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Rice's Studio collection
General material designation
- Textual record
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Dates of creation area
- Rice, Lewis
Physical description area
1.50 cm of textual records.
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Name of creator
Lewis Rice owned Rice’s Studio that was located in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and offered services in photography, illustration and publication. "The Buckle of the Greatest Wheat Belt in the World" was published by Rice’s Studio in 1913.
Rice was born in Bedeque (now Baddeck), Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia in 1862 and demonstrated artistic abilities at an early age. He moved to Moose Jaw with his wife in 1906 and was an active member of the community. He was a local business owner, the vice-president of the Board of Trade and the founder of the Aquatic Club. A photographer, illustrator, and publisher, Lewis Rice illustrated for the Board of Trade and the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). His photographs won multiple awards, including top awards at the Dominion Fair in Toronto in 1912. Rice died October 14, 1913 in Moose Jaw.
Scope and content
This collection contains two copies of the promotional booklet Moose Jaw: The Buckle of the Greatest Wheat Belt in the World. It was published in 1913 by Rice’s Studio, with Lewis Rice as publisher. It includes facts and figures about Moose Jaw as well as photographs and illustrations of the town. Many of the photographs were taken by Rice. Both booklets bear a stamp from the Moose Jaw Board of Trade.
The promotional booklet (MJ133.001) is in poor physical condition. The paper is discoloured and the edges are curled. The promotional booklet (MJ133.002) is in good physical condition.
Immediate source of acquisition
The first accession (MJ133.001) was donated to the archive by the Royal Saskatchewan Museum via Margaret Hanna in 1994. Charles W.G. Leizert donated the booklet to the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in 1976.
The second accession (MJ133.002) was donated to the archive by the Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery via Lorraine Sept in 1997. David Anderson donated the booklet to the Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery in 1997.
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Finding aid and file list available. See attached finding aid.
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No further accruals expected.
This collection was re-boxed, refoldered and wrapped
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Subject access points
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Name access points
- Moose Jaw Board of Trade (Subject)