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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 13, 1981
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 22.5 cm
Item No.
480-220
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of three farmers wearing straw hats and plastic shawls working in the rain in an onion field on the Burnaby flats near Meadow Street (now named Meadow Avenue).
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
July 13, 1981
Collection/Fonds
Columbian Newspaper collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
480-220
Accession Number
2003-02
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 22.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of three farmers wearing straw hats and plastic shawls working in the rain in an onion field on the Burnaby flats near Meadow Street (now named Meadow Avenue).
Photographer
Battistoni, Peter
Subjects
Occupations - Farmers
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Newspaper clipping on verso of photograph reads: "WET WORK... Plastic sheets and broad straw hats protect field workers from the cool, wet elements at a farm on the Burnaby flats near Meadow Street this week. More seasonal weather, however, including rising temperatures and clearly [sic] skies, promises that life in the onion fields will be more tolerable, at least for the next little while."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Meadow Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
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Claude Hill leading a cow

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38756
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1910]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 8 cm on page 11.5 x 14 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-075
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Claude Hill leading a cow with a rope. The photograph was likely taken at the Hill family home, known as Broadview, on Buckingham Avenue.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1910]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-075
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 8 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 of Claude Hill leading a cow with a rope. The photograph was likely taken at the Hill family home, known as Broadview, on Buckingham Avenue.
Subjects
Animals - Cows
Occupations - Farmers
Names
Hill, Louis Claude "Claude"
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Buckingham Avenue
Burnaby - 5730 Buckingham Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1905]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 4.5 x 7.5 cm on page 14 x 17.5 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-182
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Claude Hill leading a cow along his property near Deer Lake, in the Burnaby Lake area. His daughter, Kitty, wrote the caption "Dad at Deer Lake" next to this photograph.
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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.
477-182
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 4.5 x 7.5 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 Claude Hill leading a cow along his property near Deer Lake, in the Burnaby Lake area. His daughter, Kitty, wrote the caption "Dad at Deer Lake" next to this photograph.
Subjects
Animals - Cows
Occupations - Farmers
Names
Hill, Louis Claude "Claude"
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying 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
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Interview with Diane Stiglish by Eric Damer December 4, 2012 - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Diane Stiglish's parents. Diane tells a story of her mother being suspected of a crime. She also mentions other mushroom growers in Burnaby and goes on to describe various activities undertaken by her parents (by sharing a number of photographs with the int…
Date Range
1943-1967
Length
0:09:52
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Diane Stiglish's parents. Diane tells a story of her mother being suspected of a crime. She also mentions other mushroom growers in Burnaby and goes on to describe various activities undertaken by her parents (by sharing a number of photographs with the interviewer).
Date Range
1943-1967
Photo Info
Diane Stiglish with her parents and older brother in New Westminster, 1955. Item no. 549-067.
Length
0:09:52
Subject
Agriculture - Farms
Occupations - Farmers
Interviewer
Damer, Eric
Interview Date
December 4, 2012
Scope and Content
Recording is an interview with Diane Stiglish conducted by Burnaby Village Museum employee Eric Damer, December 4, 2012. Major theme discussed: mushroom farming.
Biographical Notes
F.J. "Jack" Stiglish (originally spelt Stiglich) and his wife bought a Burnaby home in 1943 at Keswick Street, just south of the Lougheed Highway, and took up mushroom farming. By the time their daughter Diane was born five years later in New Westminster, the F.J. Stiglish mushroom farm was an established business. Mushrooms grown at the F.J. Stiglish farm were sent off to Money’s Mushrooms to be packaged and retailed. Later, mushroom growers bought out Money’s to form the Fraser Valley Mushroom Growers Co-op and nominated Jack Stiglish as their first president. Jack then entered a float in the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) parade and set up a mushroom booth at the fair. In 1969 Jack Stiglish sold the mushroom farm and he and his wife moved next to their trailer court business just down the road. Diane’s brother Allan Stiglich (his family name returned to the original spelling) moved to Langley to open a large mushroom farm of his own which he established with the help of his father. Diane Stiglish began a career with BC Tel.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:46:06
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Interviewee Name
Stiglish, Diane
Interview Location
Burnaby Village Museum
Interviewer Bio
Eric Damer is a lifelong British Columbian born in Victoria, raised in Kamloops, and currently residing in Burnaby. After studying philosophy at the University of Victoria, he became interested in the educational forces that had shaped his own life. He completed master’s and doctoral degrees in educational studies at the University of British Columbia with a particular interest in the history of adult and higher education in the province. In 2012, Eric worked for the City of Burnaby as a field researcher and writer, conducting interviews for the City Archives and Museum Oral History Program.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burna-Boom Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS171-026_ Track_4
Transcript Available
None
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track four of recording of interview with Diane Stiglish

