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Description found in Archives

Department of the Interior photographic records (Quebec) [graphic material] : alpha-numerical series Q.

Sub-series consists of

Date(s)

1905-1931, predominant 1920-1931

Place of creation

Québec (Province)

627 photographs b&w : prints in albums 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
41 photographs b&w : mounted prints from disassembled albums 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
1505 photographs b&w : loose prints 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
49 photographs b&w : interpositives 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
693 photographs b&w : nitrate and glass plate negatives 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
2299 photographs b&w. 21 x 26 cm or smaller.

Scope and content

Sub-series consists of photographs of Quebec 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 Quebec and across Canada. The sub-series is organized alpha-numerically as follows. Q-1 series consists of photographs documenting agricultural production and development in Quebec. Photos by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Canadian Nationial Railway Company, Major Ashton (1926), Mr. Charlon, J.M. Talbot, John Woodruff, and other sources. Q-2 series consists of photographs documenting forestry and forest reserves in Quebec. Sources include the Forestry Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Canadian International Paper Company, Price Brother Ltd., Mr. Sherrin, Mr. Hore (1925) and other sources. Q-4 series consists of photographs documenting fisheries in Quebec. Photos taken at Magdalen Island and Bonne Esperance, Quebec by the Quebec Provincial Tourist Bureau, Valentine-Black Company of Toronto, Ontario and other sources. Q-5 series consists of photographs documenting wildlife reserves in Quebec. Photos of deer, moose and wolves taken by Mr. McQuinn of Campbell's Bay, Quebec and other sources. Q-6 series consists of photographs documenting birds species in Quebec. Photos taken at Bonaventure Island and Perse, Quebec. No sources or photographers are indicated. Q-8 series consists of photographs documenting scenery across Quebec. Sources include the Immigration and Colonization Branch, Mines Branch, and the Marine and Fisheries Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by the Canadian National Railway Company, Geological Survey of Canada, Canadian Travel Bureau, Canadian Government Motion Picture Bureau, Experimental Farm, Ottawa, Chicago Tribune, Lucerne in Quebec Community Association Ltd., Hudson's Bay Company, Major Ashton, Mr. Sherrin, H.W. Jones for the Tidal Survey, Mr. Etches (1928) and other sources. Q-9 series consists of one photograph documenting trade and export potentials at the Keppewa Paper Mill in Temiskaming, Quebec. Source includes the Trade and Commerce Branch of the Department of the Interior. No photographer is indicated. Q-11 series consists of photographs documenting hydro elecrtic development, resources and facilities across Quebec. Sources include the Water Power and Reclamation Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by the Quebec Bureau of Mines, Schawinigan Water and Power Company, Gatineau Power Company, Fairchild Aerial Survey's Company, Grand Mere, Quebec, Canada Cement Company, Light, Heat and Power Company, Beacharicois, Quebec, Canadian National Railway Company, Canadian Pacific Railway Company, H.W. Jones for the Tidal Survey, "Canadian Forestry Journal," January 1918 and other sources. Q-12 series consists of photographs documenting transportation development, networks and services across Quebec. Photos of rail operations, air travel, air mail service, road and bridge networks. Sources include the Trade and Commerce Branch of the Department of the Interior and the Quebec Provincial Department of Roads. Photos by the Post Office Departent, Ottawa, Canada Steamship Lines, Canadian Government Motion Picture Bureau, Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Canadian National Railway Company, S.J. Hayward of Montreal, Mr. Hore (1925-27), Mr. Steffanson and other sources. Q-13 series consists of photographs aboriginal communities and culture accross Quebec. Photos taken at Fort George, Cape Jones and Saumar, Quebec. Photos by F.H. Kitto and other sources. Q-14 series consists of photographs documenting rural and urban educationial facilities across Quebec. Photos by St Nihal Singh and other sources. Q-15 series consists of photographs documenting churches in Quebec. Photos by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Mr. Etches and other sources. Q-16 series consists of photographs documenting historic sites and monuments across Quebec. Photos of the Champlain Monument at Quebec City, Strathcona Monument at Montreal, and the Price Monument at Chicoutimi, Quebec. No sources or photographers are indicated. Q-19 series consists of photographs documenting recreation, tourism, sports and leisure in Quebec. Sources include the National Parks Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Canadian National Railway Company, Canada Steamship Lines, F.H. Kitto, L.E. Parent, J.C. McCraig, Mr. Norrish of Montreal (1925) and other sources. Q-20 series consists of photographs documenting provincial and municipal government buildings and facilities across Quebec. Photos by the Canadian Government Motion Picture Bureau, Canadian International Paper Company, John Woodruff and other sources. Q-21 series consists of photographs documenting cities and towns across Quebec. Sources include the Quebec Bureau of Mines. Photos by the Canadian Government Motion Picture Bureau, Canadian International Paper Company, Quebec Provincial Tourist Bureau, G.G. Ommaney for the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, H.W. Jones, Mr. Hore, Mr. Dale (1930), Price Brothers Ltd., Robert Simpson for Eastern Ltd., John Woodruff and other sources. Q-23 series consists of photographs documenting air views and photo-topographical mapping views across Quebec. Photos by the Royal Canadian Air Force Survey and Fairchild Aeriel Survey's Company of Grand Mere, Quebec, in collaboration with the Surveys Bureau of the Department of the Interior.

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Other accession no.
1987-116 DAP
1936-271 PIC

Terms of use

Copyright expired.

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

Original finding aid conatins 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 Service ca. 1916-1930. 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 1930, 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 Department of the Interior in 1933, the Development Bureau's collections were transferred to other government agencies including the Department of Mines and Resources, Department of Trade and Commerce and the Tourist 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