Fonds whyte-272 - Byron Harmon fonds

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Byron Harmon fonds

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Also known as the Byron Harmon Photos fonds.

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CA WHYTE whyte-272

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  • [ca.1890-ca.1975] (Creation)
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    Harmon, Byron

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ca.10,500 photographs (and ca.35 cm) : prints, postcards, negatives, transparencies, motion pictures, sample products

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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.

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Acquired by donation, 1977-1978

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  • Language is English

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Some restrictions on access to originals;Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply

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Series description, electronic image database and selected modern reference prints;Alberta InSight database (see View Photographs link below);Online finding aid and online teacher's guide "Silent Narratives : the Byron Harmon fonds" (see links below)

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Byron Harmon postcards can also be found in the Postcard general file (V466)

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Record No. V263<br><br>

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