm
Scope and Content
Item consists of a large board with one New Westminster District subdivision plan mounted on one side and two New Westminster District subdivision plans and one colour map mounted on the other side. Side A: 1. "Plan / of Subdivision of / Blocks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 / Lot 77 / Group 1 / New Westminster D…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Map collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 plan : graphite on paper + 2 plans : black ink on paper + 1 map : col. on paper mounted on 2 sides of cardboard 76 x 102 cm
Material Details
Scales 1:720 and 1:1200 and 1:.00001578
Scope and Content
Item consists of a large board with one New Westminster District subdivision plan mounted on one side and two New Westminster District subdivision plans and one colour map mounted on the other side. Side A: 1. "Plan / of Subdivision of / Blocks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 / Lot 77 / Group 1 / New Westminster District / BC. / Scale 100 feet = 1 inch", "Deposited 8th day / of April 1890 / Mowileg [sic] / Dist. Regt". Plan is drawn in graphite with annotations: "AB_Parts_lettered_are_lots_in / the_different_subdivisions" / "Owners: / James Z. Hall / P.S.Cabilan [sic] by his attorney Joseph Hall / Joseph Hall / Eliza J. Shannon / John Harrison"; "This plan is correct and is prepared under the / provisions of the Land Registry Act" ; signed by: "Gordon Herman & Burwell / Dominion & Provincial Land Surveryors / Vancouver March 19th/90" . Plan is initialed by: "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon) and measures: 99.5 x 65 cm Side B: 1. Map titled "Canada / Department of Mines / Geological Survey Branch" / "Hon.W Templeton, Minister / A.P. Low, Deputy Minister / R.W. Brock, Acting Director", Vol. XXXI, Plate I / Compiled under the direction of / James White, F.R.G.S. Geographer /Dep. of Interior". Note above map reads: "To illustrate Mr. James Barrowman's report as Delegate at the Excursion - meeting of the Canadian Mining Institute", "The instiitution of Mining Engineers / Transactions 1908 - 1909", "The Mining Institute of Scotland / Transactions 1908-1909". Map identifies minerals and includes a Legend and Scale: 100 miles = 1 inch 2. "Plan / of Subdivision of / Lot 4 / of Subdivision of / Lot 87. Gr. 1 / New Westminster District / Scale 60' = 1in." Plan is initialed by: "RB" [sic] along with a note "also Board / 48" (in blue pencil crayon) 3. Plan of "Lot 335 / G. 1" west of Boundary Road and north of River Road - Vancouver.
Publisher
The Mining Institute of Scotland
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Maps
Names
Hill, Albert J.
Hall, James Edward
Hall, Joseph
Shannon, Eliza J.
Harrision, John
Responsibility
Albert J. Hill M.A. Civil Engineer and Provincial Land Surveyor
Gordon Herman & Burwell, P.L.S.
Canada Department of Mines- Geological Survey Branch
Geographic Access
Burnaby
British Columbia - Vancouver
Accession Code
HV977.93.25
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
1890-1909
Media Type
Cartographic Material
Scan Resolution
300
Scale
72
Notes
Title based on content of plans
Digital image link published on Heritage Burnaby shows "Side A", contact Burnaby Village Museum to view "Side B"
Scale is measured in feet and miles.
The term "Lot" often refers to "District Lot"
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Living room at Bernard Hill's house

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[189-] (date of original), copied 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the living room at Bernard Hill's house which was built in 1892 on Douglas Road, later renamed in part Canada Way. Prominent in the photograph is the wallpaper with floral motif and a piano with the top cluttered with vases, plates, framed photographs, etc. The piano stool has an an…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the living room at Bernard Hill's house which was built in 1892 on Douglas Road, later renamed in part Canada Way. Prominent in the photograph is the wallpaper with floral motif and a piano with the top cluttered with vases, plates, framed photographs, etc. The piano stool has an antimacassar, and there is a chair to the left side. Also visible on the left side is a fireplace. This photograph is cropped and reproduced in Michael Sone's book, "Pioneer Tales of Burnaby," pg. 27.
Subjects
Furniture
Musical Instruments - Pianos
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - 4990 Canada Way
Accession Code
HV977.123.40
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[189-] (date of original), copied 1977
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
24-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[189-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-794
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Bernard Hill (centre) and Gerry Hill (right) on the Bernard Hill family veranda. The three women are unidentified.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[189-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-794
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Bernard Hill (centre) and Gerry Hill (right) on the Bernard Hill family veranda. The three women are unidentified.
Names
Hill, Bernard R
Hill, Minard Gerald "Gerry"
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - 4990 Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
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Mary Isabel Buxton (nee Nattriss) taken in Caversham

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1892]
Collection/Fonds
Buxton Family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : b&w
Item No.
513-016
Scope and Content
Photograph is believed to be a portrait of Mary Isabel Buxton (nee Nattriss), taken around the time of her wedding in 1892. Mary was the wife of George Buxton who was born in England and was a carpenter by trade. They moved to Canada between 1911 and 1913 and had five children: Clara Violet (1910…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1892]
Collection/Fonds
Buxton Family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
513-016
Accession Number
2010-05
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : b&w
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph is believed to be a portrait of Mary Isabel Buxton (nee Nattriss), taken around the time of her wedding in 1892. Mary was the wife of George Buxton who was born in England and was a carpenter by trade. They moved to Canada between 1911 and 1913 and had five children: Clara Violet (1910-1913), Mary (1900-?), Alice Clarissa (Clissie) (1902-?), Bernard (1897-1972) and Leopold (1893-1951). The Buxton house remains a heritage landmark in Burnaby to this day.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Portraits
Names
Buxton, Mary Isabel Nattriss
Geographic Access
England
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Burnaby's first Public School

