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Milward Belmont Davis Marcell collection
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Copied 1960-1980 (originally created 1912) (Creation)
- Marcell, Milward Belmont Davis
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97 photographs. -- 0.5 cm of textual records
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Milward Belmont Davis Marcell, 1869-1939, was born Milward Belmont Davis in Washington, Indiana, USA and in the early 1900s became an itinerant photographer in the USA and Canada, largely following the rodeo circuit. He settled briefly in Portland, Oregon; Calgary, 1912-1914; and Vancouver, Washington. He died in Pasadena, California. He married Eva May Forbes in 1888, and they had one son Edward Forbes Davis, 1890-. About 1909 he added Marcell to his surname and in 1911 he married his second wife Anna Alethe Paxton Pierce. They had two children, Natella Davis-Marcell, 1911- and Victor Davis-Marcell, 1916-. He was married for a third and fourth time later in life. Marcell photographed the first Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alberta in 1912 and the Winnipeg Stampede in 1913. The views in this collection were compiled by Glenbow staff from a variety of donors, to document the first Stampede. For further information see Robert M. Seiler's article, "M. B. 'Doc' Marcell : Official Photographer of the First Calgary Stampede", in American Review of Canadian Studies. -- (Summer 2003), p. 219-238.
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The collection consists of photographs of Marcell and the 1912 Calgary Stampede; and a biographical letter about Marcell's life.
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- The material is in English.
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There are many Marcell views in the image bank at Glenbow. The records of Grace Brown, Marcell's assistant, are in the Frederick Brown Family fonds, at Glenbow.
Record No. NA 335;NA 2632;NA 3985 (1-10);NA 4034;PA 3064;PA 3166;PB 523;PD 34;M 4087<br><br>
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- Marcell, Milward Belmont Davis (Subject)