Today's Throwback Thursday images have been taken from the Harry Priest collection. Harry and his wife, Lily, were long-time Merritt residents. They arrived in Merritt in 1908. Lily was a school teacher, and Harry became well known as an avid outdoorsman and local photographer. His images, taken in studio and around the Nicola Valley, survive today as a chronicle of Merritt's history.
We're quite certain many of our upcoming thursdays will frontline Harry Priest photographs because there are so many amazing pictures we'd love to share.
The images for today are sure to put a smile on your face - cuteness wrapped up in Harry's quirky sense of humour (esepcially in our first image).
The picture itself, isn't overly spectacular, but the caption is the kicker "Black and White Pelican whose beak holds more than his belican." Good one Harry! I wonder where he found this pelican? Perhaps it was one of the many critters raised by the Albrecht's out at their fox farm?
Here is a cute little fawn, posed just perfectly, sporting a little jingle bell collar. It looks as though this shot was taken in studio. There are numerous pictures of fawns amongst the collection.
Also in the studio, sit these two adorable cocker spaniel pups. I love the look on both of their little faces. I can just picture someone dangling some tantalizing dog biscuits beside Harry.
This might be the cutest picture I've seen in a while!
This is an advertisement for Harry Priest in the Merritt Herald (August 28, 1931)
Have yourselves a wonderful weekend....see ya next Thursday!