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PE001559 - Photographs: [Alberta scenes]

The creator of the album is not explicitly identified, but visual evidence suggests he may have been Lorne Muir. Two images identified as "Lorne Muir" or "L. Muir" appear to match photographs containing the captions "self" or "myself." From 1911 into the 1950s, Edmonton Henderson's directories contain entries for a Lorne Muir, first as a resident of the Mortlake Block and subsequently of other local addresses. He began work as a clerk at Revillon Bros., eventually becoming manager of its hardware department. He later worked at Ashdown's Hardware. The album contains photographs of Revillon buildings as well as the interior of an apartment accompanied by the caption "Rooms, Mortlake Block."

The album consists largely of photographs of individuals - presumably friends, family, and colleagues - in a variety of settings ranging from mountain and ranch scenes to residential and commercial venues. The subjects are often identified by first name and, in many cases, more fully. Although there are a number of British Columbia locales represented, the bulk of the images appear to have been taken in Alberta. There are several photographs and postcards of the Edmonton flood of 1915. The postcards include images of the 1899 flood and prospective miners heading north to the Klondike gold rush.

PE001562 - [Photo album containing predominantly Edmonton and Alberta images]

Some of the images are identified as from Edmonton's Alfred Blyth Studios. Alfred Blyth (1901-1980) moved to Edmonton from Scotland around 1913 and began work as a darkroom technician in 1916. In 1928, he opened his own studio, which he operated until his retirement in 1970. For more information, please see the biographical entry in the Provincial Museum of Alberta's Alfred Blyth fonds (available online at [accessed on 12 December 2018]).

Approximately half of the album's photographs document Edmonton and area landscapes, buildings, and events. These include images of the Legislature, the Public Library, local golf courses, the 1937 Coronation celebration, and the dedication of the Cenotaph. The remaining images capture scenes elsewhere in Alberta - for example, Banff, Jasper, and Cooking Lake - or outside the province. There are a number of photographs of Vancouver and the Pacific Coast of the United States. Northern scenes are particularly prominent, including images of Alaska and a page of photographs accompanied by the notation "Eskimo scenes."

PE001569 - Photographs: [Images of a tour of Alberta mining towns]

The album appears to document a tour through Alberta. Industrial and transportation themes are particularly prominent. Many of the photographs capture scenes from coal-mining communities such as Mercoal, Coleman, and Frank, There are several photographs of aircraft and boats in Fort McMurray and elsewhere in northern Alberta. The remaining images capture mountain scenes as well as various towns and cities across Alberta, including several photographs of Edmonton and Calgary.

Paulsen, J.G.?

PE001678 - Letter describing a North West Police mutiny

Letter from Rev. Andrew Baird in Edmonton addressed to a Miss P.L. Cook of Toronto. Describes a mutiny that took place among the North West Police over promotions. Thanks her affectionately for a photograph she sent. Autograph letter signed.

My Dear Miss Cook,

I began a note acknowledging yours of last week before the last mail left but I did not get time to finish it before the mail closed and know although I have left it off till the last day before the mail goes out again, I cannot deny myself Mrs. Johanson [?] of writing a few words before your next letter comes.

I do not know why you think your photograph had a depressing effect on me. Was it because I spoke of home sickness in the last letter? Now I must tell you that home sickness, in this mild form in when it attacks me is not this morbid and dispiriting thing you suspect, but a tender and refining influence which I welcome rather than otherwise, because it shows me that the wild west with its cowboys and its broncos and and its gaudy spectators has not hardened me beyond this humanizing grown of our affection that I sometimes find myself looking upon as old fashioned. Your inscriptions banish it -- from a wrong diagnosis of the case. On the mantelpiece it is --. It is to be my inspiration.

Edmonton is all excitement over a mutiny in the Mounted Police force which has been going on for the last four or five days. Six new men were promoted to corporals over the heads of men of longer experience and the men rebelled. The commanding officer Major Griesbach is a man of small caliber and form in at first and then the men made other demands. Matters went on from bad to worse till today when by a man, the malcontents were divided and and 18 arrests were made. The town had to be ransacked for chains to make the shackles for them. 12 men were interviewed, the Major confessed that they were equally with those arrested and asked to be imprisoned too!!

The weather is beautiful. Every day for the past week has been warm and sunshiny a decided change from January.

Yours willfully,
Andrew Baird

Baird, Rev. Andrew

PE001619 - Pioneers of Edmonton, N.W.T.

