Early CPR Pollard photo of Supply Farm, Strathmore Alberta @1918

$60.00 CAD

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Beautiful photo of a dairy/beef farm, identified by large lettering on the barn roof as ‘Canadian Pacific Railway Supply Farm No. 1’.

Only information I could find on this photo was from a copy held by the Provincial Archives of Alberta:

'Canadian Pacific Railway Supply Farm No. 1, Strathmore, Alberta.’
Pollard, Harry [ca. 1918]

On the back is a faint purple square stamp with ‘CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY NO. 5353l

Can't date when this photo was developed.

6 ⅛ “ x 8” ⅛


Harry Pollard, son of photographer James Pollard, was born in Tillsonburg, Ontario in 1880. He moved west in May 1899 and set up a photographic studio in Calgary, Alberta. Pollard became a well-established photographer in the community. His famous collection includes photographs of the Klondike gold rush of 1888 and 1889, and hundreds of pictures of Alberta Indians. In 1924 the Associated Screen News, a subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), hired Pollard to photograph their global ocean cruises for promotional purposes. It was this job that took him around the world 14 times...