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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
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Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
Alberta or British Columbia
Date Range
[between 1903 and 1942]
Reference Code
V263 / NA - 2822
Description Level
6 / Item
  1 image  
Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V263
Series
I. Scenic / commercial series
Sub-Series
A.1.a. Negatives, Main series : 13 x 18 cm and smaller
Reference Code
V263 / NA - 2822
Date Range
[between 1903 and 1942]
Physical Description
1 photograph : negative, 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Scope & Content
Alberta or British Columbia
Subject Access
Environment and Nature
Geographic Access
Canada
Creator
Byron Harmon (Banff, Alberta)
Images
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Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
Alberta or British Columbia
Date Range
[between 1903 and 1942]
Reference Code
V263 / NA - 2975
Description Level
6 / Item
  1 image  
Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V263
Series
I. Scenic / commercial series
Sub-Series
A.1.a. Negatives, Main series : 13 x 18 cm and smaller
Reference Code
V263 / NA - 2975
Date Range
[between 1903 and 1942]
Physical Description
1 photograph : negative, 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Scope & Content
Alberta or British Columbia
Subject Access
Environment and Nature
Geographic Access
Canada
Creator
Byron Harmon (Banff, Alberta)
Images
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2 climbers, Banff Springs Hotel

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Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
Swiss alpine guides, Rudolph Aemmer (left) and Edward Feuz Jr (right)
Date Range
[ca.1915]
Reference Code
V263 / NA - 3710
Description Level
6 / Item
  1 image  
Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V263
Series
I. Scenic / commercial series
Sub-Series
A.1.a. Negatives, Main series : 13 x 18 cm and smaller
Reference Code
V263 / NA - 3710
Date Range
[ca.1915]
Physical Description
1 photograph : negative, 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Scope & Content
Swiss alpine guides, Rudolph Aemmer (left) and Edward Feuz Jr (right)
Subject Access
Buildings and memorials
Sports and Recreation
Geographic Access
Alberta
Creator
Byron Harmon (Banff, Alberta)
Images
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Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
Alberta or British Columbia
Date Range
[between 1903 and 1942]
Reference Code
V263 / NA - 2821
Description Level
6 / Item
  1 image  
Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V263
Series
I. Scenic / commercial series
Sub-Series
A.1.a. Negatives, Main series : 13 x 18 cm and smaller
Reference Code
V263 / NA - 2821
Date Range
[between 1903 and 1942]
Physical Description
1 photograph : negative, 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Scope & Content
Alberta or British Columbia
Subject Access
Environment and Nature
Geographic Access
Canada
Creator
Byron Harmon (Banff, Alberta)
Images
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Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
Alberta or British Columbia
Date Range
[between 1903 and 1942]
Reference Code
V263 / NA - 2850
Description Level
6 / Item
  1 image  
Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V263
Series
I. Scenic / commercial series
Sub-Series
A.1.a. Negatives, Main series : 13 x 18 cm and smaller
Reference Code
V263 / NA - 2850
Date Range
[between 1903 and 1942]
Physical Description
1 photograph : negative, copy, 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Scope & Content
Alberta or British Columbia
Subject Access
Environment and Nature
Geographic Access
Canada
Creator
Byron Harmon (Banff, Alberta)
Images
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Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
Alpine Club of Canada Paradise Valley camp, Alpine Club of Canada
Date Range
[1907]
Reference Code
V263 / NG-73
Description Level
6 / Item
  1 image  
Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V263
Series
I. Scenic / commercial series
Sub-Series
A.1.d. Negatives, Main series : glass
Reference Code
V263 / NG-73
Date Range
[1907]
Physical Description
1 photograph : negative, glass, 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Scope & Content
Alpine Club of Canada
Paradise Valley camp, Alpine Club of Canada
Subject Access
Organizations
Sports and Recreation
Geographic Access
Alberta
Creator
Byron Harmon (Banff, Alberta)
Images
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Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
Three Sisters Mountain
Date Range
[1925]
Reference Code
V263 / NA - 4307
Description Level
6 / Item
  1 image  
Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V263
Series
I. Scenic / commercial series
Sub-Series
A.1.a. Negatives, Main series : 13 x 18 cm and smaller
Reference Code
V263 / NA - 4307
Date Range
[1925]
Physical Description
1 photograph : negative, 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Scope & Content
Three Sisters Mountain
Subject Access
Environment and Nature
Geographic Access
Alberta
Creator
Byron Harmon (Banff, Alberta)
Images
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3 unidentified children on horse

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Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
[Stoney First Nation]
Date Range
[ca.1915-1925]
Reference Code
V263 / NA - 3297
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Photograph
Negative
  1 image  
Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V263
Series
I. Scenic / commercial series
Sous-Fonds
V263
Sub-Series
A.1.a. Negatives, Main series : 13 x 18 cm and smaller
Accession Number
n/a
Reference Code
V263 / NA - 3297
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Parallel Title
Indian children, three on horse
Date Range
[ca.1915-1925]
Physical Description
1 photograph : negative, 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Scope & Content
[Stoney First Nation]
Name Access
Harmon, Byron
Subject Access
Banff Indian Days
First Nations
Indigenous Peoples
Stoney Nakoda
Stoney
Geographic Access
Alberta
Language
English
Creator
Harmon, Byron (Banff, Alberta)
Title Source
This image was a part of the Recognizing Relations project, and archives initiative undertaken in 2014 to identify First Nations people in photographs held in the Whyte Museum Archives. No identification was made.
Content Details
This image was a part of the Recognizing Relations project, and archives initiative undertaken in 2014 to identify First Nations people in photographs held in the Whyte Museum Archives. No identification was made.
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7 Veil Falls, O'Hara : [Seven Veils Falls]

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Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
Lake O'Hara area, Yoho National Park
Date Range
[1909?]
Reference Code
V263 / NG-59
Description Level
6 / Item
  1 image  
Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V263
Series
I. Scenic / commercial series
Sub-Series
A.1.d. Negatives, Main series : glass
Reference Code
V263 / NG-59
Date Range
[1909?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : negative, glass, 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Scope & Content
Lake O'Hara area, Yoho National Park
Subject Access
Environment and Nature
Geographic Access
British Columbia
Creator
Byron Harmon (Banff, Alberta)
Images
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