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Department of the Interior photographic records (Prince Albert National Park) [graphic material]. Alpha-numerical series PL - Prince Albert National Park.

Sub-series consists of

Date(s)

ca. 1928

Place of creation

Saskatchewan

33 photographs b&w : prints in albums 21 x 26 cm or smaller.

Scope and content

Sub-series of photographs documenting scenic views of Prince Albert National Park. Photos taken prior to its official openeing to the public in August of 1928. Numerous lectures were given across Canada using lantern slides and moving images of the park for promotional purposes. Sources for the photographs include the National Parks Branch of the Department of the Interior. No photographers are indicated in this series. The sub-series is organized alpha-numerically as follows. PL-1-L series consists of photographs documenting Lone Island Lake at Prince Albert National Park. PL-1-P series consists of photographs documenting Pelican Lake at Prince Albert National Park. PL-1-W series consists of photographs documenting Wakesiu Lake at Prince Albert National Park. PL-1-K series consists of photographs documenting Kingsmere Lake at Prince Albert National Park. PL-1-T series consists of photographs documenting Little Trout Lake and Big Trout Lake at Prince Albert National Park. PL-Misc series consists of photographs documenting birch bark canoe construction and life in Prince Albert National Park.

Graphic (photo)
90: Open

Terms of use

Copyright expired.

Photocopy of original is available for consultation. FA-021 (Paper)

Original finding aid contains loose prints that have been withdrawn for preservation purposes and is part of photo accession 1987-116. FA-021 (Other)

Additional information

Textual references to photography are noted in the Department of the Interior annual reports ca. 1905-1931.

Custodial history
Sub-series of photographs from photo accession 1936-271 previously acquired and managed by one branch of the Department of the Interior, the Natural Resources Intelligence Service ca. 1916 to 1930. The branch operated as a central agency with the purpose of classifying and disseminating documentation concerning Canada's natural resources and industry development. This organization was renamed the National Development Bureau in 1930, continuing to maintain and update a comprehensive photograph and lantern slide library containing views of Canada's geography, development and tourism. Upon the closure of the Department of the Interior in 1933, the Development Bureau's collections were transferred to other government agencies including the Department of Mines and Resources, Department of Trade and Commerce and the Tourist Board. This sub-series of photographs was transferred to the National Archives in 1936.

Alpha-numeric note
A complete alpha-numeric index to the photographc records of the Department of the Interior is located in FA-021 and in the photo accession file for 1936-271.

Subject heading

Government

Related control no.

1936-271 NPC