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CORNELIUS JOHN SOULE
Photographer

photoindexa.htm
updated 2006/01/12

These are copies of the photographic prints given to me by Cornelius' son, Rupert Frederick Soule

We presume that Cornelius took all of these photographs (except for the ones that he appears in) but some of them have been credited to other photographers instead of or as well as him.  With them is a reference number that I have assigned, the approximate date the photograph was taken, the label that was on them [in quotes] if there was one, and/or a description that I have given them as well as my comments [in ( )].  "Labels written on the prints by CJ Soule"   (author's description and/or comments)

Most of the photographs are of scenes on the Canadian Prairies, in the Rockies, and in the Selkirks.  Some were taken in Guelph or on Saltspring Island, Mayne Island, other Gulf Islands and other places.

Many are printed on 20cm (5 1/4") by 13cm (8.5") brown cards which are labeled along one edge with  SOULE on one side and  GUELPH, CANADA on the other in gold print.  Some are printed on white cards or black cards with no labels.  Some of them have descriptions of the scenes hand printed on them. Some have typed labels on the back, or both.  And while some have numbers there does not seem to be a correlation to the order in which the pictures would likely have been taken.

The images shown here are, of course, not reproduced with the same resolution or quality as the original prints. 

 

cjp001.jpg (19549 bytes)
RFS-CJP001
  - c.1 886
  -  Ron Soule Collection
(Horse and buggy on a bridge, in the Selkirk Mountains?)

 

cjp002.jpg (31325 bytes)
RFS-CJP002
 - March 1906  -  Ron Soule Collection
"Cornelius in Russell Babcock Office, Tacoma Washington"
(Cornelius Soule is the gentleman third from the left.
The photograph was in Soule's collection but not on Soule's card.
Description is pencilled on the back)

cjp003.jpg (26755 bytes)
RFS-CJP003  -  c. 1886 - 1890  -  Ron Soule Collection
"323. FROM MIDDLE SPRINGS"  (Banff Springs Hotel)

cjp004.jpg (29120 bytes)
RFS-CJP004
- c. 1883 - 1890
- Ron Soule Collection
"19. CANMORE - ROCKIES - N.W.T."

 

cjp005.jpg (40156 bytes)
RFS-CJP005
- c. 1886-1890  Ron Soule Collection
(Not on Soule's Card.  Not labeled.  But my research indicates that
it is probably the home of Donald Guthrie,  Guelph, Ontario)

cjp006.jpg (44763 bytes)
RFS-CJP006  -  c. 1886-1890  -   Ron Soule Collection
"308. C.P.R. HOTEL" - (Banff Springs Hotel)

cjp007.jpg (22727 bytes)
RFS-CJP007 - c. 1886-1890 - Ron Soule Collection
"314. FORTY MILE CREEK" at the Bow River, Banff

 

cjp008.jpg (51855 bytes)
RFS-CJP008
 -  c. 1886  -  Ron Soule Collection
(Not labeled but it is obviously the Banff Springs Hotel across the rapids)

 

cjp009.jpg (34652 bytes)
RFS-CJP009 - c. 1886-1890 - Ron Soule Collection
"307. CASCADE MT". (Banff Town, probably from the Middle Springs)

cjp010.jpg (28707 bytes)
RFS-CJP010  -  c. 1886  -  Ron Soule Collection
"18. SYNDICATE PEAK AND GLACIER - SELKIRKS - B.C"
(now Mount Sir Donald.  Not on Soule's printed card but has both a Soule printed label on
the front and a typeset label on the back that say exactly the same thing)

cjp011.jpg (32487 bytes)
RFS-CJP011 
-  c. 1886  -  Ron Soule Collection
"1. COLUMBIA CANYON - SELKIRKS - B.C."
(Not on Soule's printed card but has Soule's label)

 

cjp012.jpg (18071 bytes)
RFS-CJP012
  -  c. 1885-1890
  -  Ron Soule Collections
"29. MOUNT ANGUS - ROCKIES - B.C."
(Not on Soule's printed card.  Label is typeset on the back)
Also credited to O. B. Buell with the title:

Peak at Leanchoil, British Columbia 1885

 

cjp013.jpg (24778 bytes)
RFS-CJP013
  -  c. 1885-1890
 -  Ron Soule Collection
"357. LAKE LOUISE - LAGGAN"

cjp014.jpg (36124 bytes)
RFS-CJP014
  -  c. 1885 -1890  -  Ron Soule Collection

(RATHDALE? The label is too light to be readable)
Natural Bridge and Mount Stephens, Yoho National Park,
Canadian Rockies, British Columbia?

