Item GM-PH-405 (1)-(2) - Stereoscopic Views Along the Canadian Pacific Railway from Port Arthur Through the Rockies : Bell Farm

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Stereoscopic Views Along the Canadian Pacific Railway from Port Arthur Through the Rockies : Bell Farm

General material designation

  • Graphic material

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Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based upon captions below right image of stereograph.

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Reference code

GM-PH-405 (1)-(2)

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Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • ca. 1886 (Creation)
    Bingham and Thom (Firm)
    Some sources consulted indicated that Bingham & Thom took the photographs in this series either in 1883 or 1886.

Physical description area

Physical description

2 photographs : stereographs, b&w; 10.7 x 17.7 cm

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Stereographic Views Along the Canadian Pacific Railway : From Port Arthur Through the Rockies. (350, 351)

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Archival description area

Name of creator


Administrative history

Partnership of photographers Alexander Barton Thom and Frederick V. Bingham began by May 1883 and lasted until 1886.

Custodial history

The Bell Barn Society donated these records to the Saskatchewan Archives Board, Regina office, in one accession in 2010: 2010-208 (April 16, 2010).

Other context: Mrs. Libby (Bell) MacAulay and/or Shelagh Whitaker donated these to the Bell Barn Society of Indian Head between 2008 and 2010.

Scope and content

Items are two stereographic cards depicting scenes on the Ball farm.

(1) Item is entitled "Bell Farm, Plowing" and depicts a series of sulky plows along the top of the image breaking the land with the remainder of the image showing unbroken prairie.

(2) Item is entitled "Binders. Bell Farm" and depicts sulky plows in the background and persons harvesting bundles of grain stalks (stooks) from the field.

Notes area

Physical condition

(1) Exhibits areas of wear along edges of card, slight foxing.
(2) Exhibits punctures in the four corners.

Immediate source of acquisition


Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

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Restrictions on access

These records may be to subject to access restrictions. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Use, publication and/or reproduction of records subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

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General note

GM-PH 405 (2) was used in John Hawkes' work "The Story of Saskatchewan and Its People, Volume II" (p. 1037).

Signatures note

(2) Inscribed in ink on verso, centre: Harvest scene on the Bell Farm, Indian Head, in the eighties / Harvest Scene 3

Alpha-numeric designations

(2) E4962

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Description record identifier

GM-PH-405 (1)-(2)

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Rules or conventions

Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.



Level of detail

Language of description

  • English

Script of description

  • Latin


Content of item.
Archivists' notes on accession form 2010-204.
Goldsborough, Gordon. Manitoba Photographers Index : Frederick C. Bingham (2012). Retrieved from: (Last accessed: 2015-02-25).
Goldsborough, Gordon. Manitoba Photographers Index :Alexander Barton Thom [A. B. Thom] (1849-1926) (2012). Retrieved from: (Last accessed: 2015-02-25).

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