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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
Less detail

Bob Holscher collection

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Part Of
Bob Holscher collection
Scope & Content
Collection consists mainly of postcard views of Banff, Lake Louise and areas by various photographers, including Byron Harmon, J. Howard A. Chapman, S. J. Thompson and R. H. Trueman. Also, includes hand-coloured prints of Lake Louise, one by Alfred Blyth.
Date Range
[ca.1895-ca.1935]
Reference Code
V287
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Part Of
Bob Holscher collection
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 287
Sous-Fonds
V 287
Accession Number
3591, 6194
Reference Code
V287
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Date Range
[ca.1895-ca.1935]
Physical Description
30 photographs : prints, copy negatives
History / Biographical
Bob Holscher was a postcard collector at Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Scope & Content
Collection consists mainly of postcard views of Banff, Lake Louise and areas by various photographers, including Byron Harmon, J. Howard A. Chapman, S. J. Thompson and R. H. Trueman. Also, includes hand-coloured prints of Lake Louise, one by Alfred Blyth.
Name Access
Holscher, Bob (collector)
Subject Access
Arts
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Public domain (other restrictions may apply)
Language
Language is English
Creator
Holscher, Bob (collector)
Category
Arts
Title Source
Title based on accession records
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Byron Harmon fonds

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Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of the photographic records and sample materials of Byron Harmon Photos, the photographic business of Byron Harmon and his successors; as well as the personal photographs of Byron Harmon. I. Scenic / commercial, 1907-1975, ca.7600 items. Primary component of series is film and glass…
Date Range
[ca.1890-ca.1975]
Reference Code
V263
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Textual record
Published record
Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 263
Sous-Fonds
V 263
Accession Number
235, 980, 1549, 1622, 2588, 2656, 2770, 2792, 2895, 3005, 3394, 3423, 3657, 3807, 3824, 3859, 3988, 4028, 4076, 5052, 5181, 5205, 5254, 5381, 6070, 6127, 6587, 6602
Reference Code
V263
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Textual record
Published record
Other Title Info
Also known as the Byron Harmon Photos fonds.
Date Range
[ca.1890-ca.1975]
Physical Description
ca.10,500 photographs (and ca.35 cm) : prints, postcards, negatives, transparencies, motion pictures, sample products
History / Biographical
Byron Hill Harmon, 1876-1942, was a professional photographer and businessman at Banff, Alberta, Canada. He was born near Tacoma, Washington, USA and operated a portrait studio there for a time. In 1903, while travelling around the United States and Canada as an itinerant photographer, he decided to settle in Banff and by 1907 had produced enough mountain views to begin selling a line of postcards. Between 1906 and 1913, Harmon was official photographer for the Alpine Club of Canada and made trips in numerous mountain areas, such as the Bugaboos (1910) and Mount Robson (1911, 1913). Harmon personally financed trips into other areas, such as Tonquin Valley (1918) and Lake of the Hanging Glaciers (1920, 1922), producing both still photographs and motion pictures for commercial sale. After his last major expedition in 1924 across Saskatchewan Glacier, through to Maligne Lake and back to Banff by packtrain, Harmon devoted most of his time to photographing scenes along the railway, skiing in the Assiniboine and Skoki regions, and the annual rides and hikes of the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies and the Sky Line Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies. At the same time he managed several businesses, including a drug store, fountain lunch, theatre and book store. In his later years, Harmon spent much time travelling and photographing in other parts of the world. The business, Byron Harmon Photos, was managed successively by his son, Don Harmon, then his grand-daughter, Carole Harmon.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of the photographic records and sample materials of Byron Harmon Photos, the photographic business of Byron Harmon and his successors; as well as the personal photographs of Byron Harmon.
I. Scenic / commercial, 1907-1975, ca.7600 items. Primary component of series is film and glass negatives, 1907-1942, ca.6500 items. Also includes: postcard negatives and positives and production negatives to ca.1955; original prints; a wide range of sample products, such as postcards, enlargements and framing prints, calendars and viewbooks, mainly by Harmon business, some by other photographers; and lantern slides, ca.1913-192-, pertaining to Columbia Icefield Expedition, mountaineering, mountain landscapes, Indians, wildlife, Canadian Pacific Railway and Asian travel. Scenic / commercial series pertains to annual camps and expeditions of the Alpine Club of Canada in the Canadian Rockies and Selkirks, 1907-1913; private movie-making expeditions in the Canadian Rockies and Selkirks; mountain scenic views, primarily for postcard purposes; Banff events and development; skiing; birds and animals. Includes some material by Don Harmon and Lloyd Harmon, sons of Byron Harmon.
II. Personal, 189- to 194-, ca.370 items. Includes: family photographs and views received from others; motion picture out-takes pertaining to world travels, 1930s; and 35 mm. transparencies, ca.1940, pertaining mainly to world travels, also mountain and prairie scenics.
Notes
For more information on the Byron Harmon photographs, see "Great Days in the Rockies: The Photographs of Byron Harmon, 1906-1934" (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1978) or "Byron Harmon, Mountain Photographer" by Carole Harmon and Bart Robinson (Banff: Altitude Publishing, 1992)
Name Access
Harmon, Byron
Subject Access
Arts
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
Some restrictions on access to originals
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: series description
selected modern reference prints
digital images in Images database and in Alberta InSight database
Related Material
Byron Harmon postcards can also be found in the Postcard general file (V466)
Creator
Harmon, Byron
Category
Arts
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession records and contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Carl Rungius Letters

