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PE001573 - W.J. Oliver photographs of the Calgary Stampede
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Blue, 3-ring binder (29 cm.) containing 7 b/w photographs (20 x 25 cm.) inserted in clear-plastic sleeves. Title taken from a label affixed to the binder's spine. Each photograph contains a copyright mark from Oliver, Calgary.
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Born in England, William John Oliver (1887-1954) settled in Calgary and worked as a staff photographer for local newspapers. He also operated his own studio. Oliver's work explored many themes, but during the 1920s and 1930s he shot extensively at the Calgary Stampede. For more information, please see the biographical entry in the Glenbow Museum's W.J. Oliver fonds (available online at http://ww2.glenbow.org/search/archivesMainResults.aspx?XC=/search/archivesMainResults.aspx&TN=MAINCAT&AC=QBE_QUERY&RF=WebResults&DL=0&RL=0&NP=255&MF=WPEngMsg.ini&MR=5&QB0=AND&QF0=Main%20entry+%7C+Title&QI0=W.%20J.%20Oliver%20fonds [accessed on 9 December 2018]).
These 7 photographs document the Calgary Stampede rodeo, capturing cowboys competing in several events: bronc riding (5), chuckwagon racing (1), and calf roping (1).
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