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“Calgary” print by Harry Marriott Burton (1910)

“Calgary” print by Harry Marriott Burton (1910)

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Within a year of moving to Calgary the 28-year old British-born illustrator H. M. Burton was put to work by “Calgary’s most successful land promoter” Fred C. Lowes, making around a dozen bird’s eye view real estate advertisements before returning to England. a few years later. Eventually he'd move to the United States and pass away in 1979. This below print is an expansive view of Calgary, and according to a contemporary Calgary Herald report Calgary city council purchased fifty thousand copies to distribute.

Only a few exist today, still, but you can read all about Burton, Lowes, this image, and those other images in this excellent Bulletin article by Rhys Stevens (which includes a photo of the print hanging on an office wall more than a century ago). 

A reproduction available at 18x12" or 36x24" on Epson Enhanced Matte 192 gsm paper printed with Epson UltraChrome XD2 archival ink. Sold in an open edition, unframed. Based on a public domain image reprinted by the Association of Canadian Map Libraries & Archives

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