Did you or your family live in Yellowknife between 1960 – 2000? Is it possible you had photos taken at either Reimann’s or Yellowknife Photo Services? The NWT Archives with the Department of Education, Culture and Employment has launched a Yellowknife Photo Services claim project and invites you to take part!
The NWT Archives recently acquired a collection of over 9500 photo order envelopes spanning roughly four decades. These envelopes are primarily client order envelopes from the old portrait studio in Yellowknife and represent approximately 60,000 images that include everything from passport photos to family portraits to wedding pictures and more.
The Department of ECE along with NWT Archives hopes that receiving these photos will help reconnect families with previously unknown images and perhaps increase family bonds and ties to history.
To check to see if your name is on the collection list, or to complete a photo request form visit www.nwtarchives.ca. Photo envelopes to successful claimants will be mailed out in the fall so don’t wait!