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PE000672 - Winnipeg Municipal Election Handbills

Collection of handbills supporting candidates for positions in Winnipeg municipal government.
Collection includes:

  • Mary Jenkins for School Trustee in Ward 2, up for re-election. Features B&W photo of Jenkins and a brief biography. [1940?],
  • W. A. Cuddy for School Trustee in Ward 1. Features B&W photo of Cuddy and list of credentials. [1940?],
  • Ernest Hallonquist for Alderman in Ward 2, up for re-election. Features B&W photo of Hallonquist and list of credentials. Oct. 1948,
  • Slaw Rebchuk for Alderman and Andrew Zaharychuk for School Trustee (up for re-election) in Ward 3, supported by the Winnipeg Taxpayers’ Association. Features photos of both candidates. Oct. 1949,
  • James Black for Alderman in Ward 2, up for re-election. Features B&W photo of Black, list of credentials and the heading “Winnipeg Is Your City! Safeguard Its Future!!” Oct. [1949],
  • Peter Taraska for Alderman and Edward Bachynski for School Trustee in Ward 3, supported by the North Winnipeg Taxpayers’ Association. Features B&W photos of both candidates. Oct. 1952.

PE004987 - Minutes of the Western Canadian Press Association

Minutes are either written or pasted into the exercise book. Includes:

  • Manuscript.  Minutes of meeting of the Western Canadian Press Association held in Sons of England Hall.  14pp.
  • Manuscript.  Meeting of Association at Clarendon Hotel Sept (??) 1, 1898.  8pp.
  • Proceedings at Convention of Printers and Publishers held at Clarendon Hotel, Winnipeg, Friday, Dec. 17th, 1897.  N.p., c.1897.  14pp.
  • Proceedings at the Convention of the W. Canadian Press Assoc. held in Sons of England Hall, Winnipeg, Feb. 11th, 1898.  N.p., c.1898.  6pp.
  • Meeting of the W. Canadian Press Assoc. held at the Clarendon Hotel, Winnipeg, April 8th, 1898.  2pp.
  • Western Canada Press Assoc. Annual Meeting Clarendon Hotel, Winnipeg, March 3, 1899.  8pp.  Includes list of members.
  • Western Canada Press Assoc. Proceedings Fourth Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 1st-3rd, 1900.  Includes list of members.

PE000786 - Brochure announcing the municipal elections of the city of Winnipeg

Brochure announcing the municipal elections of the city of Winnipeg. It includes poll locations and hours and voting guidelines. The flipside of the brochure includes the mailing stamp, addressee (identified as Marteinsson Runolfur), his address, and his reference number. There is a handwritten note on the bottom right corner that reads “Prominent Icelandic Canadian Lutheran Minister” and an arrow pointing to the addressee’s name.

PE004897 - "Thank You" in Christmas Edition of Winnipeg Tribune

Thank you note - The Winnipeg Tribune - Christmas 1960 Edition. Printed on newsprint in red and black ink, this is a miniature version of this journal containing news stories and images. There are two blank pages at the end of the edition, in which the paper boy, identified as Helmut Thohaben, has written a note to express gratitude to his customer and to wish him a Merry Christmas.

PE004674 - Letter from Line Elevators Farm Service of Winnipeg, MB welcoming veterans

Typed letter from Line Elevators Farm Service of Winnipeg, MB as per Director F. J. Greaney.  The letter is a welcome to “newly-established veterans” who are entering the farming community, offering them consulting service, seed laboratory service, and publications.  Originally, this letter accompanied several bulletins and leaflets, now lost.  

PE004757 - Winnipeg Fire Alarm Office, 1902

B&W photographic print mounted on cardboard.  Labelled on reverse “Winnipeg Fire Alarm Office, 1902” handwritten in black ink. Photograph shows the corner of a wall-papered room containing a long counter on which rests various devices, including five alarm bells.  A boxy machine with switches and gauges is pushed against the neighbouring wall.  In the foreground, resting on a desk, is a telephone.  

PE000162 - Documents related to The Winnipeg Paint and Glass Co., Ltd.