 

cjp015.jpg (36259 bytes)
RFS-CJP015 - c. 1885-1890  -  Ron Soule Collection
"53. CASTLE MOUNTAIN - ROCKIES - N.W.T."
(Not on Soule's printed card but has Soule's label)

 

cjp016.jpg (15639 bytes)
RFS-CJP016
  -  c. 1885-1890
 -  Ron Soule Collection
"313. AT VERMILLION LAKES"

cjp017.jpg (27271 bytes)
RFS-CJP017
  -  c. 1883-1886  -  Ron Soule Collection

(Not on Soule's printed card.  Not labelled  RCMP? in formation on the prairies)

 

cjp018.jpg (28193 bytes)
RFS-CJP018
  -  c. 1883-1886  -  Ron Soule Collection

(Not on Soule's printed card. Not labelled, Rocky Mountain Rangers?)

 

cjp019.jpg (41612 bytes)
RFS-CJP019
  -  c. 1883-1886  -  Ron Soule Collection

(Not on Soule's printed card.  Not labelled - Indian with a horse)

cjp020.jpg (36898 bytes)
RFS-CJP020
  -  c. 1883-1884  -  Ron Soule Collection

(Not on Soule's printed card.  Not labeled. 
But other sources indicate that it is Big Bear at Fort Pitt
)

 

CJP021.jpg (37868 bytes)
RFS-CJP021
  -  c. 1883-1890  -  Ron Soule Collection

"35. FROM LOWER TUNNEL"
Not on Soule's printed card but has Soule's label

CJP022.jpg (35393 bytes)
RFS-CJP022
  -  c. 1883-1890  -  Ron Soule Collection

"331. MT. EDITH"

 

CJP023.jpg (33124 bytes)
RFS-CJP023
  -  c. 1883-1890
 -  Ron Soule Collection
"317. DEVIL'S LAKE"

CJP024.jpg (30126 bytes)
RFS-CJP024  -  c. 1883 - 1886  -   Ron Soule Collection
(Not on Soule's printed card.  Not labeled. 
I believe it is a coal mine in Lethbridge near the Belly River.)

 

CJP025.jpg (34820 bytes)
RFS-CJP025
- c. 1883-1890
                    Ron Soule Collection
(Not labeled.  I think it is a lake possibly in Guelph or Banff.)

 

CJP026.jpg (38834 bytes)
RFS-CJ026
  -  c. 1885-1890  -  Ron Soule Collection

"356. AT CISCO"

 

CJP027.jpg (34771 bytes)
RFS-CJP027
  -  c. 1883-1890  -  Ron Soule Collection

"65. MEDICINE HAT - N.W.T."

CJP028.jpg (20547 bytes)
RFS-CJP028
  -  c. 1883-1886  -  Ron Soule Collection

"48. At Kannanaskis, Rockies, N.W.T."
(Not on Soule's printed card.  Label is typeset on the back, not written on the front.)

 

CJP029.jpg (25524 bytes)
RFS-CJP029
  -  c. 1883-1890
 -  Ron Soule Collection
"54. NEAR THE GAP- ROCKIES - B.C."
{Not on Soule's printed card)

 

CJP030.jpg (28551 bytes)
RFS-CJP030
    -  c. 1883-1890  -  Ron Soule Collection
"41. DEVIL'S HEAD LAKE  - ROCKIES - N.W.T."
(Not on Soule's printed card)

 

CJP031.jpg (36196 bytes)
RFS-CJP031
  -  c. 1883-1890  -  Ron Soule Collection
(Not labeled.  Man outside a cave?  or damaged plate?)

