Photographed by W.J. Oliver in 1926 near Calgary, Alberta, "Cowboy having meal during cattle round-up drive” has gone on to become one of Alberta’s iconic images.
Dating primarily from the 1920s through the 1940s, the photographs of W.J. Oliver chronicled life in and around Calgary. In addition to capturing the streets and people of Calgary, his images recorded the Calgary Stampede, outdoor activities at Vermilion Lakes, Waterton, Banff and Jasper National Parks, and his own family at their Diamond L Ranch.