Featured photograph: the fair!

This month for our featured photograph, we longed to show a vintage shot of the fair at the Pacific National Exhibition, a Vancouver summer favorite. Alas, the Chung Collection does not have one. We do however have this great shot of a fair in Red Deer, AB:

Fair grounds at Red Deer

The photograph dates from the mid 1920’s – 30’s, and originates from the Clandonald material in the collection. The Clandonald material tells the story of Scottish and Irish immigrants who settled near Red Deer as part of the CPR’s land colonization programs. You can browse through all the Clandonald material, most of which has been digitized and can be viewed online.