New Westminster, BC: W.T. Cooksley, 1909. An unusual RPPC gelatin silver image of a North Shore cedar shingle-bolt flume, unusual in that it has the exact spot of the image's capture rubber stamped by the photographer in red ink onto the upper left corner "Second Canyon, Capilano River, From Observation Bluff. North Vancouver, B.C.", verso has the photographer's name printed along left edge "W.T Cooksley, Photo. New Westminster, B.C." This flume was built by the Burrard Inlet Flume and Boom Company in 1905, and carried shingle-bolts to Burrard Inlet from Capilano Valley. This entire section was destroyed in the 1950s when the Cleveland Dam was built between the cliff apexes. (see p. 68 The Boom Years by D. Bourdon). Card w. a touch of silver mirroring and some tiny stains verso. The postally used card is dated Oct. 12th, 1909. In the message verso, "Mother" tells her daughter, Miss Doris Monypenny, of her walk along the precipitous Capilano flume on the previous Friday, just before her stay at the Empress Hotel in Victoria, where she writes from while listening to the orchestra. Near Fine. Item #4236
Cooksley worked as a photographer in New Westminster in the late 1900s and until May 1913 when he passed away [56 years old] at Harrison Hot Springs. Camera Workers 1858-1950 accessed 08/22.
Price: $90.00 CAD other currencies