Historical Wildlife Photos From Across Alberta: Part Three

We’re back with Part Three of our series about Historical Wildlife Photos. Here you’ll find another collection of photos featuring various species from across this province. As with the previous two posts, which you can find here and here, there are some bad habits depicted in these photographs. Please do not replicate any of these behaviours as it’s dangerous to both humans and animals. We hope you enjoy this stroll down memory lane.

Buffalo in Alberta, 1903
“Sir Donald” buffalo in Banff National Park, Alberta, 1906. Sir Donald was head of the buffalo herd in Banff National Park and was part of the group that Donald Smith (Lord Strathcona) donated to the park in 1898. Sir Donald was killed in a stampede on April 6, 1909.
Goat on mountain cabin, Banff area, Alberta, 1910-1918
Moose near Banff, Alberta, 1910-1918
Muskrat on a washtub, Springfield Ranch, Beynon, Alberta, 1900
Badger at Springfield Ranch, Beynon, Alberta, 1900
Coyote lying in the snow, Springfield Ranch, Beynon, Alberta, 1900
Hawk’s nest with eggs on steep cliff, Springfield Ranch, Beynon, Alberta, 1900
Prairie chicken on a nest near Springfield Ranch, Beynon, Alberta, 1900
Coyote mother and pups in yard, Blue Springs Ranch, Wintering Hills, Alberta, 1906
Young man feeding deer, Banff, Alberta, 1920s
Carl Rungius, wildlife artist, holding fish, 1920-1939
Carl Rungius, wildlife artist, sketching bear, Jonas Pass, Alberta, 1910
Yaks near Banff, Alberta, 1910-1918
Ducks, Edmonton, Alberta, 1914
Partridge, Edmonton, Alberta, 1914
Geese, Edmonton, Alberta, 1914
Antelope in Buffalo National Park near Wainwright, Alberta, 1911
Elk in Buffalo National Park near Wainwright, Alberta, 1910
Baby elk in Buffalo National Park near Wainwright, Alberta, 1920
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A fox and sheep at the Palisades, 1955-1965, Object #A3094a
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Bighorn sheep at Miette Hot Springs, 1948, Object #A3103
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A herd of Mountain Sheep at the Palisades, 1955-1965, Object #A3094b
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Mountain Sheep at the Palisades, 1955-1965, Object #A3094d
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Bighorn Sheep at the Palisades, 1955-1965, Object #A3094e
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Mountain sheep at the Palisades, 1955-1965, Object #A3094f
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A fox in the Palisades, 1955-1965, Object #A3094g
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A marmot in the Palisades, 1955-1965, Object #A3094h
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Bighorn sheep in the Palisades, 1955-1965, Object #A3094i
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A fox in the Palisades, 1955-1965, Object #A3094j

The photos above were collected from the Glenbow Archives, with the exception of the final ten, which were obtained from the Provincial Archives of Alberta. If you’re interested, additional information can be found for each photograph on the Glenbow website by searching the identification number that is printed on the photo. There is also the option to purchase a high resolution copy. If you search the object number that can be found in the photo captions, you will find additional information about the photographs on the Provincial Archives website. Stay tuned for additional posts featuring historical photos from across Alberta. We’d love to know what you think in the comment section below.

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Tyler is originally from Saskatchewan, and yes he cheers for the Roughriders, but don’t hold that against him as Calgary has been his home for the past eight years. He is a teacher working at a wilderness- based treatment program for youth working to overcome addiction. Tyler is also a volunteer with the GOT Parks initiative, which aims at reconnecting Canada’s youth with our national, provincial, and territorial parks. During his time away from work, Tyler enjoys outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, and snowboarding, team sports, travelling, photography, spending time with good friends, and being at home with his wife and German Shepherd, Rome.