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Topic: british north american boundary commission

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[Sherard Osborn, lieut., Royal Navy, three-quarter length wood-engraved portrait, seated, facing front]

[Sherard Osborn, lieut., Royal Navy, three-quarter length wood-engrave...

Photo shows a wood engraving of Serard Osborn. Although Osborn had no connection to the Northwest Boundary Survey, he did serve on Belcher's expedition to search for the Franklin Arctic expedition, 1852-1854, o... more

View between the Similkameen & Fort Shepherd in the Nehoialpity Valley no. 1

View between the Similkameen & Fort Shepherd in the Nehoialpity Valley...

Photograph shows line of trees at the edge of a forest with meadow in the foreground and mountains in the background. Title from item. Left half of panorama. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey... more

First party of Boundary Commission prepared to embark at Esquimalt for the Frazer River, British Columbia

First party of Boundary Commission prepared to embark at Esquimalt for...

Photograph shows group portrait of members of the British North American Boundary Commission survey party at Esquimalt, Vancouver Island.

Bartlemy's house, Esquimalt Harbor

Bartlemy's house, Esquimalt Harbor

Photograph shows an exterior view of a house with two people standing near the entrance, near the harbor, Esquimalt, British Columbia. Title from item. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

Officers - Oregon Boundary Commission

Officers - Oregon Boundary Commission

Photograph shows group portrait of the officers of the Oregon Boundary Commission survey crew: Dr. Hilary Bauerman, geologist, Capt. Robert Wolseley Haig, R.A., Lt. Samuel Anderson, R.E, Capt. Charles John Darr... more

[Unidentified man, possibly John Keast Lord, naturalist with the Commission survey, full-length portrait, seated, facing right, holding dog whip]

[Unidentified man, possibly John Keast Lord, naturalist with the Commi...

Title devised by Library staff. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

[Charles W. Wilson, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, wearing buckskins, with rifle]

[Charles W. Wilson, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, wear...

Title devised by Library staff. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

Fort Shepherd, Columbia River no. 2

Fort Shepherd, Columbia River no. 2

Photograph shows exterior view of two buildings at the Hudson Bay Co. post at Fort Shepherd, British Columbia. Title from item. Right half of panorama. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

[Unidentified cluster of buildings around central landscaped area]

[Unidentified cluster of buildings around central landscaped area]

Title devised by Library staff using subject identification provided by photo historians. (Source: James Eason and Photo History, 2015) In portfolio: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

No. 2, log huts, winter quarters of the Br. N. Am. Boundary Commission on the banks of the Columbia two miles above the Hudson Bay Cos. post at Colville

No. 2, log huts, winter quarters of the Br. N. Am. Boundary Commission...

Photograph shows bird's-eye view of 15 or more log cabins near Fort Colville, Washington, with the Columbia River in the middle distance. Title from item. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

Fort Shepherd, no. 1

Fort Shepherd, no. 1

Photograph shows exterior view of the Hudson Bay Co. post at Fort Shepherd, British Columbia.

Officers' quarters, N. A. B'y. Com'n. [i.e., North American Boundary Commission] - Esquimalt, Vancouver Island

Officers' quarters, N. A. B'y. Com'n. [i.e., North American Boundary C...

Photograph shows exterior view of the officers' quarters of the British North American Boundary Commission at Esquimalt on Vancouver Island. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and... more

[Exterior view of church, in the community around Fort Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia]

[Exterior view of church, in the community around Fort Victoria on Van...

Title devised by Library staff. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

View in the Nehoialpity Valley British Columbia no. 2

View in the Nehoialpity Valley British Columbia no. 2

Photograph shows line of trees at the edge of a forest with meadow in the foreground and mountains in the background. Title from item. Right half of panorama. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Surve... more

[Community adjacent to the fur trading post at Fort Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia]

[Community adjacent to the fur trading post at Fort Victoria on Vancou...

Title devised by Library staff. No. 6 of a six-part panorama of Victoria. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

Small northern canoe, Vancouver Island - douglas firs in the background

Small northern canoe, Vancouver Island - douglas firs in the backgroun...

Photograph shows two men standing at the ends of a small canoe on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects, 1859-1861, leaf 6]. ... more

[Community adjacent to the fur trading post at Fort Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, showing cluster of buildings]

[Community adjacent to the fur trading post at Fort Victoria on Vancou...

