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Associated Screen News fonds

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Part Of
Associated Screen News fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the career of George William Rance who worked with the photography division of the Associated Screen News (ASN) travelling the world aboard the Empress ships. Rance also worked in the camera shop in the Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta and ASN's Head Offi…
Date Range
[1925-1938]
Reference Code
V98
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Part Of
Associated Screen News fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 98
Sous-Fonds
V98
Accession Number
7751 (unproc)
Reference Code
V98
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Date Range
[1925-1938]
Physical Description
ca.158 photographs: prints
History / Biographical
The Associated Screen News (ASN), established in Montreal in 1920 as a subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway, produced photographs, newsreels, shorts, travelogues, motion pictures, and industrial films featuring the CPR's extensive transportation services. In developing its international travel business, the CPR established a steamship company, the Empress Line. ASN photographers travelled aboard the CPR and Empress Line ships photographing the various travel and cruise destinations to which they were assigned, promoting the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Empress ships. In 1935 ASN purchased the famous Notman & Sons photographic studio in Montreal.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the career of George William Rance who worked with the photography division of the Associated Screen News (ASN) travelling the world aboard the Empress ships. Rance also worked in the camera shop in the Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta and ASN's Head Office in Montreal, Quebec. Fonds consists of Associated Screen News photographs of Cochrane to Banff motor road, Banff townsite and environs, Banff-Lake Louise road, Mount Assiniboine, Waterton Lakes National Park, ca.1925. Also included in the fonds are photographs of various cruise destinations of the CPR Empress Line including Grenada, Rio de Janeiro, Martinique, Barbados, and the Empress of Australia, ca.1938 and 1 William Notman & Sons photograph of the Bow River Bridge and Cascade Mountain, ca.1905.
Name Access
Associated Screen News
Rance, George William
Subject Access
Buildings and facilities
Sports, recreation and leisure
Transportation
Commerce and industry
Exploration, discovery and travel
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
No finding aid
Creator
Associated Screen News
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Transportation
Sports, recreation and leisure
Biographical Source Notes
Tom Rance (info supplied with accession record); E.J.Hart, The Selling of Canada; Jonathan Hanna, Robert C. Kennell, and Carol Lacourte, Portraits of Canada: Photographic Treasures of the CPR.
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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Canadian Pacific Railway fonds

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Part Of
Canadian Pacific Railway fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of one series: I. Lantern slide series: 69 lantern slides, b&w-- Lantern slides were in custody of the Bensen family. V782 / PS - 1 to V782 / PS - 42: 42 lantern slides, b&w. Slides show dining rooms, scnes involving trains and mountains, farming scenes, people in train cars, vario…
Date Range
ca. 1900 to 1950
Reference Code
V782
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Transparency
Lantern slide
Part Of
Canadian Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 782
Sous-Fonds
V782
Accession Number
2014.8366
Reference Code
V782
GMD
Photograph
Transparency
Lantern slide
Date Range
ca. 1900 to 1950
Physical Description
69 b&w lantern slides
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of one series: I. Lantern slide series: 69 lantern slides, b&w-- Lantern slides were in custody of the Bensen family. V782 / PS - 1 to V782 / PS - 42: 42 lantern slides, b&w. Slides show dining rooms, scnes involving trains and mountains, farming scenes, people in train cars, various cities and towns, figures in natural landscapes, mountains, waterfalls, ships, "The Great Divide, British Columbia," swimming pool at Chateau Lake Louise and grand buildings [across Canada] such as Notre Dame Cathedral in Montreal. V782 / PS - 43 to V782 / PS - 69: 27 lantern slides, b&w. Slides show various cities and towns, scenes of nature including waterfalls, mountains, and fields, figures on horseback, dining rooms, a map of Canada and the Canadian Pacific Railway, ships, trains among mountains, and grand buildings. Slides were stored in rectangular wood box with leather handle on top, and metal handle at one end. White label that says “Lyon & Turnbull 432 04 February 2009” on lid of the box. Old, peeling, and stained label on top under handle, illegible. Faded, peeling labels on front, some words legible: “from the Canadian Pacific…” 2 stained and water damaged labels detached from box appear to be English shipping labels.“10” stamped in black on both ends of box. Stamped in black on rear of box: “Canadian Pacific Rly Co. 62 to 65 Charing Cross, London, S.W. 1. “3” engraved on upper rim of box. Box is divided into 3 sections with removable wood separators, small pieces of felt line 2 sections of the box.
Name Access
Canadian Pacific Railway
Subject Access
Buildings and facilities
Environment
Transportation
Language
Language is English
Creator
Canadian Pacific Railway
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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George Noble fonds

