The images presented in this exhibit are selected from original photographs donated to the Cortes Island Museum and Archives. They are part of collections created by May Ellingsen and Florence McKay, descendents of one of the first European families to settle on Cortes Island.
These images of families, schools, homes, logging and farming present a unique picture of life in remote B.C. island communities in the first three decades of the 20th century. This exhibit is part of a project to preserve, catalogue and present the photographs from these important collections.
This exhibit was researched and curated by Donna McLaren and Jill Milton.