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Wallace R. MacAskill fonds
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1 cm of textual records (4 folders)
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Wallace Robinson MacAskill was born in 1887 at St. Peters, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. He was the third son of Angus and Mary MacAskill. He graduated from the Wade School of Photography in New York in 1907 and opened photographic studios in St. Peters and then Glace Bay before moving to Halifax in 1915. In 1926, MacAskill married Elva Abriel, a fellow photographer. The famous Bluenose stamp printed in 1929 was based on his photograph, and he became internationally known as a marine photographer. MacAskill published two books, Out of Halifax (1937) and Lure of the Sea (1951). MacAskill was also the recipient of many awards, including the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron's Prince of Wales Cup (1932-1934, 1938), Thunderbird Crest Award for marine photography, and the fellowship from the Photographers Society of America. MacAskill died on 25 January 1956.
Custodial history unknown. Records accessioned by Dalhousie Archives in 1973.
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Fonds consists of letters to MacAskill and one published photographic catalogue.
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All records are open.
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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.
See the Nova Scotia Archives' W. R. MacAskill digitial exhibit: http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/macaskill/
Further accruals are not expected.
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Wallace R. MacAskill fonds, MS-2-199, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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