Real photo postcard of Bill Kissenger in a ring at the Calgary Stampede, riding the bucking bronco ‘Coffee Grinder'.
Written on negative:
Photo studio name printed on back:
Photo Made by THE McDERMID PHOTO LABORATORIES Calgary Alberta
‘AZO’ photographic paper dates it to 1924-1949
Unused. Paper is curved.
(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the card for sale)
The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition, and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten-day event, which bills itself as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", attracts over one million visitors per year and features one of the world's largest rodeos, a parade, midway, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing, and First Nations exhibitions.
The event's roots are traced to 1886 when the Calgary and District Agricultural Society held its first fair. In 1912, American promoter Guy Weadick organized his first rodeo and festival, known as the Stampede. He returned to Calgary in 1919 to organize the Victory Stampede in honour of soldiers returning from World War I. Weadick's festival became an annual event in 1923 when it merged with the Calgary Industrial Exhibition to create the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede.