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Arrival of South Dakota Settlers, May 1, 1891

Photograph of a train carrying settlers from South Dakota. The train is stopped with people standing on top and in front. Bound for the Canadian North-West, this CPR train arrived in Winnipeg on May 1st, 1891. The following messages were written on the sides of the train: "Good-bye South Dakota. Bound for the Canadian North-West. Free land. Plenty of timber. Pure water. No more 2 bushels per acre. No more opaline fuel. No more 5 mile water haul. No more grinding machine agents. Hurrah for Canada."

Pioneer Days of Mrs. Eliza Durston

A short memoir written by Eliza Durston about her experiences immigrating to Winnipeg in 1872 and later homesteading in the Turtle Mountains. The text was written by Eliza Durston in 1949 with additional details added by her daughter-in-law Mrs. Rowan Durston in 1971.

Durston, Eliza

Lesbian and Gay Pride Day/Winnipeg 1988

Text: (Front): ‘Winnipeg July 31, 1988/Lesbian and Gay Pride Day/ PROUD TO BE./HERE TO STAY.’
Ink Colour: Red/Orange/Yellow/Green/Blue (Rainbow)
Style: T-shirt
Shirt Colour: White
Image: (Front): Sketch of stylized figures of people that appear to be floating in mid-air.
Material: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester.

Fort Rouge Dykes

Text: (Front): ‘fort rouge dykes’
Style: T-shirt
Ink Colour: Black
Shirt Colour: Maroon
Image: (Front): Sketch of stylized woman (head and upper body only) holding up a crescent- shaped symbol below the ‘fort rouge dykes’ text.
Material: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester.

Lesbian & Gay Pride Week/Winnipeg, 1993

Text: (Front): ‘EQUAL/nothing more/nothing less/ lesbian & gay pride week/Winnipeg, 1993.’ In small text: ‘I. King (’93)’
Style: T-shirt
Ink Colour: Black and Pink
Shirt Colour: White
Image: (Front): Pink triangle placed in between the text of ‘nothing less’ and ‘lesbian & gay pride week.’
Material: 100% Cotton.

Our time is Now!/ Canadian Women’s Music & Cultural Festival Winnipeg 1984

Text: (Front): ‘Our time is Now!/ Canadian Women’s Music & Cultural Festival Winnipeg 1984’; (Back): ‘ON STAGE’
Style: T-shirt
Ink Colour: Black
Shirt Colour: Blue
Image: (Front): Sketch of face and upper body of woman, depicting her singing.
Material: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester.

THE LESBIAN AVENGERS

Text: (Front): ‘THE LESBIAN AVENGERS’; (Back): ‘DYKE PRIDE’
Style: T-shirt
Ink Colour: Black
Shirt Colour: White
Image: (Front): Sketch of bomb with a wick encircled by: ‘THE LESBIAN AVENGERS’; (Back): Two sex/gender symbols for female (♀ ) overlapping, beside the ‘DYKE PRIDE’ text.
Material: 100% Cotton.

AIDS Memorial QUILT/THE NAMES PROJECT/ Winnipeg

Text: (Front): ‘AIDS Memorial QUILT/THE NAMES PROJECT/ Winnipeg, June 29 – July 1, 1989’
Style: T-shirt
Ink Colour: Pink, Blue, Yellow
Shirt Colour: White
Image (Front): Pink background behind text.
Material: 100% Cotton.

PRIDE 92

Text: (Front): ‘PRIDE 92’; (Back): ‘WINNIPEG’S 6th Annual Gay/Lesbian Pride March/ We Are The People In Your Neighbourhood/ Lesbian/Gay Pride Week/ June 20th to 28th. 1992’
Style: T-shirt
Ink Colour: Black, Green, Yellow and Pink
Shirt Colour: White
Image: (Front): Sketch of two male (♂) and two female (♀) gender symbols joined to create one large circle, with pink triangles inside the circle. ‘PRIDE 92’ inside the circle on a yellow background. Entire symbol superimposed on a green background.
Material: 100% Cotton.

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