Items related to The Winnipeg Paint and Glass Company Limited, including:

  • A typed letter on company letterhead, addressed to The Kennedy Mercantile Co. in Sifton Manitoba regarding a catalog, price list, and discount card. May 22nd, 1914. -- Includes envelope.;
  • A staple-bound pamphlet - a dealers’ price list for screen doors and window screens. Jan 1st, 1914.;
  • A staple-bound pamphlet - a dealers’ price list for roofing and construction materials. Jan 1st, 1914.

See also PE000163 for a booklet of sample roofing papers from The Winnipeg Paint and Glass Co., Ltd.

PE000765 - Winnipeg Movie Advertisement

Advertisement for three films playing throughout April 17th-26th. Film titles are “The Saturday Night Kid,” “Devil May Care,” and “The Return of Sherlock Holmes.” The first film is advertised on one side and the remaining two on the back side. Each side is headlined “Osborne Western Electric System.” Advertisement includes photographs of cast members Clara Bow and Ramon Novarro, as well as prices for adults and children. 

PE000635 - Canada Paint advertisement

Brochure advertising for Canada Paint, sold at Alsip Brick, Tile & Lumber Co. of Portage Ave. [Winnipeg, Manitoba]. Includes 32 paint colour samples, suggested exterior painting colour schemes and bright colour illustrations on the front and back cover.

PE004770 - The Free Press Sport Calendar 1917 for Winnipeg

Booklet titled, "The Free Press Sport Calendar 1917, containing Schedules and Information of all Amateur Sports in Winnipeg during Summer Season of 1917, (Compliments of the Free Press)." Cover is done in light blue and has a picture of two (2) baseball players on the front. Back cover contains an advertisement for Men in Touch. The contents contain rules, dates, times, locations, and clubs playing for lacrosse, baseball, soccer, gold, and cricket. Note on the inside states it was compiled by W.J. Finlay and G.P. Leyden, of the Free Press Sport Department.

PE004769 - Booklet "With the Compliments of the Winnipeg Bankers’ Hockey Association Schedule 1922-1923."

Booklet titled: "With the Compliments of the Winnipeg Bankers’ Hockey Association Schedule 1922-1923." Contains a list of officers for the season, honorary patrons, past winners of the championship cup, and a list of dates, times, locations, and clubs playing in games throughout the season. Scores and results have been hand-written into the blanks provided. Printed by Veteran Press Ltd.

PE004816 - Booklet "With the Compliments of the Winnipeg Bankers’ / Hockey League Schedule 1921-22."

Booklet titled: "With the Compliments of the Winnipeg Bankers’ Hockey League Schedule 1921-22." Booklet contains a list of officers for the season, honorary patrons, previous winners of the championship cup, and a list of the times, dates, locations, and teams playing in games for the league’s season. Scores and final results have been written-in by hand. Printed by Veteran Press Ltd.

PE004756 - Third Annual Report of the Winnipeg Amateur Driving Club

Booklet titled: "The Winnipeg Amateur Driving Club 1908." The cover contains only a small ink depiction of a carriage pulled by four (4) horses. Interior is comprised of six (6) pages detailing the information of the driving club including:  a list of officers, membership roll, honorary members, class winners, cup donors, mile heat races, records for 1908, and the treasurer’s report. Cover is made from thick paper stock, while the interior pages are comprised of glossy paper stock.

PE004730 - Publicity photographs of various hosts at CJOB radio station in Winnipeg

A group of B&W publicity photographs of various hosts at CJOB radio station in Winnipeg.  The publicity photographs are all reproduced with the signature of the pictured host: George Gallagher (Your “Night Owl”), Geo “Hank” McCloy, Jim Gibson, Chuck Skelding, Allan Bready, and Dudley Armand Paterson.  Additionally, Hank McCloy’s photograph is cropped and reproduced as an advertisement for his daily “Ladies’ Choice” program, with “Miscellaneous” recipes on the back, apparently from page 78 of a publication.  The recipes are for party sandwich loaf, sandwich spread, and Spanish sauce.  Someone has written “Sunday. Jerrys” in blue pen

PE004732 - Letter accepting Miss. Wilcox into Central Congregational Church in Winnipeg, MB

Envelope postmarked March 5, 1887, addressed to Miss Richardson c/o A. Wickson of 144 Donald Street.  A letter dated March 4, 1887, signed by J. M. Silcot or Silcox on behalf of the congregation of Central Congregational Church in Winnipeg, MB accepting Miss Richardson’s application for membership.  On the reverse is printed the covenant members enter into with the Church.  The letter is printed on cream paper watermarked “A Pirie & Sons 1886” and bears numerous creases.

