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Pollard, Harry, 1880-1968 (photographer)



  • Existence: 1880 - 1968


Harry Pollard was born in Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada, in 1880. He arrived in Calgary in 1899 and opened a studio on Stephen (8th) Avenue. He made a specialty of photographing people from the First Nations. He was the press photographer for the Associated Screen News and Canadian Pacific Railway in 1924. Pollard retired in 1954. The Harry Pollard Collection of 10,000 negatives is housed in the Alberta Provincial Archives. The RCS collection comprises modern print copies presented by the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1976.


Email to RCS Librarian from Joy A. Firmstone, Pollard's grand-daughter, dated 12 April 2006.

Typescript copy of 'Index to Photographers'.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Historic Photographs of Alberta c.1875-1935

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30686A
Scope and Contents A collection of loose prints measuring approximately 240 x 190 mm, with modern captions on the backs. Many of the photographs also have contemporary captions on the prints themselves. The collection consists of modern copy prints of photographs in the Provincial Archives of Alberta, from originals by Boorne and May, C.W. Mathers, Ernest Brown, Harry Pollard and others (see below).The collection breaks down into three categories:1-4 Provincial Archives of Alberta general...
Dates: 1875 - 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (