Collection jas-2549 - Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society "Under Suspicion" Photograph Collection

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Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society "Under Suspicion" Photograph Collection

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JAS jas-2549

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  • 1928 (Creation)
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    Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society, collector

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24 photographs : b&w prints

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The Jasper Historical Society was formed in 1963 by a group of interested members that included Fred Brewster, Constance Peterson as the first historian and Mel Taylor as the first president. The Society was later named the Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society (JYHS). The Society was incorporated in 1977. Monthly meetings included guest speakers, films, field trips relating to local and national history. The objectives of the Society are to encourage the study of the history of Alberta in general and Jasper in particular; and to locate, preserve and mark the local points of historical interest. The first archives and Society office was established in the Municipal Library in 1974. Planning for a permanent Museum and Archives began in 1978; in 1985 a partially completed building on Pyramid Lake Road was purchased and renovated. The Archives moved into the lower floor in 1990; the Museum opened on the upper floor in 1992. The Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives reports to the Board of Directors of the Society.

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In the early 1960s the Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society began collecting photographs on various subjects pertaining to Jasper's history. These photographs relating to the motion picture "under Suspicion" were gathered from various sources to form this collection.

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The collection consists of photographs pertaining to the motion picture "Under Suspicion" (1928). Includes many views of local residents appearing as extras in the film.

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The Fox Film Corporation motion picture "Under Suspicion" was filmed in Jasper National Park in 1928. It's working title was "Red Sky" and was the first sound picture made in Canada. It starred Lois Moran and Harold Murray. Many locals appeared as extras in the movie, mostly posing as RCMP on horseback. Filming took place at Jasper Park Lodge and Maligne Lake.<br><br>Record No. ID185<br><br>

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