Title devised by Library staff. No. 5 of a six-part panorama of Victoria. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

[Community adjacent to the fur trading post at Fort Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia showing farm and buildings]

[Community adjacent to the fur trading post at Fort Victoria on Vancou...

Title devised by Library staff. No. 1 of a six-part panorama of Victoria. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

Victoria Harbor, Vancouver Island, taken from the church hill, 1859

Victoria Harbor, Vancouver Island, taken from the church hill, 1859

Photograph shows view of settlement of Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia; this is the third part of a six part panoramic photograph of Victoria. Title from item. Attributed to Arthur Vipond based o... more

United States military post, Fort Vancouver, Columbia River - General Harney's house beside flagstaff, May 1859 [sic]

United States military post, Fort Vancouver, Columbia River - General ...

Photograph shows view of the U.S. military post at Fort Vancouver, on the Columbia River; identifies General William Selby Harney's house on the right by the flag pole. Title from item. Date for probably May 18... more

Esquimalt, Vancouver Island, 1859

Esquimalt, Vancouver Island, 1859

Photograph shows view of settlement at Esquimalt, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, the main base during the winters of 1858 and 1859 for the survey crew of the British North American Boundary Commission. Tit... more

Constance farm, Mr. Skinner's, Esquimalt

Constance farm, Mr. Skinner's, Esquimalt

Title from item. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

Boundary line cut

Boundary line cut

Photograph shows the cut of the boundary line through the forest between United States and Canada. Title from annotated inventory. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects, 1859-186... more

Falls on the Colville (Mill River), 1860

Falls on the Colville (Mill River), 1860

Photograph shows waterfalls on the Colville River in Washington. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects, 1859-1861, leaf 24]. Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 1999:001.01

Huts of the H. B. Co's. [i.e., Hudson's Bay Company's] servants, Fort Colville

Huts of the H. B. Co's. [i.e., Hudson's Bay Company's] servants, Fort ...

Photograph shows the servants' buildings at the Hudson's Bay Company's post at Fort Colville, Washington. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects, 1859-1861, leaf ... more

Block house, upper Cascades, Columbia River - scene of a massacre of whites by the Indians, view taken May 1860

Block house, upper Cascades, Columbia River - scene of a massacre of w...

Photograph shows a blockhouse and another building in a clearing in a densely wooded area along the Columbia River in the Cascade Range. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Rel... more

Hudson's Bay Co's. Fort Colville, Columbia River, 1860

Hudson's Bay Co's. Fort Colville, Columbia River, 1860

Photograph shows a cluster of buildings of the Hudson's Bay Company Post at Fort Colville on an expanse of plains with hills and mountains in the background.

H. B. Co's. [i.e., Hudson's Bay Company's] post, Fort Vancouver, Columbia River - officers' mess house and quarters, May 1860

H. B. Co's. [i.e., Hudson's Bay Company's] post, Fort Vancouver, Colum...

Photograph shows view officers' quarters and other buildings at the Hudson's Bay Company's post at Fort Vancouver, on the Columbia River. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Re... more

Encampment of a party of the Boundary Commission, 1860

Encampment of a party of the Boundary Commission, 1860

Photograph shows a stand of trees through which can be seen the tents at the camp of a British North American Boundary Commission survey crew. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission a... more

The gold mining town of Rock Creek, British Columbia, 1860

The gold mining town of Rock Creek, British Columbia, 1860

Photograph shows a cluster of log buildings, one identified as a restaurant, of the gold mining town, Rock Creek, British Columbia, as seen from a hillside above the town, with the creek in the background. Titl... more

U.S. post, lower Cascades, Columbia River - guard house, May 1860

U.S. post, lower Cascades, Columbia River - guard house, May 1860

Photograph shows the guard house and cannon at a United States Army post on the Columbia River in the lower Cascade Range. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects,... more

Fort Vancouver, Hudson's Bay Co's. post, Columbia River, enclosing tents of N. A. [i.e., North American] Boundary Commission, May 1860

Fort Vancouver, Hudson's Bay Co's. post, Columbia River, enclosing ten...