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Interview with Reidun Seim by Kathy Bossort January 13, 2016 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory652
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about her father’s chicken farm. She describes the farm buildings, other animals on the farm, and how her father operated the chicken farm, especially his approach to keeping the chickens disease free. She also talks about cutting down the …
Date Range
1934-1990
Length
0:15:30
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Reidun Seim talking about her father’s chicken farm. She describes the farm buildings, other animals on the farm, and how her father operated the chicken farm, especially his approach to keeping the chickens disease free. She also talks about cutting down the alder at the back of the property for the chicken run, and building rock walls and a driveway with rocks taken off the property. She also describes how the property was subdivided in the 1980s.
Date Range
1934-1990
Length
0:15:30
Subject
Occupations - Farmers
Animals - Poultry
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7300 Block Curtis Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Lochdale Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
January 13, 2016
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Reidun Seim conducted by Kathy Bossort. Reidun Seim was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Reidun Seim’s memories about her parent’s farm on Curtis Street, events in her childhood, and the people who lived in or visited her neighborhood. She takes us on a tour of her neighborhood in the 1940s, telling us stories about families who lived on Curtis Street on and east of 7300 block, including people who lived on Burnaby Mountain in the old Hastings Grove subdivision above the end of municipal water service at Philips Avenue. She describes changes to Curtis Street, particularly after it provided access to Simon Fraser University in 1965. She also talks about her teaching career, and about how she values the green space and conservation area on Burnaby Mountain.
Biographical Notes
Reidun Seim was born in 1931 in Vancouver B.C. to Sjur and Martine Seim. Sjur and Martine Seim emigrated to Canada from Norway in 1930, and after settling in Vancouver, moved to an acre of land and a new home at the base of Burnaby Mountain in 1932. Sjur attended UBC to learn about poultry farming and began his own chicken and egg business in 1935. The farm animals and large garden also contributed to the family’s livelihood and self-sufficiency. The Curtis Street neighborhood was a lively place and extended well up Curtis Street on the west slope of Burnaby Mountain, where Reidun would babysit for families. Reidun attended Sperling Avenue Elementary School (Gr. 1-8), Burnaby North High School, and Vancouver Normal School for teacher training in 1950-1951. She began teaching primary grades in Port Coquitlam at James Park School. Most of her career was spent in North Delta, teaching at Kennedy and Annieville schools from 1954-1958, appointed Primary Consultant (1958-1960) and Primary Supervisor (1960-1985), before retiring in 1986. Reidun lived at home with her parents on Curtis Street, commuting to Delta, and continues to live in the original farmhouse.
Total Tracks
14
Total Length
2:35:58
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Interviewee Name
Seim, Reidun
Interview Location
Burnaby City Hall in the Law Library
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-017_Track_3
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track three of interview with Reidun Seim

