Archives and Special Collections
Collection C0210 - R.A. Young's postcard collection
ACU GBA C0210
R.A. Young's postcard collection
- [ca. 1912-1916] (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
41 prints. -- 31 photographs
Name of creator
A collection of postcards of western Canadian scenes was kept in an album. The inside front cover was inscribed “R. A. Young, Calgary, Alberta, Canada”. According to the Calgary city directory, there were several city residents during the 1910s who could have had that name.
The collection came into the possession of Dr. Helen Stewart of Edinburgh, Scotland. It was delivered to Glenbow on her behalf by a Dr. Temple.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Dr. Helen Stewart, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1991.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The collection consists of an album of unaddressed postcards, including color lithographs of the Red Ensign emblazoned with the Alberta coat of arms, images of First Nations peoples of southern Alberta, lithographs of drawings and paintings by Charles M. Russell and other Western artists, black-and-white and tinted views of the Rocky Mountains along the CPR line, action shots of the 1912 Calgary Stampede photographed by Marcell, action shots of the 1916 Moose Jaw Stampede photographed by Weeks Pugh, action shots of a 1915 stampede in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, action shots of the Vulcan Stampede, views of the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver and of the Vancouver Court House, and a view of Swalwell, Alberta.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid, but some of the postcards have been digitized.
Allied materials area
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 October 20, 2017.