Posted 3 years ago
Didsbury — 1889. This is the framed photo I have here. The negative for it might be lost. This was photographed in the late 1970s or early 1980s, apparently. I have spoken to the Estevan photographer, and he cannot find the negatives from his trip. This is from my collection. I don't think he made more than five prints of this; maybe not even that many. Heard he had done this shoot, and requested this decades ago. Photog was/is a family friend, but photography is his business. Don’t know if the Saskatchewan government or the archives in Regina have this or not. The frame is age-appropriate, if refinished. The house, barns, auxiliary buildings (behind the main house) have fallen to rubble and are lost — in states of total disrepair.
I have additional photos of the main barn, other buildings — not professional; my doing.
This is not in the park. It is on private rural property, and at this time no public roads access it. Best idea — Do not attempt to approach now. Decayed buildings & underground structures on surrounding land make it all very dangerous.
There is material available (online) about the Becktons, Didsbury, Cannington Manor.
Mahogany Frame (Appropriate, for sure) — Approximately 25” x 30”