Athabasca Glacier, 1917


This original etching is sold unframed, shipped flat, and is part of a limited edition of 7 hand pulled impressions.

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Also titled  ‘Wilcox view’ – taken from Wilcox trail on the opposite mountain peak. A view of Athabasca glacier as it was in 1917, when photographed by Arthur Oliver Wheeler during the period he was working on the Inter-provincial boundary survey between BC and Alberta. I’ve gone up there as well to re-take the same image; it is a beautiful view, and a startling difference between 1917 and over 100 years later in 2021.

The source image for this etching is courtesy of the online Mountain Legacy Project database (taken from the station at Wilcox Ridge, No. 1). Who are working to re-photograph and compare each view for scientific data sets and studies.

Additional information

Package Weight .25 lbs
Package Dimensions 11 × 15 × .5 in
Image size

6.75×8.25 inches

Paper size

11×14 inches

Framing suggestions

This image sits comfortably in a 16×20 inch mat/frame, but may also be good within a 12×16 inch frame depending on personal preference. White matboard, and a frame in blond or dark wood will work well.