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City of Winnipeg Archives Photograph collection World War, 1939-1945
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Scrapbook of Corporal Wallace

A scrapbook of photographs taken by Corporal John Wallace of Winnipeg in April, 1940. The scrapbook is 9 pages consisting of 48 photographs, 2 of which are loose. The photographs depict Fort Osborne Barracks, Old St. Paul’s College, the Memorial Boulevard area, Gladstone MB, and fellow soldiers Wallace was acquainted with, as well as their families. The scrapbook is annotated and is accompanied by notes written by Wallace explaining some of the photos and those featured in them. Some photos are missing.

Wallace, John

Scrapbook of Corporal Wallace – page 9

Page 9 of a photograph scrapbook made by Corporal John Wallace in April 1940. Photographs depict a street in Gladstone Manitoba, a trolley bus in Winnipeg on Kennedy Street (between Ellice and Qu'Appelle), and the Butler family, acquaintances of Wallace. See page three of this scrapbook for more details on the Butler family.

Wallace, John

Scrapbook of Corporal Wallace – page 6

Page 6 of a photograph scrapbook made by Corporal John Wallace in April 1940. Photographs depict the Pavilion in City Park (Assiniboine Park), the Legislature Building off in the distance down Memorial Boulevard, St. Ignatius Church at Corydon Avenue and Stafford Street, the Winnipeg Cenotaph, and acquaintenances of Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. McCarthy and “Sister Sue”, and two people identified only as “Joan” and “Den”. See general notes section for more details.

Wallace, John

Scrapbook of Corporal Wallace – page 8

Page 8 of a photograph scrapbook made by Corporal John Wallace in April 1940. Photographs depict the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, Memorial Boulevard (likely at Broadway, facing west with the Mall Hotel in the distance), a road outside Fort Osborne Barracks, and Corporal Wallace at the home of “The Dowlings” (likely on Beaverbrook Street).

Wallace, John

Scrapbook of Corporal Wallace – page 5

Page 5 of a photograph scrapbook made by Corporal John Wallace in April 1940. Photographs depict several acquaintenance of Wallace including two fellow soldiers, “Sonny” Robertson and Joseph “Fuss” McGrath, a Mrs. Penny, and a Frank Dowling and his family. See the general notes section for more details.

Wallace, John

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