From the Archives: Victor Post

We are excited to announce that the Musée Héritage Museum Archives has completed processing and describing the records of Victor Post. Post was a fascinating and accomplished member of our St. Albert community, and we are honoured to be able to preserve his legacy in our archives.

Victor Post is most well known for his photography. Having worked freelance for the St. Albert Gazette from 1968-1971, Post was also commissioned by the Government of Alberta to photograph dignitaries, official visits, and events. In 1986, Victor Post opened a photography studio on 8 Perron Street in downtown St. Albert, taking portrait and wedding photographs.

Outside of photography, Victor Post had many other interests. He received PADI certification for scuba diving, attended private and commercial aviation schools, studied classical guitar, and served as an auxiliary constable for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Victor Post also held a license for ham radio. In 1989 when he discovered King Hussein of Jordan also was a ham radio operator, Victor Post hosted a reception for the king and acquired a Canadian amateur radio license for him.

Through a grant from the Archives Society of Alberta, we were able to finish describing Post’s scenic and stock photographs and digitize the photographs significant to St. Albert for ease of use and access. Here are a few of our favourites.

A detailed description of Victor Post’s records is now available on our archival database for research and reference: https://archives.museeheritage.ca/victor-post-fonds.

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