Archives and Special Collections
Collection C0006 - George Bruchet collection
ACU GBA C0006
George Bruchet collection
- 1877-1910 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
ca. 70 photographs. -- 0.5 cm of textual records
Name of creator
George Bruchet, 1884-1976, was born in Nova Scotia. While he was still an infant his family moved to Lethbridge, Alberta where he was educated. He married Edna McDougall, [?-after 1966], in 1906 and they had eleven children. He joined the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), was transferred to Cranbrook, British Columbia and then returned to Lethbridge. He moved to Fort Macleod, Alberta where he established a painting and interior decorating business which his sons took over in 1941. He was an avid collector of historical photographs and antiques, and his artifact collection was purchased by the Glenbow Museum. He was an active member of the Old Timers' Pemmican Club, and the Southern Alberta Pioneers' and Old Timers' Association.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of George Bruchet, 1957-1960.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The collection consists of photographs of native people, Mounted Police, pioneers and ranchers in the Lethbridge area; and invoices for goods purchased by Dave Akers at Fort Whoop-Up, Alberta (1877-1881).
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
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Script of material
Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid, but some of the photos have been digitized.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of records.
Link added to Archives Photographs on September 12, 2017.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Thursday, March 03, 2016