Archive Finding Aids

Here are detailed file-by-file descriptions of the contents of specific fonds and/or links to scanned documents.

B.S. Cameron's photographic studio, Lacombe, Alberta

B.S. Cameron photographs

B.S. Cameron's photographs, which date from 1901-1952, are rich in views of Lacombe, Alberta buildings, businesses, personalities, sports groups, clubs, drama and music groups, weddings, town council and road construction. He also took photographs of Canadian Union College and the nearby towns of Bentley and Ponoka. A brief biography of Cameron, and history of the studio is in the Archives Main Catalogue.

How to view the photographs

You may view all the currently digitized Cameron photographs (about 400) in date order.

You may search the Cameron photographs by subjects, places, people or dates by using the Archives Photographs search screen. Always enter Cameron, B.S. in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box to limit your findings to this photographer, then refine your search by entering search terms in the other boxes on the screen. Several examples are given below:

  • Enter Cameron, B.S. in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box AND Bentley in the 'Keywords/Phrase' box to find photographs of Bentley, Alberta.
  • Enter Cameron, B.S. in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box AND banks in the 'Keywords/Phrase' box to find photographs of banks.
  • Enter Cameron, B.S. in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box AND Carruther in the 'People' box to find photographs of the Carruthers family and their activities.
  • Enter Cameron, B.S. in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box AND a date range in this format, 1900 : 1910 in the 'Year(s)' box to find photographs taken from 1900 to 1910.
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