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Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 5 cm of handwritten and typed correspondence, 23 x 34 cm or smaller. File pertains to correspondence between Carl Rungius and the Wardle family, as well as correspondence between Dorothy and Jon Whyte regarding gifting copies to the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. File docume…
Date Range
1940-1983
1940-1956
1983
Reference Code
M521 / II / B / 1-3
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Private record
Published record
Textual record
Postcard
Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M521 / V75
Series
M521 / II : Wardle Family
Sous-Fonds
M521
Sub-Series
M521 / II / B : Correspondence
Accession Number
7504
Reference Code
M521 / II / B / 1-3
GMD
Private record
Published record
Textual record
Postcard
Date Range
1940-1983
1940-1956
1983
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records (23 x 34 cm or smaller)
Scope & Content
File consists of 5 cm of handwritten and typed correspondence, 23 x 34 cm or smaller. File pertains to correspondence between Carl Rungius and the Wardle family, as well as correspondence between Dorothy and Jon Whyte regarding gifting copies to the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. File documents, among other things, the death of Louise (Carl's wife) in 1940; exhibiting Carl's work in the National Gallery of Canada, 1942 and 1956; and Carl's visits to the Wardle family home in Ottawa. Records also include a postcard and two Mayfair articles from 1943.
Notes
In 1983, Dorothy gifted photocopies of Carl's correspondence with her family. In 2003, the originals were donated as part of Dorothy's estate. The photocopies (accn. 5296) were discarded.
Carl Rungius was a wildlife and landscape painter who frequented and had a studio in Banff. The Wardle family was good friends with Rungius.
Name Access
Wardle, Dorothy
Wardle, James M.
Rungius, Carl
Whyte, Jon
Subject Access
Art
Artist
Banff
Community life
Personal and Family Life
Personal and Professional Life
Geographic Access
Alberta
Banff
Banff National Park
Ottawa
Ontario
Canada
Language
English
Conservation
Some tape leftover on some of the pages, may present issues in the future.
Creator
Rungius, Carl
Wardle, James M.
Wardle, Dorothy
Category
Arts
Communications
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Charlie Beil fonds

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Part Of
Charlie Beil fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of letters, 1929-1972, including letters to Leslie Peters, 1929-1972 and Julius Peters, 1931-1938; Christmas cards from Beil to members of the Peters family; miscellaneous brochures, pamphlets, etc. illustrated with Beil's works; photographs. Papers discuss Banff Winter Carnival ice…
Date Range
[ca.1926-1972]
Reference Code
M463 / V496
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Postcard
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Charlie Beil fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 463
V 496
Sous-Fonds
M 463
V 496
Accession Number
1437, 3191, 3740, 3751
Reference Code
M463 / V496
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Postcard
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
[ca.1926-1972]
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records. -- 80 photographs : prints, postcards
History / Biographical
Charlie Beil, 1894-1976, was an artist at Banff, Alberta, Canada. Beil pursued his interest in art after meeting artist Charlie Russell in Glacier Park, Montana, USA. Prior to that, he worked as a cowboy and served in the U.S. Cavalry. Beil came to Banff in 1930 and settled there permanently in 1934. He established a studio and began to produce murals, dioramas and bronze sculptures. Beil was well-known for the latter and was active as an artist until his death. Charles Beil married Olive Luxton, ca.1940.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of letters, 1929-1972, including letters to Leslie Peters, 1929-1972 and Julius Peters, 1931-1938; Christmas cards from Beil to members of the Peters family; miscellaneous brochures, pamphlets, etc. illustrated with Beil's works; photographs. Papers discuss Banff Winter Carnival ice sculptures, Olive Beil, Grey Owl, and Beil's life and work as an artist, particularly in the 1930s and 1940s as he was becoming established in Banff. Photographs pertain to paintings, models and sculptures by Charlie Beil; also Calgary Stampede, Banff and Sunshine area views.
Name Access
Beil, Charlie
Subject Access
Arts
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: basic description
Creator
Beil, Charlie
Category
Arts
Title Source
Title based on accession records
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Collected materials, commercial postcards

