Edmonton, AB: Ernest Brown. An 8 x 10 inch gelatin silver photograph by the celebrated Edmonton photographer, C.W. Mathers. Photo is titled and numbered in negative "289 Traders Boats Running Rapids Atha. Riv" and "Photo by Mathers, Edmonton" with Ernest Brown's embossed stamp recto and rubber stamp verso. Brown took over Mather's business in 1904. Photo w. light soil and signs of a previous mounting, verso toned. It is interesting that all eyes in the lead boat - with the exception the helmsman's, are looking at what appears to be lost cargo floating behind their boat, while jagged rocks loom ahead of the craft. Good. Item #4212
Edmonton's only professional photographer at the time, Charles Mathers snapped this narrative photo during his 1901, three-month journey to the Arctic Ocean. He traveled down the Athabasca River to Lake Athabasca and, by way of the Slave River and Great Slave Lake, down the Mackenzie to Fort McPherson on the Arctic Circle in company with the HBC trader, William Connor.
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