A group of well dressed men posing in front of a hotel. The name of the hotel is cut off, but “A Hotel” as well as “L. Kelly Prop” are visible on the building. The photo is captioned with “No. 380. Pioneers of Edmonton, N.W.T., Nov. 4th 1891.” The mount has “F. Steele, 474 Main Street, Winnipeg” on it.

F. Steele

PE001273 - "Calgary: Alberta's Capital"

Vol. 49, No. 13,550 (July 29, 1893) of the Saturday Globe. The feature article “Calgary: Alberta’s Capital” provides, despite its title, a broad overview of the province of Alberta, including Edmonton, and small towns such as Olds. Accompanying photographs depict various scenes from the province, including prairie landscape shots, agriculture, and town buildings.

In addition to the feature article, a number of brief miscellaneous articles and stories are carried on the last page of the newspaper. A number of advertisements for products and businesses are also present.

PE001275 - “Edmonton and the Saskatchewan Valley”

Vol. 49, No. 13,514 (June 17, 1893) of the Saturday Globe. The feature article “Edmonton and the Saskatchewan Valley” provides a description of Edmonton and the surrounding environs. As the municipality was still small at the time of writing, much of the content revolves around rural living; however, there is still an in-depth exploration of major Edmonton landmarks and businesses. Accompanying photographs depict both landscapes and scenery outside Edmonton, as well as major buildings within the municipality.

The Globe newspaper, to which the Saturday Globe was a supplement, is bound to the back of the supplement. However, the parent newspaper does not appear to carry substantive content on the Prairie Provinces. Both the supplement and its parent newspaper carry, in addition to articles and editorials, a number of advertisements for products and businesses.

PE001679 - Diary of Trip Through Canada

Diary and scrapbook written, compiled and bound by Anna Coombs, documenting her 1909 trip from London, England, through parts of Canada and the U.S. Describes visiting Quebec, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and Banff, among other locations. Describes her experience of the journey, including the landscape and social life in Western Canada. Anecdotes include an account of visiting a Doukhabour village (pp. 36-7), and an incident where the car that the party is travelling in catches fire and is destroyed while travelling down a straw-covered road (pp. 37-38). Latter half includes a scrap book with postcards, brochures, time-tables, railway maps, etc. glued to the pages.

Coombs, Anna

PE001245 - Edmonton Promotional photo booklet

Promotional booklet on the City of Edmonton, issued by the Edmonton Board of Trade. The inside page contains a brief list of facts and statistics on contemporary Edmonton; affixed to the page opposite is a fold-out photographic feature, with 27 photographs of various locations in the city.

PE001620 - Men Standing in Front of Astoria Hotel

A photograph of three men posing on a dirt road. In the back is the Astoria Hotel. The men are captioned as “Brodeau,” “Cross,” and “Walky.” On the back of the mounting board is an advertisement for “Blair’s Photographs of G.T.P. Ry. Construction, Lumbering, Farming, and other scenes illustrating real life in Canada. Address, Edwin C. Blair, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.” According to dealer’s note, this photo was taken in Edmonton.

[Blair's Photographs?]

PE000858 - Letter Seeking to Promote a Song

A handwritten letter to the editor of the Edmonton Bulletin from S. K. Larson. The letter requests that the Edmonton Bulletin write a few lines on the publication of Larson's song, "The Rose of My Heart," issued by Dearborn Music Co. of Chicago. It has been published in England, Australia, and the United States. Larson mentions that he was a pioneer of Stony Plain in the Edmonton District, having settled there in 1894 for 15 years, although he now lives in Prince Rupert, B.C. Attached is a short notice announcing the song’s success published by The Evening Empire newspaper, from Prince Rupert, B.C. There is a red, 3 cent Canadian stamp featuring King George V's portrait on the bottom right of the letter.

PE001119 - 1913 Edmonton Exhibition Sommerville Hardware Booklet

Promotional booklet issued by Sommerville Hardware Co. Ltd., on the occasion of the 1913 Edmonton Exhibition. Contains advertisements, primarily for Sommerville Hardware, or for items sold by the company, but also contains several pages of advertisements for the Edmonton Metal Works Co. Ltd. The back cover features descriptions and directions to city parks in Edmonton.

PE001566 - [Photographs and printed ephemera documenting an Alberta soldier's service in World War I]

Although several captions list the individual pictured as "self" or "myself," the creator of the album does not appear to be explicitly identified. Nonetheless, several pieces of ephemera in the album - including passes and a voucher for a railway ticket - refer to a S.W. Kerley. One item carrying Mr. Kerley's name is accompanied by the caption "My last ration book in Blighty." Internal references suggest that the soldier served with the 31st Battalion, Alberta Regiment, and a S.W. Kerley is included in the nominal roll. For more information on the Regiment, please see its entry in the Canadian Great War Project Web site (available online at [accessed on 10 December 2018]).

The album documents the experiences of an Alberta soldier during World War I from recruitment to his return from Europe. The majority of photographs capture Mr. Kerley and his fellow soldiers in a variety of settings from training in Alberta to the battlefields of Europe. The album contains portraits of soldiers taken in Calgary, Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Bramshott, England, as well as in Germany and Belgium. Many of the soldiers are identified at least by surname and, in some cases, more fully. There are also images of major Canadian battlefields such as Arras-Cambrai Road, Ypres, Passchendaele, and Vimy Ridge.

The 31st Battalion did not return to Canada until May of 1919, remaining in Germany to serve as part of the occupying forces. The album also documents this phase of the war, containing four photographs dated January 1919 with the accompanying captions "Outpost duty in Germany." Several pieces of ephemera also appear to be from Mr. Kerley's service during the occupation. These include the address of a German family, laundry lists, and a theatre programme from Namur, Belgium, dated 4 March 1919.

As with the photographs and postcards, the printed ephemera document many aspects of Mr. Kerley's military service. The album contains materials from the ship voyages to and from Europe, including menus, a concert programme, and a card listing berth and mess information. There is also a card from the Canadian Pacific Railway for soldiers travelling in Canada following repatriation.

Mr. Kerley also collected a number of miscellaneous souvenirs from his time in Europe, including currency and an identity card used by French and Belgian workers during the German occupation. Documents specifically related to his military service - such as a menu from a 1917 Christmas dinner, a programme from the Canadian Corps Championship (a multi-sport athletic competition held on 1 July 1918), and German and Canadian field-letter cards - are also present.

In a few cases, captions indicate the provenance of individual items, some of which appear to have been taken as souvenirs of combat. Several photographs are listed as having been found on battlefields. For example, three photographs are accompanied by these captions:
• “German N.C.O.’s found on an N.C.O. during the Amiens Drive, Aug.-1918”
• “’A German Fraulein’ found on a Hun soldier found at Neuville Vitasse”
• “Found this photo laying beside this soldier’s body after our capture of Rosiers on the Somme – 1918 Aug.”

Kerley, W.?

PE001557 - Photographs: [Images of Edmonton and surrounding area]

The origins of the album are unclear, but it could be the record of British immigrants to northern Alberta. The verso of the loose portrait contains a photographer's stamp that includes a Westbourne Grove address, a retail area of west London. Several of the earliest photographs appear to be taken from a ship in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (including a picture of an iceberg), which could indicate a trans-Atlantic trip.

The majority of photographs, however, are from Alberta locales: Fallis, Rexboro, Lake Wabumun, and, most commonly, Edmonton. The album contains several photographs of the Hudson's Bay Company's 250th anniversary pageant held in Edmonton on 8 May 1920. There are also Edmonton images of the University of Alberta, cutting ice from the river, and Cree and Blackfoot participants in an unnamed 1922 event.

Many of the images are of individuals - presumably family members and friends - in agricultural and other settings. The captions do not always fully identify the subjects, but several surnames are mentioned: Bennett, Cannell, Margerison, Warning, Mullett, Merryweather, and Mills.

PE001099 - New Light on the West Bound Grain Route

Argues for the funding and construction of grain elevator facilities in Edmonton, which the authors suggest, will be necessary for Alberta farmers to take full advantage of a grain transport route to the Pacific, via Vancouver, then under development. Include is an annotated map of this westbound grain route.

PE001069 - Program for Edmonton Symphony Orchestra 3rd Concert, 11th Season

Program for a Jan. 19, 1931 performance by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. In addition to the performance program, the booklet also includes notes on each of the musical works being performed. Additionally included are a list of officers and directors of the orchestra, a personnel list, various commercial advertisements, and classified advertisements for music teachers.

PE001204 - Chem 56 Exercise Book

Notebook of I.S. Comfort, of Red Deer, Alberta, as used for note taking for the course Chem. 56 at St. Stephen’s College in Edmonton. Contains handwritten notes – usually either quantities used in various laboratory or classroom assignments, or various mathematical calculations.

