A History in Photographs

By (author): Faye Reineberg Holt
ISBN 9781894974875
Softcover | Publication Date: April 20, 2009
Book Dimensions: 6 in x 9 in
112 Pages

About the Book

To many people, Alberta represents the true Canadian frontier. It is known for its rugged image, its “wild west” past and its staunchly independent residents, from the First Nations who originally inhabited the land to the explorers, homesteaders, cowboys, oilmen and others who continued to build and shape the province. This engaging book uses more than 150 photographs, dating from the 18th century through to the 1940s, and illuminating text to document Alberta’s transformation from frontier society to economic powerhouse.

About the Author(s)

Faye Reineberg Holt was born in Alberta and lives in Calgary. Formerly a high school English teacher and an educational officer for Glenbow Museum, she is an alumnus of the University of Alberta and a member of numerous historical societies and writing organizations. Faye´s many books on western Canadian history explore subjects through both image and narrative. She knows that a photo is both a work of art and a medium to convey stories.