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Part Of
Kidney family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 41 commercial postcards, mostly produced in Banff by Byron Harmon. Content pertains to Banff and the Canadian Rockies; sports including snowshoeing, hiking, curling and boating; landscapes nd mountain views; multiple hotels in and near Banff [the Banff Springs Hotel, Chateau Lake L…
Date Range
[ca. 1905 - ca. 1910]
1912
1915
[ca. 1920]
[ca. 1930 - ca. 1940]
[ca. 1960]
Reference Code
V324 / VI / PG - 1 to 41
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Postcard
Part Of
Kidney family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M74 / V324
Series
V324 / VI : Collected materials
Sous-Fonds
V324
Accession Number
2016.8581
Reference Code
V324 / VI / PG - 1 to 41
GMD
Postcard
Responsibility
Produced by Byron Harmon, Canadian Postcard Co. Ltd., Valentine - Black Co. Ltd, G & W Fear Photographers, Dexter Press Inc.
Date Range
[ca. 1905 - ca. 1910]
1912
1915
[ca. 1920]
[ca. 1930 - ca. 1940]
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
41 postcards : b&w and col. ; 10 x 14.5 cm and 9 x 14 cm
Scope & Content
File consists of 41 commercial postcards, mostly produced in Banff by Byron Harmon. Content pertains to Banff and the Canadian Rockies; sports including snowshoeing, hiking, curling and boating; landscapes nd mountain views; multiple hotels in and near Banff [the Banff Springs Hotel, Chateau Lake Louise, Cascade Hotel and Mount Royal Hotel]; Banff's fish hatchery; hoodoo rock formations; animals at the Banff Zoo including bears and buffalo, and other local wildlife; the Cave and Basin; a military base camp in Petawawa, Ontario where Forest Kidney was stationed in World War I; and the Bank of Commerce building in Toronto.
Notes
Some dates are estimates provided by the Processing Archivist
Name Access
Harmon, Byron
Kidney, Forest H. (Pop)
Subject Access
Mountain
Hiking
Sports
Winter sports
Curling
Snowshoes and snowshoeing
Hotel
Banff Spring Hotel
Chateau Lake Louise
Cascade Hotel
Mount Royal Hotel
Swimming
Hot Springs
Landscape
Boats
Geological formation
Animals
Buffalo
Bear
Train
Travel
World War I
Military
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Cave and Basin
Robson Glacier
Bankhead
Lake Louise
British Columbia
Field
Bow River
Castle Mountain
Mount Rundle
France
Arras
Ontario
Petawawa
Toronto
Access Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Reproduction Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Language
English
Conservation
One item with adhesive stains on back has been placed in mylar to protect adjacent items
Category
Environment
Commerce and industry
Sports, recreation and leisure
Military
Transportation
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Columbia River Highway Views

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 19 postcard prints by company Cross & Dimmitt depicting views of the Columbia River Highway in Portland, Oregon and the surrounding region [ca.1918-1925]. File also contains original storage envelope for postcards.
Date Range
[1918-1925]
Reference Code
LUX / I / E4 / PA - 286 to 304
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Postcard
Print
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
LUX
Series
LUX / I / E : Collected material
Sous-Fonds
LUX / I : Norman Luxton sous-fonds
Sub-Series
LUX / I / E4 : Photographs
Accession Number
LUX
Reference Code
LUX / I / E4 / PA - 286 to 304
GMD
Postcard
Print
Responsibility
Postcards produced by Cross & Dimmitt
Date Range
[1918-1925]
Physical Description
19 postcards : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm
Scope & Content
File consists of 19 postcard prints by company Cross & Dimmitt depicting views of the Columbia River Highway in Portland, Oregon and the surrounding region [ca.1918-1925]. File also contains original storage envelope for postcards.
Notes
Specific dates unknown; date range is estimate based on production era, content and format of postcards.
Subject Access
Aerial photography
Columbia River Highway
Landscape
Postcards
Businesses
Transportation
Travel
Roads
Geographic Access
United States of America
Oregon
Portland
Language
English
Conservation
Items stored in mylar; original envelope stored in separate mylar sheet in same folder
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Transportation
Title Source
Original title of contents used for file
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Commercial postcards

