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Image number: RS.18738
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Pyramid mountain

Date

1924

Creator

Fred H Slark (fl. 1910-1927, Canadian), Photographer

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 181mm
width (print): 290mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > mountain
nature
   > river
nature
   > landscape

Description

Landscape study showing Pyramid mountain and the Athabasca river, now within the Japer National Park in Alberta, Canada. The mountain was named after its shape by James Hector, a member of the Palliser Expedition exploring routes for the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1857-1860.

The image is from an album of original photographs, with postcards and other pictures collected during the British Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Toronto, Canada, 1924. The album shows participants in activities of Section K: Botany. This page is inscribed below ‘PYRAMID MOUNTAIN and ATABASCA RIVER AT JASPER’.

An account of the British Association gathering, by R D’O Good and A B Rendle, appeared in the Journal of Botany v.63 (1925), pp.1-9.

Sir James Hector (1834-1907) British surgeon and geologist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1866.

Associated place

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