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Bill Gibbons fonds

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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of photographic business records of professional photographer Bill Gibbons in three series: I. Commercial black and white series, ca.1945-ca.1958, ca.5400 photographs; II. Canadian Rockies colour series, ca.1945-ca.1990, predominant ca.1966-ca.1972, ca.8000 photographs; III. Other …
Date Range
[ca.1945-ca.1990]
Reference Code
M532 / V227
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 532
V 227
Sous-Fonds
M 532
V 227
Accession Number
194, 275, 1991, 2020, 5753, 5756, 6760, 7936, 7237
Reference Code
M532 / V227
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Responsibility
Fonds consists of the private business records of Bill Gibbons. Some photographs may have been made by employees.
Date Range
[ca.1945-ca.1990]
Physical Description
ca.13,404 photographs: negatives, prints, transparencies, albums, postcards. -- 2.5 cm textual records
History / Biographical
W. J. L. "Bill" Gibbons, 1914-1994 , was a professional photographer at Banff, Alberta, Canada from 1945 until 1959. Gibbons came to Canada in 1941 and settled in Banff after the war with his wife, Ella Mae (Becker), a Banff native. He established British Photographic Laboratories, with partners Lou Crosby and Jack Anderson, in the basement of the Mount Royal Hotel, moving later to street-level. Bill and Ella Mae Gibbons travelled throughout the mountain parks photographing views for sale in the Banff shop. These were offered as hand-coloured prints, with much of the colouring done or supervised by Ella Mae.
Later the business expanded to include colour postcards and slide sets. Gibbons employed other photographers, such as Bruno Engler, for specialty work, such as ski photography, and the Banff studio also did portraiture. Gibbons himself did most of the 4 x 5 format landscape work and made extensive use of models, many of who were young women employed by his Banff store. In 1959, Gibbons sold his business to a group of Banff businessmen and moved to Vancouver. In subsequent years, he continued to be active as a photographer and in publishing, working in different areas of the world. He made several photographic trips through the mountain parks, ca.1966-1972.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of photographic business records of professional photographer Bill Gibbons in three series: I. Commercial black and white series, ca.1945-ca.1958, ca.5400 photographs; II. Canadian Rockies colour series, ca.1945-ca.1990, predominant ca.1966-ca.1972, ca.8000 photographs; III. Other black and white series, ca. 1947, 4 photographs.
I. Commercial black and white series consists of six sub-series: A. Portraits and documentary views, 1945-1950, 2437 negatives (individual and group portraits, weddings, conferences, events, buildings, facilities and places; Banff and area); B. Banff School of Fine Arts, ca.1949, 277 negatives (privately produced views of classes, group portraits, activities, buildings and facilities); C. "S" sub-series, ca.1950, 1220 negatives (scenic views in the vicinity of Banff, Lake Louise, Banff-Jasper Highway, Jasper National Park, Radium and Columbia Valley, British Columbia and Pacific Coast, First Nations views); D. "T" sub-series, ca.1950, 482 negatives (scenic and commercial views, mainly Jasper, Banff-Jasper Highway and Lake Louise areas); E. Rolliflex and panorama negatives, 1949-1958, 584 negatives (Banff Winter Carnival, Banff School of Fine Arts, and Banff and area); F. Other, ca.1945-1951, 364 items (material similar to that in other series, some unidentified). Accompanied by small number of prints and postcards; also, publication: "Photographing the Canadian Rockies" by Bill J. L. Gibbons, 1948.
II. Canadian Rockies colour series consists of four sub-series: A. CR1 to CR84, ca.1966-ca.1972, ca.260 prints; B. CR1 to CR443, ca.1966-ca.1972, ca.5130 photographs; C. CR35-2 to CR35-81, ca.1966-ca.1972, ca.2310 photographs; D. Other photographs, ca.1945-ca.1990. Series consists primarily of commercial colour negatives and corresponding proof prints pertaining to Banff, Jasper and Yoho National Parks, also some transparencies and oversize display prints.
III. Other black and white series. Series consists of 2 black and white prints of crash landing at Sunshine with Al Gaetz and Dick Pike, 1947 and two copy negatives with prints of Bruno Engler and Ella Mae Gibbons, ca.1947.
Textual records are record book, 1945-1953, 62 p; and book layout.
Name Access
Gibbons, Bill
Subject Access
Arts
Buildings and facilities
Commerce and industry
Education
Environment
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
series and file description
electronic finding aid
selected modern reference prints
Creator
Gibbons, Bill
Category
Arts
Commerce and industry
Education
Environment
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession records and contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
File pertains to river in winter
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 1
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.A. Colour photography : CR1 to CR84
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 1
Responsibility
Prints are stamped as copyrighted to Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Physical Description
1 photograph : print; col, 8.5x8.5cm
Scope & Content
File pertains to river in winter
Notes
Location number based on original file number
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
File pertains to : Castle Mountain; Banff Springs Hotel; Banff Avenue
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 2
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.A. Colour photography : CR1 to CR84
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 2
Responsibility
Prints are stamped as copyrighted to Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Physical Description
4 photographs : prints; col, 8.5x8.5cm
Scope & Content
File pertains to : Castle Mountain; Banff Springs Hotel; Banff Avenue
Notes
Location number based on original file number
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
File pertains to bighorn sheep and river in winter
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 3
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.A. Colour photography : CR1 to CR84
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 3
Responsibility
Prints are stamped as copyrighted to Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Physical Description
5 photographs : prints; col, 8.5x8.5cm
Scope & Content
File pertains to bighorn sheep and river in winter
Notes
Location number based on original file number
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
File pertains to : bus on Trans-Canada Highway; Upper Hot Springs pool; girl at Athabasca Falls
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 4
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.A. Colour photography : CR1 to CR84
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 4
Responsibility
Prints are stamped as copyrighted to Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Physical Description
4 photographs : prints; col, 8.5x8.5cm
Scope & Content
File pertains to : bus on Trans-Canada Highway; Upper Hot Springs pool; girl at Athabasca Falls
Notes
Location number based on original file number
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
Less detail
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
File pertains to mountain and glacier
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 5
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.A. Colour photography : CR1 to CR84
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 5
Responsibility
Prints are stamped as copyrighted to Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Physical Description
1 photograph : print; col, 8.5x8.5cm
Scope & Content
File pertains to mountain and glacier
Notes
Location number based on original file number
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
Less detail
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
File pertains to winter scene and ski tracks
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 6
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.A. Colour photography : CR1 to CR84
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 6
Responsibility
Prints are stamped as copyrighted to Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Physical Description
4 photographs : prints; col, 8.5x8.5cm
Scope & Content
File pertains to winter scene and ski tracks
Notes
Location number based on original file number
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
File pertains to : cattle in pasture; logging on river; Kamloops area?
