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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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3 unidentified women, Eliza Hunter, Katherine?, Ernie Kehr, George McLean (Walking Buffalo)(Tatanga Mani), Stoney Nakoda. Standing - Philip and Jean Godsell

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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
[3 unidentified women, Eliza Hunter, Katherine?, Ernie Kehr, George McLean (Walking Buffalo)(Tatanga Mani), Stoney Nakoda. Standing - Philip and Jean Godsell.]*
Date Range
[ca.1950]
Reference Code
V227 / 3736
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Photograph
Negative
  1 image  
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V227
Sous-Fonds
V227
Accession Number
n/a
Reference Code
V227 / 3736
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Parallel Title
Banff Indian Days, Banff Springs Hotel
Date Range
[ca.1950]
Physical Description
1 Negative
Scope & Content
[3 unidentified women, Eliza Hunter, Katherine?, Ernie Kehr, George McLean (Walking Buffalo)(Tatanga Mani), Stoney Nakoda. Standing - Philip and Jean Godsell.]*
Name Access
Gibbons, Bill
Godsell, Philip
Hunter, Eliza
Kehr, Ernie
McLean, George
Subject Access
Banff Indian Days
First Nations
Indigenous Peoples
Stoney Nakoda
Stoney
Geographic Access
Alberta
Language
English
Creator
Gibbons, Bill
Title Source
Information provided by Stoney Elders during the Recognizing Relations project, an archives initiative undertaken in 2014 to identify Stoney people in photographs held in the Whyte Museum Archives.
Content Details
[Ernie Kehr was called Mâkochî oksâ hni, meaning 'going around the world', in reference to his world travels]* *Information provided by Stoney Elders during the Recognizing Relations project, an archives initiative undertaken in 2014 to identify Stoney people in photographs held in the Whyte Museum Archives.
Processing Status
Processed
Images
thumbnail
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3 unknown people, Tom Kaquitts (right)

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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
3 unknown people, Tom Kaquitts (right)
Date Range
1950
Reference Code
V227 / 5283
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Photograph
Negative
  1 image  
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V227
Sous-Fonds
V227
Accession Number
n/a
Reference Code
V227 / 5283
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Date Range
1950
Physical Description
1 Negative
Scope & Content
3 unknown people, Tom Kaquitts (right)
Notes
Note: Any descriptive information or identification of people has been provided by research done through the Recognizing Relations
Name Access
Gibbons, Bill
Kaquitts, Tom
Subject Access
First Nations
Indigenous Peoples
Stoney Nakoda
Stoney
Geographic Access
Alberta
Language
English
Creator
Gibbons, Bill
Title Source
Information provided by Stoney Elders during the Recognizing Relations project, an archives initiative undertaken in 2014 to identify Stoney people in photographs held in the Whyte Museum Archives.
Content Details
*Information provided by Stoney Elders during the Recognizing Relations project, an archives initiative undertaken in 2014 to identify Stoney people in photographs held in the Whyte Museum Archives.
Processing Status
Processed
Images
thumbnail
Less detail

4 Skiers on Hill . -- 1946 Dec. 12

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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
Ski touring at Sunshine ski area.
Reference Code
V227 / I. / 5168
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.F. Black and white series : Other photographs
Reference Code
V227 / I. / 5168
Physical Description
1 negative : 9.5 x 12 cm.
Scope & Content
Ski touring at Sunshine ski area.
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
Location (Copy)
V227 / 5168
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5 R. Mountain Sheep, West road . -- [ca. 1950]

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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Reference Code
V227 / I. / 3027 to 3031
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.C. Black and white series : "S" series
Reference Code
V227 / I. / 3027 to 3031
Physical Description
5 negatives : 6 x 8.5 cm. or smaller
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
Location (Copy)
V227 / 3027, 3028
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1948 Carnival Parade. -- 1948

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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
Pertains to Banff Winter Carnival and queen competition.
Reference Code
V227 / I. / 1546 to 1555
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A. Black and white series : Portraits and documentary views
Reference Code
V227 / I. / 1546 to 1555
Physical Description
10 negatives : 9.5 x 12 cm
Scope & Content
Pertains to Banff Winter Carnival and queen competition.
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
Location (Copy)
V227 / 1550, 1551, 1552, 1554
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1948 Carnival Parade. -- 1948

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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
Pertains to Banff Winter Carnival.
Reference Code
V227 / I. / 1559 to 1565
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A. Black and white series : Portraits and documentary views
Reference Code
V227 / I. / 1559 to 1565
Physical Description
7 negatives : 9.5 x 12 cm
Scope & Content
Pertains to Banff Winter Carnival.
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
Location (Copy)
V227 / 1560, 1564
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1948 Crowning at Throne. -- 1948

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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
Pertains to Banff Winter Carnival queen.
Reference Code
V227 / I. / 1556 to 1558
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A. Black and white series : Portraits and documentary views
Reference Code
V227 / I. / 1556 to 1558
Physical Description
3 negatives : 9.5 x 12 cm
Scope & Content
Pertains to Banff Winter Carnival queen.
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
Location (Copy)
V227 / 1557
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A.A.R. Nurses Convention Assembly. -- [1950] May 17

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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
Pertains to conference.
Reference Code
V227 / I. / 2419
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.A. Black and white series : Portraits and documentary views
Reference Code
V227 / I. / 2419
Physical Description
1 negative : 9.5 x 12 cm
Scope & Content
Pertains to conference.
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
Less detail

Administration Bldg. with Pool in Foreground . -- [ca. 1950]

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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Reference Code
V227 / I. / 2943
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.C. Black and white series : "S" series
Reference Code
V227 / I. / 2943
Physical Description
1 negative : 6 x 8.5 cm.
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
Location (Copy)
V227 / 2943
Less detail

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