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B.S. Cameron fonds


Physical Description:
418 photographs. -- 55 cm of textual records

Benjamin Serby Cameron, 1885-1969, was born in Chatham, Ontario, and moved to Lacombe, Alberta in 1910 to establish a photography business which he operated into the 1960s. By the 1950s the business was called Advance Studio, and it offered portrait and commercial photography, camera supplies and photofinishing. Benjamin served on the Lacombe town council for twenty-five years, served on the hospital board, and was involved in the planning and construction of the First Baptist Church in 1950. He and his first wife, who died in 1956, had three children. He later married Eleanor Grace ?.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of photographs of Lacombe buildings, businesses, personalities, sports groups, clubs, drama and music groups, weddings, and road construction; and photographs of Lacombe town council (1902-1906), 1928-1945), and Canadian Union College buildings and students (1912-1936). Includes photographs of nearby towns of Bentley (1931-1932), and Ponoka (1924-1939); studio registers, 1910-1952.

Source of Acquisition:
Purchased from Advance Studio, 1957.

The material is in English.

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Finding Aids:
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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
NA-764, NA-5340, NC-3, ND-2, PA-3187, PB-772, M-8619

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