Cenotaph in a park setting; Aitken, John; 2017.1.002

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Mayne Island Museum

Name/Title

Cenotaph in a park setting

Maker

Aitken, John

Maker Role

Photographer

Subject and Association Description

As a 12 year John Aitken immigrated from Scotland to British Columbia in the 1880's. He married a woman from Sooke and they moved to the Gulf Islands, settling on Galiano. He became interested in photography and on his journey to the Klondike gold rush in the 1890's he took photographs of the Chilkoot Pass and of himself outfitted for the trip. The family remembers that he returned from the Klondike with a gold nugget for his youngest daughter, Annie. After the death of his wife, he moved with his young family to Mayne Island, buying the Miners Bay Store in 1909. See Elliott, Marie: "John Aitken - Amateur Photographer" in BC Historical News, Vol 17, No 3, 1984.
http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/bchf/bchn_1984_02.pdf

Subject and Association Keywords

Photographer

Subject and Association Keywords

Gulf Islands

Subject and Association Keywords

Mayne Island

Object Type

negative, glass plate

Object number

2017.1.002

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Donald J De Rousie 14 May 2018 22:53 PM,UTC

Unknown where this cenotaph is but base has Burns engraved on the base.

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