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[194-] (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.
204-088
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Farrington brothers; Richard and Thomas. Thomas and Richard Farrington founded Wheat Sheaf Poultry Ranch in 1919. It was located at 3907 Chesham Avenue (later renumbered 5384 Chesham Avenue).
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[194-] (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-088
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.7 x 17.8 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Farrington brothers; Richard and Thomas. Thomas and Richard Farrington founded Wheat Sheaf Poultry Ranch in 1919. It was located at 3907 Chesham Avenue (later renumbered 5384 Chesham Avenue).
Subjects
Occupations - Farmers
Occupations - Entrepreneurs
Agriculture - Poultry
Names
Farrington, Richard
Farrington, Thomas
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1938] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.4 x 2.4 cm print on contact sheet 20.6 x 26.1 cm
Item No.
370-546
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Bill Dunbar working in a field at Sperling Avenue and Douglas Road.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1938] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-546
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.4 x 2.4 cm print on contact sheet 20.6 x 26.1 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Bill Dunbar working in a field at Sperling Avenue and Douglas Road.
Subjects
Occupations - Farmers
Agricultural Tools and Equipment
Names
Dunbar, Bill
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
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Jesse Love's Fruit Farm, Burnaby, BC

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1900]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12.8 x 17.8 cm mounted on cardboard 14.7 x 19.8 cm
Item No.
022-004
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of members of the Love family kneeling in a strawberry field. Left to right: Jesse Love (father), Leonard, Phoebe, Martha, Minnie, Martha Love (mother), and Sarah. The small building at the extreme left of the picture was George Love's (oldest of the Love's children) first sash and doo…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1900]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
022-004
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 12.8 x 17.8 cm mounted on cardboard 14.7 x 19.8 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of members of the Love family kneeling in a strawberry field. Left to right: Jesse Love (father), Leonard, Phoebe, Martha, Minnie, Martha Love (mother), and Sarah. The small building at the extreme left of the picture was George Love's (oldest of the Love's children) first sash and door outlet. He later built Love's Sash and Door Factory on the south side of Edmonds Street just west of 6th Street. The original farm was located in East Burnaby, on Cumberland Road. In 1988, this house was moved to the site of the Burnaby Village Museum at Deer Lake Avenue.
Photographer
Cooksley, W.T.
Subjects
Agriculture - Farms
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Occupations - Farmers
Names
Love, Jesse
Love, Leonard
Love, Martha
Love, Martha Leonard
Love, Minnie
Love, Phoebe
Love, Sarah
Notes
Annotation bottom of the photograph reads, "Jesse Love's Fruit Farm, Burnaby, BC"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Cumberland Road
Burnaby - Cumberland Street
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Cariboo-Armstrong Area
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William Brenchley farm

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1890 and 1895] (date of original), copied 1985
Collection/Fonds
W.E. Brenchley collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.8 x 12.5 cm print
Item No.
146-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a farm hand and horse team inside a large stump, taken on William Brenchley's farm. The farm was located at the northeast corner of Kingsway and 10th Avenue.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1890 and 1895] (date of original), copied 1985
Collection/Fonds
W.E. Brenchley collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
146-002
Accession Number
BHS985-16
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.8 x 12.5 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a farm hand and horse team inside a large stump, taken on William Brenchley's farm. The farm was located at the northeast corner of Kingsway and 10th Avenue.
Photographer
Thompson, S.J.
Subjects
Agriculture - Farms
Transportation - Horses
Plants - Trees
Occupations - Farmers
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 10th Avenue
Burnaby - Kingsway
Historic Neighbourhood
Edmonds (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Edmonds Area
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Frank and Bill Price eating raspberries

