John C. Kingston photo collection

An Inventory for: N-1992-025

NWT Archives
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
P.O. Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9

Description

Fonds Title:
John C. Kingston photo collection

Accession Number:
N-1992-025

Title:
This accession consists of 103 black and white photographic prints. The majority of these images are fixed on the pages of a photo album. It would appear that the other prints have fallen out of, or been removed from the album. The images depict life in and around Yellowknife, and in particular document buildings, head frames and activities at the Negus Mine, including the fire at Negus. There are also photographs of Con Mine, Giant Mine and Rycon Mine. In addition, there are images of the Bluefish (Con Hydro) power plant, the installation and hauling of equipment to the Canol Project, the opening of Stanton Hospital, as well as images of Yellowknife residents such as Father Gathy, Gerry Murphy, Dr. Stanton, Mavis Riley (Kingston), and Dr. A.W. (Fred) Jolliffe. In addition, there are images of Jolliffe Island, Detah and Girvin’s Cafe. The bulk of the accession concerns the years 1946 and 1947.

Access restrictions:
No access restrictions.

Copyright restrictions:
Possible copyright restrictions.

Date Range:
1940-[1958?]

N-1992-025: 0001
Bluefish rapids [Con Hydro power plant]
194-


N-1992-025: 0002
Bluefish Power Plant [Con Hydro]
194-


N-1992-025: 0003
Mavis [Kingston] leaving Yellowknife.
1947


N-1992-025: 0004
Mavis [Kingston] leaving Yellowknife, Aug. 1947. [Standing in front of the airplane.]
1947


N-1992-025: 0005
Headframe. [Negus Mine. Appears to be under construction. 1948]
1948


N-1992-025: 0006
Prosperous Lake portage.
194-


N-1992-025: 0007
Tudor & Pete at first deep hole. [Three men inspecting a hole in the ground.]
194-


N-1992-025: 0008
The fire. [Showing the remains of the Negus bunkhouse.]
1946


N-1992-025: 0009
The fire. [Burnt remains of the Negus bunkhouse.]
1946


N-1992-025: 0010
The fire. [The remains of the Negus bunkhouse beside other buildings.]
1946


N-1992-025: 0011
The fire. [Negus Mine bunk house. Damage as seen from a hill.]
1946


N-1992-025: 0012
The fire. [Negus Mine Bunk house Extent of damage seen from another angle.]
1946


N-1992-025: 0013
The fire. [Negus Mine. Bunkhouse remains as seen from a small rise.]
1946


N-1992-025: 0014
Just Temporary!!! [Negus Mine bunkhouse New building, covered in tar paper.]
194-


N-1992-025: 0015
Mavis [Kingston] after lunch. [Negus Mine. Woman walking down a road.]
1947


N-1992-025: 0016
Peggy after lunch. [Woman walking down a road.]
1947


N-1992-025: 0017
Loading boiler at Canol. [Canol road, built for the war time oil industry.]
194-


N-1992-025: 0018
First surface deep hole. [Wood frame standing on the rocks.]
194-


N-1992-025: 0019
Hauling equipment from Canol Base Camp 1946
1946


N-1992-025: 0020
Hauling equipment from Canol Base Camp 1946. [Trailer loaded with paper.]
1946


N-1992-025: 0021
Hauling equipment from Canol base Camp 1946. [Taking down the walls and roof of a building.]
1946


N-1992-025: 0022
Hauling equipment from Canol Base Camp 1946. [Lifting a length of pipe.]
1946


N-1992-025: 0023
Hauling equipment from Canol Base Camp 1946. [Lifting a boiler.]
1946


N-1992-025: 0024
Hauling equipment from Canol Base Camp 1946. [Remains of camp site.]
1946


N-1992-025: 0025
Kay Barnwell 1942. [Woman posing with a golf club.]
1942


N-1992-025: 0026
In Dodo Canyon 1946. [Group of men standing in the canyon.]
1946


N-1992-025: 0027
Negus Hockey Team 1946-47. [Back row left to right: Bill Deuling, Casey Myers, Dave Collins, Eddie Dusseault, Les Gray, Ray Miron, ??, Lawrence Milburn. Front row: ??, Mickey McCann, ??, Neil Macdonald, Arnold Smith]
1946


