John C. Kingston photo collection
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.
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Bluefish rapids [Con Hydro power plant]
Bluefish Power Plant [Con Hydro]
Mavis [Kingston] leaving Yellowknife.
Mavis [Kingston] leaving Yellowknife, Aug. 1947. [Standing in front of the airplane.]
Headframe. [Negus Mine. Appears to be under construction. 1948]
Prosperous Lake portage.
Tudor & Pete at first deep hole. [Three men inspecting a hole in the ground.]
The fire. [Showing the remains of the Negus bunkhouse.]
The fire. [Burnt remains of the Negus bunkhouse.]
The fire. [The remains of the Negus bunkhouse beside other buildings.]
The fire. [Negus Mine bunk house. Damage as seen from a hill.]
The fire. [Negus Mine Bunk house Extent of damage seen from another angle.]
The fire. [Negus Mine. Bunkhouse remains as seen from a small rise.]
Just Temporary!!! [Negus Mine bunkhouse New building, covered in tar paper.]
Mavis [Kingston] after lunch. [Negus Mine. Woman walking down a road.]
Peggy after lunch. [Woman walking down a road.]
Loading boiler at Canol. [Canol road, built for the war time oil industry.]
First surface deep hole. [Wood frame standing on the rocks.]
Hauling equipment from Canol Base Camp 1946
Hauling equipment from Canol Base Camp 1946. [Trailer loaded with paper.]
Hauling equipment from Canol base Camp 1946. [Taking down the walls and roof of a building.]
Hauling equipment from Canol Base Camp 1946. [Lifting a length of pipe.]
Hauling equipment from Canol Base Camp 1946. [Lifting a boiler.]
Hauling equipment from Canol Base Camp 1946. [Remains of camp site.]
Kay Barnwell 1942. [Woman posing with a golf club.]
In Dodo Canyon 1946. [Group of men standing in the canyon.]
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]
Con Mine. [The headframe and other buildings.]
Rycon mine. [The headframe.]
First barge after break-up. 1947 [Barge approaching the dock.]
First barge after break-up 1947. [ Unloading at the dock]
The lumber haul. [Lumber on the ice, near break-up.]
Water Transport. [Empty barge leaving Yellowknife.]
First barge to Negus in 1947.
First Barge to Negus in 1947. [At the dock.]
Yellowknife Bay at Dusk. [Dignitaries at dedication of Red Cross hospital on Frame Lake 1947]
Lord Alexander [of Tunis] dedicates the Yellowknife Red Cross hospital 1947
Trucks on ice.
50 below zero at noon
The Back Bay. [Yellowknife. Airplane (CF-BHW) with tarp over its nose.]
Negus mine [from a distance.]
Con headframe [and gravel pile.]
Mavis [Kingston, by a lake.]
Mavis [Kingston] [sitting on a rock.]
Con draw [in the spring. Yellowknife]
Mavis [Kingston] [standing in front of the wheelhouse on a barge.]
Art Eades [holding a broom, standing in the snow.]
Negus frozen in 1946. [Mine, Yellowknife]
Raising the headframe. [Negus Mine, Yellowknife]
Giant camp 1947 [Mine, Yellowknife]
Diana Rudd [and friend, standing in a doorway.]
Diana Rudd [standing in a doorway.]
Raising the headframe. [Negus Mine, Close-up. 1948]
Negus village kids. [Sitting or standing in the snow, Yellowknife.]
Ollie Stanton & Rex Pierce, Con staff house, 1940 [Yellowknife]
[View of bunk houses at Negus Mine, Yellowknife circa 1947]
"Desolation". Negus referred to as Desolation. [View of Negus mine site from the water, Yellowknife. Circa 1947]
Prosperous [Bluefish, Con Hydro] Lake dam. [Unidentified man standing over the water.]
Prosperous Lake dam. [View of the hydro dam from a distance.]
Negus picnic. [Picnickers on a barge.]
[One of the new eight-man bunkhouses constructed at Negus mine after the bunkhouse fire. There were ten of these.]
Lord Alexander of Tunis and Fred Jolliffe [Dr. A.W. Jolliffe], July 1947, looking at a small outcrop of rock at Negus.
Clair White, Lord Alexander & Dan Bateman; Con refinery in background. July 1947
D.O.T. offices at Yellowknife airport
Negus camp before the fire which took three lives on Christmas Eve, 1946. Taken summer 1946.
Negus camp after the fire. The white buildings are 8 man bunkhouses. There were ten of these, built to maximize fire safety. Summer 1947.
Father Gathy a very longtime and most beloved resident of Yellowknife. Sumer 1946. New townsite.
Road from new townsite to Old town of Yellowknife. Summer 1947. To the left was garden.
Imperial Oil tank farm on Jolliffe Island, Yellowknife, 1945
Indian village [Detah] on east side at entrance to Yellowknife Bay. winter 1946-47.
Main street of Yellowknife. Girvin's café on left. Summer 1946.
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
Lord Alexander of Tunis Dedicates the Oliver Stanton hospital, July 1947 [Red Cross/Stanton Hospital Yellowknife 1948-1966]
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.]
Opening party at Vic Ingraham's new hotel up on the New Townsite. How many of these can Yellowknife people put a name on?
Addition to negus headframe before shaft deepening. Winter 1946-47. One year later it closed.
Mrs. Kingston and Al Dusseault. (Taxi owner.) [In front of Yellowknife airport.]
Leo Moneau. [Mr. Moneau, a Negus employee, standing on an outdoor staircase. Mr. Moneau was a warehouse man and worked in the Negus office.]
Dodo Canyon on Canol Road 1946. [Men sitting in the back of a truck.]
[Man and woman standing outside their home, Yellowknife]
Mr. McNiven ("Mcfoo"), Alfie Norkum. [On board a barge.]
Micky McCann. [Kneeling on rocks beside lake, wearing hat and putting something in a box.
Negus Surface Plant 1947
[Negus village children sitting or standing in snow. circa 1947]
Bob Lang-ham [radio] operator, hoistman 1946-47. Leo-worked in Negus office, warehouseman, Leo Moneau.
[Trucks or Bombardiers on the ice, Great Slave Lake. Mine car rails in foreground.]
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]
Fish pick up after detonation of detencrated dynamite 1946/47
This is for the girl with the smile. [Two women in an office, one is facing the camera.]
Con Bunkhouse 1946/47 (Mine, Yellowknife].
[Two men in wool sweaters standing on a staircase, Negus Mine accountant Dave Collins on left]
[Line of trucks or bombadiers on the ice road. What appears to be mine car tracks in foreground.]
Canol Road 1946. [Five unidentified men sitting on the front of a jeep.]
1947. Negus (same day). [Mine, Yellowknife, Staff residence, bunkhouses, pipeboxes and roads. Great Slave Lake in background.]
"Peggy Shade." Negus staff residence.
Two Negus miners. Bill Deulig [Jack Chipchase and Bill Deuling holding hunting rifles and dressed in winter clothes]
Yellowknife before 1946. Behind Negus bunkhouse. [Unidentified man feeding two foxes.]
[Unidentified man with dog team and sled. Great Slave Lake in background.]
Silver fox in foreground, red foxes at back. Note the size of tails & white tips
[Unidentified man feeding a red fox behind the Negus bunkhouse.]