Collection PR0483 - Dave and Loretta Puckrin collection

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Dave and Loretta Puckrin collection

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    • [ca. 1900]-[ca.1914] (Creation)

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    48 negatives. - 46 photographs.

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    Dave Puckrin was born in Ontario in 1947 to John and Bonnie Puckrin. Dave moved to Alberta and pursued photography at the Banff School of Fine Arts. He also taught photography at the school for a summer. He then attended the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton, Alberta.

    At NAIT, he met Loretta Engel, a student of Radio and Television Arts. She was born in Lamont, Alberta in 1950. Dave and Loretta married at the end of the two-year term. They operated a printing company, ASAP Fine Colour Printing, for twenty-two years. Dave and Loretta have three children: Trina, Jonathan and James.

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    The collection consists of 37 glass plate negatives with matching prints, 11 glass plate negatives without prints and 9 prints without negatives, of a variety of subjects purported to be from east of Edmonton, Alberta dating circa (ca.) 1900 to ca. 1914 including family portraits and portraits of children, buildings, houses, log cabins, parks, a church and cemetery, a baseball game, sleighs, the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) 66th Overseas Battalion, and farm activities such as threshing, ploughing and haying, with some of the agricultural images marked as copyright R. Weaver.

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    Dave Puckrin deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1986. Dave and Loretta Puckrin purchased the records at an auction in northeast Edmonton; the records were presented as the work of a local photographer. The Puckrins purchased the records for a number of reasons: Dave was trained as a photographer and appreciated the historical connection, and Loretta came from a local farming family and thought there might be some photographs of relatives and friends of family. They felt that these records were pieces of Alberta's heritage and should be shared and preserved


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        The material is in English.

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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