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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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Ben and Janet Kaquitts standing on the left in regalia, Mark Poucette standing to the right in regalia, Stoney Nakoda

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Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Date Range
[ca. 1925]
Reference Code
V263 / 3721
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Photograph
Negative
  1 image  
Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V263
Sous-Fonds
V263
Accession Number
n/a
Reference Code
V263 / 3721
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Parallel Title
Indian Pow-wow Banff
Date Range
[ca. 1925]
Physical Description
1 Negative
Name Access
Harmon, Byron
Kaquitts, Benjamin
Kaquitts, Janet
Poucette, Mark
Subject Access
First Nations
Indigenous Peoples
Stoney Nakoda
Stoney
Geographic Access
Alberta
Language
English
Creator
Harmon, Byron
Title Source
*Information provided by Stoney Elders during the Recognizing Relations project, an archives initiative undertaken in 2014 to identify First Nations people in photographs held in the Whyte Museum Archives.
Content Details
[Ben and Janet Kaquitts standing on left in regalia, Mark Poucette standing to the right in regalia, Stoney Nakoda]* *Information provided by Stoney Elders during the Recognizing Relations project, an archives initiative undertaken in 2014 to identify First Nations people in photographs held in the Whyte Museum Archives.
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Scenic and Commercial Photographs

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Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
Series contains 6383 b&w negatives. Series pertains to various Alpine Club of Canada annual camps and expeditions including the Paradise Valley camp, Yoho and Bow Valley expedition, Lake O’Hara camp, Consolation Valley camp, and the Smithsonian-ACC Mount Robson expedition; expeditions to Lake of th…
Date Range
[ca.1905] to [ca.1942]
Reference Code
V263 / I / NA - 71 - 1 to 6407
Description Level
3 / Series
Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Description Level
3 / Series
Series
V263 / I : Scenic and Commercial Photographs
Accession Number
2770
Reference Code
V263 / I / NA - 71 - 1 to 6407
Date Range
[ca.1905] to [ca.1942]
Physical Description
Negatives: 6383 b&w
Scope & Content
Series contains 6383 b&w negatives. Series pertains to various Alpine Club of Canada annual camps and expeditions including the Paradise Valley camp, Yoho and Bow Valley expedition, Lake O’Hara camp, Consolation Valley camp, and the Smithsonian-ACC Mount Robson expedition; expeditions to Lake of the Hanging Glacier area, Bow Movie trip, Ptarmigan Pass movie trip, Mount Assiniboine, Skoki, and the Columbia Icefield Expedition with Lewis Freeman; other areas featured include Glacier and Rogers Pass, the Town of Banff, Lake Louise area, Jasper, Field, areas along the Icefields Parkway, various location in Yoho, Banff, Jasper, Glacier, and Kootenay National parks. Subjects include climbing, mountaineering, skiing, ski jumping, the Banff Winter Carnival, Banff Indian Days, scenic views of mountains, glaciers, rivers, wildlife, and plants, Canadian Pacific Railway infrastructure, the Big Bend Highway construction, and Indigenous or First Nations Peoples.
Subject Access
Mountains
Scenery
First nations
Indigenous Peoples
Title Source
Title based on content of series
Content Details
Negatives have been retired to cold storage and any future reproductions will be made using the copy negatives found in series V263 / V : Copy Negatives.
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Original Prints, Reprints, Enlargements, and Framed Prints

