Adrian Paton Collection
Aired on January 17, 2013, this CTV-Saskatoon interview is about Arcola resident Adrian Paton. History student Eric Story and history Prof. Keith Carlson talked about the Paton photograph collection and Adrian himself.
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Adrian Paton began to collect photographs in the late 1980s, when his grandmother’s photograph album was passed down to him. In 1993 while working on a local history project, collecting photographs became a real passion.
Adrian was particularly interested in local photographer, Donald Buchanan. After discovering that many of Buchanan’s images had been lost, Adrian thought “that somebody should gather them together.” Since then, he has built an enormous photograph collection, totaling about 8,000 pieces.
Adrian originally saw the Baker Slides when they aired on SCN. As a member of SHFS and contributor to Folklore magazine, Adrian decided the SHFS website would be a good way to allow the public to see his collection. And the rest they say, is history!