Rare, Historical B.C. Photographs on View for First Time

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Frederick Dally, Colonial Hotel from “Views of British Columbia” album, albumen print (UL # 1001). Courtesy University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collection, Uno Langmann Family Collection of BC Photographs.

Frederick Dally, Colonial Hotel from “Views of British Columbia” album, albumen print (UL # 1001). Courtesy University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collection, Uno Langmann Family Collection of BC Photographs.

NANITCH: Early Photographs of British Columbia from the Langmann Collection is on view at Presentation House Gallery in North Vancouver through June 26. This exhibition of historical photographs taken during the first government expeditions in the province is drawn from the UBC Library’s Uno Langmann Family Collection of B.C. Photographs. Included are images by Frederick Dally, Charles Horetzky, Ben W. Leeson, Charles Mcmunn, Hannah and Richard Maynard, and Edward Curtis. Meaning “to look and watch” in Chinook Jargon, Nanitch asks viewers to carefully consider B.C.’s social and political history through these rare photographs.

The Burial of John Smith, Spences Bridge, April 23, 1905, silver print (UL #1023). Courtesy University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collection, Uno Langmann Family Collection of BC Photographs.

The Burial of John Smith, Spences Bridge, April 23, 1905, silver print (UL #1023). Courtesy University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collection, Uno Langmann Family Collection of BC Photographs.

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