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Other Photos

This series contains photographs of early Edmonton collected by City Architect Robert Falconer Duke.

  • EA-97-1: Prairie Schooner (1905)
  • EA-97-2: Horse & Wagon (n.d.)
  • EA-97-3: Fort Edmonton from West Side (1871)
  • EA-97-4: Parliament Buildings (ca. 1915) [Alberta Legislature with Fort Edmonton in foreground]
  • EA-97-5: Edmonton Incline Railway (ca. 1910)
    *EA-97-6: Dr. Harry Smith’s Buggy & Coachman (n.d.)

Hollingworth Photographs

This series consists of photographs taken by Hubert Hollingworth. The images document life in Edmonton during the first half of the twentieth century, including portraits, street scenes, buildings, events and activities.

Glass Slide Photographs

This series consists of photographs originally created by others or from books, which Hubert Hollingworth re-photographed onto glass slide negatives. These were possibly used by Hollingworth for presentations on glass slides. The images cover a variety of subjects including religion and missionary work, farm animals, medical education, images of the reconstruction of England after WWII, Indigenous people, the Canadian West including Saskatchewan, Vancouver and the Rocky Mountains, and Quebec.

The majority of the religious images belonged to missionary Charles O. Bowen, a Welsh immigrant. The images consist of nature photographs, often mountain scenes with a biblical scripture or hymn transposed on them.
Another contributor of the religious images was Miss Cork, a missionary who worked in Africa.

Some of the medical education images can be attributed to professors from the University of Alberta including Dr. Evan Greene, Dr. Ralph Faust Shaner and Dr. Maxwell Mordecai Cantor.
Dr. Evan Greene (1873-1966), a surgeon and anatomist, was one of Alberta’s earliest doctors. The subject of his slides is anatomy.
Dr. Ralph Faust Shaner (1893-1976) was an anatomist, professor and head of the University of Alberta’s Department of Anatomy. His images represent many of the course that he taught such as histology, embryology and neuroanatomy.
Dr. Maxwell Mordecai Cantor (1903-1981) was the provincial coroner and a biochemist at the University of Alberta. Dr. Cantor’s images are of the pathology of disease.

Richard York Secord

The series consists of agendas, minutes, correspondence and supporting documentation relating to Richard York Secord’s service on the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, 1959-1968, the Edmonton Archives and Landmarks Committee/Edmonton Historical Board, 1964-1972, the Alberta Heritage Sites Board, 1973-1976, and the Fort Edmonton Foundation, 1970-1975.

There is also personal and business correspondence, including correspondence relating to the Secord family history, as well as research material, correspondence and manuscripts relating to the Richard Henry Secord biography and Richard York Secord memoirs.

The photographs and books reflect many aspects of Richard Y. Secord’s activities and interests.

Secord, Richard York

Permits

This series consists of building, sewer, and plumbing permit ledgers for the City of Edmonton from 1902-1976, and 1996-1998, as well as aggregates of building permits issued based on type of building between 1947 and 1973. The City requires a building permit be issued prior to the beginning of construction of any project. The ledgers contain information regarding these permits and the prices paid to attain them.

Byron-May Company

The series consists of Byron-May Company photographs from the Byron-May album. Many were part of their business, including images commissioned by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. The photographs include buildings, sports events, agriculture, exhibitions, street and river valley scenes, and military personnel. At the time, these photographs were used to promote Edmonton as an up-and-coming city.

Other commissioned photographs, such as family or home portraits, show not only the growth of the Byron-May Co. and the booming prosperity of Edmontonians at the time, but also reflect the increasing popularity of photography in the early twentieth century.

Byron-May Company

Planchecker's Files

This series contains building plans submitted to the City of Edmonton to the Town of Beverly as required to receive a building permit.

City Architect and Building Inspector's Department

Heritage Planning

These records were created by the Heritage Planning Unit through their function of identifying and preserving historical buildings in Edmonton. The records include reports, publications, walking tours, correspondence, and operational files relating to the preservation of historical properties, including projects such as heritage surveys and inventories.

The series includes a full run of neighbourhood fact sheets documenting communities in Edmonton in the late 1980s and early 1990s (files 55-245). Also included are files containing information and correspondence around buildings of interest (files 296-1438), and buildings which have been demolished or moved from their original location (files 1590-1684).

Files 1685-1975 are designation files, and include information and correspondence related primarily to the conservation of properties which have been formally designated as Municipal Historical Resources.

Many files listed in the file list contain photographs documenting buildings.

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