Photograph shows view of buildings and tents at the Hudson's Bay Company's post at Fort Vancouver, on the Columbia River. The British North American Boundary Commission survey crews arrived at Fort Vancouver in... more

Encampment of a party of the Boundary Commission

Encampment of a party of the Boundary Commission

Photograph shows tents of a British North American Boundary Commission survey crew at their camp on the shore of a lake or pond. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Sub... more

Indian wigwams near Fort Colville

Indian wigwams near Fort Colville

Photograph shows tipis at a Native American encampment near Fort Colville, Washington.

Boundary line cutting, Yahk River - cairn just completed

Boundary line cutting, Yahk River - cairn just completed

Photograph shows cutting of the boundary line through the forest between United States and Canada; in the middle distance several men stand around a cairn marking the boundary line.

Officers' house, Hudson's Bay Co's. Fort Colville, 1860

Officers' house, Hudson's Bay Co's. Fort Colville, 1860

Photograph shows buildings of the officers' quarters of the Hudson's Bay Company's post at Fort Colville, Washington. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects, 1859... more

Cutting and cairn on the boundary line

Cutting and cairn on the boundary line

Photograph shows a cairn marking the boundary line between United States and Canada. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects, 1859-1861, leaf 32]. Unprocessed in P... more

Boundary Commission, encampment - men cutting down trees (Larix occidentalis)

Boundary Commission, encampment - men cutting down trees (Larix occide...

Photograph shows a stand of western larch trees, some of which are being cut down, and tents at the camp of a British North American Boundary Commission survey crew. Title from item. In album: [British Northwes... more

U.S. military post at the Cascades, May 1860

U.S. military post at the Cascades, May 1860

Photograph shows the guardhouse and other buildings at a United States Army post on the Columbia River in the lower Cascade Range; mountains in the background. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boun... more

Indian encampment, Dalles of the Columbia, May 1860

Indian encampment, Dalles of the Columbia, May 1860

Photograph shows tipis at a Native American encampment. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects, 1859-1861, leaf 16]. Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 1999:001.01

Mule laden with casks - Boundary Commission huts, Colville, Columbia R.

Mule laden with casks - Boundary Commission huts, Colville, Columbia R...

Photograph shows three men with a mule with two casks tied to its back at the British North American Boundary Commission base in Colville; also shows two Boundary Commission huts. Title from item. In album: [Br... more

Officers' mess house, H. B. Co's. [i.e., Hudson's Bay Company's] post, Fort Vancouver, May 1860

Officers' mess house, H. B. Co's. [i.e., Hudson's Bay Company's] post,...

Photograph shows exterior view officers' mess hall at the Hudson's Bay Company's post at Fort Vancouver, on the Columbia River. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subj... more

U.S. military post, lower Cascades, Columbia River, May 1860

U.S. military post, lower Cascades, Columbia River, May 1860

Photograph shows buildings at a United States Army post on the Columbia River in the lower Cascade Range; snow covered mountain in the background. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commissi... more

Falls on the Colville (Mill) River with the H. B. Co's. [i.e., Hudson's Bay Company's] mill, October 1860

Falls on the Colville (Mill) River with the H. B. Co's. [i.e., Hudson'...

Photograph shows waterfalls on the Colville River in Washington, with a Hudson's Bay Company mill above the falls in the background; also shows in the foreground, Ponderosa pine and alder trees. Title from item... more

Roman Catholic mission near Fort Colville, 1860

Roman Catholic mission near Fort Colville, 1860

Photograph shows a wooden building of a Roman Catholic mission near Fort Colville, Washington.

Panorama, Vancouver, Columbia River no. 1

Panorama, Vancouver, Columbia River no. 1

Photograph shows exterior view of buildings from across broad field. Title from item. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

[Scene on the Columbia River at the Dalles with tipi in the middle distance]

[Scene on the Columbia River at the Dalles with tipi in the middle dis...

Title devised by Library staff. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

Part of the Kettle Falls of the Columbia

Part of the Kettle Falls of the Columbia

Photograph shows the Kettle Falls portion of the Columbia River in Washington. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects, 1859-1861, leaf 18]. Unprocessed in PR 13 C... more

View on Lake Osoyoos, British Columbia, 1860

View on Lake Osoyoos, British Columbia, 1860

Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects, 1859-1861, leaf 29]. Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 1999:001.01

Boundary line cut with cairn at Kishenchn, looking west, 1861

Boundary line cut with cairn at Kishenchn, looking west, 1861

Photograph shows the cut of the boundary line, with a cairn in the middle distance, through the forest between United States and Canada. Title from annotated inventory. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Com... more

Vancouver Island Indians [A Native in European dress].

