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Canadian Pacific Railway Lantern Slides

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Part Of
Archives General File Collection
Scope & Content
Series consists of 14 lantern slides [ca.1900-ca.1925]. Slides are views along the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Date Range
[c. 1905]
Reference Code
V8 / 5486 / PS - 1 to PS - 14
Description Level
3 / Series
GMD
Transparency
Lantern slide
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Part Of
Archives General File Collection
Description Level
3 / Series
Fonds Number
M8 / V8 / S8
Series
Accession Number: 5486
Sous-Fonds
V8
Accession Number
5486
Reference Code
V8 / 5486 / PS - 1 to PS - 14
GMD
Transparency
Lantern slide
Date Range
[c. 1905]
Physical Description
14 photographs : b&w and col. slides ; 10.2 x 8.2 cm
History / Biographical
The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) was officially formed in Februray, 1881, to construct a railroad that would link the eastern provinces with British Columbia, a key component of the Canadian Confederation of 1867. Headed by William C. Van Horne as General Manager, the railroad arrived in the Canadian Rockies in 1883 and a siding was established just east of present-day Banff. When railroad workers discovered a natural hot spring on the south side of the Bow River, Van Horne ordered the construction of a hotel that would house visitors brought in by train to visit the springs. Construction of the Banff Springs Hotel finished in 1888 and joined a handful of CPR hotels throughout the Rocky and Selkirk Mountain ranges. The popularity of the hot springs and surrounding area led to the formation of a national park and to the town of Banff. After construction of the railway had completed, the CPR continued to survey and document the Rocky Mountains alongside federal agencies like the Department of the Interior and private outfitters. Utilizing coloured lantern slides the CPR was able to showcase the mountains as both tourist and settlement destinations. Magic lantern shows of these slides could be used for administrative purposes by the company to showcase land holdings and investments or in public shows as advertisements of the new railway.
Scope & Content
Series consists of 14 lantern slides [ca.1900-ca.1925]. Slides are views along the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Name Access
Canadian Pacific Railway
Subject Access
Lantern slide
Education
Tourism
Travel and Exploration
Trains
Geographic Access
Banff
Lake Louise
Alberta
British Columbia
Canada
Language
English
Conservation
All slides were cleaned prior to scanning.
Creator
Canadian Pacific Railway
Biographical Source Notes
https://cpconnectingcanada.ca/#building-the-railway
Title Source
Title based on contents of series
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[Park Museum interior? Banff]

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/descriptions49938
Part Of
Moore family fonds
Scope & Content
Image of a taxidermied heads mounted on wood-paneled wall - bison, antelope, elk, deer, moutain goat, mountain sheep, moose, coyote - some hides and skulls.
Date Range
ca. 1906
Reference Code
v439 / na66 - 1980
Description Level
6 / Item
  1 image  
Part Of
Moore family fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V439
Reference Code
v439 / na66 - 1980
Date Range
ca. 1906
Physical Description
1 photograph : negative : copy negative
Scope & Content
Image of a taxidermied heads mounted on wood-paneled wall - bison, antelope, elk, deer, moutain goat, mountain sheep, moose, coyote - some hides and skulls.
Subject Access
Buildings and memorials
Discovery and Exploration
Education
Environment and Nature
Sports and Recreation
Geographic Access
Alberta
British Columbia
Creator
Elliot Barnes
Title Source
copy negative envelope
Images
Less detail
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