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Description found in Archives

Department of the Interior photographic records (Prince Edward Island) [graphic material] : aplha-numerical series PEI.

Sub-series consists of

Date(s)

1905-1931, predominant 1920-1931

Place of creation

Prince Edward Island

153 photographs b&w : prints in albums 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
19 photographs b&w : mounted prints from disassembled albums 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
313 photographs b&w : loose prints 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
6 photographs b&w : interpositives 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
175 photographs b&w : nitrate and glass plate negatives 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
1396 photographs b&w. 21 x 26 cm or smaller.

Scope and content

Sub-series consists of photographs of Prince Edward Island documenting the administration of public lands and development and conservation of their natural resources. The photographic sub-series was originally compiled from both federal and provincial sources including numerous sub-agencies and survey branches of the Department of the Interior. Photographs were also acquired from private sources and independent photographers from across Canada. The sub-series is organized alpha-numerically as follows. PEI-1 series consists of photographs documenting agricultural production and development on Prince Edward Island. Photos by the Canadian Government Motion Picture Bureau, Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Canadian National Railway Company, Major Ashton, Dr. Saunders, John Woodruff and other sources. PEI-4 series consists of photographs documenting fisheries reserves, development and industry on Prince Edward Island. No sources or photographers are indicated. PEI-5 series consists of photographs documenting wildlife reserves on Prince Edward Island. Photographs of fox farming and advertisments by Rosebank Fur Farms at Southport, Prince Edward Island. Photos by F.H. Kitto and other sources. PEI-8 series consists of photographs documenting scenery across Prince Edward Island. Photos by the Canadian National Railway Company, John Woodruff and other sources. PEI-9 series consists of one photograph documentng a lobster cannery on Prince Edward Island. Sources for the series includes the Trade and Commerce Branch of the Department of the Interior. No photographer is indicated. PEI-12 series consists of photographs documenting transportation networks, development, and services to Prince Edward Island. Photos of Charlottetown Harbour and ferry services to the island. No sources or photographers are indicated. PEI-14 series consists of photographs documenting schools and educational facilities on Prince Edward Island. No sources or photographers are indicated. PEI-19 series consists of photographs documenting recreation, sports and leisure on Prince Edward Island. Photos of fishing, golfing, and swimming taken by the Canadian National Railway Company, Mr. Dixon (1925) and other sources. PEI-20 series consists of photographs documenting government buildings and facilities on Prince Edward Island. Photos by John Woodruff and other sources. PEI-21 series consists of photographs documenting cities and towns across Prince Edward Island. Photos of Summerside, Montague and Charlottetown by the Bayer Photo Studio and other sources. PEI-23 series consists of photographs documenting air views and photo-topographical mapping across Prince Edward Island. Photos by the Royal Canadian Air Force in collaboration with the Surveys Bureau of the Department of the Interior.

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Other accession no.
1987-116 DAP

Terms of use

Copyright expired.

Photocopy of original is available for consultation. FA-021 (Paper)

Original finding aid contains loose prints that have been withdrawn for preservation purposes and is part of photo accession 1987-116. FA-021 (Other)

Additional information

Textual references to photography are noted in the Department of the Interior annual reports ca. 1905-1931.

Custodial history
Sub-series of photographs from photo accession 1936-271 previously acquired and managed by one branch of the Department of the Interior, the Natural Resources Intelligence Branch ca. 1917-1922. In 1922 the name was changed to the Natural Resources Intelligence Service. The branch operated as a central agency with the purpose of classifying and disseminating documentation concerning Canada's natural resources and industry development. This organization was renamed the National Development Bureau in 1929, continuing to maintain and update a comprehensive photograph and lantern slide library containing views of Canada's geography, development and tourism. Upon the closure of the National Development Bureau in 1933, the collections were transferred to other agencies operating within the Department in addition to external federal agencies including the Department of Mines and Resources, Department of Trade and Commerce and the Tourism Board. This sub-series of photographs was transferred to the National Archives in 1936. Duplicates and some loose prints have been segregated from the acquired collection.

Alpha-numeric note
The complete alpha-numeric index to the photographic records of the Department of the Interior is located in FA-021 and in the photo accession file for 1936-271.

Subject heading

Government

Related control no.

1936-271 NPC