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Collection C0006 - George Bruchet collection

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George Bruchet collection


  • 1877-1910 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

ca. 70 photographs. -- 0.5 cm of textual records

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Name of creator

Biographical history

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.


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of George Bruchet, 1957-1960.

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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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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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No finding aid, but some of the photos have been digitized.

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Title based on contents of records.


Link added to Archives Photographs on September 12, 2017.

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Thursday, March 03, 2016




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