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
February 1894 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-740
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of school officials standing on the steps of the first public school in Burnaby, Douglas Road and Edmonds Street. Left to right: William McDermott (school trustee), Ethel Lepage (first teacher), Lancelot Grimmer (school trustee), and Bernard Hill (school board chairman and secretary). Th…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
February 1894 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-740
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of school officials standing on the steps of the first public school in Burnaby, Douglas Road and Edmonds Street. Left to right: William McDermott (school trustee), Ethel Lepage (first teacher), Lancelot Grimmer (school trustee), and Bernard Hill (school board chairman and secretary). The school was called Burnaby School from 1894 to 1896, and then East Burnaby School from 1896 to 1907. The present day address of the site is 7376 Canada Way.
Subjects
Officials
Occupations - Teachers
Names
Burnaby School
Grimmer, Lancelot
Hill, Bernard R
Lepage, Ethel
McDermott, William
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - 7376 Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Edmonds Area
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1897] (date of original), copied 1978
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of Douglas Road (later renamed in part Canada Way), near Stanley Street. To the right is the Sprott family property, where a few wooden buildings are visible in the cleared area. Charles Sprott, head of the Sprott family, was an important Burnaby politician who was continuously elected t…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of Douglas Road (later renamed in part Canada Way), near Stanley Street. To the right is the Sprott family property, where a few wooden buildings are visible in the cleared area. Charles Sprott, head of the Sprott family, was an important Burnaby politician who was continuously elected to serve in the municiality as councillor from 1895 to 1903 and as Reeve from 1904 to 1905.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Roads
Land Clearing
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - Stanley Street
Accession Code
HV978.1.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1897] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lakeview-Mayfield Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
24-Aug-06
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Penitentiary Regulations Canada 1899

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1899
Collection/Fonds
George Jeffery fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 book (hardcover)
Item No.
MSS013-021
Storage Location
68-5
Scope and Content
Item is a book entitled, "Penitentiary Regulations Canada 1899" printed in Ottawa at the Government Printing Bureau.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1899
Collection/Fonds
George Jeffery fonds
Physical Description
1 book (hardcover)
Description Level
Item
Series
George Jeffery Manuscript series
Item No.
MSS013-021
Storage Location
68-5
Accession Number
BHS2007-04
Scope and Content
Item is a book entitled, "Penitentiary Regulations Canada 1899" printed in Ottawa at the Government Printing Bureau.
Media Type
Textual Record
Creator
George Jeffery
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a house in a clearing just on the outskirts of densely wooded area. There is a wooden fence around the property, and in front of the house is a dirt road. There are small piles of logs along the road side. An earlier catalogue record identifies this house as the Haszard house that was…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a house in a clearing just on the outskirts of densely wooded area. There is a wooden fence around the property, and in front of the house is a dirt road. There are small piles of logs along the road side. An earlier catalogue record identifies this house as the Haszard house that was located across the street from the property of the Sprott Farm. The photograph was taken from Douglas Road (later renamed in part Canada Way). It is also noted that the Sprott family lived in the Haszard house while their home, named "Dovecote" was being completed.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Land Clearing
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Canada Way
Accession Code
HV978.1.3
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
24-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a two-storey farmhouse with a large patio, and a ladder on the roof. There is a foot path leading to the house through the garden, and a lake in the background. A catalogue record from 1978 indicates that the farmhouse depicted in the photograph is "Mayfield," the original farmhouse o…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a two-storey farmhouse with a large patio, and a ladder on the roof. There is a foot path leading to the house through the garden, and a lake in the background. A catalogue record from 1978 indicates that the farmhouse depicted in the photograph is "Mayfield," the original farmhouse of the Sprott family. The woman standing in the garden is identified as Mrs. Edgar Sprott, and the lake in the background is Burnaby Lake.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Agriculture - Farms
Names
Sprott, Mrs. Edgar
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake
Accession Code
HV978.1.4
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
24-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1978
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a cleared property with a thick wooded area just behind it. There is a house in the back to the extreme left of the photograph that has been identified as the Haszard house where the Sprott family stayed while building their farmhouse known as "Dovecote." There are unidentified men i…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a cleared property with a thick wooded area just behind it. There is a house in the back to the extreme left of the photograph that has been identified as the Haszard house where the Sprott family stayed while building their farmhouse known as "Dovecote." There are unidentified men in the cleared field.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Canada Way
Accession Code
HV978.1.7
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
24-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Sprott

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a young couple sitting on a felled tree on land that is being cleared. There are upturned trees, stumps, etc. The woman is wearing a coat with leg-o-mutton sleeves and a flat brimmed hat, and the man is in three piece suit, and has a pocket watch. An earlier catalogue record identifie…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a young couple sitting on a felled tree on land that is being cleared. There are upturned trees, stumps, etc. The woman is wearing a coat with leg-o-mutton sleeves and a flat brimmed hat, and the man is in three piece suit, and has a pocket watch. An earlier catalogue record identifies the couple as Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Sprott, on the land that is being cleared for their home, "Mayfield." The lake in the background is identified as Burnaby Lake.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Plants - Trees
Names
Sprott, Edgar
Sprott, Mrs. Edgar
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake
Accession Code
HV978.1.9
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the cleared land which appears to be the Sprott family property. There are stumps and felled trees on the lot. Across a small dirt road and behind a wooden fence, the Haszard house is visible to the extreme right of the photograph.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the cleared land which appears to be the Sprott family property. There are stumps and felled trees on the lot. Across a small dirt road and behind a wooden fence, the Haszard house is visible to the extreme right of the photograph.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Plants - Trees
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Canada Way
Accession Code
HV978.1.16
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Clearing Douglas Road

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of men in work clothes clearing Doulgas Road. A group of men to the right side of the photograph have shovels in their hands and are clearing rocks from the road. There is a small girl in a blouse and skirt standing beside two horses pulling a cart. Behind her is a group of men in wor…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of men in work clothes clearing Doulgas Road. A group of men to the right side of the photograph have shovels in their hands and are clearing rocks from the road. There is a small girl in a blouse and skirt standing beside two horses pulling a cart. Behind her is a group of men in work clothes as well. There is fenced land to the right of the photograph, and electric power poles and trees line both sides of the road. The accession register and inscription on the photograph identify this as Douglas Road (later renamed in part Canada Way). An annotation on the back of the photo reads: "Working on Douglas Road on hill above Burnaby Lake. No Date."
Subjects
Transportation - Horses
Construction Tools and Equipment
Construction - Road Construction
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Canada Way
Accession Code
HV977.99.2
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1977
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
23-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Couple sitting on the steps