PE000841 - Album of newspaper clippings detailing the Winnipeg Newspaper Strike

The first page contains a type-written preface bordered with strips of green paper and pasted to a sheet of yellow paper. The preface explains the Winnipeg Newspapers Strike, which began on November 8, 1945, when the printers failed to turn up for the night shift. The following pages are sheets of green paper with typed accounts and newspaper clippings pasted on. Some attachments are held together with metal brads. The clippings narrate the sequence of events following the strike (e.g. creation of alternate papers, Ottawa legislation appeal, opposition between publishers and stereotypers), and typed captions provide context to each page.

PE004898 - Leaflet for a free Glaucoma Clinic

Leaflet for Glaucoma Prevention promoting a Free Glaucoma Clinic. The cover invites readers to visit a free glaucoma clinic and includes a photograph of a female patient being examined by a male ophthalmologist. The internal pages include information outlining the symptoms, prevention, diagnosis, and dangers of glaucoma. Sponsored by Lions Club of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Medical Society.

PE004675 - "Manitoba for Immigrants” booklet written by A. Smith and H. McKellar

Booklet titled “Manitoba for Immigrants” written by A. Smith and H. McKellar of the Provincial Immigration Office in Winnipeg.  Printed at the office of The Commercial.  The text encourages settlement in the County of Russell and Lake Dauphin District.  The cover has an advertisement for H. S. Wesbrook in Winnipeg; the Hudson’s Bay Company’s General Stores across Manitoba, North-West Territories and British Columbia; The Trust and Loan Company of Canada; and New Douglass House in Winnipeg.

PE004850 - Postcard invitation to the Winnipeg Section National Council of Jewish Women Annual Meeting.

Postcard invitation to the Winnipeg Section National Council of Jewish Women Annual Meeting. To be held at the Royal Alexandra Hotel on Monday, May 11, 1936. Details the agenda, along with a notice that the meeting will commence promptly at 2:00 pm, and is signed by Sybil M. Cohen, Corresponding-Secretary. The back side is addressed to Mrs .H. Medovy, and the postal stamp dates it to May 7, 1936.

PE004720 - Souvenir Royal Alexandra Hotel Guest Book from 1915

Royal Alexandra Hotel Guest Book from 1915.  Blue paper cover with the name of the hotel letter-pressed in gold ink on the front, and an advertisement for Blackwoods Dry Ginger Ale and Blackwoods Aero-distilled Drinking Water printed in black ink on the back cover. Inside the front cover is an advertisement for The Princess candy store.  Inside are forty (40) pages of glossy white paper bordered with a repeating maple leaf pattern printed in pale blue ink.  The left page is usually an advertisement for a local business, with the opposing page giving information and an image for a local Winnipeg attraction.  “This book designed and compiled for and with the approval of the Royal Alexandra Hotel by G. E. Webb” and printed by Sulman Bros. Ltd in Winnipeg.

PE004763 - Postcard invitation to a Canada Club member for a Board of Trade Luncheon to be held May 31, 1937

Postcard invitation addressed to Louis Kornberger, Esq. of 501 Avenue Bldg, Winnipeg, MB.  The one (1) cent postage is pre-printed onto this cream-coloured card stock invitation and lacks a postal cancellation.  The invitation is for a Winnipeg Board of Trade Luncheon to be held May 31, 1937, in the Royal Alexandra Hotel.  Mr. Kornberger, as a member of the Canadian Club, is invited to purchase a 75 cent ticket to hear Sir Francis Floud, C.B., K.C.B., speak on the topic of “Agricultural Aspects of the Trade Agreement with the United Kingdom.”  Sir Floud is High Commissioner, and a summary of his career in the British Civil Service is given.  He previously spoke to the Canadian Club on June 7, 1935. 