N-1992-025: 0028
Dodo Canyon
1946


N-1992-025: 0029
Con Mine. [The headframe and other buildings.]
194-


N-1992-025: 0030
Rycon mine. [The headframe.]
194-


N-1992-025: 0031
Con camp.
194-


N-1992-025: 0032
First barge after break-up. 1947 [Barge approaching the dock.]
1947


N-1992-025: 0033
First barge after break-up 1947. [ Unloading at the dock]
1947


N-1992-025: 0034
The lumber haul. [Lumber on the ice, near break-up.]
194-


N-1992-025: 0035
Water Transport. [Empty barge leaving Yellowknife.]
1947


N-1992-025: 0036
First barge to Negus in 1947.
1947


N-1992-025: 0037
First Barge to Negus in 1947. [At the dock.]
1947


N-1992-025: 0038
Negus picnic.
194-


N-1992-025: 0039
Yellowknife Bay at Dusk. [Dignitaries at dedication of Red Cross hospital on Frame Lake 1947]
1947


N-1992-025: 0040
Lord Alexander [of Tunis] dedicates the Yellowknife Red Cross hospital 1947
1947


N-1992-025: 0041
Trucks on ice.
194-


N-1992-025: 0042
50 below zero at noon
193-


N-1992-025: 0043
The Back Bay. [Yellowknife. Airplane (CF-BHW) with tarp over its nose.]
194-


N-1992-025: 0044
Negus mine [from a distance.]
194-


N-1992-025: 0045
Con headframe [and gravel pile.]
193-


N-1992-025: 0046
Mavis [Kingston, by a lake.]
1947


N-1992-025: 0047
Mavis [Kingston] [sitting on a rock.]
1947


N-1992-025: 0048
Con draw [in the spring. Yellowknife]
194-


N-1992-025: 0049
Mavis [Kingston] [standing in front of the wheelhouse on a barge.]
1947


N-1992-025: 0050
Art Eades [holding a broom, standing in the snow.]
194-


N-1992-025: 0051
Negus frozen in 1946. [Mine, Yellowknife]
1946


N-1992-025: 0052
Raising the headframe. [Negus Mine, Yellowknife]
1948


N-1992-025: 0053
Giant camp 1947 [Mine, Yellowknife]
1947


N-1992-025: 0054
Diana Rudd [and friend, standing in a doorway.]
194-


N-1992-025: 0055
Diana Rudd [standing in a doorway.]
194-


N-1992-025: 0056
Raising the headframe. [Negus Mine, Close-up. 1948]
1948


N-1992-025: 0057
Negus village kids. [Sitting or standing in the snow, Yellowknife.]
194-


N-1992-025: 0058
Ollie Stanton & Rex Pierce, Con staff house, 1940 [Yellowknife]
1940


N-1992-025: 0059
[View of bunk houses at Negus Mine, Yellowknife circa 1947]
[1947]


N-1992-025: 0060
"Desolation". Negus referred to as Desolation. [View of Negus mine site from the water, Yellowknife. Circa 1947]
[1947]


N-1992-025: 0061
Prosperous [Bluefish, Con Hydro] Lake dam. [Unidentified man standing over the water.]
194-


N-1992-025: 0062
Prosperous Lake dam. [View of the hydro dam from a distance.]
194-


N-1992-025: 0063
Negus picnic. [Picnickers on a barge.]
194-


N-1992-025: 0064
[One of the new eight-man bunkhouses constructed at Negus mine after the bunkhouse fire. There were ten of these.]
1947


N-1992-025: 0065
Lord Alexander of Tunis and Fred Jolliffe [Dr. A.W. Jolliffe], July 1947, looking at a small outcrop of rock at Negus.
1947


N-1992-025: 0066
Clair White, Lord Alexander & Dan Bateman; Con refinery in background. July 1947
1947


N-1992-025: 0067
D.O.T. offices at Yellowknife airport
194-


N-1992-025: 0068
Negus camp before the fire which took three lives on Christmas Eve, 1946. Taken summer 1946.
1946


N-1992-025: 0069
Negus camp after the fire. The white buildings are 8 man bunkhouses. There were ten of these, built to maximize fire safety. Summer 1947.
1947


N-1992-025: 0070
Father Gathy a very longtime and most beloved resident of Yellowknife. Sumer 1946. New townsite.
1946


N-1992-025: 0071
Road from new townsite to Old town of Yellowknife. Summer 1947. To the left was garden.
1947


N-1992-025: 0072
Imperial Oil tank farm on Jolliffe Island, Yellowknife, 1945
1945


