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Photograph of two men on horseback in parade

Photograph of two Indigenous men in full regalia on horseback. They are likely from the Nakoda (Stoney) or Niitsitapi/ Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) Nations. They are riding down a street with many people standing on the sidewalk behind them.

PE001563 - Photographs: [Images of Calgary and surrounding area]

Born in Ontario, Harry Pollard (1880-1968) was the son of a photographer and established his own studio in Calgary in 1899. Although based in Alberta, his work documented people and places across Canada and around the world. From 1924 until his retirement in 1954, Pollard worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway producing promotional photographs and films of the various ocean cruises that the company operated. For more information, please see the biographical entry in the Provincial Museum of Alberta's Harry Pollard fonds (available online at [accessed on 10 December 2018]).

The album contains views of Calgary and of various local buildings, churches, and residences. Agricultural and ranching scenes, including photographs of prize livestock and produce, are also present.

Pollard, H.

PE001573 - W.J. Oliver photographs of the Calgary Stampede

Born in England, William John Oliver (1887-1954) settled in Calgary and worked as a staff photographer for local newspapers. He also operated his own studio. Oliver's work explored many themes, but during the 1920s and 1930s he shot extensively at the Calgary Stampede. For more information, please see the biographical entry in the Glenbow Museum's W.J. Oliver fonds (available online at [accessed on 9 December 2018]).

These 7 photographs document the Calgary Stampede rodeo, capturing cowboys competing in several events: bronc riding (5), chuckwagon racing (1), and calf roping (1).

Photograph of seven teepees

Photograph of seven teepees from the Nakoda (Stoney) Nation. Writing on reverse reads "Indian Village; Stoney Indian tribe".

Photograph of women on horseback

Photograph of Indigenous women in full regalia on horseback, almost all facing away from the camera. They are likely from the Nakoda (Stoney) or Niitsitapi/ Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) Nations. Writing on reverse reads "Squaws; Note travois".

Photograph of three teepees

Photograph of several teepees, mostly focused on one with a bison motif. They are likely of the Nakoda (Stoney) or Niitsitapi/ Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) Nations.

Photograph of Bill [Vaudreuil?] and two unidentified men

Photograph of three men, "Bill" in the middle of two Indigenous men in full regalia, who are likely from the Nakoda (Stoney) or Niitsitapi/ Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) Nations. Notably behind them are signs for "Calgary" and "[Hudson's] Bay Company". Writing on reverse reads ""Bill" [Vaudreuil?]; Late R.N.W.M.P.; with his old pals. V is wearing Legion Button."

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.?

3.9 Images likely from Calgary Stampede [193-?]

Subseries consists of photographs of Indigenous people, likely from the Nakoda (Stoney) or Niitsitapi/ Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) Nations, and settlers taking part in parades and cultural exhibitions. Seems to be the Calgary Stampede though the year is unknown. Likely taken in sometime during Pocock's pensioner years in the 1930s. Subseries is arranged according to the order that photographs were processed.

Men sitting on curbside

Photograph of five indigenous men in full regalia sitting on a curbside. Men are likely from the Nakoda (Stoney) or Niitsitapi/ Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) Nations. Writing on reverse reads "Indian Medicine Man; Note dead crow; Cure for D.T.S ?".

Photograph of men and child on horseback

Photograph of three Indigenous men and a child on horseback, all in full regalia. They are likely from the Nakoda (Stoney) or Niitsitapi/ Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) Nations. Writing on reverse reads "Note Indian Chiefs son wearing Buffalo horn [insignia?] of rank".

"The Northwest Prohibition Farce" Calgary Tribune Clipping

“The Northwest Prohibition Farce” newspaper clipping from the Calgary Tribune and dated July 18, 1888.
An editorial piece protesting the exemption granted the Canadian Pacific Railway from the permit-based liquor laws of the time.
“In another column will be found the announcement that permission has been granted to the Canadian Pacific Railway hotel in Banff to import and sell wine and beer as a beverage, and the Mounted Police authorities have received instructions not to interfere with them in the carrying on of that business. . . . The Government at Ottawa (by whom the Lieutenant-Governor of these Territories has unquestionably been authorized in this case) seem to be under the impression that the people of this country are a lot of serfs and nincompoops who have no conception of the rights of freemen . . . ”

PE001090 - Victorian-Era Photograph Album

Photo album containing images from Western Canada, England and (possibly) India. Of particular interest in the context of the Prairie Ephemera collection are the 68 photos set in Western Canada – likely near Calgary, on the Bow River – which primarily depict cattle ranching, with images of cattle, horses, family groups, as well as a single photo of a pair of aboriginal persons in traditional dress. The remaining 61 photos depict locations, people and animals in England, as well as including several images of Indian army soldiers on parade or drill.