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a young couple sitting together on the steps to a house that appears to be Bernard Hill home on Douglas Road near Deer Lake. The couple appears to be Arthur Rowe and his wife Winnie Hill Rowe (daughter of Bernard Hill). There is a person standing on the patio in the background.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a young couple sitting together on the steps to a house that appears to be Bernard Hill home on Douglas Road near Deer Lake. The couple appears to be Arthur Rowe and his wife Winnie Hill Rowe (daughter of Bernard Hill). There is a person standing on the patio in the background.
Names
Rowe, Arthur
Rowe, Winnie Hill
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4990 Canada Way
Burnaby - Canada Way
Accession Code
HV977.123.4
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1977
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
23-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.2 x 20.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of people sitting together on the steps to a house. It appears to be the Bernard Hill home on Douglas Road (now Canada Way) near Deer Lake. There are four men, three women and one girl. The couple sitting in the back to the right side of the photograph is Arthur Rowe and Winnie Hill Ro…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.2 x 20.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of people sitting together on the steps to a house. It appears to be the Bernard Hill home on Douglas Road (now Canada Way) near Deer Lake. There are four men, three women and one girl. The couple sitting in the back to the right side of the photograph is Arthur Rowe and Winnie Hill Rowe (daughter of Bernard Hill). The girl in a sailor shirt and pleated skirt sitting in the front appears to be Kitty Hill.
Names
Peers, Katherine Maude Hill "Kitty"
Rowe, Arthur
Rowe, Winnie Hill
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4990 Canada Way
Burnaby - Canada Way
Accession Code
HV977.123.20
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1977
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Related Material
For another photograph of the same group of women on the steps, see HV977.123.21
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
23-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.2 x 20.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of women sitting together on the steps to a house that appears to be Bernard Hill home on Douglas Road (now Canada Way) near Deer Lake. The three women, including Winnie Hill Rowe (daughter of Bernard Hill) on the right are sitting on the step just behind a girl in a sailor sh…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.2 x 20.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of women sitting together on the steps to a house that appears to be Bernard Hill home on Douglas Road (now Canada Way) near Deer Lake. The three women, including Winnie Hill Rowe (daughter of Bernard Hill) on the right are sitting on the step just behind a girl in a sailor shirt and pleated skirt sitting in the front, who appears to be Kitty Hill.
Names
Peers, Katherine Maude Hill "Kitty"
Rowe, Winnie Hill
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4990 Canada Way
Burnaby - Canada Way
Accession Code
HV977.123.21
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1977
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Related Material
For another photograph of the same group of women on the steps, see HV977.123.20
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
23-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Having tea on the porch

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a family having tea on the porch.There are two tables with tea and snacks, and some wicker chairs. An accompanying note in the accession file identifies the elderly man sitting on the rail as B.R. (Bernard Richard) Hill, and the man and the boy by the other side of the rail as Claude …
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a family having tea on the porch.There are two tables with tea and snacks, and some wicker chairs. An accompanying note in the accession file identifies the elderly man sitting on the rail as B.R. (Bernard Richard) Hill, and the man and the boy by the other side of the rail as Claude (son of Bernard Hill) and his son Kenneth. One of the women, unclear which one, is identified as "Maude's mother."
Subjects
Furniture
Names
Hill, Bernard R
Hill, A Claude
Hill, Kenneth
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - 4990 Canada Way
Accession Code
HV977.123.25
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1977
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
23-Aug-06
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Having tea on the porch

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto620
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a family having tea on a porch. There are three women and a young man who is sitting on a wicker chair. The women are pouring tea by the table. The location has been identified as the Bernard Hill family veranda.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a family having tea on a porch. There are three women and a young man who is sitting on a wicker chair. The women are pouring tea by the table. The location has been identified as the Bernard Hill family veranda.
Subjects
Furniture
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - 4990 Canada Way
Accession Code
HV977.123.26
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1977
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
23-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Hill brothers on a hay wagon

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto621
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of three boys and a dog riding on a mound of hay on a wagon. There is a man leading the horse pulling the wagon. This photograph was reproduced in Michael Sone's book, "Pioneer Tales of Burnaby," pg. 31. The caption reads: "Hill brothers and pet dog hitching ride on hay wagon on father…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of three boys and a dog riding on a mound of hay on a wagon. There is a man leading the horse pulling the wagon. This photograph was reproduced in Michael Sone's book, "Pioneer Tales of Burnaby," pg. 31. The caption reads: "Hill brothers and pet dog hitching ride on hay wagon on father's farm. Chap leading horse is probably remittance man often hired in those days." The description for photo 204-789, a cropped copy of this photo, identifies the boys as the Hill brothers Frank, Claude and Gerry and their pet dog riding on hay wagon on their father's farm.
Subjects
Animals - Dogs
Agriculture - Farms
Agriculture - Crops
Occupations - Agricultural Labourers
Transportation - Horses
Transportation - Wagons
Names
Hill, A Claude
Hill, Frank
Hill, Minard Gerald "Gerry"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - 4990 Canada Way
Accession Code
HV977.123.27
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1977
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
24-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Gathering by a house

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto622
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large gathering of people, men, women and children, in fine dresses and suits by a house with a picket fence. An accompanying note in the accession file identifies the photograph as taken on "sister's wedding" (possibly Winnie Hill Rowe) waiting to go into reception at B.R. Hill's (…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of a large gathering of people, men, women and children, in fine dresses and suits by a house with a picket fence. An accompanying note in the accession file identifies the photograph as taken on "sister's wedding" (possibly Winnie Hill Rowe) waiting to go into reception at B.R. Hill's (Bernard Richard Hill) house.
Subjects
Ceremonies - Weddings
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - 4990 Canada Way
Accession Code
HV977.123.28
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[190-?] (date of original), copied 1977
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
24-Aug-06
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-789
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Hill brothers Frank, Claude and Gerry and their pet dog riding on hay wagon on their father's farm.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-789
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Hill brothers Frank, Claude and Gerry and their pet dog riding on hay wagon on their father's farm.
Subjects
Animals - Dogs
Transportation - Horses
Agriculture - Crops
Agricultural Tools and Equipment
Names
Hill, A Claude
Hill, Frank
Hill, Minard Gerald "Gerry"
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - 4990 Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Item No.
204-793
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of English remittance men who worked on the farms of the Hill brothers, standing on the porch of the Bernard R. Hill house.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[190-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-793
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of English remittance men who worked on the farms of the Hill brothers, standing on the porch of the Bernard R. Hill house.
Subjects
Occupations - Agricultural Labourers
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - 4990 Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
Less detail

