Collection whyte-644 - Professional photographers collection

Hell Roaring Falls. Waterton Lakes Nat'l Park, Canada

Beautiful Bow, Rocky Mountain Park, Banff, Canada
Rogers Pass and Hermit Range, from Glacier House, Selkirk Mts. B.C. Canadian Nat. Park, Mt. Stephen, near Field, B.C. Canadian Nat. Park, Mt. Aberdeen and the Beehive Canadian Nat. Park, Lake Louise and Mt. Victoria Mt. Aberdeen and Mt. Lefroy and Victoria Glacier, Canadian Nat. Park Main St., Frank, Alta. Showing Turtle Mountain rock slide 
Elk River Canyon near Elko, B.C.
Banff Hotel & Peak Mt. 6500ft.
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Professional photographers collection

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WHYTE whyte-644

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  • [ca.1885-ca.1925] (Creation)
    Professional photographers (collection)

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ca.60 photographs : prints. -- 1 photograph album (67 prints)

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Collection contains credited and uncredited professional photographs, mainly taken along the line of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) in western Canada. Includes unidentified photographs and individual photographs that cannot be placed in other fonds or collections. Eighteen albumen prints are uncredited views along the Canadian Pacific Railway between Glacier, B.C. and Canmore, Alberta, ca.1895. Also includes views by Bailey Bros., H. O. Dodge, Alexander Henderson, T. J. Hileman, B. W. Kilburn, Neelands Bros., W. J. Oliver, Henry Greenwood Peabody, Prest Photo Company (William Archie Prest), and others. Nineteen prints, received as contents of 5 album pages, are travel views between Banff, the Pacific Coast and Washington, U.S.A. Includes views of Lake Minnewanka, Banff Springs Hotel and Glacier, B.C. Views are by Wm. Notman & Son, Boorne & May and other unidentified professional photographers. Album is presentation album of professional views taken along the Canadian Pacific Railway between Victoria, B.C. and Banff, Alberta, September to October 1889, by an unknown photographer. Includes views of Banff and area, Field and Glacier areas, Fraser Canyon, Vancouver and Victoria. Album was possibly produced by of for the CPR. Views are similar to those produced by other professional photographers working along the railway. Images in album are accompanied by hand-written captions and exact dates. Collection was assembled by the Archives & Library, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.

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Condition of album and some prints is fragile

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Acquired by donations and purchases, 1973-1994


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  • Language is English

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Record No. V650<br><br>

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