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.

PE001081 - Morris Safe & Lock Co. Documents

Documents from, or associated with, the Morris Safe & Lock Co., pertaining to their business affairs with Canadian organizations in Calgary and Saskatchewan. Included amongst the documents are:

  • Correspondence, typed and written, by Norris Safe & Lock Co. employees and by customers of the company on business matters and transactions. Relevant newspaper extracts are attached to two of these.
  • Bills from the City of Calgary, John Jones Alberta Paint Shop, and Tasker Transfer Company
  • Cheques from the Dominion Bank
  • An Alberta Government Telephone notice that payment is in arrears.

PE001002 - Sir Wilfrid Laurier's 1910 Train Trip Through Western Canada

A photograph album created by an unknown person, documenting the 1910 train trip completed by Sir Wilfrid Laurier, as Prime Minister, across western Canada. In July and August, Sir Laurier traveled on a special Grand Trunk Pacific train from Fort William, ON to Prince Rupert, B.C. and back, returning to Ottawa September 7, 1910. He was accompanied by numerous colleagues, including his private secretary, E. J. Lemaire; Minister of Railways and Canals, George Perry Graham, M.P.; Edward Mortimer Macdonald, M.P.; and Frederick Forsythe Pardee, M.P.

The B&W photographs are captioned in white on the black paper pages of the album. The photographs are only roughly in chronological order. The owner of the album titled the first page, "The Grand Trunk Pacific Trip." The acronym "G.T.P." is used for Grand Trunk Pacific railway throughout the album. Minister Graham is identified in the photographs by the acronym "G.P.G."

Photographs include:

  • Various photographs of the group chatting and milling around the train, occasionally posing for the photographer. Several of these photographs also show the train's crew.

  • A large welcome sign on the bridge in Fort William, ON.

  • Two photographs of the August 5th train wreck between the Laurier special train and a freight train on the C.P.R. track east of Moose Jaw between Belle Plaine and Pense. The train car is torn apart like a toy. No one in the prime minister's party was seriously injured.

  • One photograph of a man in a buggy, captioned "Joe" Clarke. This appears to be the future mayor of Edmonton.

  • Captioned photographs of the welcome received at Inverness [?], Winnipeg [MB], Melfort [SK], Selkirk [MB], Yorkton [SK], Medicine Hat [AB], Calgary [AB], Wetaskiwin [AB], Rosthern [SK], Banff [AB], Golden [B.C.], Prince Rupert [B.C.], and Victoria [B.C.].

  • Photograph of the "Welcome to our Premier" arch made of oats in Yorkton, SK.

  • Several photographs of Indigenous people.

  • Two photographs of "Buffalo at Banff," including a calf.

  • Several beautiful photographs of the Rocky Mountains.

  • Several photographs taken from the deck of a ship off the coast of Prince Rupert, B.C.

PE001101 - Canadian Pacific Railway Company’s Irrigation System in Alberta

An informational booklet, distributed at the International Irrigation Congress in Calgary, on the Canadian Pacific Railway’s efforts to construct irrigation works in southern Alberta, and to a lesser extent, on the company’s effort to facilitate land sales and the development of farming in the same region. Some commentary is also included, from the perspective of the company, on irrigation law, and on the establishment of the Western Canadian Irrigation Association.

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.?

PE004838 - Annual Southern Alberta Pioneer & Old Timers’ Assn Round-Up and Banquet Programs

