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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.

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".

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".

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).

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

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."

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 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 two men outside of log cabin

Photograph of two men standing outside a log cabin in a forest. Cabin, trees, and ground are covered in snow. Writing on reverse reads "Trappers' Shed; 10 June".

Pocock, Roger

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 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 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 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 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)".

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 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 seven teepees

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

Photograph of schooner v.1

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

Pocock, Roger

Photograph of rooster

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

Photograph of RCMP officer and woman

Photograph of an RCMP office and a woman embracing each other over a fence. Appears to be a still from an unidentified film. Writing on reverse reads "The Royal Mounted Police "From information received".

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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 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 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 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."

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 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 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 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 gopher

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

Pocock, Roger

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