Fonds whyte-594 - Edward Porter fonds

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Edward Porter fonds

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WHYTE whyte-594

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  • [after 1938] (Creation)
    Porter, Edward

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96 photographs : prints

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Edward C. Porter, d.1983, was a mountaineer, photographer and book in Chicago, United States. Porter began collecting mountaineering books during the 1930s and took up mountaineering in 1938. He became a Life Member of the Alpine Club of Canada in 1948 and donated his extensive library to the Club in 1961.

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Fonds consists of mountaineering photographs attributed to Edward Porter. Views are of professional quality with few identifications.

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Acquired by donation, 1988


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  • Language is English

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Associated by provenance to Edward C. Porter album in Georgia Engelhard fonds (V751).

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Record No. V760<br><br>

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