Portait of Chan Kow Hong’s Grandmother

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1900 and 1920]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; Digital
Scope and Content
Portrait of Chan Kow Hong’s grandmother, photographed in China. She is seated in a chair, wearing all black.
Administrative History
The Hong family run Hop-On Farm on Marine Drive in Burnaby. Many Hong family members worked on the farm including parents Sui Ha Hong and Hong Chan Kow, grandfather Hong Gay Tim, and uncles. The Hong family's great-grandfather was Hong Sui Wing. The Hong family had seven children, oldest to younges…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; Digital
Scope and Content
Portrait of Chan Kow Hong’s grandmother, photographed in China. She is seated in a chair, wearing all black.
Administrative History
The Hong family run Hop-On Farm on Marine Drive in Burnaby. Many Hong family members worked on the farm including parents Sui Ha Hong and Hong Chan Kow, grandfather Hong Gay Tim, and uncles. The Hong family's great-grandfather was Hong Sui Wing. The Hong family had seven children, oldest to youngest: Pauline, Josephine, Catherine, Norine, Gary, Darlene, and Marlene. This photo of Chan Kow Hong's Grandmother was taken when she was 99 years old. It was the last photo of her that was sent to her family in Canada. She longed for her sons to return home to China one day.
Names
Hop On Farms
Hong, Chan Kow
Accession Code
BV019.10.11
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[between 1900 and 1920]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
08-Feb-2019
Scale
96
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

Interview with Josephine Chow by Denise Fong February 7, 2020

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1900-2020] (interview content), interviewed Feb. 7, 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (00:43:19 min.)
Storage Location
Digital Only
Scope and Content
Recording consists of an interview with Josephine Chow (nee Hong) conducted by BVM researcher Denise Fong at the Burnaby Village Museum. Josephine describes her family history and recollects her childhood experiences in 1950s and 60s while growing with her family on their "Hop On" farm in Burnaby. …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1900-2020] (interview content), interviewed Feb. 7, 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Oral History Collection
Description Level
Item
Accession Code
BV020.6.1
Storage Location
Digital Only
Physical Description
1 mp3 recording (00:43:19 min.)
Material Details
Interviewer: Denise Fong Interviewee: Josephine Chow Location of Interview: Burnaby Village Museum Interview Date: February 7, 2020 Total Number of Tracks: 1 Total Length of all Tracks: 00:43:19
Media Type
Sound Recording
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Recording consists of an interview with Josephine Chow (nee Hong) conducted by BVM researcher Denise Fong at the Burnaby Village Museum. Josephine describes her family history and recollects her childhood experiences in 1950s and 60s while growing with her family on their "Hop On" farm in Burnaby. The farm is situated in the Big Bend area along Marine Drive and is still in operation today. 0:00-08:45 Josephine Chow provides some historical background on the history of “Hop On Farm” and her family in British Columbia. She tells of how her grandfather Gay Tim Hong and three partners pooled money together to purchase twelve acres on Marine Drive in 1951. Prior to this, most of them farmed on the Musqueam First Nation Reserve for 20-30 years. It all began when her great grandfather Hong Sui Wing, first came to Canada from China and slowly brought over her grandfather, father and other members of the family. Her grandfather, Gay Tim Hong went back and forth between Canada and China at least four times since he and her grandmother had four children including her father, who was born in 1931. Her father came to Canada at 10 years of age to live with his father. Josephine’s great grandfather came to Vancouver from Zhongshan county in Canton Province (also known as Guangdong). 8:46- 14:20 Josephine provides the names of her siblings from the eldest to the youngest; Pauline, Josephine (herself), Catherine, Noreen, Gary, Darlene and Marlene. She describes what life was like on the farm with her parents working from sunrise to sunset. The family farmed vegetable produce taking orders from local stores in the lower mainland. Often the children helped their parents with the orders starting at eight or nine years of age. Other workers on the farm travelled by bus from Vancouver’s Chinatown. She also tells of how her father was an animal lover and raised chickens, pigeons, geese, koy, goldfish and dogs. 14: 21 – 16:56 Josephine describes what Burnaby was like during the time that she grew up in the late 1950s. She explains that Burnaby was very quiet with nothing being open on Sundays. On the farm, she and her siblings would entertain themselves by playing games like soccer, baseball and kick ball or also by catching frogs, snails, caterpillars and ladybugs. There were neighbours living on Marine Drive and almost every house had someone who we went to the same elementary school. The neighbourhood children would often come to play with them on their farm. 16:56- 26:47 Josephine describes how when they were young there were farms all around them and how on Sunday drives with her father, they would go to feed horses or look at the cows. Josephine shares that her elder sister Pauline was the only one born in China and how when she first arrived that she lived on the Musqueam First Nations Reserve with their parents before they moved to Burnaby. Josephine recollects that most of her friends were farmer’s kids from the neighbourhood but while in school, she had more Caucasian friends. Josephine and her siblings attended Glenwood Elementary on Marine Drive and later Junior Secondary at McPherson Park (grades 8-10) and Burnaby South Senior Secondary (grades 11-12. ). She shares some of her experiences while attending school. She said that there were about a dozen Asians in school with her, mostly from farming families in the “Flats”. 26:48- 30:45 Josephine describes what life was like for her and her siblings after school. They often helped on the farm when they got home, usually taking care of orders for green onions. Her mother made dinner and did all of the cooking for family and workers on the farm as well as working in the fields. Her father did all of the grocery shopping in Vancouver’s Chinatown two or three times per week where he purchased meat and fish. She says that her grandfather, often travelled by bus every Saturday or Sunday to meet up with friends in Chinatown. Extracurricular activities for her and her siblings included volley ball and soccer as long as it didn’t interfere with their work schedule on the farm. 30:46- 37:03 Josephine describes what occurred while living at home, the food they ate, shopping and attending Chinese school. Her mother cooked only Chinese food, she didn’t know how to cook “Western food”. For school lunches, the kids made their own sandwiches. She tells of a Chinese language school arranged by Mrs. Joe [sic] who lived on Gilley Road and was Canadian born Chinese. Mrs. Joe [sic] also arranged an English class for farmer’s wives on Tuesday nights in which her mother attended. Josephine recollects learning Mandarin from Mrs. Joe [sic] a few days a week after her regular school. Chinese school took place at Riverway School on Meadow Avenue in Burnaby. Mrs. Joe also taught them a lot about Chinese culture including Kung Fu, Chinese Dance and Chinese brush painting. 37:04- 39:39 Josephine describes Medical Care for her and her family in the 1950s and 1960s. She tells of a female Chinese doctor in Vancouver, Dr. Madeline Chung. Dr. Chung was responsible for delivering a lot of Chinese babies including Josephine. The family also visited herbalists in Vancouver Chinatown. They would often buy herbs for colds etc. Josephine also tells of how her parents stayed in touch with family in China by writing letters. Her mother’s family, including her parents and siblings were still in China while most of her father’s family were here in Canada. 39:40- 43:19 – In closing, Josephine shares how life is much busier now and of how she misses the quietness of her days growing up. She briefly describes her life on the family farm now and how different it is from when her parents worked the farm. She explains how farming methods have changed and how they don’t have to work as hard as her parents did.
History/Biography
Interviewee biography: Josephine Chow (nee Hong) is the second eldest child of Chan Kow Hong and Sui Ha Hong. In 1925, Josephine's grandfather, Gay Tim Hong immigrated to Canada from Zhongshan county in Canton Province (also known as Guangdong). In 1952, her father, Chan Kow Hong joined his father, Gay Tim Hong and by 1953, he established "Hop On Farms" in the Big Bend area of Burnaby near Marine Drive. Josephine grew up on the farm with her parents and six siblings; Pauline, Catherine, Norine, Gary, Darlene and Marlene. In 1969, Josephine's elder sister Pauline and her husband Jack Chan took over the family farm and in 1972 their father and grandfather moved to Kamloops to open a restaurant. As an adult, Josephine worked in several different areas including owning and running her own Aesthetics business. Josephine eventually retired and returned to the farm to assist her siblings. The farm is still in operation. Interviewer biography: Denise Fong is a historical researcher at Burnaby Village Museum. She has degrees in Anthropology (BA) and Archaeology (MA), and is completing her doctoral degree at UBC in Interdisciplinary Studies. Her primary research interests are in Chinese Canadian history and critical heritage studies. She is the co-curator of BVM’s “Across the Pacific” exhibition, and the Museum of Vancouver’s “A Seat at the Table – Chinese Immigration and British Columbia”.
Notes
Title based on contents of interview
Creator
Burnaby Village Museum
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Persons - Immigrants
Agriculture - Farms
Education
Buildings - Schools
First Nations reserves - British Columbia
Names
Fong, Denise
Chow, Josephine
Glenwood Elementary School
McPherson Park School
Musqueam
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Byrne Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Audio Tracks