PE002036 - Edmonton Bulletin Calgary Banff trip winners, 1935

Depicts around 50 boys, and some men, likely their chaperones, who were the winners of a contest put on by the Edmonton Bulletin in 1935 for carriers of their newspaper to win a three day trip to Calgary and Banff. They are posed in front of a Canadian Pacific train at the station, and several of the boys are holding up copies of an Edmonton Bulletin page with a headline describing the contest: “Three Glamorous, Care-free Days at Calgary-Banff for Bulletin Carrier-Salesmen.” All of the winners are wearing matching Edmonton Bulletin hats. A caption on the back identifies some of the winners.

McDermid Studios

PE001105 - Reclaiming the West

The text of an address to a joint meeting of the Canadian Club and the Edmonton Board of Trade. The author advocates measures for the prevention of desertification on the prairies, including water conservation, dam construction and tree planting.

MacTavish, W. L.

PE002014 - Royal Alexandra Hospital graduating nurses group photo

Group photo of the graduating class of nurses at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, AB. 30 women in all, dressed in all-white nurse’s uniforms with ankle-length skirts, long sleeves and caps. Each is holding a bouquet of flowers and a diploma. One woman at back centre is wearing a black hat and coat; she appears to be in a position of authority.

PE001897 - First anniversary of the Social Credit victory Thanksgiving service program

Program for a Thanksgiving service celebrating the victory of the Social Credit Party in the 1935 provincial election. Has images of Premier William Aberhart and MLA D.B. Mullen. Has a brief and colourful description of “The Problem of the Hour,” economic manipulation by middlemen, and the Party’s program for dealing with it. Lists the order of service, including speeches and hymns to be sung. Hymn lyrics are recorded on the back cover.

Social Credit Party of Alberta

PE001208 - Junior League of Nations Society evening program

Program booklet for “An evening devoted to Peace and a better understanding between individuals and between nations”, held at the Normal School auditorium in Edmonton, Alberta. Contains the events program, which features two plays, and their associate cast lists, acknowledgements, and a number of advertisements for products and local businesses.

PE001071 - Rôle Call

Issues 2 – 5 of volume 3 of the monthly publication of the Edmonton Little Theatre. They contain introductions to cast members, as well as theatre-related news, commentary and a variety of advertisements. In addition, No. 3 (Jan. 24, 1938) carries a membership list for the Edmonton Little Theatre for 1937 – 1938.

PE001253 - Coronation Souvenir: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth

Commemorative magazine, issued by the Imperial Veterans of Canada, Edmonton Branch, on the occasion of the coronation of King George VI. The booklet includes articles on the coronation, statements from William Aberhart, Premier of Alberta, Joseph A. Clarke, Mayor of Edmonton, W. A. Griesbach, Senator (ex-Major General), and from the treasurer and chaplain of the Edmonton Branch. Also included are messages of goodwill from other organizations, in support of the coronation souvenir issue. While the features at the beginning of the booklet concentrate on the Coronation, the focus appears to shift to Imperial Veterans of Canada towards the end of the item. A substantial number of advertisements for various local businesses are included alongside the text of the booklet.

PE001131 - SST Dinner Program and Menu

Program and menu for the SST dinner, held by the Association of Professional Engineers of Alberta at the MacDonald Hotel in Edmonton, which featured D.E. Cameron, librarian at the University of Alberta, as a guest speaker. The booklet is elaborately illustrated, especially on the front cover.

PE001144 - 1939 The MacDonald Hotel Dinner Menu

Dinner menu for the MacDonald Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta, operated by Canadian National Railways. Menu items are divided into three categories: ‘Table d’hote’, ‘dinner de lure’, and ‘dinner a la carte’. The front cover of the booklet features an illustration of the royal train carrying George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and the back cover carries text that provides further background on that subject.

PE001576 - Photographs: [Images of the 1939 royal tour of Alberta]

Alfred Blyth (1901-1980) moved to Edmonton from Scotland around 1913 and began work as a darkroom technician in 1916. He opened his own photographic studio in 1928, which he operated until his retirement in 1970. For more information, please see the biographical entry in the Provincial Museum of Alberta's Alfred Blyth fonds (available online at [accessed on 11 December 2018]).

Although the photographs are not accompanied by annotations, they appear to document the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Alberta in 1939. Images of the Royal Couple - often pictured with Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie-King and other dignitaries - and crowd scenes predominate. Events at the Legislature, Calgary City Hall, the Banff Springs Hotel, as well as arrivals and departures from airports and railway depots are present.

