Ole Pedersen Kirkhus helped build some of the very early Pool elevators in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He took photos of his work and coworkers and his family has graciously allowed us to post these rare photos.
You can see the full list of elevators on his contributor page, but I have included a few elevator photos here.
We are very grateful to his descendants for sending these photos in.
Jeff Whyte is a new contributor to Grain Elevators of Canada. He is a Calgary-based photographer and has shared photos of a few elevators so far – see his contributor page for links and a link to his Instagram profile – and we look forward to more contributions in the future.
If you want to become a contributor, please contact me!
I was recently contacted by Greg Hamilton, the son of Donald Hamilton. Donald had taken many photographs of grain elevators in the late 1980s and early 1990s in his home province of Manitoba, and ventured into Saskatchewan and Alberta as well. Greg asked if I was interested in scanning those photos for use on this web site. Absolutely!
There are about 20 binders of photographs, organized by elevator company. I have scanned three binders to date and have started adding the photos to this site. In some cases Donald had photos of elevators that weren’t on this site – like Birdtail, Kelloe and Cracknell – and in other cases his photos are adding to existing elevator pages.
I expect it will be a long process to absorb this collection into the site, but Grain Elevators of Canada will be a better place for it and I am very grateful to Greg for allowing these photos to be scanned and shared.