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[192-] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5.8 x 8.2 cm print
Item No.
315-447
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of father and son, Frank and William "Bill" Price, eating raspberries while picking them at their family property on Royal Oak Avenue at Oakland Street, in the area north of Kingsway.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[192-] (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Centennial Anthology series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
315-447
Accession Number
BHS994-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5.8 x 8.2 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of father and son, Frank and William "Bill" Price, eating raspberries while picking them at their family property on Royal Oak Avenue at Oakland Street, in the area north of Kingsway.
Subjects
Occupations - Farmers
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Geographic Features - Gardens
Names
Price, Frank
Price, William Francis "Bill" (1905-1993)
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Royal Oak Avenue
Burnaby - Oakland Street
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Marlborough Area
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1905]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 3 x 10 cm on page 14 x 17.5 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-178
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a farmer in a field gathering hay and loading it on a wagon being pulled by a horse. A label in the photograph album indicates that the horse's name is Tom. This photograph appears to have been taken at the home of Claude Hill in the Burnaby Lake area.
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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.
477-178
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 3 x 10 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 farmer in a field gathering hay and loading it on a wagon being pulled by a horse. A label in the photograph album indicates that the horse's name is Tom. This photograph appears to have been taken at the home of Claude Hill in the Burnaby Lake area.
Subjects
Agriculture - Crops
Animals - Horses
Occupations - Farmers
Transportation - Wagons
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
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Haying on the Hill farm

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38861
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1905]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 5.7 x 10.5 cm on page 14 x 17.5 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-180
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of two farmers loading hay into a horse-drawn wagon at the home of Claude Hill, in the Burnaby Lake area. The horse's name is Tom.
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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.
477-180
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 5.7 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 two farmers loading hay into a horse-drawn wagon at the home of Claude Hill, in the Burnaby Lake area. The horse's name is Tom.
Subjects
Agriculture - Crops
Animals - Horses
Occupations - Farmers
Transportation - Wagons
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1905]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 8 x 5.5 cm on page 14 x 17.5 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-183
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Claude Hill on a hay rake being pulled by the workhorse, "Tom." His daughter, Kitty, wrote the caption "Dad at Deer Lake" next to this photograph.
  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.
477-183
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 8 x 5.5 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 Claude Hill on a hay rake being pulled by the workhorse, "Tom." His daughter, Kitty, wrote the caption "Dad at Deer Lake" next to this photograph.
Subjects
Agriculture - Crops
Animals - Horses
Occupations - Farmers
Agricultural Tools and Equipment
Names
Hill Family
Hill, Louis Claude "Claude"
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying 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
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Mowing at Gaines' Farm, Burnaby

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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
A/V 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 …
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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
A/V 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
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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 x 16 cm on page 21.5 x 28 cm (pasted in album)
Item No.
477-870
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of farmers in the field gathering hay with horse and wagons. In the middle of the photograph three men pose with a horse and hay wagon. The man on the right (with white shirt) is Bernard Hill. The bearded man may be Malcolm Nicholson (from whom Claude Hill bought the land to build his h…
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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.
477-870
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 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 farmers in the field gathering hay with horse and wagons. In the middle of the photograph three men pose with a horse and hay wagon. The man on the right (with white shirt) is Bernard Hill. The bearded man may be Malcolm Nicholson (from whom Claude Hill bought the land to build his home, Broadview). The other man is unidentified. This photograph was taken on the Broadview site, looking south, roughly at the corner of Sperling Avenue and Rugby Avenue, towards Buckingham Avenue.
Subjects
Agriculture - Crops
Transportation - Horses
Transportation - Wagons
Occupations - Farmers
Names
Hill, Bernard R.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Buckingham Avenue
Burnaby - Rugby Avenue
Burnaby - Pole Line Road
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
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Interview with Maureen Olofson by Kathy Bossort October 14, 2015 - Track 2