Blyth, Alfred

PE001577 - Photo album: [Images of the 1939 royal tour of Canada]

The album documents the 1939 visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Canada and the United States. Approximately 100 of the images were taken during the Alberta portion of the tour, including pictures of events in Calgary, Banff, Bassano, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, and Lethbridge. The remaining images capture the Royal Couple in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and the United States.

PE001594 - Leaves from Photo Album of USAF in Edmonton

A collection of photographs that mostly include shots of the fire fighting crew with their equipment in front of their station house. As well as a training exercise, a plane used for training, and a possible snowed in bunkhouse. Some photos are captioned. Captions include: “Alex with Zero,” “Still the same crew,” “Alex in all pictures,” “American Air Force,” “Fire Fighting Crew,” and “Crash Crew with American Air Force.”

PE001227 - U.F.C. Bulletin

Vol. 1, No. 2 of the U.F.C. Bulletin, the official organ of the United Farmers of Canada (Alberta Section). In addition to an introductory statement on the bulletin as a whole, the issue features commentary and news articles on topics relevant to United Farmers members and the organization as a whole, including reports on the Alberta Co-op Wholesale Association, the Northern Alberta Dairy pool and the Edmonton District Co-operative Livestock agency.

PE001148 - 19th Annual Maritime Provinces Banquet Program and Menu

Menu and program for the 19th Annual Maritime Provinces Banquet, held at the MacDonald hotel in Edmonton. The booklet additionally contains a list Maritime Provinces Association executives, sponsors, and, on the back cover, information and sponsors for a scholarship award to Jean Keeley of Edmonton in 1947. The front cover features an illustration of a lighthouse on the coast.

PE001226 - 38th Annual Auction Sale and Show Catalogue

Booklet accompanying the 38th Annual Auction Sale and Show of cattle, taking place on the Edmonton Exhibition Grounds. The booklet includes the program of judging for the sale, administrative details about livestock purchase and shipping, judging rules, an inventory of each head of cattle being put up for auction, and an index of individuals contributing to the auction.

PE001670 - Flush, January 24, 1956

Issue for January 24, 1956 of Flush satirical newspaper, published at the University of Alberta by the Gateway, the Student Union’s official publication. Contains articles satirizing student behaviour on campus, with emphasis on sex and drinking.

The Gateway

PE000823 - Event Pamphlet - Edmonton Social Credit Women

  1. Event Pamphlet - Edmonton Social Credit Women. Document presents an event titled “Stars in Time” and is dated October 17th, 1966. Cover explains that this is a pantomime to commemorate the 50th anniversary of women’s vote in Alberta, and the publication credit appears to be given to The Edmonton Social Credit Women. The patronesses listed are Mrs. E.C. Manning, Hon. Ethel Wilson, and Mrs. Wilkinson. The program is listed inside the document, along with the names of the committee heads, and a list of Alberta’s five famous women and women M.L.As from 1916-1966. 

PE001931 - Zaharichuk exhibition poster and catalogue

Poster and catalogue for the Zaharichuk exhibition, featuring the works of Doris Zaharichuk, shown by the Edmonton Art Gallery from December 9, 1978 – January 8, 1979. Includes an image of a Zaharichuk painting, a brief biographical timeline of her life, and a list of works included in the exhibition.

Edmonton Art Gallery

PE001913 - Zaharichuk exhibition poster and catalogue

Poster and catalogue for the Zaharichuk exhibition, featuring the works of Doris Zaharichuk, shown by the Edmonton Art Gallery from December 9, 1978 – January 8, 1979. Includes an image of a Zaharichuk painting, a brief biographical timeline of her life, and a list of works included in the exhibition.

Edmonton Art Gallery

PE001908 - Alberta Clay Sculpture: Six Artists exhibition catalogue and poster

Poster for the Alberta Clay Sculpture: Six Artists exhibition shown at the Edmonton Art Gallery between November 9 and December 16, 1979. Front of the poster has photographs of one work by each of the six artists: John Chalke, John King, Neil Fiertel, Angelika Wanke, Terrence Keller and Mary Shannon Will. Back has catalogue with an introduction to the exhibition written by the Associate Curator, Russel Bingham, brief biographies of the artists, a list of works included, and other details of the exhibition.

Edmonton Art Gallery

PE001946 - University of Alberta BFA Art and Design Show 1989 exhibition poster

Poster for the 1989 University of Alberta BFA Art and Design Show, an exhibition of graduating students’ work held at ManuLife place from March 17-31, 1989.

