Item - PE001182 – Great Winnipeg Fire

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PE001182 – Great Winnipeg Fire

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  • 14 January 1911 (Creation)

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Image on paper attached to board. Image: 4 ½ x 6 ½ in. Paper: 7 x 5 in. Board: 10 x 7 ¾ in.

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Image has Gibson inscribed into it. Written under the image on paper is Winnipeg Fire 14/1/11. Image shows buildings covered in ice with ladders reaching up to windows. Written on back is “From Freddie to Nellie.

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Board on the back has been cracked and bent, this had bent the lower portion of the image. There is foxing on the back of the board some slight stains on the image and paper.

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  • English

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Bruce Peel Special Collections is part of the University of Alberta Libraries.

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