Who painted the 1912 bird's-eye view of Lethbridge?
Stevens, Rhys M. G.
Lethbridge Historical Society
This newsletter article provides background information about the painting “City of Lethbridge” which is owned by the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery (Object no. 1971.2). The painting shows a detailed bird's-eye view of Lethbridge, Alberta as it would have appeared in 1912. Gibson Catlett (b. Aug. 22, 1866, d. May 25, 1935) is the artist thought to have produced the work. The painting was intended for use in a brochure advertising the Dominion Square subdivision being promoted by Mr. William Mitford of Mitford & Co. real estate developers.
Permission to include article from Bobbie Fox, editor/secretary for the Lethbridge Historical Society. Permission to include image from Jon Oxley, Administrative Manager for the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery
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Stevens, R. (2018). Who painted the bird's-eye view of Lethbridge? Lethbridge Historical Society Newsletter, 49(3), 3-7.