Artists listed: Suraiya Ali, David Allen, Jennifer Annesley, Brad Brechin, Michael Charko, Sue Cloake, Margaret Day, Candace Dickens, Jim Dickinson, Nick Dobson, Sherry Dunn, Kimberly Fjordbotten, Linda Fraske, Martin Fuchs, Karen Gelderman, Shane Gienow, Steve Greenland, Kim Harris, Corrie Heringa, Karl Janot, Wenda Jansen, Bianca Kahn, Debra King, Rod Knudslien, Connie Kowalski, Deb Lalonde, Dave La Riviere, Yam Lau, Mare Maxwell, Janet McGovern, Ann McLean, Lynette Melnyk-Cary, Lesley Menzies, Patricia Pang, Mark Schovanek, Patti Seekins, Deirdre Smart, David Svendsen, Randy Troppmann, Susan Vance, Susan A. Williams, Heather Wooldridge, Angus Wyatt, Kitty Yuen, George Zarkadas and John Zuck.

University of Alberta Department of Art and Design

PE001923 - Michelangelo Rediscovered lecture poster

Poster advertising a lecture by Dr. Walter Persegati of the Vatican Museum entitled “Michelangelo Rediscovered: The Cleaning of the Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel,” held at the University of Alberta on December 3, 1990. Red and blue text on a white background.

University of Alberta

PE002080 - 1990 Edmonton Jesuit College 1939-40 Philosophy Class Reunion souvenir book manuscript

  • Printed computer manuscript of the May 1990 Reunion of the 1939-40 Philosophy Class of the Edmonton Jesuit College. Includes CVs of the attendees, photos, a list of school Fathers from 1931-1942, and lyrics to songs. Attendees: Henri Bonnet, Lucien Bonnet, Gérard Breton, Claude de Champlain, Camille Georget, Paul Huot, Joseph Moreau, Roger Mutot, Robert Brunelle, Roger Dupuis, Edmour Gaudet, Gustave Houle, Clément Lagassé, Jean-Louis Lebel and Roger Lebeuf.

  • The manuscript is enclosed but not bound in an orange ring binder covered with doodles.

Motut, Roger

PE001963 - Impact ’99 exhibition poster

Poster for the “Impact ‘99” exhibition held to showcase the work of University of Alberta’s 1999 Bachelor of Design graduating class. Held from April 27 – May 9, 1999 in the University’s Fine Arts Building Gallery.

University of Alberta Department of Art and Design

PE001929 - Model Homes: Explorations in Alternative Living exhibition poster

Poster advertising the Model Homes: Explorations in Alternative Living exhibition held at the Edmonton Art Gallery from September 10 to November 12, 1999. Featured work by Kim Adams, Eleanor Bond, Don Lawrence, Liz Magor and Lucy Orta. Poster has images of works from the exhibitions, feature concepts and constructions of non-traditional housing designs.

Edmonton Art Gallery

PE001962 - Impact ’99 exhibition poster

Poster for the “Impact ‘99” exhibition held to showcase the work of University of Alberta’s 1999 Bachelor of Design graduating class. Held from April 27 – May 9, 1999 in the University’s Fine Arts Building Gallery.

University of Alberta Department of Art and Design

PE001909 - Grant MacEwan College Fine Art program poster

Poster advertising Grant MacEwan College’s Fine Art program. Includes images of student art, student testimonials and a description of the program and information for applicants. Has tear-off perforated information slips at the bottom, giving details on how to apply. Has an Edmonton Art Gallery Library stamp on the back, dated March 21, 2003.

MacEwan University

PE001907 - Edmonton Public Library “Planting Seeds of Knowledge” poster

Poster for Edmonton Public Library, encouraging readers to “Join the Library and Invest in Your Mind.” Primary text reads “Planting Seeds of Knowledge.” Printed in celebration of Edmonton Small Business Week, October 22-28, 2000. Background photo depicts Jim Edwards, President and CEO of Economic Development Edmonton, sitting outside of the Muttart Conservatory with a stack of business-related books from the Edmonton Public Library.

Edmonton Public Library

PE001899 - Carnival Ex Libris poster

Poster advertising the “first-ever Carnival Ex Libris,” to be held by the Edmonton Public Library on Saturday, November 4, 2000 at the Westin hotel. “Tickets $100.” Has an illustration of books with clown faces on them.

