Series S01 - Photographs

Patients harvest hay with barns and the arena in the background Exterior shot of barn with sheep in foreground Laundry, Public Hospital for the Insane, New Westminster Three sets of clydesdale teams ploughing a field in front of the barns Essondale interior dormitory Essondale interior lounge Essondale interior kitchen Essondale interior recreation lounge Essondale's West Lawn - straight-on view ca. 1914 Essondale interior laboratory Essondale interior laboratory Essondale interior lounge West Lawn- straight on view from further down the hill Essondale's West Lawn- view from behind a fence Wide-angle view of Essondale's West Lawn with clear-cut grounds Exterior of unidentified building Interior Shoe Shop, Public Hospital for the Insane, New Westminster Power lines along the road Chickens in a pen Stone Gates Power lines along the road Colony Farm panorama Fence and river Stone fence and power lines along the road Flock of geese with farmer in background Pigs in outdoor pen Clydesdales with plow and farmer Two Clydesdale plow teams in field, with West Lawn building under construction in the background Men working in farmyard Barn with horse team hitched to a wagon
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CA CCOQ C5-S01

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  • [ca.191-] - [ca.192-] (Creation)

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113 photographs : b&w glass negatives ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
49 photographs : b&x glass negatives ; 20 x 25 cm
8 photographs : b&w glass negatives ; 16.5 x 20.5 cm
7 photographs : b&w glass negatives ; 6 x 8 cm
5 photographs : b&w nitrate negative ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
5 photographs : b&w glass negatives ; 5.5 x 7.5 cm
4 photographs : b&w glass negatives ; 5 x 7 cm
3 photographs : b&w glass negatives ; 5.5 x 7 cm
2 photographs : b&w glass negatives ; 6.5 x 7.5 cm
1 photograph : b&w glass negatives ; 1.5 x 7.5 cm
1 photograph : b&w glass negatives ; 2 x 6.5 cm
1 photograph : b&w glass negatives ; 4 x 6.5 cm
1 photograph : b&w glass negatives ; 5 x 6.5 cm
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 5 x 7.5 cm
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 5.5 x 6.5 cm
1 photograph : b&w glass negatives ; 5.5 x 8 cm
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 6 x 7.5 cm
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 6.5 x 8.5 cm
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 6.5 x 9 cm
1 photograph : b&w glass negative ; 9 x 10 cm

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The series consists of photographs predominantly depicting Essondale (Riverview Hospital) and Colony Farm. The photographs include scenes of Essondale's West Lawn building in varying states of completion, portraits of prize winning livestock (Holstein cattle, Clydesdale and Belgian horses), scenes during periods of flooding at Colony Farm, and general pastoral scenes. Some of the photos are known to have been taken by W.J. Moore, a prominent Vancouver photographer. It is possible that the entire collection was taken by W.J. Moore, although it has not been possible to confirm.

Some photographs in the collection are thought to depict the Public Hospital for the Insane in New Westminster, B.C.

Documentation accompanying the transfer suggested that other photographs in the series (see Subseries 04) depict the Dominion Experimental Farm in Agassiz, BC; however, the barns do not match extant photographs of the Agassiz farm, therefore it has not been possible to confirm the location.

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Some glass negatives are damaged. Consult finding aids and lower level descriptions for more details.

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The series has been arranged in several ways. Subseries 01 and Subseries 04 have been arranged according to the numbering system imposed by the original donor or by the Coquitlam Heritage Society. This numbering system has been maintained as it corresponds to the copy prints. The additional glass negatives had no obvious original order so the archivist divided them into two subseries: Subseries 02 (Essondale photographs) and Subseries 03 (Colony Farm and Assorted Locations photographs).

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Subseries 01 relates to the glass negative collection in the Coquitlam Heritage Society collection (C4). The complete set of negatives was first purchased by the Coquitlam Heritage Society in 2003 and then later a subsection pertaining to Riverview and Colony Farm was donated to the Riverview Hospital Historical Society in 2010.

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