N-1992-025: 0073
Indian village [Detah] on east side at entrance to Yellowknife Bay. winter 1946-47.
1946


N-1992-025: 0074
Main street of Yellowknife. Girvin's café on left. Summer 1946.
1946


N-1992-025: 0075
Dr. & Mrs. O.L. Stanton, Christmas 1947. [Christmas letter from Mrs. Stanton on reverse of photograph.] Didn't realize you were in Toronto. Will call in May. Paula going to Mt. Allison University N.B. Just loves it. Best yr. 58. ['48?] Ruth
1947


N-1992-025: 0076
Lord Alexander of Tunis Dedicates the Oliver Stanton hospital, July 1947 [Red Cross/Stanton Hospital Yellowknife 1948-1966]
1947


N-1992-025: 0077
Gerry Murphy, one of Yellowknife's earliest inhabitants, I believe he was the first mayor, and Mavis Riley (Mrs. Kingston.) Summer 1947 [Note: Gerry M. was never mayor of Yellowknife.]
1947


N-1992-025: 0078
Opening party at Vic Ingraham's new hotel up on the New Townsite. How many of these can Yellowknife people put a name on?
1947


N-1992-025: 0079
Addition to negus headframe before shaft deepening. Winter 1946-47. One year later it closed.
1946


N-1992-025: 0080
Mrs. Kingston and Al Dusseault. (Taxi owner.) [In front of Yellowknife airport.]
1947


N-1992-025: 0081
Leo Moneau. [Mr. Moneau, a Negus employee, standing on an outdoor staircase. Mr. Moneau was a warehouse man and worked in the Negus office.]
194-


N-1992-025: 0082
Dodo Canyon on Canol Road 1946. [Men sitting in the back of a truck.]
1946


N-1992-025: 0083
[Man and woman standing outside their home, Yellowknife]
194-


N-1992-025: 0084
Mr. McNiven ("Mcfoo"), Alfie Norkum. [On board a barge.]
194-


N-1992-025: 0085
Micky McCann. [Kneeling on rocks beside lake, wearing hat and putting something in a box.
194-


N-1992-025: 0086
Negus Surface Plant 1947
1947


N-1992-025: 0087
[Negus village children sitting or standing in snow. circa 1947]
[1947]


N-1992-025: 0088
Bob Lang-ham [radio] operator, hoistman 1946-47. Leo-worked in Negus office, warehouseman, Leo Moneau.
1946


N-1992-025: 0089
[Trucks or Bombardiers on the ice, Great Slave Lake. Mine car rails in foreground.]
194-


N-1992-025: 0090
Scott -Mng of Hudson's Bay Co. Alexander Cunningham. John Parker-lawyer [A.W. (Sandy) Scott, Lord Alexander of Tunis, ?, F.J.G. Cunningham (Chairman of YK Trustee Board), John Parker]
194-


N-1992-025: 0091
Fish pick up after detonation of detencrated dynamite 1946/47
1946


N-1992-025: 0092
This is for the girl with the smile. [Two women in an office, one is facing the camera.]
194-


N-1992-025: 0093
Con Bunkhouse 1946/47 (Mine, Yellowknife].
1947


N-1992-025: 0094
[Two men in wool sweaters standing on a staircase, Negus Mine accountant Dave Collins on left]
194-


N-1992-025: 0095
[Line of trucks or bombadiers on the ice road. What appears to be mine car tracks in foreground.]
194-


N-1992-025: 0096
Canol Road 1946. [Five unidentified men sitting on the front of a jeep.]
1946


N-1992-025: 0097
1947. Negus (same day). [Mine, Yellowknife, Staff residence, bunkhouses, pipeboxes and roads. Great Slave Lake in background.]
1947


N-1992-025: 0098
"Peggy Shade." Negus staff residence.
1947


N-1992-025: 0099
Two Negus miners. Bill Deulig [Jack Chipchase and Bill Deuling holding hunting rifles and dressed in winter clothes]
1946


N-1992-025: 0100
Yellowknife before 1946. Behind Negus bunkhouse. [Unidentified man feeding two foxes.]
194-


N-1992-025: 0101
[Unidentified man with dog team and sled. Great Slave Lake in background.]
193-


N-1992-025: 0102
Silver fox in foreground, red foxes at back. Note the size of tails & white tips
194-


N-1992-025: 0103
[Unidentified man feeding a red fox behind the Negus bunkhouse.]
1940