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Photograph of two men on horseback in parade

Photograph of two Indigenous men in full regalia on horseback. They are likely from the Nakoda (Stoney) or Niitsitapi/ Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) Nations. They are riding down a street with many people standing on the sidewalk behind them.

Series 3 Photographs and Postcards

Series documents some of the travels of Pocock and consists of photographs, postcards, and negatives. Images are primarily of the Canadian North-West along with portraits of Pocock and others, Mexico, Canadian Prairies, and Noway. Images were either taken by Pocock or purchased during his travels and usually correlate to the places he visited, as documented through his scrapbooks, diaries, and published autobiographies. Series is arranged chronologically into nine subseries: Portraits, Images of British Columbia, Journey from Fort Macleod to Mexico City, Journey with Randle Cecil, Images of the Canadian Prairies, Journey to Spitzbergen, Images used in Chorus to Adventurers, Semi-Retirement at Charterhouse, and Trip to Canada.

Photograph of seven teepees

Photograph of seven teepees from the Nakoda (Stoney) Nation. Writing on reverse reads "Indian Village; Stoney Indian tribe".

Photograph of women on horseback

Photograph of Indigenous women in full regalia on horseback, almost all facing away from the camera. They are likely from the Nakoda (Stoney) or Niitsitapi/ Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) Nations. Writing on reverse reads "Squaws; Note travois".

Photograph of three teepees

Photograph of several teepees, mostly focused on one with a bison motif. They are likely of the Nakoda (Stoney) or Niitsitapi/ Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) Nations.

Photograph of Bill [Vaudreuil?] and two unidentified men

Photograph of three men, "Bill" in the middle of two Indigenous men in full regalia, who are likely from the Nakoda (Stoney) or Niitsitapi/ Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) Nations. Notably behind them are signs for "Calgary" and "[Hudson's] Bay Company". Writing on reverse reads ""Bill" [Vaudreuil?]; Late R.N.W.M.P.; with his old pals. V is wearing Legion Button."

3.9 Images likely from Calgary Stampede [193-?]

Subseries consists of photographs of Indigenous people, likely from the Nakoda (Stoney) or Niitsitapi/ Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) Nations, and settlers taking part in parades and cultural exhibitions. Seems to be the Calgary Stampede though the year is unknown. Likely taken in sometime during Pocock's pensioner years in the 1930s. Subseries is arranged according to the order that photographs were processed.

Men sitting on curbside

Photograph of five indigenous men in full regalia sitting on a curbside. Men are likely from the Nakoda (Stoney) or Niitsitapi/ Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) Nations. Writing on reverse reads "Indian Medicine Man; Note dead crow; Cure for D.T.S ?".

Photograph of men and child on horseback

Photograph of three Indigenous men and a child on horseback, all in full regalia. They are likely from the Nakoda (Stoney) or Niitsitapi/ Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) Nations. Writing on reverse reads "Note Indian Chiefs son wearing Buffalo horn [insignia?] of rank".

3.2 Images of British Columbia ([1890] - 1895)

Subseries contains photographs and a lithograph of British Columbia and the Rocky Mountains, though locations of photographs are largely unidentified . Photographs were likely either taken or collected by Pocock during his travels through British Columbia. Subseries is arranged according to the order that photographs were processed.

Photograph of miners near Lardeau, BC

Photograph of six unidentified men with mining tools in front of A-frame tents near Lardeau on Kootenay Lake, BC. Writing on reverse reads "Popler Cr; Gold Rush; Lardo; Kootenay L".

Photograph of log jam

Photograph of a log jam over a cliff side. Writing on reverse reads "180 000 [lies?], 140,000 logs, 1/2 mile long, 60 ft high".

Pocock, Roger

Photograph of two men in hunting gear

Photograph of two unidentified men dressed in hunting gear. One of them holds a rifle. There is a dog sitting in front of them. Writing on reverse reads "no 10; British Columbians in shooting kit".