Vancouver Island Indians [A Native in European dress].

Photographs show (top) group portrait of Vancouver Island Natives, and (bottom) half-length portrait of Native man, facing front, wearing European dress. Title from item ; title for second photo devised by Libr... more

[Boundary monument at Point Roberts - Archibald Campbell, U.S. Comm.]

[Boundary monument at Point Roberts - Archibald Campbell, U.S. Comm.]

Title devised by Library staff. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

The young MacDonald suspended against the wall

The young MacDonald suspended against the wall

Photograph shows Christine MacDonald's infant in a cradleboard hanging against a wall with examples of native crafts. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects, 1859... more

Indian encampment, Tobacco Plains, Kootenay [i.e., Kootenai] River - fish trap in the foreground, 1861

Indian encampment, Tobacco Plains, Kootenay [i.e., Kootenai] River - f...

Photograph shows tipis and fish trap at a Native encampment at Tobacco Plains on the Kootenai River in British Columbia. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects, 1... more

Vancouver Island Indian Kootenay [i.e., Kootenai] Indians.

Vancouver Island Indian Kootenay [i.e., Kootenai] Indians.

Photographs show (top) a Vancouver Island Native, half-length portrait, facing front, and (bottom) three Kootenai men, full-length portrait, seated against blanket in front of a log cabin, facing front, wearing... more

[Three Kootenai men, full-length portrait, seated against blanket in front of a log cabin, facing front, wearing traditional dress]

[Three Kootenai men, full-length portrait, seated against blanket in f...

Title devised by Library staff. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects, 1859-1861, leaf 47]. Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 1999:001.01

No. 2 of 3, approach to the boundary pass, Rocky Mountains

No. 2 of 3, approach to the boundary pass, Rocky Mountains

Photograph shows trees in the middle distance with mountains in the background. Title from item. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

Watershed of Rocky Mountains, lat. 49 ̊N. - snow patches and glaciers

Watershed of Rocky Mountains, lat. 49 ̊N. - snow patches and glaciers

Photograph shows a cairn, patches of snow, and glaciers in the Rocky Mountains along the boundary line between United States and Canada at latitude 49 ̊North. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Bound... more

Summits of Rocky Mountains, lat. 49 ̊N., boundary cairn

Summits of Rocky Mountains, lat. 49 ̊N., boundary cairn

Photograph shows a cairn with a Canadian flag near the summit of a mountain in the Rocky Mountains on the boundary line between United States and Canada at latitude 49 ̊North. Title from item. In album: [Britis... more

[Boundary monument at Point Roberts - Treaty of Washington June 15th 1846]

[Boundary monument at Point Roberts - Treaty of Washington June 15th 1...

Title devised by Library staff. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

Kisherer? - the Roman Catholic mission on the left bank of the Kootenay [i.e., Kootenai] River, south of the boundary in Washington Territory, 1861

Kisherer? - the Roman Catholic mission on the left bank of the Kootena...

Photograph shows a log building at the Roman Catholic mission near the Kootenai River in Idaho. Title from item, supplemented by annotated inventory. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related... more

[Boundary monument at Point Roberts - Lat. 49 0 0, Long., erected 1861]

[Boundary monument at Point Roberts - Lat. 49 0 0, Long., erected 1861...

Title devised by Library staff. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

Rocky Mountains looking west from boundary cairn, July 1861

Rocky Mountains looking west from boundary cairn, July 1861

Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects, 1859-1861, leaf 44]. Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 1999:001.01

[Kalispel couple, full-length portrait, the man standing, the woman seated, facing front, wearing traditional dress]

[Kalispel couple, full-length portrait, the man standing, the woman se...

Title devised by Library staff. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects, 1859-1861, leaf 46]. Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 1999:001.01

Summits of Rocky Mountains near lat. 49 ̊N., July 1861

Summits of Rocky Mountains near lat. 49 ̊N., July 1861

Photograph shows peaks of the Rocky Mountains along the boundary line between United States and Canada at latitude 49 ̊North. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjec... more

Christine McDonald [i.e., MacDonald] & her uncle

Christine McDonald [i.e., MacDonald] & her uncle

Photographs show (top) Christine MacDonald, wife of a Hudson's Bay Company trader, full-length portrait, seated, facing front, wearing European dress, and (bottom) her uncle, full-length portrait, seated, facin... more

[Boundary monument at Point Roberts - Capt. J.C. Prevost, R.N., Capt. G.H. Richards, R.N., Lt. Col. J.S. Hawkins, R.E., H.B.M. Commssrs.]