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Part Of
Kidney family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 20 commercial postcards, mostly produced by Byron Harmon, of Banff and the Canadian Rockies. Content pertains to winter sports (hockey, snowshoeing, skiing, curling, ski jumping, etc.), wildlife, the town of Banff and some locations in Eastern British Columbia. Some postcards are a…
Date Range
[ca. 1900 - ca. 1910]
1912 - 1916
1922
Reference Code
V324 / IV / E / PG - 1 to 20
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Postcard
Part Of
Kidney family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M74 / V324
Series
V324 / IV : Family, friends and community records
Sous-Fonds
V324
Sub-Series
V324 / IV / E : Maude Kidney Collection
Accession Number
3109
Reference Code
V324 / IV / E / PG - 1 to 20
GMD
Postcard
Responsibility
Produced by Byron Harmon, V & Sons, Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd., Vancouver, George Noble, Novelty Mfg. Co. Ltd., Montreal
Date Range
[ca. 1900 - ca. 1910]
1912 - 1916
1922
Physical Description
20 postcards : b&w and col. ; 14 x 9 cm and 13.5 x 8.5 cm
Scope & Content
File consists of 20 commercial postcards, mostly produced by Byron Harmon, of Banff and the Canadian Rockies. Content pertains to winter sports (hockey, snowshoeing, skiing, curling, ski jumping, etc.), wildlife, the town of Banff and some locations in Eastern British Columbia. Some postcards are annotated with dates/brief details. One postcard dated 1913 contains letter addressed to Flora Woodworth from her cousin, Mary Woodworth, with stamp affixed [see "Full Text"].
Notes
Some dates are estimates provided by the Processing Archivist
Photographs in this file were accompanied by notes made shortly before or after accession in 1979 giving names/contextual information about photographs. Some notes are by Jim Deegan, 1987. Information has been transferred to the back of each photograph.
Name Access
Harmon, Byron
Noble, George
Subject Access
Travel
Tourism
Sports
Winter sports
Hockey
Snowshoes and snowshoeing
Mountain
Landscape
Banff Winter Carnival
Animals
Bears
Hunting
Canadian Pacific Railway
Hotel
Ice sculpture
Horses
Ski jumping
Children
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
British Columbia
Field
Bow River
Glacier
Cascade Mountain
Access Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Reproduction Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Language
English
Conservation
Heavily annotated postcard with affixed stamp [item V324 / IV / E / PG - 12] has been placed in mylar to prevent ink transfer.
Category
Sports, recreation and leisure
Transportation
Family and personal life
Environment
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Commercial souvenir postcard prints

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 38 commercial souvenir postcards pertaiing to areas in Canada and Panama. Includes a collection of 20 image cards titled "Souvenir Views: Panama and the Canal"; 10 mini postcards titled "Minicards by Intag: Vancouver, Canada" and original annotated envelope; an exterior view photog…
Date Range
[1915-1925]
[1940-1945]
1947
1953
[1956-1964]
Reference Code
LUX / II / F2 / PG - 2 to 6
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Postcard
Published record
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
LUX
Series
LUX / II / F : Collected material
Sous-Fonds
LUX / II : Eleanor Luxton sous-fonds
Sub-Series
LUX / II / F2 : Photographs
Accession Number
LUX
Reference Code
LUX / II / F2 / PG - 2 to 6
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Postcard
Published record
Responsibility
Items produced and/or owned by Curt Teich & Co.; M. R. Pellissier; John D. Anderson Jr.; Canada in Colour Ltd.; Harry Rowed [Jasper] and Bill Gibbons [Banff]
Date Range
[1915-1925]
[1940-1945]
1947
1953
[1956-1964]
Physical Description
38 prints : b&w and col. postcards ; 23.5 x 16 cm or smaller
History / Biographical
The Mile-Hi Lodge in Banff was owned and operated by John D. "Jack" Anderson (1917-1964). Anderson purchased the property located at 402 Banff Ave. in 1956 and operated the Mile-Hi Lodge until his death in 1964. The lodge remained in business under Anderson's estate until at least 1969, but was likely closed prior to the property's sale in 1973.
Scope & Content
File consists of 38 commercial souvenir postcards pertaiing to areas in Canada and Panama. Includes a collection of 20 image cards titled "Souvenir Views: Panama and the Canal"; 10 mini postcards titled "Minicards by Intag: Vancouver, Canada" and original annotated envelope; an exterior view photograph of Mile-Hi Lodge in Banff; a postcard print depicting 4 unnamed individuals on a narrow bridge titled "Suspension Bridge Capilano Canyon N. Vancouver, Canada"; and a set of 6 colour postcard prints titled "Natural Colour Photographs" depicting scenes in Banff and Jasper National Park.
Name Access
Anderson, John D. (Jack)
Subject Access
Travel
Tourism
Landscape
Mountain
Businesses
Photography
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Jasper
Vancouver
Cascade Mountain
Columbia Icefield
Lake Louise
Moraine Lake
Mount Eisenhower
Panama
Access Restrictions
Handle with caution as some contents may be fragile
Reproduction Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Language
English
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Commerce and industry
Environment
Biographical Source Notes
https://archives.whyte.org/en/list?q=john+anderson&p=1&ps=20 [John D. (Jack) Anderson fonds]
http://parkscanadahistory.com/brochures/mtn-parks-accommodations-e-undated1.pdf
Parks Canada fonds [M317/S23/V488] Banff townsite property records: under M317 (oversize), Block 22 section 1A
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Dorothy Wardle fonds