Pocock, Roger

Photograph of nine men sitting on beam

Photograph of nine unidentified men sitting on a wooden beam, taken near Bull River, BC. Writing on reverse reads "No. 2" and on the accompanying sheet of paper it reads "Photograph No. 2 - The men who liberated the jam by inserting charges of dynamite." There are also descriptions for two other photographs, but they were not found with this one.

3.5 Images of the Canadian Prairies [ca. 1913]

Subseries consists of photographs of unidentified people and places on the Canadian Prairies. It is unclear when these photographs were taken but the majority may have been created around the time of Pocock and Cecil's 1913 journey as they were crossing the Canada by train from New York to Calgary. One photograph was likely taken around 1890 as the style of it matches those in Pocock's 1890 scrapbook. Subseries is arranged according the order that photographs were processed.

Photograph of six men with horses and wagon

Photograph of six unidentified men, one of which is on a horse-drawn wagon, in a prairie-like setting. This photograph is similar in style to photographs in Pocock's 1890 scrapbook but was found separately from it in folder of other photographs.

Photograph of silver mine in BC

Photograph of two log buildings and several log piles in a forested area. Writing on reverse reads "Welling silver mine north of Whitewater BC in early [May]. H Williams, 23 Toronto St, Toronto".

Photograph of police in Banff

Photograph of five police officers on horse-drawn cart. Writing on reverse reads "This is Police force-in-hand at Banff 1895. [Teamstere] Constable Gordon Front Seat. J.P. French aged 18 (Col. J.P.F., D.S.O.); Constable Clark; Baron Karl Craig (from Denmark); Cons. [?]lesworth (from Ottawa); Cons. Clark became C. of E. [Parson?]." Pocock likely acquired this photo in 1897 while on patrol with RCMP.

3.3 Journey from Fort Macleod to Mexico City (1899 - 1900)

Subseries consists of photographs and a typewritten passage related to Pocock's journey from Fort Macleod, AB, to Mexico City. He set forth from Fort MacLeod on 28 June 1899 and arrived in Mexico City 21 January 1900. Photographs were likely collected by Pocock during his travels. Subseries is arranged chronologically according to order of location visited.

Photograph of K Ranch, UT

Photograph of ranch in Utah. Writing on front reads "K Ranch; Garrison Photo" and test on reverse reads "A Mormon ranch in Utah, 1899."

Pocock, Roger

Photograph of man and pack horses resting near Comb Ridge, UT

Photograph of an unidentified man laying down and four horses grazing at base of Comb Ridge, Utah. Writing on reverse reads "no 5; A wonder of the Desert; The Comb Ridge 150 1' high 100 meters long; like a sea breaker rushing straight at you" ; "[line?] on sky [shoner?] not [shown?]" ; and "Pictoral Mag". Text reads "Horses and pack-ponies near Comb Ridge in Utah."

Photographs of Monumental Park, AZ

Photographs showing a panoramic-like view in Monumental Park (now Monument Valley) in Arizona. Writing on front reads "Distant Views in Monumental Park, Northern Arizona, no. 302." and on reverse reads "No.5 Wonders of the Desert, City of Rocks 1200 ft high + 6 miles distant colour scarlet in Navajo Desert California."

Potrait of Roger Pocock (1903)

Portrait of Pocock wearing a light-coloured button-up shirt and a bandana around his neck. Text on reverse reads "Roger Pocock, photograph taken in London in 1903" and writing reads "Pictorial Mag".

Images from Alberta and British Columbia

Files contains images of locations in Alberta and British Columbia from Pocock and Cecil's journey in 1913. Places are identified on the postcards and photographs either by Pocock's handwriting or by printed description. File is arranged chronologically according to order of location visited.

Photograph of three cowboys

Photograph of three unidentified men on horseback with herd of cows in background. Writing on reverse reads "Cowboys. The Canadian range."

