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Neal M. Carter fonds
CA NVAN fonds 222 · Fonds · 1918-1925

The fonds consists of three meticulously labelled and decorated photo albums. Identification, and dating of the trips and photographs is thorough, but the date at which the albums were compiled is not known. A few images have been removed from the albums, and their whereabouts is unknown.

Album A (330 images on 72 pages) contains the earliest material, with most photographs being views of North Shore mountains - Crown, Camel, the Lions, Seymour, Grouse, Cypress, Lynn Canyon, Mosquito Creek, and so on. The earliest images in the book date from 1918, but the majority date from 1920 to 1922.

Album B (170 images on 35 pages) consists of two sections: images from two attempts to ascend Mt. Tantalus in 1925 (66 photos); images from a two-week camp in the Selkirk Range in 1921 (104 photos).

Album C (351 images on 86 pages) consists of three sections: images from 2 trips to the Tantalus Range at Easter in 1923 and 1924; images used to make the map on page 21, "Map showing Mountains Explored during our Private Trip (1923) and BCMC Summer Camp (1924) as shown in the following views"; images titled "This Being a Pictorial History of a Joyous Fortnight in the Canadian Rockies" (1925). All three maps are in Album C: p. 21 as above; p. 70 - Five Passes; p. 73 - Yoho Park.

Carter, Neal M.