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory570
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Maureen Olofson’s description of the operation and location of the Olofson’s mink ranch, the challenges of raising mink, and when the family gave up the farm in 1950/51. She describes how she and her sister Anita Lea used a bicycle to go to school.
Date Range
1942-1952
Length
0:14:54
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Maureen Olofson’s description of the operation and location of the Olofson’s mink ranch, the challenges of raising mink, and when the family gave up the farm in 1950/51. She describes how she and her sister Anita Lea used a bicycle to go to school.
Date Range
1942-1952
Length
0:14:54
Name
Olofson, Axel
GAK Fur Farm
Sperling Avenue School
Subject
Agriculture
Industries - Fur Trade
Occupations - Farmers
Transportation
Persons - Children
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Historic Neighbourhood
Lochdale (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Westridge Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 14, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Maureen Olofson conducted by Kathy Bossort. Maureen Olofson was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Maureen Olofson’s memories of growing up on her parent’s Burnaby Mountain mink ranch between 1942 and 1950 and about the operation of the farm. She also talks about her parents’ history, her teaching career, and her thoughts about the beauty and value of Burnaby Mountain’s natural area.
Biographical Notes
Maureen Olofson was born 1938 in Glote, Harjedalen, Sweden, to Axel (1906-1998) and Kerstin Margareta (1906-1980). Axel and Kerstin Olofson, who had separately immigrated to Canada in 1928 and 1913 respectively, married in Canada and then returned to Sweden where Maureen was born. They moved to Burnaby in 1942 with their daughters Maureen and Anita Lea, and bought land and a mink ranch on Burnaby Mountain with their partners Gus Skofteby and Karin Ericksson (Kerstin’s sister). The GAK Fur Farm, located in the old Hastings Grove subdivision on 4th Avenue near Curtis Street, was one of the largest mink ranches in BC, an award winning operation with over 1200 mink animals. In 1950 the partners sold the land and the Olofson family moved to rented homes on Sperling Avenue. In 1952 Axel sold the last of his minks and opened a sporting goods store on Hastings Street. In 1954 the family moved to North Vancouver where Axel Olofson reestablished his sports business. Maureen attended Sperling Avenue School from Gr. 1 to Gr. 8 and Burnaby North High School to Gr. 11, completing school in North Vancouver, before going to UBC where she trained as a teacher. She returned to Burnaby in 1977 to teach, retiring in 1997. She is a volunteer with the Swedish Canadian Rest Home Association and the Dania Homes Society. Maureen continues to enjoy activities on Burnaby Mountain and works toward preserving the natural beauty of the mountain.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:19:04
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Olofson, B. Maureen
Interview Location
Maureen Olofson's home in Burnaby
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-004_Track_2
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track two of interview with Maureen Olofson

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1903 (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.
204-556
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of (left to right) Lillie Lewis (sister - later Lillie Porter), William Lewis (father), Evelyn Lewis (sister), and Ernest Lewis (brother) picking strawberries at the side of their house. Note the apple trees all around. The other people in the picture are unidentified hired help.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1903 (date of original), copied 1986
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Series
Pioneer Tales files
Description Level
Item
Item No.
204-556
Accession Number
BHS988-3
Storage Location
A/V 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 (left to right) Lillie Lewis (sister - later Lillie Porter), William Lewis (father), Evelyn Lewis (sister), and Ernest Lewis (brother) picking strawberries at the side of their house. Note the apple trees all around. The other people in the picture are unidentified hired help.
Photographer
Cooksley, W.T.
Subjects
Occupations - Agricultural Labourers
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Occupations - Farmers
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Names
Lewis, Ernest
Lewis, Evelyn
Lewis, William
Porter, Lillie Lewis
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4th Street
Burnaby - 18th Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Second Street Area
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Mr. Manuel with a plough

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37512
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[192-] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.1 x 5.3 cm print on contact sheet 20.3 x 25.3 cm
Item No.
370-100
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mr. Manuel working a plough pulled by two horses at Cassie Avenue (later the location of Metrotown).
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[192-] (date of original), copied 1991
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Burnaby Image Bank series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
370-100
Accession Number
BHS999-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 3.1 x 5.3 cm print on contact sheet 20.3 x 25.3 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mr. Manuel working a plough pulled by two horses at Cassie Avenue (later the location of Metrotown).
Subjects
Geographic Features - Fields
Transportation - Horses
Agricultural Tools and Equipment - Ploughs
Occupations - Farmers
Names
Manuel, Mr.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Cassie Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Central Park (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Maywood Area
Images
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E.W. Nicholson at his farm

