Horetzky, Hazelton. Forks of the Skeena River, photograph, 1872

Charles Horetzky, an immigrant of Polish and British extraction, learned photography from a group of amateurs in Moose Factory. As an exploratory engineer on the CPR Survey from 1871 to 1881 he pioneered the use of collodion dry-plate technology.

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Courtesy of National Archives of Canada, PA-022575