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A.E. Cross Studios fonds


Physical Description:
1865 photographs. -- 0.5 cm of textual records

Alfred Earnest Cross, ca. 1890-1951, emigrated from England to Canada. He operated the Cross and Paul photographic studio in Edmonton, Alberta from 1912 to 1914, in partnership with Lorne R. Paul. From 1918 to 1922 he was a photographer in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and then he settled in Lethbridge, Alberta. By 1924 he had opened A.E. Cross Studio, a photography business which offered portraits and commercial photography, photofinishing and picture framing. The studio was located at 906-3rd Avenue S, and moved to 614-3rd Avenue S in 1927 and 710-3rd Avenue S in 1952. A.E. retired ca. 1948 and his son, Reginald A., became manager. He also had another son, Walter J. The company was renamed A.E. Cross Photography Ltd. ca. 1967 and in 1970 Terrance Bland became manager. In the following year it appears the business was renamed Terry Bland's Photography Ltd. but this was only for a year. By 1973 A.E. Cross Studios was apparently re-established at the same location with Reginald as manager. Ed Keeling became manager ca. 1976.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of photographs of personalities, commerce, institutions, events and buildings in Lethbridge and area including photographs from Waterton Lakes and Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park. Includes a few copy negatives of photographs dating from 1895-1905, and miscellaneous advertiques and order forms.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Reg Cross, 1972.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

View finding aid / scanned documents:

Photographs from the 1960s onwards are held by the Galt Museum Archives, Lethbridge.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
PA-3186, NA-5327, NB-54, ND-20

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