Legacy in Time: Three Generations of Mountain Photography in the Canadian West

October 31, 2014|
Legacy in Time: Three Generations of Mountain Photography in the Canadian West
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Among the early North American explorers in the Rogers Pass, Yoho and Banff regions of western Canada were members of the Vaux family of Philadelphia. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, George Vaux Jr. (1863-1927), William S. Vaux (1872-1908) and Mary M. Vaux (1880-1940) regularly visited the majestic peaks, studying the massive glacier formations and creating a brilliant photographic record that features some of the earliest images of glaciers in the mountains of western Canada.

Beginning in 1997, Henry Vaux Jr. has been taking duplicate photographs of the glaciers his grandfather and great aunt and uncle captured on glass plates a century before. Standing in exactly the same locations with his own tripod and camera, Henry Vaux Jr. has documented a century of change and created an extraordinary artistic and historical document that will inspire many and tell a story that was three generations in the making.

This project serves as a remarkable collection of "before and after" photographs of glacier formations in the Canadian Alps, dramatically capturing the impact of climate change on this profoundly important and iconic landscape.

Dr. Henry Vaux Jr. is emeritus professor of resource economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Riverside. Prior to his retirement in 2004, he served for 11 years as associate vice-president for agriculture and natural resources for the University of California system. He had previously serve...
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Title:Legacy in Time: Three Generations of Mountain Photography in the Canadian West
Format:Paper over Board
Product dimensions:128 pages, 8.75 X 11 X 0.69 in
Shipping dimensions:128 pages, 8.75 X 11 X 0.69 in
Published:October 31, 2014
Publisher:RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781771600606

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