[Boundary monument at Point Roberts - Capt. J.C. Prevost, R.N., Capt. ...

Title devised by Library staff. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

[Scene on the Columbia River at the junction with the Pend Oreille River with outcrop in the foreground]

[Scene on the Columbia River at the junction with the Pend Oreille Riv...

Title devised by Library staff. In: Photographs of British Northwest Boundary Survey, 1858-1861.

Colville Indian woman and child

Colville Indian woman and child

Photograph shows a Colville woman, full-length portrait, seated, facing front, holding infant in a cradleboard. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects, 1859-1861,... more

Boundary Commission depot, Siniakwateen, Pend Oreille River - Indian wigwam and canoe in the foreground, season of the flood, 1861

Boundary Commission depot, Siniakwateen, Pend Oreille River - Indian w...

Photograph shows a tepee and a canoe in the foreground, across the Pend Oreille River is the British North American Boundary Commission depot at Siniakwateen. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Bound... more

[Victoria Harbor, Vancouver Island, taken from the church hill, 1859 (Copy photograph)]

[Victoria Harbor, Vancouver Island, taken from the church hill, 1859 (...

Modern copy of a photograph attributed to Arthur Vipond based on research by David Mattison, British Columbia Archives, Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, BC. Title from the original photo, PR 13 CN 1990:... more

Garry the Spokan chief [and] three of his men

Garry the Spokan chief [and] three of his men

Photographs show (top) Garry, Spokane chief, full-length portrait, seated, facing front, and (bottom) three Spokane men, full-length portrait, seated, facing front, wearing native dress, one holds a bow and arr... more

Garry the Spokan chief [and] three of his men

Garry the Spokan chief [and] three of his men

Photographs show (top) Garry, Spokane chief, full-length portrait, seated, facing front, and (bottom) three Spokane men, full-length portrait, seated, facing front, wearing native dress, one holds a bow and arr... more

Cutting the boundary line

Cutting the boundary line

Photograph shows several men of the British North American Boundary Commission survey crew posed in clearing, with transit, marking the boundary line between Canada and the United States, along the right bank o... more

Cutting the boundary line

Cutting the boundary line

Photograph shows several men of the British North American Boundary Commission survey crew posed in clearing, with transit, marking the boundary line between Canada and the United States, along the right bank o... more

Observatory tent, N. A. [i.e., North American] Boundary Commission

Observatory tent, N. A. [i.e., North American] Boundary Commission

Photograph shows Captain Charles J. Darrah, R.E., seated in tent, and Captain Robert W. Haig, R.A. of the British North American Boundary Commission posed at an astronomical observation tent with theodolite, du... more

Observatory tent, N. A. [i.e., North American] Boundary Commission

Observatory tent, N. A. [i.e., North American] Boundary Commission

Photograph shows Captain Charles J. Darrah, R.E., seated in tent, and Captain Robert W. Haig, R.A. of the British North American Boundary Commission posed at an astronomical observation tent with theodolite, du... more

Observatory tent, N. A. [i.e., North American] Boundary Commission

Observatory tent, N. A. [i.e., North American] Boundary Commission

Photograph shows Captain Charles J. Darrah, R.E., seated in tent, and Captain Robert W. Haig, R.A. of the British North American Boundary Commission posed at an astronomical observation tent with theodolite, du... more

Part of the Kettle Falls of the Columbia River, 1860

Part of the Kettle Falls of the Columbia River, 1860

Photograph shows waterfalls at the Kettle Falls portion of the Columbia River in Washington. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects, 1859-1861, leaf 17]. Exhibite... more

Part of the Kettle Falls of the Columbia River, 1860

Part of the Kettle Falls of the Columbia River, 1860

Photograph shows waterfalls at the Kettle Falls portion of the Columbia River in Washington. Title from item. In album: [British Northwest Boundary Commission and Related Subjects, 1859-1861, leaf 17]. Exhibite... more