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James I. Shepherd fonds
PR1717 · Fonds · 1927-1930

The fonds consists of records relating to the time James I. Shepherd spent in Canada, primarily in Northern Alberta, and includes reminiscences about his travels along the Athabasca River, a transcript of a letter to the Warrington Guardian about dogs, a sales agreement for a Ford Coach, and photographs of Fort McMurray, Lake Athabasca, rivers, boats, barges, dogs, native children, canoes, buffalo, tobogganing, natives, as well as images from Swan Lake, British Columbia, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Quebec, and postcards of the Capilano Canyon in Vancouver, British Columbia and Lake Louise, Alberta.

Shepherd, James I.
Lucien Mercier fonds
PR1233 · Fonds · [ca. 1916-ca. 1938]

Fonds consists of photographs and mechanically and photographically produced postcards depicting Lucien Mercier and his wife, as well as various people, buildings, and views in Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories, including Inuit women, First Nations men and women, dredges, ferries, mills, rivers, churches, airplanes, stores, railroad stations and accidents, hotels, floods, fishing and fish drying, caribou, trading posts, trucks, street views, aerial and panoramic views, banks, hospitals, shipyards, post offices, bituminous oil production plants, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, fires, dogsleds, and houses. Fonds also includes a caribou skin map depicting Slave Lake, Alberta, and newspaper clippings about Lucien Mercier.

Mercier, Lucien
Hugh E. Pearson fonds
PR1971 · Fonds · Copied 1979

The fonds consists of selected images copied from photographs albums and includes images from a surveying trip around Great Slave Lake in 1922 with images of Fort McMurray, Fort Chipewyan, the boat Northland Echo, canoes, Fort Smith Landing, a First Nations village, tents, Fort Resolution, Souci King Beaulieu, gold mining equipment, the drying of fish, a sawmill, Hudson's Bay Company posts, the Waterways train station; images from a surveying trip in 1923 with images of Largent's Post, Peace River, survey crew, canoes, Fort Fitzgerald, tractors, dogs, Hay River, Fort Simpson, the Stick River, First Nations members, Fort Franklin, camps and an First Nations grave; and miscellaneous images, originally dating from 1912 to about 1919, of a ferry at Athabasca Landing, the J.L. Côté and Alberta Land Survey's building at Grouard, and a First nations woman and her baby, surveyors at Wabasca Lake, Jack Hornby and his log house.

Pearson, Hugh E.
Achilles Schmid fonds
PR2783 · Fonds · 1912, Copied 1967

The fonds consists of photographs taken during Achilles Schmid's travels down the Athabasca River in 1912. The photographs feature images of Athabasca Landing, limestone, First Nations, rapids, Athabasca Valley, a moose hunt, a portage, boat travel, an oil derrick, Pelican Rapids, tar sands, Fort McMurray, the Athabasca Oil Company, Hudson's Bay Company scows, dog teams, wintery landscapes, Calling Lake, a school house at Lac La Biche, the Northwest Mounted Police Station at Lac La Biche, and settlers of Lac La Biche. The fonds also includes photographs and negatives copied by the Provincial Archives of Alberta for the purpose of displaying the material in the Achilles Schmid fonds.

Schmid, Achilles