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Main Street

A photograph of floodwater and sandbag dikes outside 368 and 372 Main Street during the 1950 flood in Winnipeg.

Harold K. White Studio

Portage and Main, looking west down Portage Avenue

Photograph of Portage Avenue looking west from the intersection at Main Street. Various shops and business are featured in buildings at Portage and Main that no longer exist, including the towering McArthur/Child's Building on the right. Photograph by Henry Kalen.

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

View of men mucking trench for 48-inch diameter Branch 1 aqueduct at Sta. 169+00 on Pacific Avenue, looking west between Louise Street and Main Street

Contract 65 - Mile 3.2 - View of men mucking trench for 48 inch diameter Branch 1 aqueduct at Sta. 169+00 on Pacific Avenue, looking west between Louise Street and Main Street. Work progressed westward from the west tunnel shaft. Building of The James R

Greater Winnipeg Water District

Osborne and Broadway

A photograph of the intersection of Broadway and Osborne Street during the 1950 flood in Winnipeg. The photo is taken from Osborne Street, looking north; the stone cross of All Saints' Church can be seen near the left side of the image.

Harold K. White Studio

City Hall decorated for coronation

A photograph of City Hall decorated for the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth that took place on May 12, 1937. Sign reads, "LONG MAY THEY REIGN."

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Legislation and Reception

Stage built for Royal Visit

A photograph of a stage in front of City Hall, built for the visit to Winnipeg of Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on May 24, 1939.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Legislation and Reception

Scrapbook [1950 flood photographs]

Subseries consists of a scrapbook assembled by the City Engineering Department to serve as photographic evidence of the 1950 flood. It contains black and white photographs that mostly document flooding in residential areas near the Red River (Fort Rouge, Riverview, North End, Point Douglas, Crescentwood, Armstrong's Point and others). Scrapbook appears to be organized geographically by area and street. In addition to documenting flooding, the photographs provide a detailed record of residential neighbourhoods, houses, streets, and businesses like corner grocery stores and laundries. All photographs were taken by Harold K. White Studio.

Winnipeg (Man.). City Engineer

30 Notre Dame East

A photograph taken during the 1950 flood, showing 30 Notre Dame East. Item is 1 of 6 photographs on page 55 of scrapbook.

Harold K. White Studio

46 Notre Dame East

A photograph taken during the 1950 flood, showing 46 Notre Dame East. Item is 2 of 6 photographs on page 55 of scrapbook.

Harold K. White Studio

103 Notre Dame East

A photograph taken during the 1950 flood, showing 103 Notre Dame East. Item is 4 of 6 photographs on page 55 of scrapbook.

Harold K. White Studio

134 Notre Dame East

A photograph taken during the 1950 flood, showing 134 Notre Dame East. Item is 3 of 6 photographs on page 55 of scrapbook.

Harold K. White Studio

81 Notre Dame East

A photograph taken during the 1950 flood, showing 81 Notre Dame East. Item is 5 of 6 photographs on page 55 of scrapbook.

Harold K. White Studio

115 Notre Dame East

A photograph taken during the 1950 flood, showing 115 Notre Dame East. Item is 6 of 6 photographs on page 55 of scrapbook.

Harold K. White Studio

69 Water Street

A photograph taken during the 1950 flood, showing 69 Water Street. Item is 2 of 3 photographs on page 56 of scrapbook.

Harold K. White Studio

155 Water Street

A photograph taken during the 1950 flood, showing 155 Water Street. Item is 3 of 3 photographs on page 56 of scrapbook.

Harold K. White Studio

43 Water Street

A photograph taken during the 1950 flood, showing 43 Water Street. Item is 1 of 3 photographs on page 56 of scrapbook.

Harold K. White Studio

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