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Decoux Photo Studio fonds - Art

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Series
Accession No.
20151020
Physical Description
Close to 100,000 photographic images, predominantly negatives
Scope and Content
15 Winter Sculpture in Park ca. 1950 16 "Coleman Hotel Scene"? 1962 17 Christmas Scene in Coleman Hotel ca. 1964 18 Mural on Side of Building No Date (1970s?) 19 Small Carved Figures No Date (1970s?) 20 Face Carved Into Wood No Date (1970s?) 21 Wooden Carvings 1974 22 Coat of Arms/Santa Decoration …
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Series
Creator
Vern Decoux, Gini Decoux
Physical Description
Close to 100,000 photographic images, predominantly negatives
History / Biographical
Vern (Vernon) Decoux was born January 18, 1920 in Blairmore, Alberta. During WWII, he served in the #13 District as a sergeant instructor and was stationed in Camrose and Calgary. He also served with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry (commando rifles). On December 26, 1942, Vern married Florence (nee Taggart) in Hillcrest, Alberta. Vern and Florence had three children, a son Bruce, and 2 daughters, Gini and Susan. Vern was the Crowsnest Pass correspondent with the Lethbridge Herald from 1950 to 1985. He did news stories, took photographs, dealt with circulation, sold advertising, and looked after all of the region’s newspaper carriers. Throughout the years, he was an active member of a variety of clubs and organizations in the Crowsnest Pass. He was a member of the Elks for 48 years, acting as Exalted Ruler with the club for many years. He was also a member of the Lions Club (and received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award), the Knights of Columbus, and the Blairmore Legion. He was also a member of the Alberta Professional Photographers Association. Vern was also a Roman Catholic.
Custodial History
The vast majority of the images were created by Vernon Decoux, donor’s father, in a professional capacity as a photographer and owner of a photographic studio in Blairmore. After Vern’s death in April 2000, the materials were kept in his wife’s residence. In 2015, when Florence Decoux passed away, the materials came into the possession of their son, Bruce Decoux.
Scope and Content
15 Winter Sculpture in Park ca. 1950 16 "Coleman Hotel Scene"? 1962 17 Christmas Scene in Coleman Hotel ca. 1964 18 Mural on Side of Building No Date (1970s?) 19 Small Carved Figures No Date (1970s?) 20 Face Carved Into Wood No Date (1970s?) 21 Wooden Carvings 1974 22 Coat of Arms/Santa Decoration on Fence ca. 1975 23 Locomotive and Miner Statue ca. 1977 24 Grain Elevators and Bails of Hay/Painting of Photo No Date/Copied ca. 1988
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20151020
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The care of historical collections, a conservation handbook for the nonspecialist

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Author
Guldbeck, Per E
Publisher
American Assoc. for State & Local History
Material Type
Book
Material Type
Book
Author
Guldbeck, Per E
Publisher
American Assoc. for State & Local History
Publication Date
1972
Subjects
Art objects - Conservation and restoration
Call Number
Prof NK 1127.5 G97 1972
Collection
Library
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Date Range
1947-1987
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20171094
Physical Description
0.3 m of textual records, over 500 photographs, 1 sketch
Scope and Content
The materials were preserved and enhanced through research by Joyce Sasse 001: 1963 Day planner 002: 1964 Day planner 003: 1965 Day planner 004: Book- Proud Procession (1947) 005: Book- Young Explorers (1947) 006: Book- Totem Tipi and Tumpline (1955) 007: Book- No Man Stands Alone (1965) 008: Book…
Date Range
1947-1987
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Annora Brown
Physical Description
0.3 m of textual records, over 500 photographs, 1 sketch
History / Biographical
Annora Brown was born outside of Red Deer in 1899 and died at the age of 88 in Deep Cove, British Columbia in 1987 where she retired. Brown is one of the Alberta’s foremost early artists. Based for much of her life in historic Fort Macleod, Brown played a major role in creating a ‘picture’ of Southern Alberta: its wild landscape, First Nations, pioneer rural communities, local history- above all its wondrous nature symbolized by the wildflower. Her work was able to capture the culture of the First nation communities that she lived near. Her father was Edmund Foster Brown and mother was Elizabeth Ethel (Cody) Brown. Her mother supported and encouraged Brown’s love for art and from 1925-1929 Brown attended the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. She returned in 1929 and developed and art program for Calgary’s Mounted Royal College but later had to leave due to her mother’s illness. A student of the celebrated landscape painters, known as the Group of Seven (1920-1933), Brown’s artistic practice spans the 1930s to mid-1980s. During that time, she cobbled together a living as an artist, often by teaching, illustrating books and magazines, and selling, whenever she could, her captivating paintings in watercolor, tempera oil and later serigraph prints. In 1945-1950, brown worked as a respected artist and teacher at the Banff School of Fine Arts. She was also commissioned to paint over 200 western wild flowers for the Glenbow Foundation. Brown’s work was also included in Crescent Heights High School in Calgary, University of Alberta in Edmonton, United College in Winnipeg, and the Canadian Handicrafts Guild in Montreal. She was also awarded a prize in the Alberta Government’s 1955 Jubilee Contest for Alberta painters. In 1965 Brown retired to Deep Cove British Columbia to paint and garden. She had given a “voice” to a region that had been rarely presented in Canadian art. Her attention to the unique aspects of Old Man’s Country like Niitsitapi, the character and isolation of its small rural communities as well as its unforgettable environment was expressed mainly through her focus on wildflowers and native plants. Buoyed by the conviction that a woman’s activities “need not be limited to polishing furniture and raising babies”, Brown was also a writer and author of two books: the Western Canadian classic Old Man’s Garden and her autobiographical Sketches from Life. She was the first woman to receive an honorary degree from the University of Lethbridge in 1971 for her contribution to “western art and living.” (written by Mary-Beth Laviolette; Summer 2016 Gallery Exhibit at Galt Museum)
Scope and Content
The materials were preserved and enhanced through research by Joyce Sasse 001: 1963 Day planner 002: 1964 Day planner 003: 1965 Day planner 004: Book- Proud Procession (1947) 005: Book- Young Explorers (1947) 006: Book- Totem Tipi and Tumpline (1955) 007: Book- No Man Stands Alone (1965) 008: Book- Canaries on the Clothesline (1974) 009: Sketch of Annora Brown oversized 010: 26 Photos of the Rockies 011: 2 Photos, Editorial, Crighton photocopy with description 012: 8 Photos of her house and her graduation 013: 17 Photos of the cabin, 5 prints, letters about her house in Fort Macleod, and letters from the Town of Fort Macleod 014: Research notes of Annora Brown by Joyce Sasse 015: 215 Photos building the cabin 016: 250 Photos of her art, excerpt of Sketches from Life, and later years; 3 Newspaper cutouts Language: English
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20171094
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Decoux Photo Studio fonds