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Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 23 b&w prints. File pertains to Harmon's 1924 Columbia Icefield Trip. Subjects include Crowfoot Glacier; a packtrain crossing Columbia Icefield; men on horses at terminus of the Athabasca Glacier; movie camera set up on the Columbia Icefield; Mount Columbia; Fortress Mountain; Peyt…
Date Range
[ca.1924]
Reference Code
V263 / II / A / PA - 1 to 23
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
V263 / II / A : Original Prints, Reprints, Enlargements, and Framed Prints
Accession Number
2895
Reference Code
V263 / II / A / PA - 1 to 23
Date Range
[ca.1924]
Physical Description
Photographs: 23 prints, b&w
Scope & Content
File consists of 23 b&w prints. File pertains to Harmon's 1924 Columbia Icefield Trip. Subjects include Crowfoot Glacier; a packtrain crossing Columbia Icefield; men on horses at terminus of the Athabasca Glacier; movie camera set up on the Columbia Icefield; Mount Columbia; Fortress Mountain; Peyto Glacier; Mount Chephren; Waterfowl Lake; Lewis Freeman at Bow Lake with tipi; Athabasca Glacier; Saskatchewan Glacier; interior views of Harmon's store showing photographs for sale; window display of the Harmony Drugstore; Packhorses on Poboktan Pass; packtrain in snow on return trip from the Columbia Icefield; packtrain on Athabasca Glacier; fording the North Saskatchewan River; Mount Quincy and Chaba River.
Subject Access
Scenery
Landscapes
Mountains
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Content Details
[Selected by Carole Harmon, Fall 2013 for AGA 1924 exhibit]
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Original Prints, Reprints, Enlargements, and Framed Prints

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Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 18 b&w prints. The file pertains to various reprints and duplicates. Subjects include Bow Lake and Crowfoot Glacier; Lake O'Hara; Sinclair Canyon; Mount Columbia.
Date Range
[ca.1910 to ca.1970]
Reference Code
V263 / II / A / PA - 1014 to 1031
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
V263 / II / A : Original Prints, Reprints, Enlargements, and Framed Prints
Accession Number
2895
Reference Code
V263 / II / A / PA - 1014 to 1031
Date Range
[ca.1910 to ca.1970]
Physical Description
Photographs: 18 prints, b&w
Scope & Content
File consists of 18 b&w prints. The file pertains to various reprints and duplicates. Subjects include Bow Lake and Crowfoot Glacier; Lake O'Hara; Sinclair Canyon; Mount Columbia.
Subject Access
Scenery
Landscapes
Mountains
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Original Prints, Reprints, Enlargements, and Framed Prints

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Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 31 b&w and hand-coloured prints. The file pertains to various reprints and duplicates. Subjects include Lake Louise, Mount Lefroy, and Victoria Glacier; Bow Lake; Lake Louise in winter; Chateau Lake Louise pool; Vermillion Lakes and Mount Rundle; Peyto Lake; Mount Assiniboine; Mali…
Date Range
[ca.1910 to ca.1970]
Reference Code
V263 / II / A / PA - 1032 to 1062
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
V263 / II / A : Original Prints, Reprints, Enlargements, and Framed Prints
Accession Number
2895
Reference Code
V263 / II / A / PA - 1032 to 1062
Date Range
[ca.1910 to ca.1970]
Physical Description
Photographs: 31 prints, b&w, colour
Scope & Content
File consists of 31 b&w and hand-coloured prints. The file pertains to various reprints and duplicates. Subjects include Lake Louise, Mount Lefroy, and Victoria Glacier; Bow Lake; Lake Louise in winter; Chateau Lake Louise pool; Vermillion Lakes and Mount Rundle; Peyto Lake; Mount Assiniboine; Maligne Lake; Three Sisters; Banff Springs Golf Course and Fairholme; Castle Mountain; Cathedral Peak; Angel Glacier.
Subject Access
Scenery
Landscapes
Mountains
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Content Details
Some prints stamped with Harmons L.T.D. stamp.
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Original Prints, Reprints, Enlargements, and Framed Prints

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Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 40 b&w and hand-coloured prints, some captioned. The file pertains to various reprints and duplicates. Subjects include Valley of the Ten Peaks and Moraine Lake; Bow River and Mount Rundle; Mount Lefroy; Maligne Lake; Cascade Gardens, Banff Avenue, and Cascade Mountain; Lake Louise…
Date Range
[ca.1910 to ca.1970]
Reference Code
V263 / II / A / PA - 1063 to 1103
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
V263 / II / A : Original Prints, Reprints, Enlargements, and Framed Prints
Accession Number
2895
Reference Code
V263 / II / A / PA - 1063 to 1103
Date Range
[ca.1910 to ca.1970]
Physical Description
Photographs: 40 prints, b&w, colour
Scope & Content
File consists of 40 b&w and hand-coloured prints, some captioned. The file pertains to various reprints and duplicates. Subjects include Valley of the Ten Peaks and Moraine Lake; Bow River and Mount Rundle; Mount Lefroy; Maligne Lake; Cascade Gardens, Banff Avenue, and Cascade Mountain; Lake Louise, Victoria Glacier, and Mount Lefroy; Bow Falls; Banff Springs Golf Course and Fariholme Range; Lake Louise and iceland poppies; Prince of Wales house at the E.P. Ranch; Tipi on Bow Lake; Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Valley, and Fairholme Range; Mount Assiniboine; Castle Mountain; Three Sisters; Cathedral Peak; Mount Burgess, Emerald Lake, and Emerald Lake Lodge.
Subject Access
Scenery
Landscapes
Mountains
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Original Prints, Reprints, Enlargements, and Framed Prints