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Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two sous-fonds: M521 and V75. M521 consists of four series, 154 cm, ca.1870-2002. Series I: Dorothy Wardle Personal Papers, 69.5 cm, ca.1870-2002 (includes Dorothy's written work and research and notes related to Banff). Series II: Wardle Family, 32.5 cm, 1872-1998 (including cor…
Date Range
ca.1870-2002
Reference Code
M521 / V75
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M521
V75
Sous-Fonds
M521
V75
Accession Number
5296, 5391, 7504
Reference Code
M521 / V75
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
ca.1870-2002
Physical Description
154 cm of textual records. -- 1304 photographs (1190 prints, 95 negatives, 19 transparencies). -- 6 photograph albums.
History / Biographical
The Wardle family was comprised of husband and wife, James Morey Wardle (June 26,1888 - May 18,1971) and Maud Leette (Roney) Wardle (May 24,1889 - December 1,1969), and their one child, Dorothy Hope Wardle (May 23,1919 - July 20,2003). James Wardle, born in Chiliwack, British Columbia, was a civil engineer and public servant. He was the Superintendent of Banff National Park from 1918-1921, Chief Engineer for Parks Canada from 1921-1935, and Deputy Minister of the Interior from 1935-1936. He is primarily known as a highway design engineer, particularly for building the Banff-Windermere, Banff-Lake Louise, and Banff-Jasper highways. He was a councillor for the Municipality of Rockcliffe Park in Ontario and he was the President of the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies in Banff from 1925-1929. Mount Wardle in Vermillion was named after him in 1921. James married Leette on November 4, 1913, with whom he had one child, Dorothy. Born in Calgary, Alberta, Dorothy (also known as Dot and Dorie) grew up in Banff, Alberta and Ottawa, Ontario, due to her father's position with the federal government. She was educated at the Mountain School in Banff and at the Elmwood School in Ottawa. All three family members were graduates of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. James graduated in 1912 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Leette graduated with a Bachelor's degree, and in 1942, Dorothy also earned a Bachelor's degree. Dorothy was prominent in student life and active in athletics. In 1941, Dorothy became the first woman elected as President of the Alma Mater Society and during her academic career, Dorothy was a member of the Levana Intercollegiate Debative, University Centenary Committee, and Queen’s War Aid Commission. Dorothy spent her career as a freelance writer however, upon graduation she served as the first Secretary-In-Charge of Records at Carleton College (now Carleton University) from 1942-1944 in Ottawa and in the mid-1950s worked as a secretary for the Glenbow Foundation in Calgary. Dorothy pursued a lifelong interest in traveling, art, and antiques. Although she was fiercely proud and protective of Banff and the Park, and remained a volunteer and patron of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Dorothy eventually settled in Sidney, British Columbia and shared an apartment with Sheila Iris Ritchie, with whom Dorothy travelled extensively. After her death in 2003, Dorothy, "Dorie," was laid to rest alongside her parents in the Old Banff Cemetery.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two sous-fonds: M521 and V75.
M521 consists of four series, 154 cm, ca.1870-2002. Series I: Dorothy Wardle Personal Papers, 69.5 cm, ca.1870-2002 (includes Dorothy's written work and research and notes related to Banff). Series II: Wardle Family, 32.5 cm, 1872-1998 (including correspondence with Carl Rungius and Mrs. Helen Brett, and Christmas and other greeting cards from Peter and Catharine Whyte). Series III: Queen's University, 7.5 cm, 1911-1980 (including graduation certificates for each family member and records pertaining to Dorothy's participation on the Alma Mater Society). Series IV: Travel, 44.5 cm, ca.1950-1988 (includes hand-written notebooks meticulously detailing their travels).