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Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20151020
Physical Description
Close to 100,000 photographic images, predominantly negatives
Scope and Content
The fonds includes photographs and negatives from Vern Decoux’s work as a commercial, newspaper, and police photographer, as well as private family photographs. The photographic materials are organized in 6,120 envelopesby order envelopes, system typical for a commerical studio. The original order …
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Vern Decoux, Gini Decoux
Physical Description
Close to 100,000 photographic images, predominantly negatives
History / Biographical
Vern (Vernon) Decoux was born January 18, 1920 in Blairmore, Alberta. During WWII, he served in the #13 District as a sergeant instructor and was stationed in Camrose and Calgary. He also served with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry (commando rifles). On December 26, 1942, Vern married Florence (nee Taggart) in Hillcrest, Alberta. Vern and Florence had three children, a son Bruce, and 2 daughters, Gini and Susan. Vern was the Crowsnest Pass correspondent with the Lethbridge Herald from 1950 to 1985. He did news stories, took photographs, dealt with circulation, sold advertising, and looked after all of the region’s newspaper carriers. Throughout the years, he was an active member of a variety of clubs and organizations in the Crowsnest Pass. He was a member of the Elks for 48 years, acting as Exalted Ruler with the club for many years. He was also a member of the Lions Club (and received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award), the Knights of Columbus, and the Blairmore Legion. He was also a member of the Alberta Professional Photographers Association. Vern was also a Roman Catholic.
Custodial History
The vast majority of the images were created by Vernon Decoux, donor’s father, in a professional capacity as a photographer and owner of a photographic studio in Blairmore. After Vern’s death in April 2000, the materials were kept in his wife’s residence. In 2015, when Florence Decoux passed away, the materials came into the possession of their son, Bruce Decoux.
Scope and Content
The fonds includes photographs and negatives from Vern Decoux’s work as a commercial, newspaper, and police photographer, as well as private family photographs. The photographic materials are organized in 6,120 envelopesby order envelopes, system typical for a commerical studio. The original order of records had been obliterated over the years of reboxing, therefore the materials were organized according to several thematic clusters: 1 Box: Art/Automobile/Boat/Certificate/Insurance/Landscape/Memorial/Plane/Miscelleaneous/Portrait, Animal/Trophy (includes photographs of jewelry for insurance, copies of employment certificates, gravestones, etc.) 1 Box: Accident/Disaster (includes car accidents, natural disasters/storms, etc.) 3 Boxes: Building/Industry (includes buildings under construction, mining operations, etc.) 3 Boxes: Graduation/Prom and Graduation/Kindergarten (includes graduation ceremonies, graduate portraits) 1 Box: Event, Outdoor/Event, Service Club/Event, Sports (includes Legion, Lions Club, Elks Club events, etc.) 1 Box: Event, Religious (includes baptism/christenings, first communion, confirmation) 4 Boxes: Event, Special (includes birthday and anniversary parties, banquets, etc.) 5.5 Boxes: Portrait, Family 6 Boxes: Portrait, Group 9.5 Boxes: Portrait Individual (includes passport photographs) 0.5 Box: School, Class 9.5 Boxes: Weddings 0.5 Box: Oversized materials 1 Box: Glass plate negatives (14 in total)
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