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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Humphrey Lloyd Hime

Names:
Other: H.L. Hime 
Dates:  1833 - 1903
Active:  Canada
 
  
Irish-born Canadian photographer who was the official photographer on the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan Expedition to Red River led by Henry Youle Hind (1858). Later in life he became the President of the Toronto Stock Exchange.
 
Appendix XIV (p.434-436) of the popular account of the expedition by Henry Youle Hind Narrative of The Canadian Red River Exploring Expedition of 1857 and the Assinniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition of 1858 (London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860, Two volumes) lists the photographs taken. It is known that other photographs were taken that have been lost.
 
XIV.
 
List of Photographs of Red River; the Churches of Selkirk Settlement; the Houses and Stores of the Settlers; Indian Tents and Graves; the Prairie; the Forts and Stores of the Hon. Hudson's Bay Company; the Native Races; and the Expedition returning to Crow Wing in Dog Carioles.*
 
THE RED RIVER.
 
View of Ked River, from the Stone Fort. View of Red River, from St. Andrew's Church, four miles above the Stone Fort.
Red River ; Middle Settlement, eight miles below Fort Garry.
Freighter's Boat on the banks of Red River, seven miles below Fort Garry.
Bishop's Court (the residence of the Bishop of Rupert's Land,) on the banks of Red River.
 
(These Photographs exhibit the general character of the river.)
 
CHURCHES OF SELKIRK SETTLEMENT.
 
Cathedral of St. Boniface (Roman Catholic) and Nunnery, on the banks of Red River, opposite Fort Garry.
St. John's Church, two miles below Fort Garry. (Ch. of Eng.)
Presbyterian Church and Parsonage, seven miles below Fort Garry.
St. Paul's Church, Parsonage, and School House, eight and a half miles below Fort Garry. (Ch. of Eng.)
St. Andrew's Church (Rapids Church), sixteen miles below Fort Garry. (Ch. of Eng.)
St. Andrew's Parsonage.
 
HOUSES AND STORES OF THE SETTLERS.
 
Residence of Mr. Bannatyne, near Fort Garry.
Mr. McDermot's Store, near Fort Garry.
Farm-houses and Windmills, Middle Settlement.
 
INDIAN TENTS AND GRAVES.
 
Ojibway Tents, on the banks of Red River, near the Middle Settlement.
Birch-bark Tents, west bank of Red River, Middle Settlement.
Indian Graves, covered with split sticks.
Indian Graves, covered with birch bark.
 
THE PRAIRIE.
 
The Prairie, on the banks of Red River, looking south.
 
FORTS AND STORES OF THE HONOURABLE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY.
 
Fort Garry; at the confluence of Red River and the Assinniboine.
Hon. Hudson's Bay Company's Officers' Quarters: Lower or Stone Fort.
Fur Store: interior of Lower or Stone Fort.
 
NATIVE RACES.
 
John McKay: a Cree half- breed.
Letitia: a Cree half-breed.
Susan : a Swampy-Cree half-breed.
Wigwam : an Ojibway half-breed, Lake Superior.
An Ojibway Squaw with Papoose.
Red River Freighter's Boat.
Dog Carioles; Expedition returning to Crow Wing, by the winter road.
A Blackfoot Warrior's Robe, containing a history of his wars, &c, Buffalo hunts, and showing the number of scalps he has taken from his enemies.
 
* These Photographs can be procured from Mr. J. Hogarth, No. 5, Haymarket. London. Price two guineas.
 
Additional sources
 
Richard Huyda "Exploration Photographer: Humphrey Lloyd Hime and the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition of 1858", Manitoba Historical Society Transactions, Series 3, Number 30, 1973-74 Season
 
Richard J. Huyda "Camera in the interior, 1858: H. L. Hime, photographer : the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition" (Toronto : Coach House Press, 1976)

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• Lenman, Robin (ed.) 2005 The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford: Oxford University Press)  [Includes a short biography on Humphrey Lloyd Hime.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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