Burgess Pass, Yoho National Park, c:1912-1914
Catalog #: burgess-pass-001
Title: Top of Burgess Pass
― Emerald Lake
below. Yoho National Park (est. 1886), British
Photographer: Attributed to W.J. Oliver,
Description: Vintage photograph (silver
print) in original wood frame and glass. Image size
approx 30 inches wide x 36 inches tall
The man in the photo is most likely cowboy Bill
Jones, a frequent subject of the photographer. Other
images by Oliver, in the years 1912-1914, show Jones
with the same horse, hat and chaps.
Some archivists have suggested the man is Yoho
Warden Jack Giddie, but Giddie was a much shorter man.
Remarks: This image appeared in the Canadian
Geographical Journal, Volume 1, Number 3, page 210,
July, 1930. Article entitled: Memories Of The
Mountains, by Henrietta Wilson.
Signed: Original brass identification plaque on
frame. Photo might be signed on the reverse, but I have
never risked unframing it to check.
Image size: 30"Wide x 36" Tall
Framed: Original hardwood frame, glass and
brass title plaque.
Additional Research and Provenance. This
image once hung in Montreal's Windsor Station (Canadian