Collection jas-2564 - Bedaux Sub-Artic Expedition photograph collection

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Bedaux Sub-Artic Expedition photograph collection

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JAS jas-2564

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  • 1934 (Creation)
    Bedaux, Charles

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7 photographs : b&w prints

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Charles Bedaux was a rich Franco-American industrialist. He became a success as an efficiency expert in the US. As a world traveler, he visited many places. In 1934 he staged an expedition in the northern Rockies known as the Bedaux Sub-Artic Expedition. The party was comprised of Charles Bedaux, his wife Fern, his Swiss mistress and a Spanish maid. They had an entourage of 53 Alberta cowboys, 130 pack horses and seven half-tracks vehicles known as Citreons. There was also a film crew led by Floyd Crosby, a Hollywood cameraman. The footage of this expedition was lost for several years. A National Film Board documentary called "Champagne Safari", a biography of Charles Bedaux, was released in 1995.

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Collections consists of photographs of the Bedaux Sub-Artic Expedition preparing for the trip in Pouce Coupe' and Grundy, BC.

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Gift of Ray Sansom


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Record No. ID211<br><br>

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