1st Annual Program titled: "First Annual Dinner and Round Up of the members of Southern Alberta Pioneers’ & Old Timers’ Association. Palliser Hotel, Calgary, Alberta, Wednesday, January 18th, 1922, 7 o’clock p.m." Front cover has an ink drawing of a bison’s head in the center, along with a smaller drawing of a farmstead scene in the bottom left corner. Back page contains the publisher’s mark: Western Printing & Lithographing Co., Ltd, Calgary Alberta, and has the continuation of the farmstead scene from the front cover onto the bottom right corner of the back cover. Interior is blank, but contains an insert listing the names and lyrics of songs to be sung during the night.
4th Annual Program titled: "The Southern Alberta Pioneers’ and Old Timers’ Association/The Southern Alberta Women’s Pioneer and Old Timer Association Fourth Annual Round Up and Moochican, Palliser Hotel, Calgary, Alberta, Thursday, January 22nd, 1925." Front cover also contains the Toast List for the night, and the names of the musicians. An ink drawing of the head of a bison separates the two titles at the top of the page. The back cover contains the main verse and chorus for Auld Lang Syne, and indicates it was printed by The Star Printing Works Ltd. The interior contains a list of song lyrics for various songs sung during the evening.
27th Anuual Program titled: "Welcome! Old Timers, 27th Annual Round-Up, Southern Alberta Pioneer & Old Timers’ Association, Thursday, November 13th, 1947, Palliser Hotel, Calgary." Front cover contains a drawing of a cowboy on a rearing horse. Back cover contains, at the top, a small ink drawing of a cowboy roasting a sausage over a campfire, with his horse grazing in the background. Below this are lines for writing names and addresses of friends, along with a place for autographs. Below this is the note: "Because we pioneered the West together we are happy to present this program. Hudson’s Bay Company, Calgary. (1876)." Interior contains the menu for the night, along with the list of events.
28th Annual Front cover states: "Southern Alberta Pioneer & Old Timers’ Assoc.-Palliser Hotel-6:15 p.m.-28th Annual Round-Up-Thursday, November 18th, 1948." Contains a large b&w drawing of a cowboy on a rearing horse, and also contains a poem by W.J. (Bill) Wilde. Back cover contains an ink cartoon of a cowboy roasting a sausage over a campfire, with his horse in the background. It’s captioned: "The Pioneers appreciate the courtesy the Palliser Hotel has shown us these 28 years. Our thanks for the success of this affair goes to Mr. R. M. Deyell, Mgr. and Mr. Goe. Allora, Maitre and their genial staffs." Below this it reads: "Because we pioneered the West together we are happy to present this program. Hudson’s Bay Company, Calgary. (1876)." The interior of the program contains multiple poems by various authors, and a list of the events for the night.
29th Annual Program titled: "Southern Alberta Pioneer & Old Timers Assn.-Palliser Hotel-6:15 p.m.-29TH Annual Round-up & Banquet-Thursday, November 24th, 1949." Front cover contains a drawing of a cowboy riding a bucking horse. Back cover contains an ink drawing of a First Nations male and his horse, with mountains in the background. It’s captioned: ‘Because we pioneered the West together we are happy to present this program. Hudson’s Bay Company, Calgary, (1876).' Interior of the program contains a story written by Bill Wilde, and the list of events for the night.
31st Annual Program for "The Southern Alberta Pioneers’ and Old-Timers’ Association…31st Annual Round-Up, 1951." Contains five (5) pages detailing the proceedings of the Annual Round-Up, held November 15, 1951. Details the Annual Meetings and Election of Officers, membership dues listing, date and time for the Annual Church Service, a short biography of John Fisher, guest speaker for the event, and greetings from the men’s and women’s presidents. Program is printed on light yellow paper, and contains both text and images.
31st Annual: Front cover reads: "Southern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers’ Association 'Pioneers of 1890' 1951 31st Annual Round-up, Thursday, November 15th, 1951, Crystal Room, Palliser Hotel-Calgary, 6:15 pm." Front cover also contains a b&w photograph of a man in a suit, captioned ‘John Fisher,’ “Mr. Canada” himself. Back cover contains a cartoon of a chuckwagon on the move with a caption: ‘Because we pioneered the West together we are happy to present this program. Hudson’s Bay Company, Calgary, (1876).' The interior contains no additional pages, with the writing printed on the inside of the front covers. The inside front page has a poem titled: ‘They Came with Only Faith in God, As Across These Virgin Lands they Trod,’ by Bill Wilde. The interior of the back cover provides the itinerary for ‘The Pioneers of 1890 Get Together.’

PE001150 - 1925 Calgary Civic Election – Labor Candidate Brochure

Political material, associated with candidates running on a pro-labor platform. The content is structured as voting instructions, possibly for already committed supporters, rather than as persuasive advertising. One side of the sheet contains instructions for voting a straight labor ticket in the selection of aldermen and school board trustees, and the other contains instructions for voting on a referendum question to restore free clinics in Calgary Schools.

PE000418 - Joint meeting for the Canadian Western Union, 1930

B&W captioned print, a group photograph of three organizations under the Canadian Western Union: the Brotherhood Locomotive Firemen, Enginemen, and the Ladies Society. The three organizations met for a joint meeting in July 1930 in Calgary, Alberta. Photograph is of a large group of people with a few children in front of a medium sized white wooden building. Photographed by W. J. Oliver.

