Harry Pollard fonds
Harry Pollard, son of photographer James Pollard, was born in Tillsonburg, Ontario in 1880. He moved west in May 1899 and set up a photographic studio in Calgary, Alberta. Pollard became a well-established photographer in the community. His famous collection includes photographs of the Klondike gold rush of 1888 and 1889, and hundreds of pictures of Alberta First Nations.

In 1924 the Associated Screen News, a subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), hired Pollard to photograph their global ocean cruises for promotional purposes. It was this job that took him around the world 14 times. Also during this time, Pollard honed his skills as a cinematographer, and much of his footage was used in newsreels issued by Associated Screen News.

In 1954, after 30 years with Associated Screen News, Pollard retired. Harry Pollard was very active in the Calgary community. He was an organizer and charter member of the Calgary Golf and Country Club, a member of the Alpine Club and a member of the Canadian Trail Riders Club. Harry and his wife Eleanor (Ella), a former Miss Canada from 1908, were both members of St. Barnabas Anglican Church. Together, Harry and Ella had five children: Harry, William, Laura, Martha and Helen. In 1919, Harry and Ella's daughter Laura died. Then in 1953 they lost their son Harry and their daughter Martha. Ella then died in 1964. Four years later, on July 9th, 1968 at the age of 87, Harry Pollard died.

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