A view of a group of Indigenous men portaging a scow on the Slave River. An inscription on front of the photograph reads: "Goods and boats are portaged four times in 25 miles on account of the rapids on Slave River".
A view of Indigenous men running a boat through rapids on the Slave River. An inscription on the front of the photograph further explains: "The boats are run in the channels of the river thereby avoiding the heavier swells in the main part of the river, which is a mile wide and almost impossible to run a boat through".
A view of a group of Indigenous men trekking along the shore of the Athabasca River, tracking the progress of Hudson's Bay Company fur boats in the river. An inscription on the front of the photograph reads: "Indians tracking the H.B.Co's fur boats up the rapids on Athabasca River, from Fort McMurry [sic] to Grand Rapids, 87 miles is almost one continuous rapid".
This fonds consists of correspondence, minutes and reports relating to the historical interests of Samuel Archibald Dickson, particularly his involvement in the campaign to restore/replicate Fort Edmonton in association with the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association (for which he also served as legal counsel), the Historical Society of Alberta, the Edmonton Museum Committee and the Edmonton Archives and Landmarks Committee.
The photographs include Indigenous men, women and children as well as some scenes of Edmonton such as the official opening of Fort Edmonton Park in 1967, minstrel shows ca. 1921 and the demolition of the Tegler building in 1982.
An Inuk family standing with a Caucasian trader in front of their teepee. A printed inscription on the front of the photograph reads: "observe the stone ornaments the man has in his lips, they are inserted from the inside, a shoulder preventing it from coming all the way through".