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.

PE001053 - WOG•WM Souvenir Album

Printed souvenir album from the No. 2 Wireless School in Calgary. The booklet contains five group portraits, and a list of personnel. The separate photographs are identical to one of the group portraits in the booklet.

PE001052 - Photograph Album of Sgt. Pilot Geoffrey Redfern

Contains photographs taken by, or associated with Sgt. Pilot Geoffrey Redfern, a graduate of the Service Flying Training School in Calgary, Alberta. Photographs are annotated, often with small cartoon illustrations on each page. Subjects of photographs include sightseeing in the United States, Ottawa, Banff, and Lake Louise, images of friends in Toronto, Montreal, Massachusetts, and Vermon, graduation photos from the Service Flying Training School, portraits, and various photographs from Royal Air Force service. In addition to the photographs, other miscellaneous material is also enclosed, including:

  • A 1942 Christmas menu from the No. 10 I.T.W.
  • A Dec. 8, 1943 graduation dinner menu from the Service Flying Training School, featuring a number of signatures
  • A newspaper extract, which features a story that mentions Sgt. Pilot Redfern
  • An undated Christmas card from Geoffrey Redfern
  • A single page of typed diary notes from the author’s wartime transit across the Atlantic
  • 23 assorted postcards, depicting locations in Saskatchewan and Manitoba

Redfern, Geoffrey

PE001217 - Where to Go – and What to Do While Visiting Calgary

Advertising brochure, issued by the Tea Kettle Inn of Calgary, Alberta, which promotes Calgary as a tourist destination. The brochure includes background on Calgary in general, and detail on particular tourist attractions in the city. A substantial portion of the item, however, concentrates on promoting the Tea Kettle Inn specifically to tourists, including a photo of the Inn’s kitchen and an illustration of the business’ exterior.

PE004738 - Program for the City of Calgary’s Commemoration Services on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation.  

The program for the City of Calgary’s Commemoration Services on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation.  Held in Victoria Park, Calgary, AB on June 2, 1953.  Printed in Canada by John D. McAra of Calgary.  The program’s front cover features a photograph of Queen Elizabeth II printed in purple ink.  The back cover features the City of Calgary’s coat of arms, also printed in purple.  The program consisted of events held at 12:30pm and later at 8pm, with speeches, music, dances, prayer, and fireworks.

PE004688 - Wine List and Cocktail Menu for the Calgary Elks Club

A menu in the shape of a tasseled fez hat.  Burn marks and drink stains on the front cover.  This menu is the Wine List and Cocktail Menu for the Calgary Elks Club located in the Elks Building in Calgary, AB.  It is bound with two staples.  Inside the front cover is a B&W photographic collage of the inside of the Elks Club, while the collage inside the back cover features photographs of teepees, city skyline, a dinosaur sculpture and the Banff Springs Hotel.  The menu is eight (8) pages of alcoholic drinks.  Printed by Foothill Printers Limited.

PE001125 - Silver Inn Restaurant Menu

Menu for the Silver Inn Restaurant, located in Calgary, Alberta. In addition to menu offerings, the item also includes the restaurant’s phone number, address, and opening hours. Menu is chiefly composed of Chinese cuisine.

PE000666 - Collection of documents related to the creation of the nurses registry in Calgary during the Second World War

Collection of documents related to the creation of the nurses registry in Calgary during the Second World War.

  • Typed letter to “The graduate nurses of Calgary” from Kathleen Connor, Chairman of the Calgary District #3 Alberta Association of Registered Nurses, dated Feb. 5, 1942. Introduces the idea of creating a community nursing registry in order to support the war effort.
  • Typed documents with the heading “The following is condensed from the Report of the Committee on the Formation and Re-Organization of Registries, Province of Ontario, Ottawa, 28th March, 1940.”
  • Recommended by-laws of the Nurses Registry of Calgary District #3, typed, with the name “Mrs. F. Honeywell written in handwriting. No date.  

PE004784 - Knox United Church Choir, Calgary, Diamond Jubilee Concert Program

Program titled, "Knox United Church Choir, Calgary, Diamond Jubilee Concert, In Celebration of the Sixtieth Anniversary of Knox Church and in Honour of Mr. Clifford Higgin who has served as Organist and Choirmaster for Twenty-one Years. Tuesday, November Sixteenth, Nineteen Hundred and Forty-Three at Eight-Fifteen." Cover contains a large b&w picture of Clifford Higgin. Program contains a biography of Clifford Higgin, advertisements, and the program for the night.

