Image depicts Lax-Kw'alaams (Port Simpson), Prince Rupert, B. C. Printed around the border of the image is the photographer information "PHOTOGRAPHED BY R. MAYNARD, VICTORIA, . . . B. C." Printed on the verso is the photographer information with the inscription "R. Maynard, Photographic Artist, AND DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS, COR. OF DOUGLAS AND JOHNSON STS., VICTORIA, B. C. -- Views of British Columbia and Vancouver Island for Sale." Handwritten inscription reads 'No 16".
Item is a photograph of a building on stilts labelled "JORGENSEN BROS SHELL" and another labelled "MACHINE SHOP." Three boats appear in the harbour; an individual is on the gangway. Three buildings appear across the street from the harbour