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    Mammoth Print 30"x36"

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    Giants Steps, Banff National Park, c:1893-1897

    Catalog #: giants-steps-001

    Title: Giants Steps, Banff National Park.

    Photographer: Walter D. Wilcox (American Mountaineer, Photographer and Author of "The Rockies of Canada", published 1903.  Born in Chicago, IL, Wilcox was a Yale University graduate.

    Date: [c:1893-1897]

    Description: Vintage photograph (silver print) in original wood frame and glass. Image size approx 30 inches wide x 36 inches tall.

    Remarks: This image appears in surveyor Walter D. Wilcox's book "The Rockies of Canada", 1909, page 66.

    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

    Vintage: Yes

    Condition: Fine

    Framed: Original hardwood frame, glass and title plaque.

    Additional Research and Provenance. This image once hung in Montreal's Windsor Station (Canadian Pacific Railway).

    In 1894, Walter D. Wilcox named Fairview Mountain (2744 m - 9003 ft - Latitude 51; 24; 00 Longitude 116; 13; 20), located in the Bow River Valley 1 km south of Lake Louise, Banff Park, Alberta, Canada.

    The name "Fairview" refers to the panoramic view, from the summit of Castle Junction, Chateau Lake Louise and the Upper Bow Valley.

    He also named Deltaform Mountain (3424 m) and Prospector's Valley.

    Mount Wilcox (2884m - 9,373ft.), in the Columbia Icefields, Jasper National Park, and Wilcox Pass were named in honor of Walter D. Wilcox.

    An original member of the Alpine Club of Canada (1906), Wilcox was awarded (in 1909) Honorary Membership, for "extraordinary activities in Canadian mountaineering".

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