Item #4602 [CPR] Notman Studio Imperial Cabinet Card - View No. 1756 "Fraser Canyon, Below North Bend" NOTMAN, William Son, William McFarlane Notman, Studio, Photographer.
[CPR] Notman Studio Imperial Cabinet Card - View No. 1756 "Fraser Canyon, Below North Bend"

[CPR] Notman Studio Imperial Cabinet Card - View No. 1756 "Fraser Canyon, Below North Bend"

Montreal, QC: William Notman & Son, 1887. Mounted Photograph. Date of 1887 from the Notman Photographic Archives at McCord, who hold a cracked glass plate negative of this image. CPR completed the transcontinental railway in 1885 and employed the Notman studio to photograph the countryside along the newly completed railway. This helped to solicit large groups of wealthy customers into seeing world class tourist attractions via their railway. A gelatin POP photograph, measuring 7 x 9.25 inches wide, mounted onto a Notman Studio Imperial Cabinet Card measuring 8 x 10 inches wide. Mount is slightly curved, photo has some spots of tarnished silver visible in emulsion and a small red stain near upper right corner. Note the railway wooden trestle bridge visible in the background. Very Good. Item #4602

As head of the CPR, William Van Horne famously stated "Since we can't export the scenery, we will have to import the tourists." Views such as this helped them to achieve that goal.

Price: $175.00 CAD  other currencies