Friday, 19 February 2010
But what I mostly like about this card is the fact it is one produced by J Howard A Chapman (?1862-1942) who arrived in Victoria from England in 1890, and at first started to work as a travelling salesman. He photographed a wide range of places and subjects while on his journeys. From 1895-1912 he travelled and took photographs throughout British Columbia which is the time this postcard is from. In the years 1912-1936 he concentrated on Vancouver and Victoria and also taking pictures of people. The provincial archives of British Columbria purchased his photographic collection from him in 1936.
This Stikine (he spelt it slightly differently on the card) area of Canada must have been quite a trek in that era and even now I think it is sparsely populated. One of peoples that would have been there when he took this photograph would be the First Nation people, Tahltan
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