File 01 - Arctic

R.M.S. "Empress of Britain" at Québec A bit of Old Québec The Citadel, Québec Icebergs off the Coast of Labrador H.B.C. Post, Rigoulette Icebergs off the Coast of Labrador Icebergs off the Coast of Labrador Labrador Fishing Schooner O'Brien's Harbout, Labrador Coast Entrance to Cape Chidley Run Rigolet Harbour H.B.C. Post, Cartwright Iceberg in Hudson's Straits The Atlantic from Cape Chidley Run Labrador Fishing Schooner H.B.C. Post, Cartwright In Cape Chidley Run Labrador Fishing Schooner H.B.C. Post, Cartwright Dogs at Rigoulette
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Arctic

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01

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  • [ca. 191?] (Creation)
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    Robert Reford

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(1867-1951)

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Robert W. Reford was the heir to the Reford shipping and navigation business. In 1889 he journeyed from Montreal to British Columbia in order to assist with his family’s business there. He stayed in the province until 1891. Though centered in Victoria, Reford made several trips along the coast of British Columbia, into the interior and in to the Arctic. Reford was an amateur photographer and while in British Columbia he took a large number of photos, both of his acquaintances and of the local scenery and inhabitants.

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File contains images from Robert Reford's Arctic album. Some of the photographs include a date as it appeared in the original description. The rest do not include a date and were thought to had been taken during the same time period. The photographs seem to have been taken after Reford became president of his father's company in 1906.

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