Alberta's rich natural resources - oil, agricultural land, incredible scenery, and more have provided work for Albertans for over a century. This collection contains a selection of the tools and equipment used to make a living on the ranch and farm, the railway, the coal mine, the oil rig, the artist's studio, the business office, and much more.
From Ranching to Mining to Painting
Early 20th century
Collection of Glenbow Museum
993.134.006 A-B; C-24769; C-15733 A-B.
Along with more typical employment, such as mining and ranching, wildlife artists such as Carl Rungius flourished in Alberta's early years. Items shown include a miner's hat with carbide lamp, a pair of spurs, and Rungius' palette and brushes.