Photograph overlooking unidentified prairie town

Photograph overlooking an unidentified town on the Canadian Prairies from the railway tracks. Notable in the photo are a Canadian Pacific Railway Colonization Office and an advertisement for the C.P.R. Irrigation Canal east of Calgary. Writing on reverse reads "a prairie town".

3.4 Journey with Randle Cecil (1913)

Subseries documents the journey of Pocock and Randle Cecil. Randle Cecil (1889 - 1917) was son of Lord Rupert Ernest William Gascoyne-Cecil, Bishop of Exeter, and in early 1913 Lord Gascoyne-Cecil asked Pocock to act as a guide and chaperon to Randle during an exploration of the Pacific North-West. For the main part of their journey, they traveled mostly by horseback from Calgary, AB, to Red Bluff, CA, over the later half of 1913. Subseries contains photographs and postcards of the locations they visited, and perhaps intended to visit, as well as some people they met (mostly unidentified) along the way. It is arranged into roughly chronologically into three files: Images from unknown locations, Images from Alberta and British Columbia, and Images from Washington to California.

Images from unknown locations

Files contains images of unknown locations from Pocock and Cecil's journey. Most are likely places in British Columbia. File is arranged according to the order in which records were processed.

Photograph of man holding trophy bears

Photograph of man holding a trophy bear by the snout with a smaller bear lying at the feet of the first bear. Writing on reverse reads "[Mr?] Silvertip + [Miss] Silvertip".

Pocock, Roger

Photograph of the steamer Klahowya

Photograph of the sternwheel steamer, Klahowya, at a dock. Writing on reverse reads "Steamer; [legging me not to short?]; head of Colombia R. (River)".

Pocock, Roger

Photograph of man in Selkirk Mountains, BC

Photograph of an unknown man standing in the foreground of a forested, mountainous terrain. There is a log cabin on the left side of the photo. Writing on reverse reads "The trapper at Earl Grey's cabins; Toby Creek; Selkirks. Looking up Wells Pass".

Photograph of cattle branding

Photograph of three unidentified men in front of wooden enclosure, one of which is branding a cow. Writing on reverse reads "Branding cattle."

Photograph of Randle Cecil looking down

Photograph of Randle Cecil sitting on the step of a barn door. He is looking down and his face is hidden by his hat. Beside him a child is between two dogs.
Randle Cecil (1889-1917) was son of Lord Rupert Ernest William Gascoyne-Cecil, Bishop of Exeter.

Images from Washington to California

Files contains images of locations in Washington, Oregon, and California from Pocock and Cecil's journey in 1913. Places are identified on the postcards and photographs either by Pocock's handwriting or by printed description.

Photograph of house being moved

Photograph of a house being moved on a large horse-drawn carriage in unknown location. Writing on back reads "house moving - the Canadian equivalent of shooting the moon".

Photographs of Randle Cecil

Photograph of Randle Cecil sitting on the step of a stable door. Beside him a child plays with two dogs. Writing on the reverse of one reads "Randle Cecil".

Pocock, Roger

Photograph of gopher

Photograph of gopher standing on hind legs. Writing on reverse reads "Gopher at front door.".

Pocock, Roger

Negatives and order envelope

Negatives of a various scenes including man standing in front of a canvas tent in a forested area, Randle Cecil at a picnic, men in front of a log cabin, and man sitting between trees. Two negatives and photographic prints in this series. The envelope is from the Photographic Centre of the Associated Screen News Limited in Montreal. Writing on it reads "Mail prints only; Miss Violette Freeman; [Churchwent?]; Bromeswell Heath; Woodbridge; Surrey, England"; "charge & hold [negs?] for Col. H.R.F. Steele; 456 [Pine?]"; and "OGOPOGO / Picutres".

Photograph of rooster

Photograph of a rooster on a sawhorse. Writing on reverse reads "Landed Proprietor; Canadian Plains".

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