V75 consists of two series, 79.5 cm, ca. 1912-2001. Series I: Wardle Family, ca. 1912-1971, 6 albums, 31 cm of photograph prints and negatives (including family trips, trail rides in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and family gatherings). Series II: Dorothy Wardle, 1972-2001, 34 cm of photograph prints, negatives, and transparencies (including Dorothy's travels in Alberta and British Columbia, overseas, and various outings with friends).
Name Access
Wardle, Dorothy
Wardle, James
Rungius, Carl
Brett, Helen
Keyte, Freeman
Hart, E. J. (Ted)
Harkin, J. B. (James Bernard)
Brewster, Pat
Peyto, Bill
Brett, Robert George
Sanson, Norman
White, Clifford
Drummond-Davies, Nora
Mills, Ike
McLean, George
Walking Buffalo (George McLean)
Kaquitts, Frank
Oxborough, Dorothy
Whyte, Jon
Robinson, Dean
Warren, Mary Schaffer
Simpson, George
Gibbon, John Murray
Whyte, Catharine
Whyte, Peter
Greenham, Margaret
Subject Access
Arts
Environment
Personal and Family Life
Banff
Old Banff Cemetery
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Cabins
Travel
Picnics and picnicking
Holidays
Scenery
Christmas
Dogs
Horses
Mountain
Canoes and canoeing
Hiking
Wildlife
War Memorial
Highland Games
Bow River Bridge
Golfing
Anniversary
Horseback riding
Indigenous Peoples
Stoney Nakoda
Education
Snowshoes and snowshoeing
Banff Winter Carnival
Banff Winter Festival
Women
Trails
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies
Sports and leisure
Skiing
European travel
Beach
Calgary Herald
Geography
Government
Newspaper
Politics
Research
Banff Public Library
National parks and reserves
Park policy
Parks Canada
Wardens
Ya-Ha-Tinda Ranch
Community life
Mines and mineral resources
History
Immigration and homesteading
Settlement
Organizations
World War II
Biographical
Professional and Personal Life
Grizzly Bears
Fire fighters
Sunshine Village
Teahouses
Banff Indian Days
Regalia
Calgary Stampede
Mountain guides
Mountain School
The Albertan
Crag and Canyon newspaper
Homestead Hotel
Banff Centre
Hot Springs
Superintendents
Automobiles
Natural history
Records
Calendar
Finances
Leases
Legal and Financial
Property
Recreation
Geographic Access
Banff
Banff National Park
Canmore
Alberta
Canada
Canadian Rocky Mountains
Castle Mountain
Bankhead
British Columbia
Glacier National Park
Kootenay National Park
Silver City
Victoria
Scotland
Revelstoke
Yoho National Park
Ottawa
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Plain of Six Glaciers
Lake Agnes
Lake Louise
Lake Minnewanka
Lake O'Hara
Bow River
Calgary
Sidney
San Francisco
United States
Europe
Germany
Switzerland
France
Spain
Monaco
Italy
Denmark
Austria
Quebec
Windermere
New York
Assiniboine
Ghost River
High River
Quebec City
New Brunswick
Maine
Great Divide
Moraine Lake
Maligne Lake
Columbia Icefield
Washington
Philadelphia
Atlantic City
Larch Valley
Cascade Mountain
Panama
Sulphur Mountain
Field
Emerald Lake
Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump
Takkakaw Falls
Jasper National Park
Athabasca Falls
Okanagan
Kananaskis
Hoodoos
Powell River
Montreal
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Related Material
Dorothy also donated artwork (by Carl Rungius) to Art and Heritage.
James Morey Wardle fonds (Library and Archives Canada)
Creator
Wardle, Dorothy
Wardle, James M.
Wardle, Leette
Category
Arts
Environment
Education
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
First nations
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession records and contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

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