Taken from the Archives & Library, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies;
Nicholas Everard Morant, 1910-1999, was a professional photographer based at Banff, Alberta, Canada. He was a Canadian commercial photographer of international repute and Canada's premier railway photographer of the 20th century. Morant served as Special Photographer to the CPR from 1929 to 1935 and again from 1944 to 1981. From 1935 to 1939, he was a cameraman for the Winnipeg Free Press, and from 1940 to 1944 worked with the Wartime Information Branch of the federal government.
Morant had a prolific career as a freelance commercial, portrait, magazine, landscape and documentary photographer. Beginning in 1929, and until the end of her life, Morant's travelling and working companion was his wife, Ivy May "Willie" Morant (Young), 1910-1986.
PHOTO CREDIT: George Hunter, R.C. A.