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38240
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1921]
Collection/Fonds
Margaret McCallum collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 12.5 cm
Item No.
375-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of E.W. Nicholson, haying on his farm at Boundary Road and the Canadian National Railway tracks with his horse "Holly."
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1921]
Collection/Fonds
Margaret McCallum collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
375-001
Accession Number
BHS986-42
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 12.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of E.W. Nicholson, haying on his farm at Boundary Road and the Canadian National Railway tracks with his horse "Holly."
Subjects
Agriculture - Farms
Occupations - Farmers
Agriculture - Crops
Transportation - Horses
Animals - Dogs
Transportation - Wagons
Names
Nicholson, E.W.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Boundary Road
Burnaby - 2550 Boundary Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Broadview (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
West Central Valley Area
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1921]
Collection/Fonds
Margaret McCallum collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 12.2 cm
Item No.
375-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Elsie Nicholson standing next to the horse named "Holly" at the Nicholson farm in the area of Boundary Road and the C.N.R. rail line. The barns and farm outbuildings can be seen in the background.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1921]
Collection/Fonds
Margaret McCallum collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
375-002
Accession Number
BHS986-42
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 12.2 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Elsie Nicholson standing next to the horse named "Holly" at the Nicholson farm in the area of Boundary Road and the C.N.R. rail line. The barns and farm outbuildings can be seen in the background.
Subjects
Agriculture - Farms
Occupations - Farmers
Agriculture - Crops
Transportation - Horses
Animals - Dogs
Transportation - Wagons
Names
Nicholson, Elsie
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Boundary Road
Burnaby - 2550 Boundary Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Broadview (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
West Central Valley Area
Images
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Ploughing at Nicholson farm

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38261
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1931
Collection/Fonds
Margaret McCallum collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.5 x 15.4 cm
Item No.
375-023
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of four farmers and a team of horses ploughing a field and the E.W. Nicholson farm in the Broadview district. In the background, to the right, can be seen the Dominion Bridge Co. building (at 3880 Henning Drive). A note on the back of the photograph reads: "Ploughing on farm of Mr. E.W…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1931
Collection/Fonds
Margaret McCallum collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
375-023
Accession Number
BHS986-42
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10.5 x 15.4 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of four farmers and a team of horses ploughing a field and the E.W. Nicholson farm in the Broadview district. In the background, to the right, can be seen the Dominion Bridge Co. building (at 3880 Henning Drive). A note on the back of the photograph reads: "Ploughing on farm of Mr. E.W. Nicholson - Boundary Road and Great Northern Rlwy. John McCallum in foreground. Dominion Bridge Co. in background.)
Subjects
Agriculture - Farms
Occupations - Farmers
Transportation - Horses
Agricultural Tools and Equipment - Ploughs
Names
McCallum, John
Dominion Bridge Company
Notes
Title based on caption
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Boundary Road
Burnaby - 2550 Boundary Road
Burnaby - Henning Drive
Burnaby - 3880 Henning Drive
Historic Neighbourhood
Broadview (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
West Central Valley Area
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Louis Claude Hill's Farm, Burnaby, BC

