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Place of creation

Québec (Province)

1 photograph : b&w, nitrate negative ; 15.6 x 11.4 cm.
Negatives - film - b/w

Scope and content

Item is a portrait of the Yanaluk family, a Slavic immigrant family photographed by William James Topley in 1911 upon their arrival in Québec City.

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative PA-010254
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
RV3 149 Item no. assigned by LAC 2406
90: Open
Other accession no.
1936-270 NPC

Terms of use

Credit: William James Topley / Library and Archives Canada / PA-010254
Restrictions on use: Nil
Copyright: Expired

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Additional name(s)

Additional information

This family traveled from Germany. They were of Slavic descent and their name was Yanaluk. The smallest girl in the forefront is the grandmother of Mr. John Fahlman. She married Gottlieb Fahlman. Identification provided by Mrs. Eliesabeth Fogg, John Fahlman's wife on October 24, 2010.

William James Topley was commissioned by the Immigration Branch of the Department of the Interior to take this series of photographs of immigrants upon their arrival to the Detention Centre in Québec City to promote immigration to Canada.

Series title
1. SC
2. Topley Photographs of Québec Immigration Centre, 1911

Exhibitions note
Facing History; Lydia Foy, Peter Robertson; National Archives: 1993.05.28 - 1993.09.01
Immigration, Peter Robertson, National Archives of Canada

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