Archive Finding Aids

Here are detailed file-by-file descriptions of the contents of specific fonds and/or links to scanned documents.

Jack De Lorme holding camera, Calgary, Alberta, 1953

Jack De Lorme Photographs, taken for the Calgary Albertan

Jack De Lorme's photographs date primarily from 1953 to 1957 when he was staff photographer for the Calgary Albertan newspaper. They are rich in views of newsworthy people, events, cultural activities, sports, and politicians in Calgary, Alberta. A brief biography of De Lorme is in the Archives Main Catalogue.

How to view the photographs

You may view all the currently digitized De Lorme photographs (about 2500) in date order.

You may search the DeLorme photographs by subjects, places, people, or dates by using the Archives Photographs search screen. Always enter De Lorme in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box to limit your findings to this photographer, then refine your search by entering search terms in the other boxes on the screen. Several examples are given below:

  • Enter De Lorme in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box AND poliomyelitis in the 'Keywords/Phrase' box to find photographs related to the polio outbreak.
  • Enter De Lorme in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box AND television in the 'Keywords/Phrase' box to find photographs of this new technology.
  • Enter De Lorme in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box AND Mackay in the 'People' box to find photographs of Calgary Mayor Don Mackay.
  • Enter De Lorme in the 'Photographer/Illustrator' box AND 1954 in the 'Year(s)' box to find photographs taken in 1954.

Please visit Glenbow's online exhibit, Calgary in the 1950s, which features the photography of Jack De Lorme.

130 9th Ave S.E.
Calgary, AB T2G 0P3

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 8pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm


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