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto3064
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1909]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.2 x 17.6 cm mounted on cardboard 22.7 x 27.4 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a farm with men, a horse and wagon, and children in a field. An annotation on the back of one of the photos reads, "The foreground farm property stood at the corner of Sperling Avenue (formerly known as the Pole Line Road) and Buckingham. The white house in the left centre was the …
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.2 x 17.6 cm mounted on cardboard 22.7 x 27.4 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a farm with men, a horse and wagon, and children in a field. An annotation on the back of one of the photos reads, "The foreground farm property stood at the corner of Sperling Avenue (formerly known as the Pole Line Road) and Buckingham. The white house in the left centre was the residence of Miss Woodward, her mother and sister. It was the first post office at 'Burnaby Lake' and the site of the kindergarten school of Miss Harriet Woodward. It later became the United Church. / The open field in the distance above the horse's head and people in the field is the field in front of the 'Manor House' which was built by Mr. Bateman in the 1920's. To the right of and beyond the white house partly hidden by the trees can be seen some of the buildings associated with the Hill farm on Deer Lake Ave. which by the date (1909) of this photo had been sold. The distant tall trees (center) stand on the site of the Municipal Buildings (DesBirsays Woods)." An annotation on the back of the other photograph reads, "Formerly belonging to Malcom Nicolson / App. 1908." Annotations at the bottom front of the photograph read, "L. Claude Hill's Farm, Burnaby, BC."
Subjects
Agriculture - Crops
Agricultural Tools and Equipment
Animals - Horses
Occupations - Farmers
Agriculture - Farms
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - 5141 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Buckingham Avenue
Burnaby - 5730 Buckingham Avenue
Burnaby - Pole Line Road
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Accession Code
HV973.40.4
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1909]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
15-Aug-06
Scale
100
Photographer
unknown
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w duplicate photograph accompanying
Text on first image "L Claude Hill's Farm, Burnaby B C", incorporated into the image at the bottom edge of the photograph. "app 1909" pencilled in following above on the bottom edge of the image "L. Claude / Hill / Broadview", pencilled on the matt below the image. "The foreground farm property stood at the / Corner of Sperling Ave. (formerly known as Pole Line Road) / and Buckingham. The white house in the left / centre was the residence of Miss Woodward, her mother / and sister. It was the first post ofice at "Burnaby Lake" / and the site of the kindergarten school of Miss / Harriet Woodward. It later became the United / Church. / The open field in the distance above / the horses head and people in the field is / the field in front of the "Manse House" which / was built by Mr. Bateman in the 1920's. To the / right of and beyond the white house partly hidden / by the trees can be seen some of the buildings / associated with the Hill farm on Deer Lake Ave. / which by the date (1909) of this photo had been / sold. The distant tall trees (center) stand on the site of / the Municipal Buildings (DesBirsays Woods)", hand written in blue ink on the reverse side of the matt. It is not indicated who wrote the note. "OR MASTER / 973.40.4", pencilled in the lower right corner of reverse side of matt. "W. T. COOKSLEY / NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C."printed with very little contrast on the gray mattboard, below the lower right corner of the photograph Text on second image. "L Claude Hill's Farm, Burnaby B C", incorporated into the image at the bottom edge of the photograph. "Claude surveying the haying", pencilled on the reverse side of the matt. "Formerly belonging to Malcolm Nicholson / app 1908", hand writen in blue ink on the reverse side of the matt. "H.V.973.40.4. OR. MASTER", hand printed on the bottom left corner of the reverse side of the matt. "W. T. COOKSLEY / NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C."printed with very little contrast on the gray mattboard, below the lower right corner of the photograph
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Loading Strawberries, BCERy, Douglas Road, Burnaby BC

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto66211
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1894
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm on cardboard 22 x 27.5 cm
Item No.
477-938
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of farmers loading their crates onto a railway car. Identified (left to right), Bernard R. Hill, Louis Claude Hill, Charles Sprott, George E. Clayton, and Edgar Sprott, who are loading up their strawberries on a street car. The farmers are lined up in a row, each sitting in t…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1894
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-938
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm on cardboard 22 x 27.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of farmers loading their crates onto a railway car. Identified (left to right), Bernard R. Hill, Louis Claude Hill, Charles Sprott, George E. Clayton, and Edgar Sprott, who are loading up their strawberries on a street car. The farmers are lined up in a row, each sitting in their own horse and cart as they bring their strawberries to the station.
Subjects
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Transportation - Electric Railroad
Transportation - Horses
Transportation - Carts
Occupations - Farmers
Transportation - Wagons
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Hill, Louis Claude "Claude"
Hill, Bernard R
Sprott, Charles
Clayton, George Evert
Sprott, Edgar
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Caption on recto of photograph reads: "Loading Strawberries, B.C.E.Ry., Douglas Rd., Burnaby, B.C."
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Images
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