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Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 20 b&w prints. The file pertains to various reprints and duplicates. Subjects include pack horses on pass; Lewis Freeman holding pigeon on Columbia Icefield trip; Lewis Freeman with radio on Columbia Icefields trip; packers stringing radio wire on tipi on Columbia Icefield trip; Co…
Date Range
[ca.1910 to ca.1970]
Reference Code
V263 / II / A / PA - 1104 to 1123
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
V263 / II / A : Original Prints, Reprints, Enlargements, and Framed Prints
Accession Number
2895
Reference Code
V263 / II / A / PA - 1104 to 1123
Date Range
[ca.1910 to ca.1970]
Physical Description
Photographs: 20 prints, b&w
Scope & Content
File consists of 20 b&w prints. The file pertains to various reprints and duplicates. Subjects include pack horses on pass; Lewis Freeman holding pigeon on Columbia Icefield trip; Lewis Freeman with radio on Columbia Icefields trip; packers stringing radio wire on tipi on Columbia Icefield trip; Columbia Icefield pack horses and trip members.
Subject Access
Scenery
Landscapes
Mountains
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Original Prints, Reprints, Enlargements, and Framed Prints

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Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 23 b&w prints. The file pertains to various reprints and duplicates. Subjects include various views from the Columbia Icefield Trip, Lewis Freeman, and other members of the trip; Climbing Mount McGill; Climbers on the Illecillewaet Glacier; Mount Sir Donald.
Date Range
[ca.1910 to ca.1970]
Reference Code
V263 / II / A / PA - 1124 to 1146
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
V263 / II / A : Original Prints, Reprints, Enlargements, and Framed Prints
Accession Number
2895
Reference Code
V263 / II / A / PA - 1124 to 1146
Date Range
[ca.1910 to ca.1970]
Physical Description
Photographs: 23 prints, b&w
Scope & Content
File consists of 23 b&w prints. The file pertains to various reprints and duplicates. Subjects include various views from the Columbia Icefield Trip, Lewis Freeman, and other members of the trip; Climbing Mount McGill; Climbers on the Illecillewaet Glacier; Mount Sir Donald.
Subject Access
Scenery
Landscapes
Mountains
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Original Prints, Reprints, Enlargements, and Framed Prints

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Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 18 b&w prints. The file pertains to various reprints and duplicates. Subjects include various views of pack trains on the Columbia Icefield trip; Lake of the Hanging Glacier; a bear seated at a table; Conrad Kain and two climbers; Lewis Freeman with pigeon; various views from Colum…
Date Range
[ca.1910 to ca.1970]
Reference Code
V263 / II / A / PA - 1147 to 1164
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Byron Harmon fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
V263 / II / A : Original Prints, Reprints, Enlargements, and Framed Prints
Accession Number
2895
Reference Code
V263 / II / A / PA - 1147 to 1164
Date Range
[ca.1910 to ca.1970]
Physical Description
Photographs: 18 prints, b&w
Scope & Content
File consists of 18 b&w prints. The file pertains to various reprints and duplicates. Subjects include various views of pack trains on the Columbia Icefield trip; Lake of the Hanging Glacier; a bear seated at a table; Conrad Kain and two climbers; Lewis Freeman with pigeon; various views from Columbia Icefield trip.
Subject Access
Scenery
Landscapes
Mountains
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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