Fonds F2983 - William S. Park fonds

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William S. Park fonds


  • [ca. 1914-1926] (Creation)

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3 photographs

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Biographical history

William Silson Park, ca. 1868-1945, was a professional photographer who arrived in Calgary, Alberta from Markham and Toronto, Ontario around 1915. He operated a photography studio in Calgary from 1916 to 1926, when he sold the business to Sidney Richard Reeves. He was an active member of the Alpine Club of Canada as late as the 1930s. Park was also a member of the Masons. After the death of his wife in 1922 he lived with his daughter Hetty “Lolly” Park, 1888-1968, who worked as a secretary in Calgary.

Archival history

The fonds was found by Mrs. Carmel Nord in a house she rented in Midnapore, Alberta.

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Gift of Carmel Nord, 1991.

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The fonds consists of three images of the Lacombe Home in Midnapore, Alberta: a view of the building; a view of the interior of the chapel; and a group portrait of young pupils and nuns.

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      The material is in English.

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      Many of William S. Park’s original negatives are in the Sidney Richard Reeves fonds at Glenbow, located at NC-24. William and Hetty Park’s personal papers and family photographs are held at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff, Alberta.

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      Thursday, June 15, 2017




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