THE EVOLUTION OF A PHOTOGRAPH
The photograph of Inverness Cannery is a Vick Family picture. My mother coloured our copy with oil paints (often done years ago).
Howard Melo worked at Western Marine Supply (owned by Tony and Karl Vick - my uncles) before opening Northern Marine Supply in Prince Rupert.
I’m assuming that’s how the photograph ended up on his company’s calendar in 1978.
In 1991 the photograph graced the back cover of Gladys Young Blythe’s excellent and exhaustive history of B.C.’s North Coast canneries, "Salmon Canneries: British Columbia North Coast" I met Gladys at her Prince Rupert book signing. She very graciously gave me a free signed copy.
Buy the book from local Prince Rupert store Eddie's News here: or on Amazon.ca here
(It's a dollar less from Eddie's!)