PE001917 - Water Garden: Tomoyo Ihaya exhibition poster

Poster advertising the exhibition: “Water Garden: Tomoyo Ihaya,” shown from October 15-26, 2002 at the University of Alberta’s Fab Gallery. Carried out as a visual presentation for their Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking degree. Poster includes an image of a work by Ihaya.

University of Alberta Department of Art and Design

PE001216 - The MacDonald Advertisement

Advertising brochure for the Macdonald Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta. The brochure contains promotional text describing the hotel and available accommodations and amenities within, and also features several photographs of the hotel interior.

PE000925 - Programs for the Edmonton “Pops” Orchestra “Pop” Concert

Three (3) programs for the Edmonton “Pops” Orchestra “Pop” Concert. All printed by Co-op Press Limited, Edmonton, AB. 

  • "Edmonton 'Pops' Orchestra First 'Pop' Concert." Cover is printed in green ink with a small green border topped by a solid brush-like design, sitting on top of a solid green ‘ground’ with stars. Below the title, more information is given: "Lee Hepner - Conductor - Presented by Edmonton Recreation Commission - in co-operation with Edmonton Musicians’ Protective Association - May 21st - Sales Pavilion - 8:30." The back cover contains an advertisement. The interior of the program contains biographies of the soloists, along with small photographs of them, advertisements, list of works to be performed, and a list of the instrumentalists.
  • "Edmonton 'Pops' Orchestra Second 'Pop' Concert." Cover design is printed in blue ink, and consists of a small blue border topped by a solid brush-like design, sitting on top of a solid blue ‘ground’ with stars. Below the title, more information is given: "Lee Hepner - Conductor - Presented by Edmonton Recreation Commission - in co-operation with Edmonton Musicians’ Protective Association - June 12th - Sales Pavilion - 8:30." The back cover contains an advertisement. The interior of the program contains biographies of the soloists, along with small photographs of them, advertisements, list of works to be performed, and a list of the instrumentalists. There is a hand-written remark in blue pencil on the front cover dating the program to 1952.;
  • "Edmonton 'Pops' Orchestra Eighth 'Pop' Concert." Cover design is printed in green ink, and consists of a small green border topped by a solid brush-like design, sitting on top of a solid green ‘ground’ with stars. Below the title, more information is given: "Lee Hepner - Conductor - Presented by Edmonton Recreation Commission - in co-operation with Edmonton Musicians’ Protective Association - Sept. 3rd - Sales Pavilion - 8:30." The back cover contains two advertisements. The interior of the programme contains small photographs of the soloists, advertisements, list of works to be performed, and a list of the instrumentalists.

PE000930 - Program for the operetta “Hansel and Gretel”

Program for the operetta “Hansel and Gretel.” Front cover contains a hand-drawn picture of a gingerbread house surrounded by trees, with two gingerbread figures on either side of the house. Front cover reads: "Hansel and Gretel - AN Operetta - Music by: E. Humperdinck, Composer - Berta Elsmith, Author - Presented by - The 'McDougall Singing Club' - McDougall School Auditorium - 107 St. 109 Ave. 8:00 PM. May 4 & 5 1950 - By permission of Publishers C.C.Birchard &Co.-Boston, U.S.A." Interior of the program contains the information on the acts, the actors, the characters, and the stage crew. The back of the program contains a thank you note from the McDougall Singing Club to its contributors. Took place in Edmonton, AB.

PE000979 - 1925 Program for the Northern Alberta Old Timers' Banquet and Dance

A program for the "Northern Alberta Old Timers Banquet and Dance at the MacDonald Hotel Wednesday, December 16th, 1925 at 7 p.m." Front cover also contains a long b&w photograph depicting a train of wagons pulled by oxen, with old wooden buildings in the background. A figure sits in the lead wagon. This picture is folded down over the top of the program, and covers the top 1/3 of both the back and front covers. The back cover contains a poem by Frank C. Steele titled: "The Pioneer Dead." The interior contains the program and menu for the banquet. Printing attributed to Douglas Printing.

PE004735 - Program for the University of Alberta Commerce Club’s 1949 Dividend Day party

Grey paper program for the University of Alberta Commerce Club’s Dividend Day party held at the Macdonald Hotel in Edmonton, AB on Wednesday, March 30, 1949.  This program certifies that R. Beere is the holder of five ten shares of the Preferred Stock of the club.  The club declared a dividend of one-fifth of one evening’s enjoyment per share.  The evening included grace, dinner, “The King,” Toast to Graduates by club president Mr. J. D. Campbell, reply by D. M. Wilson, speech by Chairman of the Provincial Board of Public Utility Commissioners Mr. G. M. Blackstock, which was then followed by dancing. 

