An Edmonton Album: Glimpses of the Way We Were by Jo-Anne Christensen

By Jo-Anne Christensen

This album is a set of soppy trips into Edmonton’s earlier - a time whilst a dime used to be all that used to be had to see a film, and skated around the glassy floor of a frozen lake that's now gone.

These pictures illustrate many very important old occasions and alterations in Edmonton, from its fur-trading beginnings via a long time of super progress. during the lens of a digicam we revisit squaddies returning domestic from struggle; the 1st teach rumbling into city; the 1st tuition, clinic, and enterprise; the construction of the Legislature and demolition of the unique citadel; the desperation of the "Dirty Thirties"; and the good fortune of the preliminary oil boom.

More than 100 and fifty black-and-white pictures let us commute again in time to revisit Edmonton’s development and its humans. via those photographs, moments in Edmonton’s previous are captured endlessly, wealthy with info that signify the period. An Edmonton Album is the city’s reminiscence - in pictures.

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T The Court House, circa 1912. COEAEA-10-2788. 61 ✏✾✶■❅ ❏❆ ▼❈❅ ❆❉❒▲▼ ●❁❒❇❅ ❅❃❏■❏❍❉❃ ❂❅■❅❆❉▼▲ ✥❄❍❏■▼❏■ ❅■❊❏❙❅❄ ❁▲ J3W waww/nfawi S^Ut^um T his grand temple of a building was constructed in 1907, on the site of Edmonton's first bank. It reflected the prosperity of the time, with its imposing columns, marble interior, and porcelain tile floor. One feature worthy of note was a special "women only" room — said to be created for female customers who wished to deposit their real estate gains without their husbands' interference.

T The City of Edmonton steamer, June, 1915. COEA EA-249-7. 44 S&n wamjynhyn S^lvwm ✧✬✩✭✰✳✥✳ ✯✦ ✴★✥ ✷✡✹ ✷✥ ✷✥✲✥ CPR engine #73,1920. COEAEA-10-1287. 45 ✧✬✩✭✰✳✥✳ ✯✦ ✴★✥ ✷✡✹ ✷✥ ✷✥✲✥ Twin City Taxi Cabs fleet, 1923. COEA EA-423-53. 46 S&n &amjynfoy}i S^H/mm S&n wdnww/fayn S^wwrn ✧✬✩✭✰✳✥✳ ✯✦ ✴★✥ ✷✡✹ ✷✥ ✷✥✲✥ he Reverend George McDougall arrived at Fort Edmonton in 1871, claiming a piece of land for the Methodist Church. His original house of worship, shown left, was the first notable building outside the walls of the fort.

48 *ytsn wdrtwyrwcyn ^iMMtni ✧✬✩✭✰✳✥✳ ✯✦ ✴★✥ ✷✡✹ ✷✥ ✷✥✲✥ wo members of Edmonton's fire department pose, with their vehicle, inside Number One Fire Hall. This photo must have been taken in winter, as the tires are equipped with snow chains. T Firefighters, circa 1910. COEAEA-10-958. 49 ✧✬✩✭✰✳✥✳ ✯✦ ✴★✥ ✷✡✹ ✷✥ ✷✥✲✥ >$wi (bckntrnfaw. S^ukwm Strathcona-to-Edmonton stagecoach service, 1910. COEAEA-10-1272. 50 S&n feclmtw^ow S$lkwm ✧✬✩✭✰✳✥✳ ✯✦ ✴★✥ ✷✡✹ ✷✥ ✷✥✲✥ Whyte Avenue, looking west, in 1910. COEAEA-364-1.

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