Canafornian

Canafornian

Posted on 04/13/2015


Photo taken on April 12, 2015


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MN0953 LOCKPORT - ST. ANDREWS - STERNWEELER AT LOCKS

MN0953 LOCKPORT - ST. ANDREWS - STERNWEELER AT LOCKS
Unposted, but likely circa 1912
Publisher: Richardson Bros., Winnipeg

Early image of this large sternwheeler plying southward up the Red River towards the St. Andrews locks (Lockport).

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wintorbos
wintorbos
Almost a Barrowclough! Or is it?
2 years ago.
Canafornian
Canafornian
I don't think so. I pondered that, but the locks opened in 1910. I doubt that things had progressed this far in 1905/06.
2 years ago.
wintorbos
wintorbos
Maybe that helps to settle the mystery for all the Richardson Bros. cards, then. They're not Barrowclough's leftover stock, after all. Just captioned by someone with similar handwriting. Very much like the Davidson cards from Melita show that someone with similar handwriting was working down there -- www.ipernity.com/doc/wintorbos/37212896 -- so I'll be slower to attribute unidentified cards with GAB-like writing to GAB.
2 years ago.
wintorbos
wintorbos
I wonder if another possibility is that maybe he came back for visits after he moved to Vancouver and published a few cards through Richardson Bros.
2 years ago.
Canafornian
Canafornian
I've been wrestling with both those possibilities. I'm leaning towards GAB having someone help him caption his own photos- and that same someone being engaged by Richardson Bros after he left town.
2 years ago.
wintorbos
wintorbos
The problem I came up against there is that the Vancouver ones are in the same writing. Maybe it is just standardized penmanship of the time. I did notice that the Davidson cards from SW Manitoba, of which I have a pair from Melita, also have this type of handwriting: www.ipernity.com/doc/wintorbos/37212896

But maybe they all sent them to a central place where they were developed and labelled - again, though, there's the B.C. cards to think about.
2 years ago.