Collection glen-3707 - Adolf Ikert collection

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Adolf Ikert collection

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GLEN glen-3707

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  • 1913-1944 (Creation)
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    Ikert, Adolf

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50 photographs.

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Adolf Ikert, 1926-2001, was born in Syki, Poland. In 1944 he began work with the railway in Krakow, Poland followed by five years in Germany. He and his family immigrated to Canada in 1949 settling first in Wapella, Saskatchewan followed by Bashaw, Alberta. Adolf soon moved to Dawson Creek, British Columbia where he worked for Co-op, MacDonald's Wholesale and Monarch Life. In 1950 he met Florence Mae McCuaig, 1921-2001, and they partnered on several Dreamland Style Shops in British Columbia. They married in 1956 and established Pouce Variety and Economy Lumber in Pouce Coupe, British Columbia. Adolf was very active in his community and was also very interested in history, canoeing from Peace River to Montreal for Canada's Centennial in 1967.

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The collection consists of photographs of various towns in the Peace River area, settlements along the Athabasca and Mackenzie Rivers, views of the Alaska Highway and early scenes of various centres in southern Saskatchewan including Moose Jaw.

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Gift of Adolf Ikert, 1967.

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  • The material is in English.

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Record No. NA-1411<br><br>

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