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 7
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.A. Colour photography : CR1 to CR84
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 7
Responsibility
Prints are stamped as copyrighted to Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Physical Description
5 photographs : prints; col, 8.5x8.5cm
Scope & Content
File pertains to : cattle in pasture; logging on river; Kamloops area?
Notes
Location number based on original file number
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
File pertains to : photographer on snow slope; Moraine Lake
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 8
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.A. Colour photography : CR1 to CR84
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 8
Responsibility
Prints are stamped as copyrighted to Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Physical Description
3 photographs : prints; col, 8.5x8.5cm
Scope & Content
File pertains to : photographer on snow slope; Moraine Lake
Notes
Location number based on original file number
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
Less detail
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
File pertains to snow scenes
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 9
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.A. Colour photography : CR1 to CR84
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 9
Responsibility
Prints are stamped as copyrighted to Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Physical Description
8 photographs : prints; col, 8.5x8.5cm
Scope & Content
File pertains to snow scenes
Notes
Location number based on original file number
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
Less detail
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
File pertains to winter scenes
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 10
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.A. Colour photography : CR1 to CR84
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 10
Responsibility
Prints are stamped as copyrighted to Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Physical Description
3 photographs : prints; col, 8.5x8.5cm
Scope & Content
File pertains to winter scenes
Notes
Location number based on original file number
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
Less detail
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
File pertains to winter scene
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 11
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.A. Colour photography : CR1 to CR84
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 11
Responsibility
Prints are stamped as copyrighted to Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Physical Description
5 photographs : prints; col, 8.5x8.5cm
Scope & Content
File pertains to winter scene
Notes
Location number based on original file number
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
Less detail
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
File pertains to Columbia Icefield and chalet
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 12
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.A. Colour photography : CR1 to CR84
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 12
Responsibility
Prints are stamped as copyrighted to Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Physical Description
4 photographs : prints; col, 8.5x8.5cm
Scope & Content
File pertains to Columbia Icefield and chalet
Notes
Location number based on original file number
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
Less detail
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
File pertains to : Banff National Park sign; Banff Avenue from Cascade of Times Garden
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 13
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.A. Colour photography : CR1 to CR84
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 13
Responsibility
Prints are stamped as copyrighted to Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Physical Description
3 photographs : prints; col, 8.5x8.5cm
Scope & Content
File pertains to : Banff National Park sign; Banff Avenue from Cascade of Times Garden
Notes
Location number based on original file number
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
Less detail
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
File pertains to mountain and glacier
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 14
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.A. Colour photography : CR1 to CR84
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 14
Responsibility
Prints are stamped as copyrighted to Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Physical Description
3 photographs : prints; col, 8.5x8.5cm
Scope & Content
File pertains to mountain and glacier
Notes
Location number based on original file number
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
Less detail
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
File pertains to CIL Plastics plant at night
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 15
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.A. Colour photography : CR1 to CR84
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 15
Responsibility
Prints are stamped as copyrighted to Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Physical Description
3 photographs : prints; col, 8.5x8.5cm
Scope & Content
File pertains to CIL Plastics plant at night
Notes
Location number based on original file number
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
Less detail
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
File pertains to mountain from highway
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 16
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.A. Colour photography : CR1 to CR84
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 16
Responsibility
Prints are stamped as copyrighted to Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Physical Description
2 photographs : prints; col, 8.5x8.5cm
Scope & Content
File pertains to mountain from highway
Notes
Location number based on original file number
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
Less detail
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
File pertains to winter scenes, Icefield Parkway?
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 17
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.A. Colour photography : CR1 to CR84
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 17
Responsibility
Prints are stamped as copyrighted to Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Physical Description
4 photographs : prints; col, 8.5x8.5cm
Scope & Content
File pertains to winter scenes, Icefield Parkway?
Notes
Location number based on original file number
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
Less detail
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
File pertains to views along the Icefield Parkway
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 18
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.A. Colour photography : CR1 to CR84
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 18
Responsibility
Prints are stamped as copyrighted to Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Physical Description
2 photographs : prints; col, 8.5x8.5cm
Scope & Content
File pertains to views along the Icefield Parkway
Notes
Location number based on original file number
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
Less detail
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
File pertains to : photographer at Columbia Icefield; Columbia Icefield Chalet
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 19
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.A. Colour photography : CR1 to CR84
Reference Code
V227 / II.A. / 19
Responsibility
Prints are stamped as copyrighted to Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd
Date Range
[ca.1966-ca.1972]
Physical Description
7 photographs : prints; col, 8.5x8.5cm
Scope & Content
File pertains to : photographer at Columbia Icefield; Columbia Icefield Chalet
Notes
Location number based on original file number
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
Less detail

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