Item a032930 - Group portrait of men on horseback with man and woman

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Group portrait of men on horseback with man and woman

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a032930

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  • c.1920 (Creation)
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    Fred Ryckman

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1 photograph : b&w copy negative ; 5.5 x 5.5 cm

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(1888-1935)

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Fred Ryckman was born in eastern Canada in 1888. As a youth he moved with his family to the Kootenay region of British Columbia where he remained for the rest of his life, residing first in Creston then in Cranbrook. In 1912 Ryckman began his career with the Department of Indian Affairs serving as a constable in that department. During this period he also served in the position of Indian Farm Instructor. In 1931 Ryckman was promoted to the position of Indian Agent, a post he was to hold until his death in 1935. During the twenty-three years of his employment with the Department of Indian Affairs, Ryckman took an active interest in the language and culture of the people with whom he was working, a fact which is reflected in his papers.

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A row of men in native clothing sit astride horses in the background. Two other men, also in native clothing sit on horseback in front of the others. The two are interacting with a woman in western clothing who faces away from the camera. A man in western clothing faces the camera as well.

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Top of copy print is over exposed.

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Originals kept by Ryckman family.

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Entered by Kay Weisman 16 March 2016

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