Photographs copied from an original album created by Edmonton photographer, C.W. Mathers. Included are photographs representing aboriginals involved in trading and hunting activities, as well as photographs of northern settlements such as Fort Chipewyan, Fort Smith, Fort Providence, Fort McPherson, and Fort Good Hope.
A photograph of men standing around the wreckage of a train wreck. The photograph is captioned with “231 Wreck on the C&E Near Leduc May 29, 1899.” The mounting is captioned with “C. W. Mathers …Photographer. Edmonton, N.W.T.”
Cover page reads "A Souvenir from the Edmonton District By C.W. Mathers." Inside the album there is a brief note with the Adelphi Book Shop letterhead, addressed to a Mr. Dyde, informing him that another copy of this album has become available, so the recipient may have the current copy. The note is signed but the signature is illegible. Note is stamped Aug 11, 1959. Photo album includes photographs of various locations and activities within the Edmonton District area, for example: the Saskatchewan river, riding with a dog train, farm yards, St. Albert, the Athabasca landing, among others.
Photo of a man washing gold on the North Saskatchewan near Fort Edmonton. Caption under the photo says “Washing Gold, Vancouver, British Columbia.” Write-up on gold and the gold rush on the back of photo.