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Jim Hall, photographer, mid-1980s  Aerial view of downtown Calgary, taken by Jim Hall, July 11, 1984
Left: Jim Hall, photographer, mid-1980s
Right: Aerial view of downtown Calgary, taken by Jim Hall, July 11, 1984
NA-5654-0 and NA-5654-90

Jim Hall Aerial Photographs

Jim Hall's photographs, which date from 1983 to 1991, are primarily aerial views which he took with a hand-held camera while also piloting the plane. The low-level shots were taken from a helicopter operated by another pilot. The photographs are rich in views of Calgary, Alberta, especially downtown and the venues of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. A brief biography of Hall is in the Archives Main Catalogue.

How to view the photographs

You may view all the currently digitzed Hall photographs (about 1000) in date order.

You may search the Hall photographs by subjects, places, people or dates by using the Archives Photographs ssarch screen. Always enter Hall, Jim 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 Hall, Jim in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box AND Olympics in the 'Keywords/Phrase' box to find photographs related to the Winter Olympic Games hosted by Calgary in 1988.
  • Enter Hall, Jim in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box AND Kananaskis in the 'Keywords/Phrase' box to find photographs of this mountain area.
  • Enter Hall, Jim in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box AND Klein in the 'Keywords/Phrase' box to find photographs of Calgary Mayor Ralph Klein.
  • Enter Hall, Jim in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box AND 1986 in the 'Year(s)' box to find all photographs taken in this year.
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