Glenbow Museum - Where the World Meets the West

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Glenbow's Library and Archive reading room is now closed. Glenbow's Library and Archive material relating to the history of western Canada has moved to the Glenbow Western Research Centre at the Taylor Family Digital Library at the University of Calgary. Inquiries relating to accessing Library and Archives material may be directed to

Archives Photographs

The Archives Photographs Catalogue contains over 135,000 historical photographs, illustrations, cartoons and posters documenting the people, landscape and development of the Canadian West from the 1870s to the 2000s.

Search Tips

All words
Use the & (ampersand) between a string of words, like this: schools & children & Calgary

Any words
Use the / (forward slash) between a string of words, like this: cowboys / cowgirls / rodeos

Exact phrase
Simply enter the phrase, like this: Calgary Brewing and Malting Company

Singular and plural or word variations
Use the * (asterix) at the end of a word, like this: ranch*
This will find ranch, ranches, ranchers, ranching, etc.

Date range
In the Year(s) box use the : (colon) between years, like this: 1939 : 1945

Please note: You may still perform searches, but Glenbow's online photo order service is closed.

Search The Catalogue

Note: use &, /, and ! for and, or and not

i.e. 1950 : 1960

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