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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.

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".

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 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."

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 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.

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.

Photograph of building and two men

Photograph of brick building with two men standing in front of it. Building is likely a part of Charterhouse in London, and the man on the right appears to be Pocock.

3.8 Semi-Retirement at Charterhouse [ca. 1931]

Subseries consists of a photograph and negatives that are likely of Pocock as a pensioner during his residence at Charterhouse in London, sometime around 1931. Subseries is arranged according to the order that records were processed.

Envelope of negatives (1931)

An envelope containing 5 photographic negatives of images used in Pocock's book Chorus to Adventuresr. Writing on the front of envelope reads "1 Frontispiece - the Commissioner ; 1 copy - 3 prints about same size ; 2 Opposite page 27 - Letter Lord Kitchener ; 1 copy - 3 prints same size as in book". Writing on reverse reads "3 Opposite page 232 - Skull of sea serpent ; 1 copy - 3 prints same size ; 4 Opposite page 264 - ; SV- Frontiersman ; Captain Malins + Captain Macmillan ; copy of each also 3 prints ; of each same size as in book".

Photographs of two men beside giant skull (1930)

Photograph of two unidentified men standing beside a giant skull-like object. Writing of reverse of each reads "Skull of a Sea-Serpent, From Chorus to Adventurers By Roger Pocock (John Lane, The Bodley Head Ltd. London).

Photograph of the S.Y. Frontiersman (1922)

Photograph of the ship the S.Y. Frontiersman that fueled the plane for the World Flight. Writing on reverse reads "S.y. Frontiersman; From Chorus to Adventurers By Roger Pocock (John Lane, The Bodley Head, Ltd., London)".

Plates from Chorus to Adventurers (1931)

Two plates of photographs used in Pocock's book Chorus to Adventurers. Writing on front of one reads "Chapter VIII ; Plate 1 ; "... forest dense as a hairbrush..." ; A park bridge in the Selkirks". Writing on front of the other reads "Chapter VIII ; Plate 2 ; Paragraph beginning ; "Following the Fraser R." ; Randle Cecil ; The Trapper feeding a pet fisher".

Photograph of R.A.F. soldier [ca. 1916]

Photograph of R.A.F. soldier standing by a motorcycle in front of the orderly house during the First World War. Writing on reverse reads "R.A.F. Chapter (crossed out) ; Eagles and Penguins Chapter ; The Dispatch Rider".

Photograph of Capt. Malins and Capt. Macmillan (1922)

Photograph of Captain Malins and Captain MacMillan of the World Flight in 1922. Writing on reverse reads "Capt. Geoffrey Malins O.B.E. & Capt. Norman Macmillan M.C., A.F.C. From Chorus to Adventurers by Roger Pocock (John Lane, The Bodley Head Ltd. London)".

Photograph of old coffin at Magdalena Bay

Photograph of an opened coffin and bones among the rocks of Magdalena Bay in Norway. Writing on reverse reads "The unburied dead of the Arctic". Location identified from Pocock's book A Chorus to Adventurers (1931, p. 243).

Pocock, Roger

Photograph of Magdalena Bay

Photograph of the snowy, mountainous shoreline of Magdalena Bay and the schooner Terningen taken from the shore. The schooner. Location and ship identified from Pocock's book A Chorus to Adventurers (1931, p. 242).

Pocock, Roger

Photograph of schooner v.1

Photograph of an unidentified schooner. Likely the Terningen, the boat used for the Spitzbergen Expedition.

Pocock, Roger

3.6 Journey to Spitzbergen (1921)

Subseries consists of photographs from Pocock's expedition with Oxford University to Spitzbergen, an island in northern Norway. This expedition took place in 1921 and is documented in Pocock's 1921 diaries. Subseries is arranged according to the order that photographs were processed.

Pocock, Roger

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 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".

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 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 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".

Photograph of rooster

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

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.

Postcard of rabbits near Lakeview, OR

Postcard of rabbits behind a fence on a snowy field. Caption on front reads "Rabbit Drive, near Lakeview, Oregon, Feb. 5th, 1911. 1811--Rabbits killed in Pen."

Postcard of log cabin in Oregon

Postcard of a log cabin in a forested area in Oregon. Caption on front reads "A Pioneer's Home among the Firs, Oregon" and on reverse reads "On the Road of a Thousand Wonders (Oregon). Pub. by Pacific Novelty Co. of S. F., Cal."

Postcard of St. Peters Dome, OR

Postcard of St. Peters Dome (rock formation) and the Columbia River in the background. Caption on front reads "St. Peters Dome & Columbia River" and on reverse "On the Road of a Thousand Wonders (Oregon); Pub. by Pacific Novelty Co. at S. F., Cal."

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.

Postcard of dogsled in winter along Skeena River, BC

Postcard of a several dogsled teams in the winter in a forested area with mountains in the background. Caption on front reads "Mail Teams, Skeens River, B.C., During Construction of G.T.P.R.R." and on reverse reads "Pub. by McRae Bros., Ltd. Prince Rupert, B.C., Printed in Great Britain". It is unlikely that Pocock and Cecil visited the Skeena River and this was likely purchased while in Vancouver.

Postcard of railway along Skeena River, BC

A postcard of the Skeena River in BC from along the Grand Trunk Pacific train track. Caption on front reads "Grand Trunk Pacific Track along the Skeena River, B.C." and on reverse reads "The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Ltd. Montreal and Toronto, Printed in Great Britain, "Grand Trunk Pacific Railway"". It is unlikely that Pocock and Cecil visited the Skeena River and this was likely purchased while in Vancouver.

Postcard of Silverton, BC

Postcard over looking Silverton, BC, on Slocan Lake. Caption on front reads "Silverton, B.C." and on reverse "Publ. by Chas F. Nelson, New Denver, B.C. No. 1 Made in Germany".

Postcard of Peace River Valley, AB

Postcard of a scenic view of Peace River Valley. Caption on front reads "Scene at dawn. Peace River Valley" and text on reverse reads "Series No. 138. "Copyright" The H. Enida Olive Co'y Ltd Calgary Canada". It is improbable that Pocock and Cecil ever visited Ft. Vermilion and this was likely purchased while in Calgary.

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".

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