Interview with Josephine Chow by Denise Fong February 7, 2020

Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1901] (date of original), copied 1978
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Sprott farm property in the middle of winter, with trees, fields, buildings, and fences covered in snow. An annotation on the back of the photo reads: "On Mayfield farm in the middle of winter / looking towards Burnaby Lake."
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Sprott farm property in the middle of winter, with trees, fields, buildings, and fences covered in snow. An annotation on the back of the photo reads: "On Mayfield farm in the middle of winter / looking towards Burnaby Lake."
Subjects
Agriculture - Farms
Natural Phenomena - Snow
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Canada Way
Accession Code
HV978.1.12
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1901] (date of original), copied 1978
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
25-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy print accompanying
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1901]
Collection/Fonds
Buxton Family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : b&w
Item No.
513-004
Scope and Content
Photograph shows Leopold George Buxton at age eight. Leopold was the son of George Searby Buxton and Mary Isabel (nee Nattriss). Born 28 Feb 1893 in Reading England, he came to Canada with his parents in ca. 1911. He was a painter by trade and was educated at Kendrick School Reading and Queen Ma…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1901]
Collection/Fonds
Buxton Family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
513-004
Accession Number
2010-05
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : b&w
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph shows Leopold George Buxton at age eight. Leopold was the son of George Searby Buxton and Mary Isabel (nee Nattriss). Born 28 Feb 1893 in Reading England, he came to Canada with his parents in ca. 1911. He was a painter by trade and was educated at Kendrick School Reading and Queen Mary's School Basingstroke Hants. Leopold enlisted in the Canadian Infantry BC Regiment 7th Battlion during World War One. He died on April 24, 1915 and is buried at the Menin Gates (Ypres) memorial Belgium.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Portraits
Names
Buxton, Leopold George
Images
Less detail

Leopold, Bernard and Mary Buxton

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto64639
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1901]
Collection/Fonds
Buxton Family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : b&w
Item No.
513-011
Scope and Content
Photograph shows three of the children of George and Mary Buxton - Leopold, Bernard and Mary. George Buxton was born in England and was a carpenter by trade. He and his wife Mary Isabel (nee Nattriss) moved to Canada between 1911 and 1913 and had five children: Clara Violet (1910-1913), Mary (190…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1901]
Collection/Fonds
Buxton Family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
513-011
Accession Number
2010-05
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpeg) : b&w
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph shows three of the children of George and Mary Buxton - Leopold, Bernard and Mary. George Buxton was born in England and was a carpenter by trade. He and his wife Mary Isabel (nee Nattriss) moved to Canada between 1911 and 1913 and had five children: Clara Violet (1910-1913), Mary (1900-?), Alice Clarissa (Clissie) (1902-?), Bernard (1897-1972) and Leopold (1893-1951). The Buxton house remains a heritage landmark in Burnaby to this day. Leopold enlisted in the Canadian Infantry BC Regiment 7th Battlion during World War One. He died on April 24, 1915 and is buried at the Menin Gates (Ypres) memorial Belgium.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Portraits
Names
Buxton, Leopold George
Buxton, Mary Isabel
Buxton, Bernard Willian John
Geographic Access
England
Images
Less detail

