LANTERN SLIDE SHOWS

Lantern slides were displayed through the use of a magic lantern. The slide shows here seek to mimic what those shows may have looked like. 

Summer 1939 Trip

George Vaux X 

[Summer Trip], 1939, George Vaux X, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, George Vaux X fonds (V654/PS-1 to PS-40)

The slides that make up this show were taken in 1939 during George Vaux X's last visit to Banff prior to World War II. 

He resumed regular visits to the Canadian Rockies in 1966.

Lantern Slides, 1939, George Vaux X, photographer, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, George Vaux X fonds (V654/I/E/PS-1 to PS-40)

1925-1931 Lantern Slides

Leonard Leacock

1925-1931 Lantern Slides, 1925-1931, Leonard Leacock, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Leonard Leacock fonds (V353/PS-1 to PS-235)

The 235 slides in this show may not have made up a single presentation, although Leonard did create a 200-slide show and lecture about a trip to Jasper he took in the late 1920s. 

Lantern Slides - 1925-1931, 1925-1931, Leonard Leacock, photographer, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Leonard Leacock fonds (V353/I/B/PS-1 to PS-235)

1936 Rocky Mountain Pack Trip

Maud Grice-Hutchinson

[Rocky Mountain Pack Trip], 1936, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Maud Grice-Hutchinson fonds (V7/PS-1 to PS-83)

This collection shows a guided pack trip that Maud, her sister, and their friend (all from England) took in August 1936. 

The women were led by Brewster guides from the Kananaskis Ranch to Jasper, a distance of about 485 km.

1936 Lantern Slides, 1939, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Maud Grice-Hutchinson fonds (V7/PS-1 to PS-83)

Promotional Lantern Slides

Canadian Pacific Railway

[Canadian Pacific Railway Lantern Slides], ca. 1905, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Archives General File Collection (V8/5486/PS-1 to PS-14)

Slides such as these would have been used by the Canadian Pacific Railway to promote the completed railroad and their luxury hotels. 

Probably accompanied by a speech and possibly even music, these presentations would have been shown around the world. 

Promotional Lantern Slides, ca. 1930, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Canadian Pacific Railway fonds (V782/PS-1 to PS-42)

Northern Algeria Camel Pack Trip

Caroline Hinman

[Algeria Trip Lantern Slides], 1926, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Caroline Hinman fonds (V282/III/B/PS-1 to PS-52)

These slides depict a camel pack trip Caroline organized for the winter of 1924. This week long excursion was part of a larger trip throughout Northern Africa and the Mediterranean.

Algeria Trip Lantern Slides, 1926, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Caroline Hinman fonds (V282/III/B/PS-1 to PS-52)

In the Heart of the Canadian Rockies with Horse and Camera

Mary Schäffer Warren

[Algeria Trip Lantern Slides], 1926, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Caroline Hinman fonds (V282/III/B/PS-1 to PS-52)

These slides were put together by Mary Schäffer Warren during WWI with the aim to have them shown in convalescent hospitals in England. 

Please note: parts of the script and some of the slides have been edited.

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Mary Schäffer fonds (M79/V572) ; Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Byron Harmon fonds (V263) ; Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Moore family fonds (M307/V439) ; Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Caroline Hinman fonds (M236/V282) ; Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Vaux family fonds (M107/V653)