PE000924 - "United Farmers of Alberta Annual Convention, 1916 - Calgary - Annual Address"

Booklet titled: "United Farmers of Alberta Annual Convention, 1916-Calgary-Annual Address." Below this is written: "Delivered by S.S. Dunham. L.L.B., Lethbridge-Second Vice-President." 

Cover is printed on light brown paper with blue flecks. Front cover features a black decorative border surrounding an image of a torch entwined with a ribbon alongside the title. The back cover contains only the union label for printing, and notes: Quick Print, Calgary. The interior contains fifteen (15) pages denoting the address given by S.S. Dunham at the annual U.F.A. Convention in Calgary. There is also a b&w portrait of S.S. Dunham on the second page.

PE000791 - Early Calgary Department Store share certificate

The share certificate indicates the share amount of the company Price Jones, which was founded in the 1860s in Newton, Wales. It sold locally produced Welsh flannel and eventually expanded and became the first mail-order shop in the world (Queen Victoria was known to be a customer), and issued catalogues in Canada as well. In 1911 the company erected a store in Calgary but it ultimately went out of business in 1916. 

PE004860 - Alexandra Hotel promotional poster

Poster promoting the Alexandra Hotel. The slogan is written on the top centre, and reads “When in CALGARY stay at the Alexandra Hotel” with the hotel name printed in large type. At the centre of the poster there is a 16 x 12.5 cm b&w photograph of the hotel and a caption that reads “Fire-proof.” Amenities and rates are listed on the bottom. 

PE001299 - Welcome to Calgary

Advertising brochure from the HBC, which promotes the HBC department store in Calgary, as well of general tourism in Calgary. The brochure contains information on the types of items carried by the Bay department store and recommendations for tourist activities in Calgary, as well as customs' information for American visitors to Canada.

PE004841 - Receipt to International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Top of receipt reads: "International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers-1200 15th Street N.W. Washington 5, D.C." It has been issued to H. M. Wilson, initiated on October 22, 1919 and last paid in August, 1954. It states it’s for pension and death benefits, and is signed by the international secretary. There is an address stamped on the back, sending the receipt to Mr. A. E. Fearey, Financial Secretary, Lu. #348, P.O. Box 154, Calgary, Alberta.

PE000428 - Regulations for the sale of lands in the C.P.R.'s irrigation block

Document listing the regulations for the sale of irrigable and non-irrigable lands in the western section of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company’s irrigation block and for the supply of water for said irrigation lands. Signed J.S. Dennis, Superintendant of Irrigation. Calgary, Alberta.

One of two documents written by J.S. Dennis of the Irrigation Department of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. See also PE000459

Dennis, J. S.

PE004833 - Brochure celebrating the opening of a second Bank of Toronto branch in Calgary

Brochure titled: Our Second Branch in Calgary. Details the opening of a new Bank of Toronto branch in Calgary, on 8th and 4th.  Lists its services, such as Business Banking, Oil Banking, and Personal Accounts. A small section details the professional profile of the new branch manager, Mr. P. W. Atkinson. When fully opened, brochure contains a large b&w aerial photograph of downtown Calgary from 5000 ft. (Photo taken by Photography Survey Corporation). Front and back covers are light green, with interior pictures detailed in green as well.

PE000978 - "Military Ball Given in Honour of HRH The Prince of Wales" program

Program titled: "The Armouries, Calgary, Alberta, Military Ball Given in Honour of HRH The Prince of Wales by Brig. Gen. H.F. McDonald, C.M.G., D.S.O. and Officers of M.D. NO. 13. September sixteenth, nineteen hundred and nineteen." Front cover also includes the Alberta Coat of Arms. Interior of the program contains a list of dances to be performed and the accompanying music, with the opposite page containing blank spaces for writing engagements and rendezvous. Back cover is blank.

PE004679 - Menu card for Town & Country Coffee Shop

Menu card for Town & Country Coffee Shop in the Greyhound Building in Calgary, AB.  The menu was printed by Hickey & Jones in Calgary on ivory card stock now showing numerous grease and coffee stains.  The front cover has an illustration of a friendly cowboy, and has  a visible indent on the top edge from a paperclip.  Inside are numerous Coffee Shop Specials, Salads, Sandwiches, Desserts, Beverages and Juices, and selections “From Our Soda Fountain.”  Sundaes include Cubanana (35 cents), 2 Good 2 be 4 Gotten (35 cents), Stop and Go (35 cents), and the “Awful Awful” Sundae / Awful Big, Awful Good (40 cents).  

