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The front cover of a 1907 souvenir edition of The Emigrant Soldiers’ Gazette and Cape Horn Chronicle. The cover is burgundy with gold embossed text and images of a ship sailing on water, and the coat of arms of the United Kingdom that contains a lion and a unicorn.
An advertisement for the Theatre Royal from The Emigrant Soldiers’ Gazette and Cape Horn Chronicle. It lists the names of performers in the upcoming play titled, “Crossing the Line! or Crowded Houses.”
A sepia toned photograph of a man canoeing on the Fraser River in front of a recently deforested New Westminster. New Westminster has multiple buildings along the river, but the buildings become scarcer further up the hill. The upper portion of the hill is littered with tree stumps.
A hand drawn scene of the Derby townsite, circa 1859. The image shows a crowded commercial area with a row of various businesses in the background. People are standing around listening to a speaker, who is standing on a barrel in the centre of the image.
A black and white photograph of a small church building with a cross on top of the steeple.
A black and white photograph of a small settlement along a river. The settlement consist of a grouping of small buildings that is surrounded by thick forest beyond it.
A sepia toned photograph taken circa 1865 of a building with two storefronts. The storefront on the left is a saloon which has a taller false front with a sign on it that reads, The Retreat. Each storefront has a door in the centre with a window on each side of the door. There is a picket fence in front of the building and a forest in the background.
A black and white bust portrait of a bearded Colonel Richard Clement Moody wearing a military jacket.
A portrait of Captain James Marshall Grant wearing a formal military outfit. Grant has a sash wrapped around his left shoulder which goes to his right hip. He is wearing a light coloured glove on his left hand which is holding on to his belt and another glove. His right hand is clenched at his side.
A painting of Royal Engineers and labourers constructing the Cariboo Road along a river canyon in 1862. There is a group of men under a canvas tent on the left side of the image, two Royal Engineers facing each other in the centre, and two men on horseback on the right side of the image. A wooden trestle bridge is being built in the background.
A horizontal capsule shaped map of the world that has a red line illustrating the voyage path of the Tynemouth. A line starts from south England, goes across the Atlantic Ocean and around the southern tip of South America, leading north through the Pacific Ocean to Vancouver Island.
A newspaper clipping from the September 17, 1862 issue of The Daily British Colonist. The article describes the excitement of bride ships arriving in British Columbia from England. The article also expresses concern of the women aboard the Tynemouth being wooed in San Francisco while the vessel is at port there.
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