Collection consists of photographs and related records created by a wide variety of sources and collected by the City of Winnipeg Archives and Records Control Branch. The photographs were originally collected as part of a proposed Winnipeg museum; further records were added to the collection after being transferred from various City of Winnipeg departments or received as unsolicited donations from the public. The photographs depict municipal government activities and infrastructure, geographical features, business and personal activities. In addition to municipal governments, creators of the photographs include professional photographers, private individuals and various publishers.
Photograph shows Winnipeg's second City Hall (1886-1962) with recruiting stand at lower left: 'Sign Up for Overseas. Volunteer Today, Tomorrow May be too Late.' - Likely taken shortly after the start of World War 1.
Photograph shows Notre Dame Avenue looking east from Kate Street toward Lindsay Building at 228 Notre Dame Avenue. Businesses appearing in photograph include Green Orchard Lunch, 551 Notre Dame Avenue, and B - A Service Station. Date of photograph is approximate, ca. 1939.
Photograph shows old St. James Bridge approach, looking North up present Kintrye Street. Viscount Gort site centre right/Hydro sub-station - St. James Street and Portage Avenue far left. Date of photograph is uncertain [after 1932].