Photos of early Kitimat life, including Hans W. Harnoth and Shirley Harnoth, parents of Harry Harnoth. Hans. W. Harnoth was born in Berlin but immigrated to Kitimat after hearing about job opportunities at Alcan. Hans and Shirley Harnoth were in Kitimat from 1955-1958, and always ranted and raved about how beautiful Kitimat was and all the wonders it has to offer.
Donated by Jacob Lubberts
Scope and Content
Photograph of row-housing (H houses) at the townsite camp near present day Riverlodge. Row of cars parked along right of photo, people are walking on the street, and mountain visible in distance.
1 photograph print : b&w ; 17.7 x 12.8 cm
2 clippings : b&w ; 21.7 x 28 cm
History / Biographical
From the years 1953-1958, Mike Kinnear took photos during his school years, until graduation, while working for Fred Ryan Ltd. after school and holidays. Photos for him was a hobby, and he took many photos of the smelter and townsite as it grew around him. Mike also took a number of photos for the Kitimat Northern Sentinel, during the Ken Brumley and Pixie Meldrum years as editors. Mike and his family left Kitimat in 1958, but he spent the best part of 40 years in the photographic field, mainly in the retail/wholesale part of the photo industry.
Donated by Margaret and Mike Kinnear.
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Fred Ryan Ltd. Van. Sign on side of Van reads "Photo Finishing Fred Ryan Ltd. Photography Blue Printing". There is snow on the ground.
Two Northern Sentinel articles are included. "Jack-Of-All-Trades, Pioneer Is Master of One", March 19, 1957, and "Pioneer Leaves Town", March 22, 1962.
Photograph of sawmill and water tank - Kitimat Temporary Camp
Red Binder - Found in Collection - 'If you hold this up to a light you will see the ridge outlined by the pencil line. The ridge plus the other area enclosed in the line is apporoximately the area of the future townsite."