The collection contains 24 photographic reproductions of original photographs of members of the John Carlson family, local farming activities, and farm equipment. Several depict views of Melfort in early states of development. Historically significant images include that of a Mr. and Mrs. Bagshaw at "Melfort House" in the U.K.
John Carlson (L) and his son Albert sitting on a Seaman 6FT tilller with a 90HP Engine. It was brought up from the United States to Calgary. It was the only known type of machine in the area at the time.