Spanish Flu Exhibit
Spanish influenza pandemic
Photographs, textual records and artifacts from the Bulkley Valley Museum's 2018-19 exhibit "INFLUENZA: The Spanish Flu in Smithers. Items may be related to the Spanish Flu itself or to the wider history of medicine, health care, and the town of Smithers.
Bulkley Valley Museum
Various (see individual items)
1900s-1920s (primarily 1918)
Image of three men wearing masks during the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918.
A photograph of three Canadian men wearing masks during the Spanish flu pandemic.
The luggage disinfecting heat room at Grosse-Ile, Quebec. Date unknown.
The quarantine building at Grosse-Ile, Quebec. Date unknown.
A poster produced by the Nanaimo Board of Health listing ways to prevent and treat the Spanish Flu.
A photograph of the Smithers Public School, which was also used as a temporary hospital during the Spanish Influenza of 1918.
Interior view of the Empress Billiard Parlour in Smithers.
An image of the gravestone of Spanish flu victim Lieutenant Leslie Sutcliffe in the Smithers Cemetery.
Photograph of Casbit “One Eye” William, a Witsuwit’en medicine man and C’ilhts’ëkhyu wing chief from Yihk Ts’iwit’an (Thin House), in Hazelton, circa 1920.
A photograph of Dr. H. C. Wrinch (man on the left) and the staff of the Hazelton Hospital circa 1911.