PE000664 - Duff Roblin Campaign Materials

Collection of campaign materials in support of former Manitoba Premier Duff Roblin’s campaign to be the Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre. Collection includes: Handbill with B&W photo of Roblin and information on how and where to vote., Handbill with B&W image of Roblin talking on the phone and looking at his watch, includes a map of the Winnipeg South Centre riding., Pamphlet, trifold, titled “…we want this man” featuring a B&W picture of Roblin lifting up a smiling young girl, includes lists of his achievements and policies., Flexidisc in a red and purple, paper cover titled “Duff Roblin in the Man for South Centre.” Cover and flexidisc feature two-tone high contrast images of Roblin’s profile. Produced by McKim Productions.

PE000993 - Multiple articles concerning the Boy Scouts in Canada, and especially Lord Baden-Powell

Multiple articles concerning the Boy Scouts in Canada, and especially Lord Baden-Powell. Items include:

  • 15.6 x 23.9 cm souvenir programme for the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Boy Scouts Association Ninth Winnipeg Group, 1910-1935. Programme contains a b&w photograph on the front of the First Presbyterian Church of Winnipeg. Below the photograph is a caption noting it as the headquarters of the group during the past either years. It then continues on to describe the formation of the ninth Winnipeg troop Boy Scouts listing the scouters in charge and the instructors. The interior contains advertisements, along with the programme for a three-act comedy performed by the troop. The rest of the programme details the anniversary banquet and dinner, the Divine Worship schedule, and information on the formation of the Wolf Cub Pack and the Girl Guides. Programme is quite stained, and has a few tears in it.
  • 15.3 x 22.5 cm programme titled: "The Boy Scouts Association West Winnipeg and District, assisted by The St. James Concert Orchestra, Presents a Night of 'Good Turns' in the Winnipeg Auditorium Concert Hall on February 1, 1936, under the distinguished patronage of His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba." Below this is the crest of the Boy Scouts Association, and a hand-written note stating: To Willard Lawrence-who actively participated in this “pioneer” concert. C.H. Heddesheimer, Scouter. The interior contains 6 pages, which includes advertisements, the programme for the performances and a list of the Boy Scout Troops, Wolf Club Packs, Rover Scout Crews, and executive members. Programme is in good condition, with little show of wear.
  • 15.3 x 23 cm programme for the Boy Scout and Girl Guide Rally, in honour of The Rt. Hon. Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell, G.C.M.G., K.C.B. Chief Scout of the World and The Lady Baden-Powell G.B.E. Chief Guide of the World. Rally was held in the Amphitheatre Rink, Winnipeg, 4th May, 1935. Front cover contains two b&w photographs of Lord and Lady Baden-Powell. Interior contains the programme for the rally, and the back page contains a listing of the Scout, Cub, Guide, and Brownie promises and laws. Programme is quite stained and faded, but in otherwise good condition.
  • 15.5 x 14 cm newspaper clipping titled Watching the March Past. Contains a b&w photograph depicting Lord and Lady Baden-Powell, their two daughters, Lieutenant-Governor Tupper, and several other people in the background watching the marching regiments of Boy Scouts as part of Winnipeg’s Silver Jubilee Celebration. Clipping is in good condition, though faded.
  • 15.2 x 12.6 cm newspaper clipping depicting a large b&w photograph of Lord Baden-Powell shaking hands with veteran Scouts. Clipping is faded, but in good condition.
  • 15.2 x 11 cm newspaper clipping from the Winnipeg Free Press, containing a b&W photograph of men in uniform, captioned Regiment Honors Chief Scout. Rest of caption details Lord Baden-Powell’s visit to the Manitoba Club. Clipping is dated Tuesday, May 7, 1935. Clipping is faded, but in good condition.
  • 15.2 x 12 cm newspaper clipping depicting a b&w photograph of a Scout beacon aflame, with the caption noting the lighting of the beacon after the recall of the Spanish Armada. Clipping is faded, but in good condition.
  • 10.2 x 11.8 cm newspaper clipping containing a b&w photograph of Lord Baden-Powell in his youth. A small blurb above it describes how Lord Baden-Powell came to be a scoutmaster. Clipping is faded, but in otherwise good condition.

PE000766 - Advertisement for Reliance Ink 

Advertisement for Reliance Ink. It is printed on pink, light cardboard and features the illustration of a hand writing with an ink pen. The product logo is featured on the right bottom corner, as well as the name of the company (Reliance Ink Company Ltd), and the city it is based: Winnipeg.

