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PE001563 - Photographs: [Images of Calgary and surrounding area]
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Album (26 x 33 cm.) bound between brown covers. Contains 47 b/w photographs pasted down in the album. The front cover verso contains the manuscript annotation "Photos by H. Pollard, Calgary, Alta." The images are not accompanied by annotations, although a subsequent owner has affixed notes to some pages providing information about the scenes captured.
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Born in Ontario, Harry Pollard (1880-1968) was the son of a photographer and established his own studio in Calgary in 1899. Although based in Alberta, his work documented people and places across Canada and around the world. From 1924 until his retirement in 1954, Pollard worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway producing promotional photographs and films of the various ocean cruises that the company operated. For more information, please see the biographical entry in the Provincial Museum of Alberta's Harry Pollard fonds (available online at https://hermis.alberta.ca/paa/Details.aspx?ObjectID=PR0125&dv=True&deptID=1 [accessed on 10 December 2018]).
The album contains views of Calgary and of various local buildings, churches, and residences. Agricultural and ranching scenes, including photographs of prize livestock and produce, are also present.
The front cover has extensive damage and is almost completely detached from the binding.
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Bruce Peel Special Collections is part of the University of Alberta Libraries.