"Happy Family" Cat Diorama

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto1092
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1904]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 9.8 x 12.4 cm mounted on cardboard 13.8 x 16.0 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a cat in a diorama box, with a mouse and two kittens cuddling by her side. Annotations on the front of the photo read: "Happy Family" and "Entered according to Act of the Parliament of Canada in the year 1904 by John Johnson; Vancouver B.C. at the Department of Agriculture."
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 9.8 x 12.4 cm mounted on cardboard 13.8 x 16.0 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a cat in a diorama box, with a mouse and two kittens cuddling by her side. Annotations on the front of the photo read: "Happy Family" and "Entered according to Act of the Parliament of Canada in the year 1904 by John Johnson; Vancouver B.C. at the Department of Agriculture."
Subjects
Animals - Cats
Geographic Access
British Columbia
Accession Code
HV972.117.9
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[1904]
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
15-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1904]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 5.5 x 5.5 cm on page 11.5 x 14 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-152
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph taken looking north from the home of Claude Hill (known as Brookfield). Claude can be seen at the far right of the photograph. A road (probably Douglas Road) can be seen in the background. This property is currently the site of the Burnaby Village Museum.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1904]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-152
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 5.5 x 5.5 cm on page 11.5 x 14 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph taken looking north from the home of Claude Hill (known as Brookfield). Claude can be seen at the far right of the photograph. A road (probably Douglas Road) can be seen in the background. This property is currently the site of the Burnaby Village Museum.
Names
Hill, Louis Claude "Claude"
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1904]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 5 x 7.5 cm on page 11.5 x 14 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-164
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph taken looking north from the home of Claude Hill. This house, known as Brookfield, was in the Burnaby Lake area and was home to the Hill family until about 1906. The property is the current site of the Burnaby Village Museum. To the right can be seen a road which is most likely Douglas R…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1904]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-164
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 5 x 7.5 cm on page 11.5 x 14 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph taken looking north from the home of Claude Hill. This house, known as Brookfield, was in the Burnaby Lake area and was home to the Hill family until about 1906. The property is the current site of the Burnaby Village Museum. To the right can be seen a road which is most likely Douglas Road (later Canada Way).
Subjects
Plants - Trees
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail

Miss Harry and Kitty Off to Get the Mail

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto39543
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1904]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph ; sepia ; 7.2 x 10 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-862
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harriet Woodward with Kitty sitting in a horse drawn cart on the Hill family property known as Brookfield. The photograph is taken looking towards the northeast and Douglas Road can be seen in the background along with Bernard Hill's house (later 4990 Canada Way). In the foreground …
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1904]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-862
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph ; sepia ; 7.2 x 10 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Harriet Woodward with Kitty sitting in a horse drawn cart on the Hill family property known as Brookfield. The photograph is taken looking towards the northeast and Douglas Road can be seen in the background along with Bernard Hill's house (later 4990 Canada Way). In the foreground to the left, a box camera is visible sitting on the ground.
Subjects
Transportation - Carts
Transportation - Horses
Names
Peers, Katherine Maude Hill "Kitty"
Woodward, Harriet
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - 4990 Canada Way
Burnaby - Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1908]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 8.8 x 14 cm
Item No.
449-009
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard taken looking northwest along Douglas Road (now Canada Way) near Stanley Street. Two unidentified people are standing next to a wooden fence running alongside the road (above Lubbock's Creek) and a number of houses (including the Sprott house) are visible in the background. To…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1908]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
449-009
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia postcard ; 8.8 x 14 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photographic postcard taken looking northwest along Douglas Road (now Canada Way) near Stanley Street. Two unidentified people are standing next to a wooden fence running alongside the road (above Lubbock's Creek) and a number of houses (including the Sprott house) are visible in the background. To the right is Burnaby Lake. Stamped at the top of the postcard is "Douglas Road, Burnaby / New Westminster BC."
Subjects
Geographic Features - Lakes and Ponds
Documentary Artifacts - Postcards
Geographic Features - Roads
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - Stanley Street
Burnaby - Deer Lake
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lakeview-Mayfield Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1905]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 10.5 cm on page 14 x 17.5 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-175
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of workers in the field picking crops on the farm belonging to F.J. Hart. The property was on the corner of Douglas Road (later Canada Way) and Sperling Avenue although the Hart House was located at 6664 Deer Lake Avenue.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1905]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-175
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 10.5 cm on page 14 x 17.5 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of workers in the field picking crops on the farm belonging to F.J. Hart. The property was on the corner of Douglas Road (later Canada Way) and Sperling Avenue although the Hart House was located at 6664 Deer Lake Avenue.
Subjects
Agriculture - Crops
Occupations - Agricultural Labourers
Agriculture - Farms
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail

Crowd gathered at Sperling Avenue and Douglas Road

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38857
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1905]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 6 x 10.5 cm on page 14 x 17.5 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-176
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd of people gathered near the corner of Sperling Avenue and Douglas Road (later Canada Way). A sign in the background reads: "Burnaby By the Lakes Business Sites."
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1905]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-176
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 6 x 10.5 cm on page 14 x 17.5 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a crowd of people gathered near the corner of Sperling Avenue and Douglas Road (later Canada Way). A sign in the background reads: "Burnaby By the Lakes Business Sites."
Subjects
Persons - Crowds
Geographic Features - Roads
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail

Kitty, M. Sprott and Mr. Nicholson

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto39433
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1905
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5.5 x 8.1 cm
Item No.
477-752
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of (l t r): Muriel Sprott, Kitty Hill and Malcolm Nicholson. This photograph was likely taken at the home of Mr. Nicholson, on Douglas Road (now Canada Way).
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1905
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-752
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5.5 x 8.1 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of (l t r): Muriel Sprott, Kitty Hill and Malcolm Nicholson. This photograph was likely taken at the home of Mr. Nicholson, on Douglas Road (now Canada Way).
Subjects
Agriculture - Farms
Names
Nicholson, Malcolm
Peers, Katherine Maude Hill "Kitty"
Sprott, Muriel
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1905]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 10 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-863
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the house belonging to Bernard Hill in the Burnaby Lake area on what is now Canada Way. Douglas Road runs through the foreground.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1905]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-863
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7.5 x 10 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the house belonging to Bernard Hill in the Burnaby Lake area on what is now Canada Way. Douglas Road runs through the foreground.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4990 Canada Way
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1906]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 14.5 cm on mat 11 x 15.5 cm
Item No.
477-051
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph taken of the wedding party showing (l to r, standing): Arthur Rowe, Winnie Hill Rowe, Trevor Rowe, and Miss Lister. Kitty Hill, the flower girl, is seated. Winnie Rowe was the daughter of Bernard R. Hill who, with his brother L. Claude Hill, was an early settler of the Burnaby Lake area…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1906]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-051
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 14.5 cm on mat 11 x 15.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph taken of the wedding party showing (l to r, standing): Arthur Rowe, Winnie Hill Rowe, Trevor Rowe, and Miss Lister. Kitty Hill, the flower girl, is seated. Winnie Rowe was the daughter of Bernard R. Hill who, with his brother L. Claude Hill, was an early settler of the Burnaby Lake area. The flower girl, Kitty Hill, was Claude's daughter. This photograph may have been taken in front of Bernard Hill's home on Douglas Road.
Subjects
Ceremonies - Weddings
Names
Hill Family
Lister, Miss
Peers, Katherine Maude Hill "Kitty"
Rowe, Arthur
Rowe, Trevor
Rowe, Winnie Hill
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4990 Canada Way
Burnaby - Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
Less detail