PE004677 - Commercial Café Menu in Edmonton, AB

Commercial Café paper menu in original plastic-window cover, edged in burgundy with three of the four gold corners intact.  Windows have dried spills.  Front of the menu includes advertisements for Barrett & Olson Men’s Wear and Bates Electric as well as the Commercial Café name and address (10333 – 82 AVE) in South Edmonton.  Menu prices are often obscured by black marker with new prices handwritten beside.  A typewritten page dated Sunday, April 25th shows specials and lists desserts such as “Flapper Pudding.”  Back page has four advertisements for Hollywood Coldwaves, McBeth Agencies, Self’s Meat Market, and Capitol Cleaners and Laundry Limited.

PE000942 - Religious Icon Card from St. John’s Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral

The card is decorated with a picture of the Madonna and Child, printed in colour with a white border. The back of the card contains a stamp bearing the information of the church which provided it. It states: Compliments of St. John’s Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Fr. Stephan Semotiuk, Dean. Ph: (403) 421-0258. Located in Edmonton, AB. A hand written note in pen above this states the phone number for the CKUA radio station. 

PE000850 - "A Souvenir from the Edmonton District By C.W. Mathers" Photo Album

Cover page reads "A Souvenir from the Edmonton District By C.W. Mathers." Inside the album there is a brief note with the Adelphi Book Shop letterhead, addressed to a Mr. Dyde, informing him that another copy of this album has become available, so the recipient may have the current copy. The note is signed but the signature is illegible. Note is stamped Aug 11, 1959.
Photo album includes photographs of various locations and activities within the Edmonton District area, for example: the Saskatchewan river, riding with a dog train, farm yards, St. Albert, the Athabasca landing, among others.

Mathers, Charles Wesley

PE004873 - Photo Album of Pope John Paul II’s Visit to Edmonton’s St. Joseph’s Cathedral Basilica

Photo Album of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Edmonton in September, 1984. It has “Bill Connelly,” who was the recipient, handwritten on the top left corner of the inside cover. There is also a letter addressed to Mr. W.J. Connelly offering this album as a gesture of appreciation for his help. Album created by J.N. MacNeil and Roy Watson, Archbishops of Edmonton.

  • Photograph #1: Close-up shot of John Paul II.
  • Photograph #2: John Paul II and bishop walking up a staircase.
  • Photograph #3: Birds-eye view of mass taking place at St. Joseph’s Cathedral.
  • Photograph #4: Long shot of the podium with a group of bishops and cardinals standing behind John Paul II.
  • Photograph #5: Long shot of John Paul II lifting his arms in a blessing gesture.
  • Photograph #6: Diagonal shot of John Paul II’s vehicle being received by an excited crowd.
  • Photograph #7: Lateral view of a procession taking place outdoors in a field. Photo depicts thousands of followers observing mass presumably led upon a white altar.
  • Photograph #8: Medium low shot of John Paul II giving a speech on the altar.
  • Photograph #9: Medium long shot of John Paul II as he stands with his crucifix cane and lifts his hand in a blessing gesture.
  • Photograph #10: Medium long shot of John Paul II with a light background. He waves benevolently.

PE000923 - "Addresses by Junior U.F.A. President and Vice-President to the U.F.A Convention" 

Booklet titled: "Addresses by Junior U.F.A. President and Vice-President to the U.F.A Convention." Below this is written: "Masonic Temple, Edmonton-January, 1936." Cover is printed on plain white paper with black writing. Front cover contains a black border with the title within this border, and a small image consisting of a torch with a ribbon wrapped around it and tied in a bow. The five (5) pages that follow detail the addresses given by the Junior President and Vice-President of the United Farmers Association Co-op at the convention. A small publishing mark on the back cover noted: Allied Printing Edmonton-Trades Council-Union Label. 

PE004944 - Collection of posters from a picture calendar showing Edmonton, AB

Collection of five (5) posters showing various images related to Edmonton.  All rolled into scrolls but otherwise undamaged.

  • Interior of McNeils Cigar Store 1920,
  • Old CNR (Canadian National Railways) Station showing 101 St. and 104 Ave. 1945,
  • View of Edmonton from the Southwest around 1912,
  • First Social Credit Script passed 1936,
  • Sulky racing around 1912.
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