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Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

368 photographs : b&w, glass plate negatives ; measuring mostly 20.3 x 25.4 cm.
Negatives - glass

Scope and content

This series consists of 368 agricultural photographs of Western Canada (Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia) that are primarily attributed to Canadian survey photographer Charles Horetzky (1840-1900). There are many photographs of livestock (cattle and sheep), wheat fields, irrigation systems (specifically the Western Section of C.P.R.'s Irrigation Block), and produce, including some unusually large vegetables (cabbage, lettuce, potato, etc.) and fruit. Some photographs are attributed to the Edwards Brothers, who operated a photography firm in Vancouver around the turn of the century.

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Glass plate negatives do not travel. Mus
t be consulted at Preservation Centre.
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
from 00588A to 00588I
from 00589A to 00589H
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
1936-270 NPC

Terms of use

Credit: William James Topley / Library and Archives Canada / PA-.
Restrictions on use: Nil.
Copyright: Expired.

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Additional name(s)

Additional information

Custodial history
Photographs taken and maintained by Charles Horetsky then acquired by Topley probably after his death in 1900.

Source of title
The designation "H" was assigned by Topley to mean that they were taken by another photographer, Charles Horetsky.

Series title

Restrictions on access note
Access to these photographs has to be given through a photo archivist as these are glass plate negatives. The originals do not circulate.