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Auctioneer Apsley Auctions 705-656-9467
Auction Date May 21 Auction
Time 09:30AM
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featuring original annotated 1870's photographs of the surveying of Canadian Pacific Railway including Hudson Bay Co. forts, teepees, trestle contruction, mining, etc. Many of these photographs were taken by Charles Horetsky, photographer on the C.P.R. surveying crew.These photos were obtained by a housekeeper from the Murdoch estate in Bowmanville. Also cedar strip canoe & 4 porcelain Red Indian Aviation oil signs


4 rare original 2-sided porcelain Red Indian Aviation Oil signs, 17 ft. cedar strip canoe made by Heritage Canoes, Trout Creek, Ontario, 19th century bisque figurine vase man in front of fountain, antique cartes de visite from Bowmanville & area, 1911 invitation tothe opening of parliament, framed newpaper article about William Murdoch, the inventor of gas lighting and the steam locomotive (1754-1839), 8 x 10" (including frame) framed oil painting of young girl w/ orig. tintype photos used as models, tintypes and gold framed photos on glass, 9 locket with hair and photo of 1st William Murdoch, wooden bellows, candy dish, yellow glass footed dish, flash cranberry vase, antique display case w/ mirrored back, modern display cabinet 7' tall x 4' wide, lighted interior, side door access, prayer key, sterling button hook and clothes brush, vintage inkwell, brass figurines, antique wooden butter press

ART: antique painting of the 'Collision of the Burgoine(sic) and Cromartyshire July 4, 1898' , signed A. Ogden

#11/500 25 x 22" LE print of bald eagle with fish Greenfeather artist Mr. Fred Green,

ANTIQUE PHOTOS: with annotations in quotes

1. 4 5/8 x 7 1/2" photo of Cree Nehiyaw camp near Vermillion, watermarked 'Horetsky C.P.R. S'

2. 7 1/2 x 6" photo of buffalo skin lodge and Red River carts, man with flintlock rifle, watermarked 'C.P.R.S'

3. 7 1/4 x 5 1/4" photo of crew & Indigenous men with rifles, chief holding a totem, no mark

4. 7 x 4 1/2" photo of HBC fort

5. 7 x 5" photo of wooden train trestle being constructed 'Trestle at Red Sucker Cove R.G. Reids contract CPR length 1600 ft. Height 110 ft."

6. 7 x 5 photo of trestle construction at Little Pic Trestle R.G. Reids contract length 1000 height 97 feet"

#7-15. 21 surveyor's photographs on cards, c. 1874, each 5 1/2 x 4 3/4" on cards of winter scenery

16. 9 1/4 x 7 1/4" framed photo of surveying crew annotated with names and hometowns of crew, dated 1874

17. 12 x 10" (Incl. Frame) oval Charles Horetsky photo in frame of "Indian Suspension Bridge over Tomaqua River , B.C. Presented by William Murdoch"

#18-28, series of 7 7/8 x 5 3/4" (image) black and white photos, full size 14x 10 1/2" on board

-photo of "Fort Edmonton in winter"

-photo of "Fort Edmonton , Saskatchewan R."

-photo of "19th Century Hudson Bay post Dunvegan on Peace River about 70 miles from Mt."

-"Travelling on Athabasca River"

-"View in Jasper Valley"

- "Athabasca River near Jasper House"

- "Camp near Castleton"

- ' Dunvegan Looking Up'

29. 15 1/2 x 12 1/2" framed & matted photo of dog sled team and sled and cariole at Fort Edmonton

# 30-33 Series of ship photos 10 x 8", all mounted on heavy card, all relating to the building and opening of the Kingston dry dock in 1892

30. 10 x 8" top mounted albumen print "The first steamship docked in Kingston by William Murdoch. Seymour in charge for inspection by governance regulations"

- 10 x 8" top mounted albumen print "Last stone laid on chimney at Kingston Dry Dock on Power House"

(signed by) William Murdoch

31. 10 x 8" top mounted albumen print "Dock with customs officer"

32. 10 x 8" top mounted albumen print Navy men on ships's deck engaged in opening ceremony

33. 10 x 8" top mounted albumen print Navy men on ship's deck with cannon / opening ceremony

34. 12 x 10" top mounted albumen print South Side Winze Beaver Mine

35. 12 x 10" top mounted albumen print(without frame) Beaver Mine

36. 3 x 5" photo on postcard of soldiers and bear "This is a picture of Henry the Mascot of the 19th battalion", mailed during WWI to Mrs. Murdoch in Bowmanville

37. 14 x 11" framed montage of 9 Murdoch family photos in frame c. 19th century

38. 5 x 10" photo of William Murdoch

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