Photo Inquiries

Image Duplicates

Digital copies of the images found on this site can be found at the University of British Columbia’s Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre and at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

The original images are held at The United Church of Canada Archives or the Bob Stewart – Pacific Mountain Regional Council Archives.

Ordering Images

Please provide the source information and/or the citation for the images, (as found below), when ordering images or asking for information about an image.

The images on this site are of suitable quality for downloading and printing free of charge. Please cite the images if using elsewhere so that others will know where the original photographs came from. A standard citation contains the image accession number, the title of the image, the date, and the Archives that holds the original:

1993.049P/850, [A class in penmanship, Red Deer Institute], [1914 or 1919]; The United Church of Canada Archives, Toronto.


BCCA_2_73, Knitting class, Ahousaht Indian Residential School, 1939, 1930; Bob Stewart – Pacific Mountain Regional Council Archives.

*The square brackets in the above example are sometimes used in archival descriptions; when you see square brackets this means that there was no information written on the image and that information is supplied by the archives and based on supporting documents.

If you require a high resolution copy for publication or display, please contact the archives for fees and information on how to order.