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"Centenary of Alberta Province"
Issue date: 21th July 2005

The self-adhesive stamp was issued in a unique pane of 8 featuring three views of Alberta in long, narrow photographs taken by the artist Harry Palmer. He calls these images "tallpecs," striking landscape photographs that are digitally stretched and elongated. The three "tallpecs" are depicting a Nova Chemicals plant, Calgary's skyline and Mount Lawrence Grassi overlooking a rail line.

 

Four historical images from Library and Archives Canada and Calgary's Glenbow Archives are printed on the reverse side in evocative shades of blue and sepia; Calgary Stampede (undated), Jasper Avenue in Edmonton (1963), Lake Minnewanka Banff National Park (ca. 1887-1889) and Snowdon Oil Refunery in Calgary (ca. 1912).

 

 

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