PE000685 - E. B. Osler Campaign Booklet

Booklet supporting E. B. Osler, the Liberal candidate for the federal riding of Winnipeg South Centre. The booklet has the aesthetic of an issue of TIME magazine, including a masthead listing the members of his campaign committee on the front inside cover; editorials by Osler and Pierre Elliott Trudeau; an article on Osler’s policy positions; many B&W pictures of Osler, his constituents and his family; and a review of Osler’s books The Man Who Had to Hang: Louis Riel and La Salle.

PE004762 - Souvenir photograph from Dukes (sic?) Barbecue

Front cover is printed with a B&W image of a long, low building identified as “Dukes (sic?) Barbecue, Dine and Dance, Featuring Piano-Solo Vox by Romeo.”  The address is 2523 Portage Avenue, phone number 62 951.  The photograph inside shows three (3) male-female couples sitting in a booth.  A 7up bottle is identifiable amongst the cigarette packs and glassware on the table.  The men all wear suits and ties, while two (2) of the women wear suit jackets.  The third woman wears a dress.  The printing company seems to be Cusitar, address 650 Maryland St, phone number 23 162.  Possibly located in Winnipeg, MB.  

PE000690 - Program for the Canadian tour of British actor Sir John Martin Harvey and his company

Program detailing the repertoire of British actor Sir John Martin Harvey and his company while on a Canadian tour. The four pages of the program feature B&W portraits of Martin Harvey and actress N. De Silva, as well as descriptions and reviews of each play performed. The back of the program lists the schedule of performances to be held at the Walker Theatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

PE000613 - Five Roses Flour farm record calendar

Farm record calendar printed by Lake of the Woods Milling Co. Ltd. A colour print of Keewatin, Ontario “The Home of Five Roses Flour” is on the cover. Contains information “of practical value to the farm home,” such as recipes, advice on how to treat the common ailments of farm animals, food preservation etc. Also includes empty charts on which to record animals or produce sold per month. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

PE000753 - C.S. Judson Company Catalogue

Catalogue - C.S. Judson Company. Typewritten catalogue of farm equipment by C.S. Judson Company in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Contents include a variety of farm articles with prices and illustrations, as well as two order forms and an envelope addressed to C.S. Judson Co., Limited. Printed in colour.

PE004723 - Flyer for “Face the Facts" talk by Judge Rutherford

Flyer advertising a free talk being given by Judge Rutherford on Sunday, September 11, 1938, 1 p.m. at Amphitheatre Rink in Winnipeg, MB.  The speech, titled “Face the Facts,” is to be broadcast simultaneously “throughout England, Australasia, Canada and America.”  Judge Rutherford is also the author of “Enemies,” a book available for purchase through the Watch Tower office in Toronto, ON, for twenty-five (25) cents.

PE000382 - Group of children, poss. Cadets

B&W print, mounted, of nine (9) children - male and female - who appear to be youth cadets. Flag at feet of children is the Canadian (Red?) Ensign, so estimated date of photograph is between 1921 and 1957. Photographed by Meyers of Winnipeg.

PE000775 - Championship Gala by the Maple Leaf Swimming Club

Championship Gala at Sherwood Pool staged by the Maple Leaf Swimming Club. It is typewritten on orange newsprint. The cover lists the participating categories, ticket prices, and contact information. It has a printed illustration of a swimmer diving on the top left corner. Printed by the Alberta Printing Trades Council of Winnipeg.

PE004680 - Menu card for Shanghai Chop Suey restaurant

Menu card for Shanghai Chop Suey restaurant located at 238-240 King Street in Winnipeg, MB.  The covers are printed to look like red leather.  The front mentions the restaurant has air conditioning and does banquets, and has illustrations of the restaurant and a crane with silver accents.  There are one hundred sixteen (116) numbered menu items including chop suey, egg foyoung, chow fan, chow mein, warmein, and guykew.     

PE000970 - "Peerless Wire Fences" brochure

Brochure for Peerless Wire Fences. Front cover reads: "Peerless Wire Fences Banwell Hoxie Wire Fence Co. Ltd-Hamilton Ont., Winnipeg Man." Below this title is a photograph of two men loading pumpkins into a wagon, with a drawn-in white fence in the foreground. Brochure contains twenty-one (21) pages depicting the various types of fences for sale. Printing credit given to Southam Press, Limited, Toronto.

