PETER AND CATHARINE WHYTE SOUS-FONDS :

PETER AND CATHARINE WHYTE PHOTOGRAPHS

Peter and Catharine Whyte sous-fonds. -- 1862-1980. -- ca.21 m of textual records. -- ca.39,000 photographs. -- 178 sound recordings. -- Consists of four series:  A. Catharine Robb Whyte papers and photographs;  B. Peter Whyte papers and photographs;  C. Peter and Catharine Whyte photographs;  D. Peter and Catharine Whyte sound recordings. -- Constitutes Sous-fonds I of the Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds.

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Negatives. -- 1930-[ca.1962] -- 1930-[ca.1962] -- ca.1100 photographs : negatives; large format, b/w, col. -- Consists of: i. black and white negatives attributed to Peter Whyte, photographed with Ica roll film camera (8.3 x ll cm format) and vest pocket camera (4 x 6 cm format), 1930-ca.1933, 287 items; ii. black and white negatives attributed to Peter Whyte, 1941-ca.1962, 737 items, primarily photographed on 4 x 5 (1O.5 x 13 cm) sheet, filmpack and Polaroid film utilizing a Speed Graphic press camera, also some alternate formats resulting from the use of film backs; iii. 2 1/4 inch square (6 x 6 cm) black and white negatives attributed to Catharine Robb Whyte, utilizing a Kodak twin-lens reflex camera, ca.1947, 71 items.  Subject matter includes Peter and Catharine Whyte wedding, scenes around Banff, Lake Louise, Lake O'Hara and Skoki areas, hikes and climbs, Whyte house construction and views, skiing, events and activities, portraits, Banff buildings, travels, family and friends. -- Title based on contents of sub-series. -- List of topics available.

 

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Negatives. -- 1932-[ca.1962] -- 1932-[ca.1962] -- ca.10,300 photographs : negatives; b/w, 35mm. -- Consists of 35 mm black and white negatives by Peter and Catharine Whyte utilizing Leica II [?] and Leica IIIa cameras.  Similar material exists in colour form in Peter and Catharine Whyte photographs, Series G.  Includes some infra red landscapes; numerous wildlife photographs; family and friends, in particular Banff local residents, travels, skiing and ski-jumping, Banff events, Whyte home, Banff buildings and businesses, Lake O'Hara region, Indians. -- Title based on contents of sub-series. -- List of topics available.

 

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Prints from negatives. -- 1930-[ca.1962] -- 1930-[ca.1962] -- ca.4400 photographs : prints; b/w. -- Consists of black and white contact prints and enlargements generated from large format black and white negatives and 35 mm black and white negatives.  A portion of the prints were filed in specific categories by Catharine Whyte; the remainder have been arranged in broad categories, some of which were used by the Whytes on original storage boxes.  Includes portraits, Whyte home, Banff scenes and events, landscapes, skiing, Stoney Indians, world travel. -- Title based on contents of sub-series. -- List of topics available.

 

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Collected prints and negatives. -- [ca.1890]-1966. -- ca.2000 photographs (ca.2000 prints, b/w, col; 12 negatives, b/w) -- Consists of prints received from friends and relatives and includes portraits and candid photographs of these people.  Also included are photographs of the Whytes by others.  Many of these prints were transferred from the manuscript portion of this collection.  Includes oversize and framed prints. Content includes views collected on trips, as well as photographs concerning skiing, Stoney Indians, Lake O'Hara, aerial photographs of Calgary and the Bow Valley, and early scenes in the Rockies and Selkirks.  Includes 12 panorama Cirkut camera negatives by unknown photographer; pertain mainly to groups at Lake Louise and touring cars.-- Title based on contents of sub-series. -- List of topics available.

 

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Photograph albums. -- 1930-[ca.1958] -- 1930-[ca.1958] -- 8 photograph albums (ca.2400 prints) -- Consists of albums documenting summer and winter trips in the Rockies, Skoki and Lake O'Hara, ca.1930; skiing and trail hiking, including Skoki, ca.1932-46; Whyte's round the world trip, 1934-36 (4 albums); Dominion Ski Championships, Banff, 1937; and ski-jumping, ca.1958. -- Title based on contents of sub-series.

 

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Transparencies. -- [ca.1945-1960] -- 150 photographs : transparencies; large-format, col. -- Consists of Kodachrome and Ektachrome colour transparencies attributed to Peter Whyte.  Includes the Whyte home; scenic views of the Bow Valley, particularly autumn scenes; Stoney Indians and Banff Indian Days; Jimmy Simpson and Num-Ti-Jah Lodge; Lake Louise; Mount Temple; Hector Lake and miscellaneous portraits. -- Title based on contents of sub-series.

 

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Transparencies. -- 1934-1962. -- 1934-1962. -- ca.5000 photographs : transparencies; 35mm, b/w, col. -- Consists of 35 mm Kodachrome and Ektachrome transparencies taken by Peter and Catharine Whyte utilizing Leica II [?] and Leica IIIa cameras.  A number of transparencies were also made from black and white prints taken prior to the Whyte's adoption of colour film, ca.1936.  Included are numerous scenics of Banff and vicinity, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Yoho Park, Banff- Jasper Highway, Columbia Icefield etc.  Numerous roadside wildlife and moose, elk, deer and birds on the Whyte property.  Autumn foliage and snow scenes were recorded annually. Also includes world and regional travels, hikes, skiing and ski jumping, Whyte home, Banff events including winter carnival, buildings, portraits, friends and family, highway construction. -- Title based on contents of sub-series. -- List of topics available.

 

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Lantern slides. -- [after 1905] -- 91 photographs : transparencies; lantern slides. -- Consists of lantern slides documenting backcountry hunting in the 1920s, also some Peter Whyte lantern slides. -- Title based on contents of sub-series.

 

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Motion pictures. -- [before 1965] -- 4 motion pictures (and film strips) -- Consists of miscellaneous 16 mm and 35 mm film footage, mostly fragments, of the Royal Visit of 1939, Hawaii, 1953, Banff Indian Days, 1959. -- Title based on contents of sub-series.

 

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Postcards. -- [before 1965] -- ca.400 postcards : blank. -- Title based on material. -- Access to photographs requires approval of Head Archivist arranged in advance.

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