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[Charles Macmunn Album]

A collection of photographs throughout British Columbia and into Alberta by Charles Macmunn (sometimes spelled MacMunn, McMunn, McMann) bound in a large album. The album was included in the final lot of images sold by Macmunn family.

Macmunn, Charles

The Three Sisters

Caption reads, "Three Sisters. One of the most striking and best known groups of mountains visible from the Canadian Pacific Railway. These rocky peaks attain to a height of approximately ninety seven hundred feet above sea level."

Harmon, Byron, 1876-1934

Mt. Aissiniboine, Alt. 11,800 ft.

View of Mount Aissiniboine. A tipi can be seen in the foreground of the photo. Caption reads, "Mount Assiniboine. This is undoubtedly the most imposing mountain in the Canadian Rockies. It is distant some fifty miles south west of the two Ban...

Harmon, Byron, 1876-1934

Falls, Johnson Canyon

Caption reads, "Johnson Canyon. A very attractive beauty sport on the Banff-Lake Louise Highway. At the upper end of the canyon this pretty waterfall sparkles in the sunshine and sings most soothingly."

Harmon, Byron, 1876-1934

Castle Mountain

Caption reads, "Castle Mountain. 'Standing out in the centre of the valley is a very remarkable mountain which, even at a great distance, looks exactly like a gigantic castle.' --Diary of Sir James Hector, explorer of the Bow Valley...

Harmon, Byron, 1876-1934

Marble Canyon, Banff, Windermere Road

Caption reads, "Marble Canyon. Through an abysmal right in the rocks pour the waters of a rushing glacial stream winding, twisting, worming a way to the open valley below. This canyon, thirty-five miles west of Banff, is singularly east of ac...

Harmon, Byron, 1876-1934

Mt. Temple, Alt. 11,626 ft.

Caption reads, "Mount Temple. Altitude 11,626 feet. One of the outstanding peaks seen from the Railway and auto road, near Lake Louise. It is the objective of many mountain climbers. A wonderful panoramic view is seen from the top."

Harmon, Byron, 1876-1934

Mt. Lefroy and Lake Louise

Caption reads, "Mount Lefroy. Has an altitude over elven thousand feet. Between it and Mount Victoria (seen through the tree tops) is the noted 'Death Trap,' a narrow defile in Abbot Pass where avalanches thunder at frequent interva...

Harmon, Byron, 1876-1934

Lakes in the Clouds

Caption reads, " Lakes in the Clouds. On the right, Lake Agnes, in the centre, Mirror Lake, on the left, Lake Louise. Behind, the snow capped heights of Victoria and Lefroy."

Harmon, Byron, 1876-1934

Cathedral Peak, Alt. 10,454 ft.

Caption reads, "Cathedral Peak. Altitude 10, 454 feet. A beautiful outstanding peak, seen from many points. This view was taken from Lake Ohara. Its is also seen to advantage from the motor road to Yoho Valley, also from the train and motor r...

Harmon, Byron, 1876-1934

Bow Lake

View of Bow Lake and the mountains which surround it. A tipi can be seen in the foreground with a man standing outside of it. Caption reads, "Bow Lake. Near the continental divide, twenty-five miles north west of Lake Louise, is one of the Ge...

Harmon, Byron, 1876-1934

Mount Columbia

Caption reads, " Mt. Columbia. Altitude, 12,000 feet. On the continental divide, 80 miles north of Lake Louise. Waters from the great Columbia Ice Field, 200 square miles of ice, flow into three oceans, the Artic, Pacific, and Atlantic."

Harmon, Byron, 1876-1934

The Far North

An album of photographs by Charles Wesley Mathers depicting life in the Northwest Territories, including the people, the settlements, their boats, tools, etc. The photographs were taken during Mathers's trip to Northern Alberta and the Northw...

Mathers, C.W.

Grand rapids, Athabasca River

Image of unidentified First Nations men preparing to portage a boat hauling supplies on the Athabasca River. Caption on photograph reads, "The photo shows the H.B. Co's. fur boats landing at the foot of the rapid preparatory to making th...

Mathers, C.W.

A Moose and Teepee

Image of a moose standing next to a tipi. The caption on the photograph reads, "The moose is not much used being too difficult to train. Dogs are used now exclusively instead."

Mathers, C.W.

Backs!

View of people looking out onto a body of water. Most likely Crownest Lake. Title of photograph could refer to the image where only the backs of people are shown.

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