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Part Of
George Noble fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of a broad-ranging commercial negative collection. Includes four series. I. Scenic and documentary views, 2839 items; includes film and glass negatives in sizes up to 8 X 10 inches. Pertains to Banff and area buildings, facilities, activities, events, such as Banff Winter Carnival a…
Date Range
[ca.1912]-1958
Reference Code
M533 / V469
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Corporate record
Part Of
George Noble fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 533
V 469
Sous-Fonds
M 533
V 469
Accession Number
82, 168, 275, 940, 1157, 1992, 2020, 3513, 5281, 6753, 6841, 7135
Reference Code
M533 / V469
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Corporate record
Date Range
[ca.1912]-1958
Physical Description
ca.8500 photographs : negatives. -- 36 transparencies : stereo, colour. -- 2 textual records
History / Biographical
George Noble, 1879-1965, was a professional photographer at Banff, Alberta, Canada. Noble was born in Woolwich, England where he apprenticed as a photographer. He came to Banff in 1909 to operate a photographic business for his uncles, George and Bill Fear, who owned a curio business. In 1919, Noble bought the photographic business and, in 1932, acquired the remainder of the Fear Brothers business. He built a new studio and shop, which offered portraiture, photo- finishing and framing services and sold photographic supplies, camera equipment and English china. In addition to portraiture, George Noble and employees, such as photographer Bill Jamieson, produced a wide range of documentary, scenic and commercial views. Noble's shop offered black and white and hand-coloured prints of local events and Rocky Mountain views. George Noble was an active member of the community, serving on both the Banff School Board and the Banff Board of Trade for many years. Upon his retirement in 1957, his business was acquired by a group of investors which included Bill Jamieson, lab-technician and photographer for the Noble business from 1936 to 1957
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of a broad-ranging commercial negative collection. Includes four series.
I. Scenic and documentary views, 2839 items; includes film and glass negatives in sizes up to 8 X 10 inches. Pertains to Banff and area buildings, facilities, activities, events, such as Banff Winter Carnival and Banff Indian Days; Indians; scenic views of Banff and area and other Rocky Mountains locations.
II. Commercial views, 765 items; includes buildings, businesses, facilities, sports events, organizations, conventions, group portraits, displays and presentations.
III. Mixed views, 242 items; includes scenic, documentary and commercial views similar to material in previous series. Also includes some views know to have been produced by Fred Armbrister, a professional photographer who operated out of Lake Louise, Alberta, ca.1930.
IV. Portraits, ca.4600. This series contains four groups: A. 1920s-1950s, most unidentified; B. 1930s and 1940s, arranged alphabetically, many unidentified; C. 1950s, arranged alphabetically, most identified, many with proofs (prints); D. 1950s, arranged chronologically by job number.
V. Other, ca.50 items. Includes 36 colour stereo transparencies, ca.1955, re Administration Building and gardens, Banff-Jasper Highway scenics, mountain sheep, autumn colour, Banff Avenue, George Noble and staff. Also includes small number of commercial prints produced by Noble, including several large hand-painted views.
Fonds is accompanied by business record books, 1950-1958, 2 v. (M533)
Name Access
Noble, George
Subject Access
Arts
Buildings and facilities
Commerce and industry
Community life
Environment
Sports, recreation and leisure
Transportation
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: arrangement outline
file description and index
electronic finding aid
selected modern reference prints
Related Material
Related commercial photographs made by Bill Jamieson in the employ of George Noble are located in the Ron Duke fonds (V180 / II.A.i. - V180 / II.A.vi.; V180 / III.A.)
Portrait camera and electric 3D viewer reside in Heritage collections, Whyte Museum
Creator
Noble, George
Category
Arts
Commerce and industry
Environment
Sports, recreation and leisure
Transportation
Title Source
Title based on accession records and contents of fonds
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William G. Robinson fonds

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Part Of
William G. Robinson fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds pertains to W. G. Robinson's career as an engineer working on highway construction and other projects in the Banff, Waterton and Jasper areas between 1944 and 1961. Includes one item pertaining to 1978.
Date Range
1944-1978
Reference Code
M101 / V55
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Textual record
Map
Private record
Part Of
William G. Robinson fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 101
V 55
Sous-Fonds
M 101
V 55
Accession Number
7433, 7700
Reference Code
M101 / V55
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Textual record
Map
Private record
Date Range
1944-1978
Physical Description
7.5 cm of textual records. -- ca.20 cartographic records. -- 7 photograph albums. -- 24 photographs : prints. -- 6 print material items
History / Biographical
William G. Robinson, CD Officer Commanding, was in Banff from 1945 until 1961. He worked in various capacities as an engineer for Parks Canada. In 1978, Robinson was Director of Engineering and Architecture for Indian and Northern Affairs in British Columbia
Scope & Content
Fonds pertains to W. G. Robinson's career as an engineer working on highway construction and other projects in the Banff, Waterton and Jasper areas between 1944 and 1961. Includes one item pertaining to 1978.
Name Access
Robinson, William G.
Subject Access
Buildings and facilities
Government
Transportation
Access Restrictions
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Creator
Robinson, William G.
Category
Government
Transportation
Biographical Source Notes
1978 date is from report: Engineering and Architecture, Technical resources inventory . . ., 1978
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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