PE004683 - Menu card for Pelican Fish & Chips

Menu card for Pelican Fish & Chips in Calgary, AB.  This menu card has rounded corners and has a full-colour picture of a bowl of ice cream on the front.  Underneath it reads “Crystal Ice Cream.”  The back cover shows an illustration of three kids at a soda fountain counter with text encouraging parents to send their kiddies for ice cream.  Small printing says the menu was lithographed in the U.S.A. by The Weiller Co. in Philadelphia.  Inside is the name of the restaurant, address 35 Fourth St. N.E., and the names of management, Jack Anderson and Jack King.  They serve a long list of sandwiches and dishes served with french fries.

PE004687 - Menu for The Safari Tea Stop

Menu for The Safari Tea Stop located at 507 – 8th avenue southwest Calgary, AB.  The cover is a copper foiled textured paper printed with dark brown ink.  The front cover is an illustration of a bare-chested man wearing a turban holding with one hand a diamond shape containing the word “Safari” while the other hand holds a knife.  Along the bottom are the words “Afternoon Tea Menu.”  The back cover is covered with a description of “The Bengal Safari” romantically detailing a hunting party adventure in India to which “Your Guides” have been C. W. Ainsworth and B. J. Harrison.  The cover and menu paper are punched with two holes but whatever cord or ribbon bound them is lost.  The menu paper is textured and sand-coloured.  It opens in a bi-fold door design and each menu item is framed in its own hanging wood sign illustration.  Along the top is a border of overlapping illustrations of exotic adventure.  

PE004691 - Menu card for The Skyline restaurant

Menu card for The Skyline restaurant located at Macleod Trail, No. 2 Highway in Calgary, AB.  “Canada’s Finest Curb Service Restaurant and Golf Range.”  The cover is printed to look like cream leather and features an illustration of the restaurant on the front.  The back cover has a list of Fountain Specialties made with Palm Quality Products.  The front cover is cut away along the top right edge to show the name of the restaurant underneath. Inside, bound to the spine with two staples, is a small square booklet of Dinner entrees and facts both about the restaurant and Calgary.  Inside the back cover are printed two photographs of life-sized dinosaur sculptures captioned with information about the Calgary Zoo.   Printed by Albertan Job Press Ltd.

PE000932 - Program for Mother's Day Service 1924

The program's front cover is filled with a green and white picture of an older woman sitting in a chair reading. She is positioned in front of a set of windows, and is surrounded by tables and books. A note written in pencil on the top right corner  states “Calgary” 20-. The cover reads at the top: "Mother’s Day Service Sunday, May 11th, 1924." Below the picture is simply the word Mother. The interior of the program indicates the order of service, including hymns and recitations. The back cover continues the order of service. A note on the bottom of the back page states: Prepared for and distributed by The Religious Education Council of Alberta, 302 I.O.O.F. Building, Calgary.

PE000564 - Pamphlet promoting Liberal Family Allowance plan and letter from Calgary West candidate Charles C. Matthews

Campaign pamphlet with the heading “Building a NEW SOCIAL ORDER in Canada…” Illustration on front page shows a smiling family of five above the words “Liberal FAMILY ALLOWANCES provide food, education, health, security.” Pamphlet promotes the new Liberal Family Allowance plan as “the biggest step forward in our march to postwar prosperity!” Includes typed letter from Calgary West Liberal Candidate Charles C. Matthews asking voters for support in the upcoming election, with the heading “Let’s Stay Prosperous.” Authorized by the National Liberal Federation – Ottawa, printed by Albertan Job Press Ltd.

PE000683 - Soo-Spokane Route train schedule

Train schedule for the Soo-Spokane Route run by the Spokane International Railway. Centrefold is a map of the route which runs from Portland, Oregon up through Calgary, Alberta and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and down to St. Paul, Minnesota. Includes time schedules of the international route and of connecting train lines, as well as a description of the trains and equipment in use.

PE004908 - Hotel Royal in Calgary, AB leaflet

Promotional Leaflet for the Hotel Royal, in Calgary, AB. It is divided in two sections: the left side features a photograph of the hotel while the left side contains its address and nearby amenities. The proprietor is listed as Rob. C. Thomas on the bottom right corner.

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.

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