Series - Photographs and Other Textual Records

Paving on Rosser Ave. 1st Street Bridge Original 1st Street Bridge Brandon Fire Department's 80-Horsepower Combination Motor Truck Old Central School, Brandon, Manitoba Laying Cornerstone of First Methodist Church Construction of Hanbury Lumber Company Construction of the Second 1st Street Bridge Inauguration of the Brandon Municipal Railway Tree-Planting Competition at Stanley Park, 1912
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  • Graphic material
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  • 1858-1974; predominantly 1882-1974 (Creation)

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78 photographs
17 photograph negatives
1 map
1 print of a painting
1 postcard
9cm of textual records

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This series is comprised of records collected by the Assiniboine Historical Society. The series contains 78 photographs of early Brandon and the surrounding area. The majority of the photographs were taken between 1885 and 1920. Photographs include local businesses, farms, homes, schools, and construction of roads and buildings. There are also photographs of families, threshing gangs, and groups at town events. Textual records in the series consist of medical certificates and licences; property, mortgage and insurance documents; education booklets; and teachers' contracts. There are also family histories, books about areas and place names, and a souvenir book of photographs. Additionally the series contains a map of the Nipissing area in Ontario and a print of a painting of Western Canada's first shipment of wheat.

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Donated by the Assiniboine Historical Society between 1978 and 1999.


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Revised by Eva Janssen in July 2023.

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