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Image number: RS.18739
Credit: ©The Royal Society

The Ramparts

Date

1924

Creator

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

Object type

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Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 182mm
width (print): 291mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > mountain
nature
   > river
nature
   > landscape

Description

Landscape study showing four peaks of the Ramparts, a mountain range in the Canadian Rockies. The summits appear in the distance, beyond above a river and a conifer forest. The mountains were named after features of military engineering, with the exception of Geikie, named in honour of the geologist Archibald Geikie.

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 above: ‘BASTION TURRET GEIKIE BARBICON’; and below ‘THE RAMPARTS [NEAR 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 Archibald Geikie (1835-1924) British geologist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1865. He served as President of the Royal Society, 1908-1913.

Associated place

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