[Crevasse Formation in Illecillwaet Glacier, Selkirk Mountains, Alberta, Canada]

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-Crevasse-1902.jpg
Creation: 1902

The transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway and the great hotels the firm built changed how people saw the mountains. Once considered a barrier to progress, the mountains were now viewed by many as a major tourist attraction. Canadian Pacific Railway’s Glacier House Hotel opened near the glacier’s terminus in 1885. The mountains were widely promoted after Glacier National Park opened in 1886 by Swiss guides working at the hotel and in exhibits and books. The glacier’s name means “big water” in the Okangan language.

Title

[Crevasse Formation in Illecillwaet Glacier, Selkirk Mountains, Alberta, Canada]

Date

Creation: 1902

Description

The transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway and the great hotels the firm built changed how people saw the mountains. Once considered a barrier to progress, the mountains were now viewed by many as a major tourist attraction. Canadian Pacific Railway’s Glacier House Hotel opened near the glacier’s terminus in 1885. The mountains were widely promoted after Glacier National Park opened in 1886 by Swiss guides working at the hotel and in exhibits and books. The glacier’s name means “big water” in the Okangan language.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Photochroms

Source

MSS0827, Howard Gottlieb and William H. Jackson Collection

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0827-P-Crevasse-1902.jpg

Citation

“[Crevasse Formation in Illecillwaet Glacier, Selkirk Mountains, Alberta, Canada],” Gallery, accessed October 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/822.