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Oscar Roe McComb fonds

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Part Of
Oscar Roe McComb fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of 119 photographs and 3 digitized photograph albums (356 images) that relate to Oscar Roe McComb and his band members and their travels and tours throughout the Waterton Lakes area, Lake Louise, and Banff National Park. Photographs include views of the foothills nearing Banff, town …
Date Range
ca. 1930s
Reference Code
V187
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Postcard
Part Of
Oscar Roe McComb fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 187
Sous-Fonds
V 187
Accession Number
8064
Reference Code
V187
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Postcard
Date Range
ca. 1930s
Physical Description
119 photographs : prints, postcards; b&w, col.-- 3 digitized photograph albums (356 photographs)
History / Biographical
Oscar Roe McComb, b. July 30, 1909, d. 1992, was born in Togo, Saskatchewan and moved to Victoria as a boy and then Vancouver, B.C. He was a musician, playing primarily brass and woodwinds, and his band played the Waterton Lakes, Lake Louise and Banff areas in the 1930s. McComb later played with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. He married Mae McComb, b. February 1911, d. 1954 on August 29, 1936 in Waterton Lakes. They had three children. Oscar Roe McComb took the photographs or accumulated the postcards and Mae McComb assembled the photograph albums. Oscar McComb remarried after the death of Mae.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of 119 photographs and 3 digitized photograph albums (356 images) that relate to Oscar Roe McComb and his band members and their travels and tours throughout the Waterton Lakes area, Lake Louise, and Banff National Park. Photographs include views of the foothills nearing Banff, town of Banff, Banff golf course, Banff Springs Hotel, Bow River and boat house, Mt. Rundle, Cascade Mountain, Main Street of Banff, Cave and Basin, Upper Hot Springs, Bow Falls, Sulphur Mountain Observatory, Hoodoos, Banff Campsites, Banff Zoo, views from Sulphur Mountain, Johnston Canyon and Falls, Sinclair Canyon, Marble Canyon, Lake Louise, Valley of the Ten Peaks, Lake Agnes, Moraine Lake, Victoria Glacier, the Bee Hive, Mt. Lefroy, Chateau Lake Louise, Takkakaw Falls in Yoho, the Great Divide monument, Emerald Lake, Kicking Horse River, wildlife, Ozzie and Mae McComb and band members. Many images are identified and captioned.
Name Access
McComb, Mae
McComb, Oscar Roe
Subject Access
Arts
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Sports, recreation and leisure
Language
Language is English
Creator
McComb, Oscar Roe
Category
Arts
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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