Our Uno Langmann Family Collection of British Columbia Photographs has several photo albums with tons of interesting materials.

Photo albums act as collections of memories for families and are always a good source for remembering moments, people, and places.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, people didn’t have digital cameras to take multiple photos of everything. They had to choose important moments to commit to film. In today’s post, we will show you some of the travel registries.

This photo, taken in 1935, is from a Vancouver family photo album named “Year 1935, S.S. Prince Robert, Four Day Cruise”.

[Portrait of group on the S.S. Prince Robert], 1935

The following four photos are from a family and travel album, which includes photos from Alaska, British Columbia, Yukon, Alberta, Ontario and the United States.

[View of dry docked boat], 1910-20?

[View of Altin, B.C.], 1915-25?

Caribou on the Yukon, 1910-20?


Our dog team, 1916


This album is from an unknown family living in British Columbia. Besides photos of BC, they also had a few from Europe, like these ones:

[Stone building], 1895-1905?

[Menai Suspension Bridge], 1850-1870?

The Menai Suspension Bridge (Pont Grog y Borth) connects the island of Anglesey to the mainland of Wales. The bridge was designed by Thomas Telford and completed in 1826.

Bridge of Boats, Koblenz (Germany), 1870-1900?


Kings Door, Cologne Cathedral, 1850-1880?


Church of St. Gudule, Brussels, 1850-1880?


[Coastline], 1895-1905?

Our collection contains a photo album created by two sisters, Clara and Kitty, who chronicled their cycling trips in British Columbia. The following are some examples of the photos that you can see in their album!

[Wilson photo album], 1947

[Wilson photo album], 1947

These photos must have brought so many good memories to their families in a time before you could Google images! If you liked these photos and are interested in seeing more, check out the Uno Langmann Family Collection of British Columbia Photographs.

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