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"The Metropolitan" - Final Edition

File contains photographs collected and/or commissioned by the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg for the publication "The Metropolitan". The photos' content includes parks, transit, aerials of the Greater Winnipeg Area, roads and bridges, and Metro events. Most of the photos have marks and text that have to do with their size and layout in the publication, as well as cutline captions.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Trolley bus bound for Corydon Avenue in front of the Legislature Building

A photograph of a trolley bus in front of the Manitoba Legislature Building. The bus signs indicate it is bound for Corydon Avenue. According to handwritten text on the photo's reverse, the bus was made by Canada Car in 1948, has a 249 inch wheel base and can seat 44 passangers. The photo is also marked "Metro Transit Publicity". The photographer is unknown.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

"The Metropolitan" - Final Edition

File contains photographs collected and/or commissioned by the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg for the publication "The Metropolitan". The photos' content includes parks, transit, aerials of the Greater Winnipeg Area, roads and bridges, and Metro events. Most of the photos have marks and text that have to do with their size and layout in the publication, as well as cutline captions. Photographer is unknown.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Line up at toboggan slide

Photograph of children and their families lined up on a winter toboggan slide in a park. The cutline reads "Experimental toboggan slides were built". The photographer is unknown.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Winnipeg's last trolley bus at the Carruthers Avenue Garage

Photograph of the last trolley bus operated in Winnipeg. The bus was on route to north Main Street and McAdam Avenue, and bears the face of transit's "Transit Tom" mascot, as well as text advertising it as the last trolley bus. Left to right are Transit Division employees Don Morrison (Special Projects Officer), Robert M. Simister (Superintendent, Electrical Distribution Branch), Walter Marshal, J. A. (Tony) Painchaud (Assistant Superintendent of Transportation Operation), Roy W. Church (Manager of Transit Operations), Robert G. Ferguson (Superintendent of Schedules), and C. E. ("Ed") LaForme (Superintendent of Transportation). Information about the photograph is written on attached scrap paper. The photographer is unknown.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

New Conservatory in Assiniboine Park

Photograph of the new conservatory in Assiniboine Park, built in June 1970. The photo's reverse is marked with Metro's Parks and Protection Division stamp and G. A. Schoch (Landscape Architect) written. The photographer is likely G. A. Schoch.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Beautification of Portage Avenue divider, before and after

Two photographs affixed to a piece of paper showcasing the beautification of Portage Avenue's divider. The Photographs were taken from around Carlton Street and look south down Portage avenue, towards Main Street. The photograph on the left shows a bare divider with short, patchy grass, while the photograph on the right shows the same divider with regular concrete slabs on its surface and potted shrubery. Cut lines are typed at the top, emphasizing the change. The photographer is unknown.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Bus drivers of chartered buses in costume for Canadian Bar Association Convention

Photograph of six bus drivers dressed up in suits and top hats standing in front of buses that have been chartered for the Canadian Bar Association Convention. From left to right, the bus drivers are Bill Schade, Frank Ross, Ed Clark, Jack Copeland, Grant Smith, and Ken Granait. The photographer is unknown.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

"The Metropolitan" - Final Edition

File contains photographs collected and/or commissioned by the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg for the publication "The Metropolitan". The photos' content includes parks, transit, roads and bridges, and Metro events. Most of the photos have marks and text that have to do with their size and layout in the publication, as well as cutline captions. Photographer is unknown.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Parks Featurettes

Photographs of various parks and park goers around the Greater Winnipeg area, as well as a small amount of textual records created by the Metro government describing the photos, their collection, and their use. Photographs were collected and used by Allan Bready, Metro's Information Officer, as part of a publication project of park featurettes.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Old Cricket Pavilion in Assiniboine Park

Photograph of the old Cricket Pavilion in Assiniboine Park, originally constructed in 1911 and demolished in 1966. Photo's reverse is stamped by the Parks and Protection Division of the Metro Government.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

New Cricket Pavilion in Assiniboine Park

Photograph of the new Cricket Pavilion in Assiniboine Park, which replaced the original pavilion in 1966. Photo's reverse is stamped by the Parks and Protection Division of the Metro Government.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Area of John Blumberg Golf Course prior to construction.

Photograph of abandoned buildings on a rural stretch of land in the area of what is now John Blumberg Golf Course. A description of the photo used for publication is recorded on a separate piece of paper. Photo's reverse is stamped by the Parks and Protection Division of the Metro Government.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

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