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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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Matthew Hunter-nickname Wa-jee (far left), John or Paul Big Stoney, Albert Bearspaw (centre), Paul Poucette, Stanley Rollinmud (far right).

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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
[Matthew Hunter-nickname Wa-jee (far left), John or Paul Big Stoney, Albert Bearspaw (centre), Paul Poucette, Stanley Rollinmud (far right)- recognized by Roland Rollinmud's grandfather's gloves. These young men are dancers]*
Date Range
[1948]
Reference Code
V227 / 1746
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 / 1746
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Date Range
[1948]
Physical Description
1 Negative
Scope & Content
[Matthew Hunter-nickname Wa-jee (far left), John or Paul Big Stoney, Albert Bearspaw (centre), Paul Poucette, Stanley Rollinmud (far right)- recognized by Roland Rollinmud's grandfather's gloves. These young men are dancers]*
Name Access
Bearspaw, Albert
Big Stoney John or Paul
Gibbons, Bill
Hunter, Matthew
Poucette, Paul
Rollinmud, Stanley
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
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Jake Twoyoungmen (Mina-Wasiju), Stoney Nakoda

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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
[Bearspaw, John and Stoney Indians] [Updated description: Jake Twoyoungmen (Mina-Wasiju), Stoney Nakoda]*
Date Range
1948
Reference Code
V227 / 3351
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 / 3351
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Parallel Title
Indian's Bears Paws
Date Range
1948
Physical Description
1 Negative
Scope & Content
[Bearspaw, John and Stoney Indians] [Updated description: Jake Twoyoungmen (Mina-Wasiju), Stoney Nakoda]*
Name Access
Gibbons, Bill
Twoyoungmen, Jake
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
[Recognized by beadwork pattern. Mina-Wasiju, means Yankee Whiteman, Wasiju means land of the men with long knives (referring to the US cavalry)]* *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
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Two unknown men in regalia

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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
[Movie location for "The Man in Green"] [Unknown men]
Date Range
[ca. 1950]
Reference Code
V227 / 3353
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 / 3353
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Date Range
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
1 Negative
Scope & Content
[Movie location for "The Man in Green"] [Unknown men]
Name Access
Gibbons, Bill
Subject Access
Films and film making
First Nations
Indigenous Peoples
Stoney Nakoda
Stoney
Geographic Access
Alberta
Language
English
Creator
Gibbons, Bill
Title Source
This image is part of the Recognizing Relations project, an archives initiative undertaken in 2014 to identify Stoney people in photographs held in the Whyte Museum Archives.
Content Details
This image is part of 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
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Marlene OneSpot (left, seated)

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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
[Marlene OneSpot (left, seated)]*
Date Range
[ca. 1950]
Reference Code
V227 / 3635
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 / 3635
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Date Range
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
1 Negative
Scope & Content
[Marlene OneSpot (left, seated)]*
Name Access
Gibbons, Bill
OneSpot, Marlene
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
[Marlene's mother was Bluebird woman, married to Isaiah Powderface -looks like Morley Stampede, 1 day event on Dominion Day.]* *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
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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Date Range
1947
Reference Code
V227 / 3674
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 / 3674
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Date Range
1947
Physical Description
1 Negative
Name Access
Gibbons, Bill
Hunter, Enos
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
[Might be a Cree person - blanket pattern on beadwork] *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
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Unknown man on horse, Banff Indian Days

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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
[Unknown man on horse]
Date Range
[ca. 1950]
Reference Code
V227 / 3691
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 / 3691
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Date Range
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
1 Negative
Scope & Content
[Unknown man on horse]
Name Access
Gibbons, Bill
Subject Access
First Nations
Indigenous Peoples
Stoney Nakoda
Stoney
Geographic Access
Alberta
Language
English
Creator
Gibbons, Bill
Title Source
This image is part of the Recognizing Relations project, an archives initiative undertaken in 2014 to identify Stoney people in photographs held in the Whyte Museum Archives.
Content Details
This image is part of 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

Unknown woman on horse

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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
[Unknown woman on horse]
Date Range
[ca. 1950]
Reference Code
V227 / 3695
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 / 3695
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Parallel Title
Indian squaw on horse
Date Range
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
1 Negative
Scope & Content
[Unknown woman on horse]
Notes
Please note: Photographs within archival collections often contain caption and title text originally recorded by their creators. This information is part of a document's custodial history and are indications of nineteenth and early twentieth-century perceptions of Indigenous peoples. Researchers should interpret captions and titles within that context;.
Name Access
Gibbons, Bill
Subject Access
Banff Indian Days
First Nations
Indigenous Peoples
Stoney Nakoda
Stoney
Geographic Access
Alberta
Language
English
Creator
Gibbons, Bill
Title Source
This image is part of the Recognizing Relations project, an archives initiative undertaken in 2014 to identify Stoney people in photographs held in the Whyte Museum Archives. No identifications were possible.
Content Details
This image is part of the Recognizing Relations project, an archives initiative undertaken in 2014 to identify Stoney people in photographs held in the Whyte Museum Archives. No identifications were possible.
Processing Status
Processed
Images
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Tom Kaquitts (Dog God)

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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
[Tom Kaquitts (Dog God)]*
Date Range
[ca. 1950]
Reference Code
V227 / 3724
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 / 3724
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Parallel Title
Banff Indian Days, Banff Springs Hotel
Date Range
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
1 Negative
Scope & Content
[Tom Kaquitts (Dog God)]*
Name Access
Gibbons, Bill
Kaquitts, Tom
Subject Access
Banff Indian Days
First Nations
Indigenous Peoples
Stoney Nakoda
Stoney
Geographic Access
Alberta
Language
English
Related Material
NA-3878-13, Title: Chief Bearspaw, Stoney, dancing the celumet [sic] stem,Banff, Alberta, 1949
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
[Can tell it is him by regalia and antics- looks like Banff Springs evening show]* *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
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George McLean (Walking Buffalo)(Tatanga Mani), Philip Godsell, Tom Kaquitts (God Dog)

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Part Of
Bill Gibbons fonds
Scope & Content
[George McLean (Walking Buffalo)(Tatanga Mani), Philip Godsell, Tom Kaquitts (God Dog)]*
Date Range
[ca. 1950]
Reference Code
V227 / 3732
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 / 3732
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Parallel Title
Banff Indian Days, Banff Springs Hotel
Date Range
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
1 Negative
Scope & Content
[George McLean (Walking Buffalo)(Tatanga Mani), Philip Godsell, Tom Kaquitts (God Dog)]*
Name Access
Gibbons, Bill
Godsell, Philip
Kaquitts, Tom
McLean, George
Subject Access
Banff Indian Days
First Nations
Indigenous Peoples
Stoney Nakoda
Stoney
Geographic Access
Alberta
Language
English
Related Material
NA-3878-20 Title: Walking Buffalo, Stoney shaman, lighting medicine pipe, Banff, Alberta
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
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Less detail

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