Looking south from Bernard Hill's house

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto39527
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1906
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.8 x 17 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-846
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the fields and farmland looking southeast from the home of Bernard Hill down Douglas Road towards Deer Lake Brook. In the foreground view can be seen what is the present-day Kensington Avenue freeway entrance and No. 1 Firehall site on Sperling Avenue. The cabin that can be seen to …
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1906
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-846
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11.8 x 17 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the fields and farmland looking southeast from the home of Bernard Hill down Douglas Road towards Deer Lake Brook. In the foreground view can be seen what is the present-day Kensington Avenue freeway entrance and No. 1 Firehall site on Sperling Avenue. The cabin that can be seen to the left in the background is an unknown residence further along Douglas Road near Rayside Drive and the cabin that is just visible in the centre background of the photograph (between treeline split) belonged to Mr. Nicholson. It was later torn down when Bernard Hill's brother Claude Hill built his home, Broadview at that location. To the extreme right of the picture on the opposite side of Douglas Road is the property of Claude Hill's first Burnaby home also known as Brookfield (the current location of the Burnaby Village Museum).
Subjects
Agriculture - Farms
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4990 Canada Way
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Deer Lake Brook
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
Less detail

Mowing at Gaines' Farm, Burnaby

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto39548
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1906]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 17 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-867
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a farmer driving a team of two horses mowing hay in a field. The photograph bears the caption "Mowing at Gaines' farm" and is accompanied by a notation in the album indicating that the field was across Douglas Road from Brookfield, the home of Claude Hill. This property belonged to …
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1906]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-867
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 17 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a farmer driving a team of two horses mowing hay in a field. The photograph bears the caption "Mowing at Gaines' farm" and is accompanied by a notation in the album indicating that the field was across Douglas Road from Brookfield, the home of Claude Hill. This property belonged to Claude's brother Bernard Hill and was later known as 4990 Canada Way. The man is unidentified. In the background to the west can be seen Burnaby Lake and to the left the Pole Line Road (later Sperling Avenue) and to the right, Douglas Road and an unidentified house. This is the current location of the Kensington Avenue freeway interchange.
Photographer
Cooksley, W.T.
Subjects
Agriculture - Crops
Agricultural Tools and Equipment
Animals - Horses
Occupations - Farmers
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - 4990 Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
Less detail

Looking down north Poleline Hill

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto796
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1908]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.32 x 25.4 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph looking north along the Pole Line Road (later Sperling Avenue). To the far left is Deer Lake and at the top right is Burnaby Lake. The smoke and debris from land clearing is a result of logging operations being carried out by the Doran Brothers logging company, the Deer Lake Mill Company…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.32 x 25.4 cm print
Material Details
inscribed in pencil, verso, l.l. "Looking down north Poleline Hill (now Sperling) Deer Lake at left. "
Scope and Content
Photograph looking north along the Pole Line Road (later Sperling Avenue). To the far left is Deer Lake and at the top right is Burnaby Lake. The smoke and debris from land clearing is a result of logging operations being carried out by the Doran Brothers logging company, the Deer Lake Mill Company. Above Deer Lake, Douglas Road is visible with Claude Hill's Brookfield property (later 6501 Deer Lake Avenue) on the south side of the road and Bernard Hill's home on the north side (later 4990 Canada Way). Just northeast of Brookfield is the George Clayton farm (amongst the trees) on what would later become the Henry and Grace Ceperley estate grounds known as Fairacres. The house in the centre of the picture is the Walker house (later 5255 Sperling Avenue). Mountains can be seen to the north.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Geographic Features - Roads
Industries - Forestry
Logging/lumber industry
Names
Deer Lake Mill Company
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Pole Line Road
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - 4990 Canada Way
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Canada Way
Accession Code
HV976.139.47
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1908]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
22-Aug-06
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail

St. Alban's Anglican Church

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto35003
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1909] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Patterson family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w postcard ; 8.5 x 11.8 cm
Item No.
171-024
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph on a postcard of the exterior of St. Alban's Anglican Church at 7717 19th Avenue, near Douglas Road (now Canada Way) and Edmonds Street.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1909] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Patterson family fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
171-024
Accession Number
BHS986-20
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w postcard ; 8.5 x 11.8 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph on a postcard of the exterior of St. Alban's Anglican Church at 7717 19th Avenue, near Douglas Road (now Canada Way) and Edmonds Street.
Subjects
Buildings - Religious - Churches
Documentary Artifacts - Postcards
Names
St Albans Anglican Church
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7717 19th Avenue
Burnaby - 19th Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Edmonds Area
Images
Less detail