PE000917 - Borbridge’s Fall 1918 Flyer

Flyer printed on thin newsprint and folded three times. Title states: "Borbridge’s Fall 1918 Flyer." The cover has a faded red background with a floral banner running along the left side. There is a large blurb on the front cover describing the up and coming events and specials at the store. The bottom of the flyer contains the store’s logo, indicating its location in Winnipeg, Canada. The interior contains advertisements for products, including pictures and descriptions. Some of the products advertised are horse harnesses and blankets, men’s mitts and pullovers, saddles, robes, bells, and a variety of boots and shoes.

PE000160 - Letter from Thomas Seaton Scott (former Chief Dominion Architect) to his daughter

Handwritten letter on Grand Union Hotel letterhead, dated April 15th, 1882 by Thomas Seaton Scott (former Chief Dominion Architect) to his daughter Alice in which he reminisces, discusses being out west, offers his opinions on the First Nations Peoples, etc. Winnipeg Manitoba. --Includes a short typed biography of Scott and a transcribed selection from the letter.

Scott, Thomas Seaton

PE000880 - Menu and program for the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot

Menu and program for a complimentary banquet held to commemorate the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot and to honour Ashmore Kidd, M.P.P. in Ontario. The cover indicates the location (County of Winnipeg), the sponsoring group (Loyal Orange Order), its active dates, and information regarding time/location of the event.  The left page contains the menu while the right page contains the program. Each page is delineated with a decorative black frame. The back side of the document contains four (4) advertisements for various local businesses.

PE004800 - "The Schools Called Public Schools of Manitoba are in reality Protestant Schools," by His Grace A. A. Taché, Archibishop of St. Boniface

Booklet titled: "The Schools Called Public Schools of Manitoba are in reality Protestant Schools," by His Grace A. A. Taché, Archibishop of St. Boniface. Contains 12 pages in which the Archbishop answers the question: “Are the Public Schools of Manitoba the Continuation of the Protestant Schools of the same Province?”

Taché, A. A. (Alexandre-Antonin)

PE000760 - Testimonial Dinner in honour of the Rt. Hon. and Mrs. John G. Diefenbaker at the Marlborough Hotel, Winnipeg

Testimonial Dinner in honour of the Rt. Hon. and Mrs. John G. Diefenbaker at the Marlborough Hotel, Winnipeg. Put on by The Dominion Executive with the Winnipeg Branch of the Ukrainian Canadian Committee. It includes the event schedule, dinner menu, and a biography of John Diefenbaker in English and Ukrainian. There is also a list of the members of the honorary committee and two photographs of John Diefenbaker.

PE000902 - "Premier Truck Cabs and Bodies - Anthony Steel Dump Truck Bodies - D. Ackland & Son Limited - Winnipeg - Calgary - Chevrolet" booklet

Title reads: "Premier Truck Cabs and Bodies - Anthony Steel Dump Truck Bodies - D. Ackland & Son Limited - Winnipeg - Calgary - Chevrolet." Cover contains an ink drawing of a speeding truck with a farm scene in the background. Title and drawing are done in green ink. Interior contains descriptions and drawings of different truck parts and accessories available for purchase. A note on the back page says the booklet was printed by Birt Printing Co., Ltd, and compiled by W.H. Hart. There is an included page printed on thin green paper noting the Premier Truck, Cab and Body Price list at D. Ackland & Son, Limited, Winnipeg.

PE004867 - The Prairie Lumberman Monthly Publication.

A monthly publication of the Western Retail Lumbermen's Association titled "The Prairie Lumberman"(January 26 volume). Printed in colour. Publication includes cartoons, illustrations, stories, jokes, updates and news relating to the lumber industry. Publication based in Winnipeg.

PE000778 - Souvenir Album Folder of Western Canada.

Nine (9) photographs depict images of Winnipeg, Brandon, Edmonton, Calgary, Moose Jaw, a standard passenger train, the train on the Canadian Pacific Railway, close-up of the Canadian Northern Railway Standard Passenger Train, and buffalo in the park at Wainwright, Alberta. These photographs are enclosed in a brown envelope containing various imagery typical of Western Canada. Printed by Hough Litho Limited (Toronto).