CJP032.jpg (38585 bytes)
RFS-CJP032
  -   c. 1883-1890  -  Ron Soule Collection
"25. SURPRISE CREEK BRIDGE - SELKIRKS - B.C."
(Not on Soule's printed card.)

CJP033.jpg (43941 bytes)
RFS-CJP033
  - c. 1883-1890 - Ron Soule Collection
"7. STONEY CREEK BRIDGE - SELKIRKS - B.C."
(Not on Soule's printed card)

 

CJP034.jpg (37525 bytes)
RFS-CJ034
  -  c. 1883-1890
 -  Ron Soule Collection
"8. OTTERTAIL BRIDGE - ROCKIES - B.C."
(Not on Soule's printed card)

 

CJP099s.jpg (38191 bytes)
EBay-CJ099 c. 1884 - Ron Soule Collection
"10. STONEY CREEK BRIDGE - SELKIRS, B.C."

CJP039.jpg (35800 bytes)
RFS-CJP039   - c. 1883-1890  -  Ron Soule Collection
"16. KICKING HORSE VALLEY - ROCKIES - B.C."

CJP073b.jpg (81082 bytes)
RFS-CJP073b c. 1884 - Ron Soule Collection
Fort Carlton?

 

CJP038.jpg (42730 bytes)
RFS-CJP038
  -  c. 1883-1890  -  Ron Soule Collection
"15. BATH CASCADE - ROCKIES - B. C."
(Not on Soule's printed card)

GUELPH, ONTARIO

CJP084.jpg (37807 bytes)
RFS-CJP084
-  c.1886  -  Ron Soule Collection
(Not labelled - Soule family on a porch, Guelph?
from left; Annie, May, Annie Sr., Norman, Ethel, Gilbert [David wasn't born yet])

CJP085.jpg (49639 bytes)
RFS-CJP085
-  c. 1886  -  Ron Soule Collection
"107. NORFOLK STREET - GUELPH" (looking northwest)

 

CJP086.jpg (46239 bytes)
RFS-CJP086
-  c.1886  -  Ron Soule Collection
"110 - ON THE SPEED - GUELPH"

 

CJP087.jpg (48919 bytes)
RFS-CJP087
-  c.1886  -  Ron Soule Collection
(Not labeled - Fishing - Guelph?)

CJP088.jpg (34884 bytes)
RFS-CJP088  - 
c. 1886  -  Ron Soule Collection
(Norfolk St - Guelph, looking southeast)

 

CJP089.jpg (43182 bytes)
RFS-CJP089
-  c.1886  -  Ron Soule Collection
(River and buildings, GUELPH?)

SALTSPRING   ISLAND


CJP100.jpg (49013 bytes)
RFS -CJP100 - c 1910 - Ron Soule Collection
St. Mary's Church, Fulford

 

CJP101.jpg (57617 bytes)
RFS-CJP101 - c. 1910 Ron Soule Collection
Soule family home "Shellbank", Fulford Harbour
CJP102.jpg (75214 bytes)
RFS-CJP102 - c. 1910 - Ron Soule Collection
Mary Emma and baby Rupert Soule, Fulford Harbour
CJP103.jpg (62053 bytes)
RFS-CJP103 - c. 1910 - Ron Soule Collection
Vesuvius, Saltspring Island
CJP104.jpg (53360 bytes)
RFS-CJP104 - c. 1910 - Ron Soule Collection
Vesuvius, Saltspring Island

 

GULF  ISLANDS

CJP110.jpg (80074 bytes)
RFS-CJP110 - c. 1900 - Ron Soule Collection
Maude Bay?  Mayne Island?

 

CJP111.jpg (71441 bytes)
RFS-CJP111 - c. 1900 - Ron Soule Collection
Mayne Island?
CJP112.jpg (75896 bytes)
RFS-CJP112 - c. 1900 - Ron Soule Collection
Point Comfort Hotel, across Maude Bay, Mayne Island
CJP113.jpg (82266 bytes)
RFS-CJP113 -c. 1900 - Ron Soule Collection
Point Comfort Hotel, Mayne Island

 

Point Comfort: Location and description:
Additional photographs of the Point Comfort Hotel at the BC Archives website.
C_08859, G_06195, E_07867, NA_40409