Dugald Campbell Patterson, Sr

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto564
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1910 and 1914] (date of original), copied 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.32 x 25.4 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph portrait of Dugald Campbell Patterson, Sr.
Administrative History
Dugald Campbell Patterson Sr. arrived in Burnaby in 1894. He worked for Armstrong Morrison & Balfour and later became foreman boilermaker for the Vancouver Engineering Works. He was the first postmaster of Edmonds in 1909, and was elected a school trustee in 1912. He was a Director of the British C…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.32 x 25.4 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph portrait of Dugald Campbell Patterson, Sr.
Administrative History
Dugald Campbell Patterson Sr. arrived in Burnaby in 1894. He worked for Armstrong Morrison & Balfour and later became foreman boilermaker for the Vancouver Engineering Works. He was the first postmaster of Edmonds in 1909, and was elected a school trustee in 1912. He was a Director of the British Columbia Electric and Water Heat Company and was a member of the New Westminster Board of Trade. He founded an insurance and real estate company in Burnaby and New Westminster. Dugald Campbell Patterson Sr. was born in Partick, Scotland on January 2, 1860. He attended the Glasgow common school, and worked as a ship joiner at Barclay Curle & Company (founded in 1818) in Whiteinch, Scotland. After some years of study, he was employed in the Anchor Line Shipyards (founded in 1856) in Partick. Dugald arrived in Canada on July 1, 1884, and would soon add a second "T" to the spelling of his last name (changing it from "Paterson" to "Patterson"). He married Frances Mabel Webb on February 7, 1891. Together they helped form the Central Park Horticultural Society.Known for his expertise in the field of engineering, Dugald accepted a unique commission at the beginning of World War One. He travelled overseas to supervise a group of Canadians in the construction of submarines on the Clyde River in Glasgow. It was here that he sustained an injury which left him in a wheel chair. Upon his return home, he remained active in both municipal affairs and the arts. He developed a plan that would preserve ravines as parks in Burnaby, and he published a book of poetry. Dugald also served his communty through his membership in the Knights of Pythias,the Canadian Order of Forresters and the Home Reunion Association. Dugald died in Vancouver, BC on June 25, 1931. [Biography provided by Raymond Reitsma].
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Portraits
Names
Patterson, Dugald C Sr
Geographic Access
British Columbia - New Westminster
Accession Code
HV977.99.6
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[between 1910 and 1914] (date of original), copied 1977
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
23-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
Samuel J. Ritchie
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
An annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "B. Paterson's [sic] father (Dougal [sic] Campbell Patterson). Owner Vulcan Iron Works, New Westminster, B.C. (He also started real estate business at Edmonds and K'way [Kingsway]."
For more information on D.C. Patterson's family, see Michael Sone's book, "Pioneer Tales of Burnaby," pg. 60.
The photographer Samuel J. Ritchie was active in New Westminster from 1910 to 1914. For reference, see David Mattison's Camera Workers: The British Columbia Photographic Directory, 1858-1950 - R - Volume 2 (1901-1950)
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Fraser Valley Nurseries

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto575
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[191-?] (date of original), copied 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.32 x 25.4 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the grounds of the Fraser Valley Nurseries. The grounds are fenced with wire and wooden posts.There is a large sign on the left of the photograph that reads "The Fraser Valley Nurseries, Ltd." There are a few barns or sheds on the nursery grounds. Behind the nursery can be seen a la…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.32 x 25.4 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the grounds of the Fraser Valley Nurseries. The grounds are fenced with wire and wooden posts.There is a large sign on the left of the photograph that reads "The Fraser Valley Nurseries, Ltd." There are a few barns or sheds on the nursery grounds. Behind the nursery can be seen a large body of water, most likely Burnaby Lake. The accession register and the inscription on the photograph identify the location as just off Douglas Road (now Canada Way). The annotation on the back of the photograph reads: "Located off Canada Way."
Subjects
Buildings - Agricultural - Nurseries
Names
Fraser Valley Nurseries
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - Nursery Street
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake
Accession Code
HV977.99.17
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[191-?] (date of original), copied 1977
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lakeview-Mayfield Area
Related Material
For the right side of the two part panorama of the nurseries, see HV977.99.19
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
23-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Fraser Valley Nurseries

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto577
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[191-?] (date of original), copied 1977
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the grounds of the Fraser Valley Nurseries. The grounds are fenced with wire and wooden posts. There are a few barns or sheds on the nursery grounds. Behind the nursery can be seen a large body of water, most likely Burnaby Lake. The accession register identifies the location as j…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 25.2 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the grounds of the Fraser Valley Nurseries. The grounds are fenced with wire and wooden posts. There are a few barns or sheds on the nursery grounds. Behind the nursery can be seen a large body of water, most likely Burnaby Lake. The accession register identifies the location as just off Douglas Road (now Canada Way). An annotation on the back of the photo reads: "View Fraser Valley Nurseries."
Subjects
Buildings - Agricultural - Nurseries
Names
Fraser Valley Nurseries
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - Nursery Street
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake
Accession Code
HV977.99.19
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[191-?] (date of original), copied 1977
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lakeview-Mayfield Area
Related Material
For the left side of the two part panorama of the nurseries, see HV977.99.17
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
23-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
Less detail
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1910]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.1 x 10.7 cm photogravure
Scope and Content
Photograph is photogravure on paper of a house on the side of a path. The area appears wooded. The inscription and the accession register identify the house as the residence of Mr. and Mrs. B.R. Hill on Douglas Road, built about 1892, with an addition to the house built about 1905.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.1 x 10.7 cm photogravure
Material Details
An annotation in pencil is written on the back of the photograph
Scope and Content
Photograph is photogravure on paper of a house on the side of a path. The area appears wooded. The inscription and the accession register identify the house as the residence of Mr. and Mrs. B.R. Hill on Douglas Road, built about 1892, with an addition to the house built about 1905.
Subjects
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4990 Canada Way
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Accession Code
HV976.51.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1910]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
18-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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First Central Park B.P. Boy Scouts, Central Park, BC

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto1054
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1910]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12.3 x 17.8 cm mounted on cardboard 22.0 x 27.0 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the First Central Park Troop of Boy Scouts. They are wearing uniforms and posed outside in front of bleachers at Central Park. There are 28 boys ranging in age from about seven to twelve, and four adults. A boy in the back row is holding a Union Jack with a circle in the middle in whi…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12.3 x 17.8 cm mounted on cardboard 22.0 x 27.0 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the First Central Park Troop of Boy Scouts. They are wearing uniforms and posed outside in front of bleachers at Central Park. There are 28 boys ranging in age from about seven to twelve, and four adults. A boy in the back row is holding a Union Jack with a circle in the middle in which is written, "B.P.B.S. / 1st / Central Park / Troop." A caption printed on the bottom front of the frame reads, "First Central Park B.P. Boy Scouts, Central Park, B.C." A annotation on the back of the photo reads, "Mr. Robertson."
Subjects
Organizations - Boys Societies and Clubs
Clothing - Uniforms
Names
Boy Scouts of Canada
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Imperial Street
Burnaby - 3883 Imperial Street
Burnaby - Central Park
Accession Code
HV973.152.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1910]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Related Material
See HV973.152.2 for another photograph of the first central park BP boy scouts.
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
16-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on caption of photograph
Images
Less detail

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