PE000758 - 37th Convention Program of the Western Retail Lumbermen’s Association at the Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

Program for the 37th convention of the Western Retail Lumbermen’s Association. The event was held at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, MB. Contents of the program include inspirational messages, a photograph of the principal guest speaker and president of the Canadian Pacific Railway, E.W. Beatty, as well as the event schedule, discussion questions, and songs performed.

PE004764 - "Favorite Songs of the M.F.A." compiled by Helen Watson for the Manitoba Federation of Agriculture

Booklet titled “Favorite Songs of the M.F.A.” and compiled by Helen Watson, Director of Youth Work, in October 1941.  M.F.A. stands for the Manitoba Federation of Agriculture, located at 610 Royal Bank Building, Winnipeg, MB.  The introduction mentions that the accompanying music for two-thirds of these songs was published as the M.F.A. Music Kit.  Many of the songs are traditional, such as “Alouette” and “O Susanna,” or Christian, such as “Lord I Want to be a Christian” and “Nearer My God to Thee.”  The songs are organized under themes such as “Patriotic” and “Organization,” but also “Introduction.”  

Manitoba Federation of Agriculture

PE000826 - Photograph Album Belonging to "Ben" of the No. 39 Service Training Flying School

Albums contain several portraits of the photographer, Ben (last name not mentioned), member of No. 39 Service Training Flying School (Swift Current, Sask. British Commonwealth Air Training Plan).
Photographs capture daily activities, events, and context related to Swift Current, Saskatchewan, such as the city, images of the prairie, classrooms, sleeping accommodations, leisure activities (e.g. skating), colleagues’ study areas, farm items and animals, transit stations, and Wings parades.
A prominent image is that of the cast of the 3rd Current Review (Sept. 1942), which depicts a line of beauty queens named after war-planes (Miss Hurricane, Miss Spitfire, Miss Mosquito, etc.), and a drag queen at the centre named Missed It.
The photo albums also document the photographer Ben’s travels during his leave. As a result, the albums include many images of Swift Current, Winnipeg, the Rockies, various locations in BC, and California.

PE004759 - Photograph Album Documenting the Royal Visit to Winnipeg in 1951

The photographs cover the royal visit of Princess Elizabeth and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, to Winnipeg, MB in 1951.  Photographs processed by Sun Photo Co. in Winnipeg.  There are no captions. 

  • Princess Elizabeth, heir apparent to the British crown, and her husband Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, disembark a Canadian Air Force plane and are greeted by uniformed gentlemen. 
  • Still on the tarmac, with the Canadian Air Force plane in the background, Princess Elizabeth smiles as she signs documents on a table flanked by two uniformed men.
  • Princess Elizabeth inspects a line of Royal Canadian Air Force members.
  • Princess Elizabeth and Philip ride in the back of a Cadillac car, protected on all sides by a clear canopy.
  • Princess Elizabeth and Philip pass officials on a staircase outside an unidentified location.  In the background, officers link hands to hold back a massive crowd.
  • Princess Elizabeth and Philip ride in the back of the canopied car, driving past cheering crowds.  People crowd in the second and third floor windows above Moore’s restaurant.  A theatre marquee sign wishes “A Warm Welcome.”
  • Princess Elizabeth stands surrounded by officials at the top of stone steps between two stone columns. 
  • Princess Elizabeth and Philip ride in the back of the canopied car.  Crowds appear to be pressing close, with this photograph taken very close to the passenger side of the car. 
  • Princess Elizabeth and Philip descend stairs inside an unidentified location.

PE001004 - Album of a Trip across Canada

An album of photographs by an unidentified but accomplished photographer, with some commercial photos from Barclay and Steele & Co. mixed throughout. The album documents a trip across Canada, from sea to sea, taking place in the late 1800s. Many scenes in British Columbia, the Rocky Mountains, the Prairies (including Aboriginals and cowboys), and Ontario and Quebec, but the album does not seem to be arranged chronologically.

26 photographs in B.C.,
22 in the Prairies,
10 in Quebec and Ontario.

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