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Morris Block collection

  • c00004
  • Collection
  • 1876-1970

The collection consists of material relating to Winnipeg and includes vintage photographs of local businesses, buildings and civic government employees, works and operations; stereoscopic views published by the T. Eaton Co. Limited, the Keystone View Company and Underwood & Underwood, Publishers; postcards of Winnipeg published by Henry Kalen Ltd., and Alex Wilson Publications Limited; line drawings and sketches extracted from various publications; maps and plans of the City of Winnipeg; publications including telephone directories for the City of Winnipeg and Report on a Future Water Supply for the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1897; ephemera including letterhead of local businesses, stock certificates, invoices, property tax receipts and statements, philatelic items (souvenir stamps created for civic events); miscellaneous artifacts including a souvenir ashtray, pin, sterling silver spoon, and coins.

Block, Morris

Various building and public works projects

Photographs of work being done on various building and public works projects. This includes work at the Union Stock Yards, work on a City pipeline, work on a sewer in Tuxedo, work being done on a septic tank for the Ninette Sanatorium, and work being done on a sump pump in Port Arthur (Thunder Bay), Ontario. Also included are a small number of photographs of leisure activities in unknown rural locations. Photographs are all similar in style and may have been taken by a single, unidentified photographer.

Block, Morris

T. Eaton Company promotional stereograms

A collection of promotional stereograms produced by the T. Eaton Company, showing various scenes and operations at its store and factories in Winnipeg. This includes images of Eaton’s main department store on Portage Avenue, both inside and outside, the company’s factories throughout the City and work being done in them, as well as street scenes of Winnipeg. The stereograms are numbered from one to fifty and have descriptive text on their reverse.

Block, Morris

Promotional stereograms of Winnipeg made by the Keystone View Company

Two stereograms produced by the Keystone View Company, which had offices in New York State, Oregon, London, and Sydney. The stereograms are numbered, indicating they are part of a larger series of images and show Winnipeg street scenes, along with information about Winnipeg on their reverse.

Block, Morris

Public buildings and street scenes

Photographs of various Winnipeg buildings, such as fire stations and the Land Titles building, and scenes of streets such as Broadway. The photographs appear to be reproductions, some marked as being from the Archives of Manitoba.

Block, Morris

The Warnock Hersey Company

Photographs of the employees of the Warnock Hersey Company – consulting and inspecting engineers and industrial chemists – doing work in Transcona and Brandon.

Block, Morris

For Your Guidance While in Winnipeg promotional map

A promotional map created by the Publicity Bureau of Winnipeg and Manitoba titled "For Your Guidance While in Winnipeg". Map was originally folded as a pamphlet, the front page of which features a graphic of two people driving down Highway 14 (now Highway 75) to Winnipeg. The map is not scale and features cartoon depictions of tourist destinations and landmarks around Winnipeg and St. Boniface. The maps shows major streets, railroads, and street railway lines. The map side was originally framed and cut to fit. At a result a small part of the front page is cut off, including a stamp reading "St. Raphael's Ukrainian Immigrants' Welfare Association of Can[ada]".

Block, Morris

Western Cake and Pie Co carriage

Photograph mounted on cardboard of the horse-drawn delivery wagon of the Western Cake and Pie Comapany, owned by Crane and David, who owned a bakery at 765 Dufferin Avenue.

Block, Morris

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