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Series S2 - Hamber family

Directional signs to Takkakaw Falls and Yoho River CPR locomotive Takkakaw Falls : Yoho National Park Back of house at unidentified location Locomotive Yoho River Takkakaw Falls : Yoho National Park Mountain view Unidentified dam Vehicle outside unidentified building Takkakaw Falls : Yoho National Park Mountain view Mountain view Eric Hamber and friend standing beside car Waterfall Vehicle outside unidentified building Unidentified dog Waterfall C.P.R. locomotive 5900 and two men Waterfall Mountain view Waterfall N.P. Hager and friend in matching school jumpers N.P. Hager and two friends in matching school jumpers Unidentified body of water Mountain view Unidentified body of water Unidentified body of water Unidentified body of water N.P. Hager and friend Mountain view N.P. Hager and two horses N.P. Hager on horseback Waterfall Vehicle on bridge Young man in cowboy hat Mountain view Directional sign for the Kicking Horse Canyon Eric C. Hamber seated on rock in front of waterfall Formal class photo Classroom view Unidentified classmate Unidentified classmate Unidentified photographer directing a shot Unidentified barn Boxing class Unidentified walking trail Unidentified classmate Ant's eye view of school field
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Hamber family

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  • ca. 1860-1982 (Creation)

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  • ca. 900 photographs
  • 0.09 m of textual records

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This series covers the pre-generation before the birth of Eric W. Hamber, his married life to Aldyen (Hendry) Hamber, her life after 1960, and includes a visual record of the next-generation Hamber nieces and nephews. The oldest photographs in this series date to approximately 1860 and depict Hamber relatives from the Winnipeg, Toronto, and Los Angeles areas. The Hamber album was possibly compiled by Eric W. Hamber's father, Frederick Edmund Marsh Hamber. Most of these early card photographs are unidentified, though the photographer's name is printed on them. More informal photography of relatives from both sides of the family exists in this family rather than the Hendry series. School and travel photos taken by Eric Colquhoun Hamber, son of Harold Bellany Hamber and Norah Elizabeth Colquhoun Hamber Johnson, make up a sizeable sub-series. Aldyen Hendry is pictured in this series after her marriage to Eric W. Hamber in 1912. Many formal portraits of Eric and Aldyen Hamber, separately and together between 1925-1940, dominate this series. Their residences and pets are also described in this section. Mrs. Hamber is shown in the 1960s at the couple's second property, Panabode, in Coquitlam, and not pictured at all in the 1970s or 80s. In this series, Eric W. Hamber is represented only as his life outside of sports, business, and politics show, since the series arrangement for this collection is designed to illustrate distinct aspects of his life. This series is mainly comprised of formal portraiture, with some early wet-processes, sepias, chromotypes, and opaline developing processes, among the photographic types listed in this section.

The textual records in this series include certificates, clippings, correspondence, and other ephemera.

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