Fonds F0950 - Bob Hoare fonds

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Bob Hoare fonds


  • Copied 1964 (originally created 1902-1921) (Creation)

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191 photographs

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Biographical history

Gerald Robin "Bob" O'Bryan Hoare, 1878-1964, was born in Hampshire, England, and emigrated to a homestead east of Bowden, Alberta in 1900 with his brother, Walter. The brothers called their homestead Wild Duck Ranch, and Bob soon opened a photo studio in Bowden. At times he supplied rails and logs on contract. He closed the studio in 1914 due to financial difficulties. He continued to live on his homestead, keeping an interest in photography and also gardening. Later in life he lived in a senior's home in Innisfail, and died in Edmonton.

Archival history

The Glenbow borrowed these photos from the Town of Bowden for copying. Bowden subsequently (sometime after 1967) donated them to the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Loaned for copying by the Town of Bowden, 1964.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of photographs of Bowden businesses, buildings, events and personalities including Bob and Walter (1902-1921).

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      The material is in English.

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      Existence and location of originals

      The original photos and other Hoare records are now held by the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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      There are Hoare photos in other fonds at Glenbow.

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      NA-3976 are copy negatives.


      There is a rough list of prints in PA-709 but without corresponding numbers.

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      Dates of creation revision deletion

      Wednesday, January 24, 2018




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