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Water Works Department Scrapbook

Forms part of Series 6. Subseries consists of a scrapbook assembled by the Water Works Department. It has three distinct parts ranging in subject matter and material.

First part of scrapbook, pages 21 to 103, contains newspaper clippings (1916-1918) primarily from the Winnipeg Free Press and the Winnipeg Tribune. Subject matter covered in clippings relates to the First World War, municipal government, city workers and labour, foreign politics and other contemporary events.

Second part of scrapbook, pages 136 to 144, contains newspaper clippings, postcards, and other prints (1921-1932) relating to the Water Works Department, its employees as well as other city workers and topics.

Third part of scrapbook, pages 145 to 152, contains newspaper clippings, photographs and various ephemera (ca. 1916-1931) that document various city employees most of whom served in the Water Works Department. It profiles the following people in various levels of detail: John Wilson (Meter Reader), Sidney Holloway (Accountant), John MacTavish, H. C. Thompson (City Treasurer), William Rutherford (Head Meter Reader), Frank Lee Hanson, Robert O. White, Herbert Gray (Alderman), James W. Swan, H. Yost, Alexander Dodds (Cashier), M. Henry, M. Craig, G. L. Jackson, J. Martin, H. B. Teasdale, J. Foster, L. E. Fenton, D. C. Montgomery, G. Goodman, M. Henderson, D. W. (Bud) Steuart (Clerk), Hilda V. Mansell, William J. Jones, Miss M. Shields, J. Olsen and more.

Loose newspaper clippings (1946-1947) appear at front of scrapbook.

Pages 1 to 20 are missing; pages 104 to 135 are blank.

Winnipeg (Man.)

D. W. (Bud) Steuart

Detached from page 152 of Water Works Scrapbook. A photograph of City employee D. W. (Bud) Steuart. Likely worked for the Water Works Department at one point. This black and white photograph shows Steuart posing in a residential area at winter time. Inscription (on recto): "Bud". Caption: "D. W. Steuart, Entered Service 28 May 1911, Left Service June 5, 191[7], On Active Service for King & Country." Date of photograph is approximate, [ca. 1917].

J. W. Swan

Detached to page 148 of Water Works Scrapbook. A photograph of City Employee James W. Swan. Likely worked for the Water Works Department at one point. This black and white photograph shows Swan posing in front of City Hall (back side of building). Caption: "J. W. Swan passed away Sunday, Apr. 19, 1931 (had a stroke) buried at Assiniboine Memorial [/] Clark Leatherdale." Date of photograph is approximate, [ca. 1917].

L. E. Fenton

Detached from page 151 of Water Works Scrapbook. A photograph of City employee L. E. Fenton. Likely worked for the Water Works Department at one point. This black and white photograph shows Fenton posing in front of City Hall (back side of building). Caption: "L. E. Fenton entered service July 10th 1916." Date of photograph is approximate, [ca. 1917].

[Water Works employee]

Detached from Water Works Scrapbook, page unknown. A photograph of Water Works employee. This black and white photograph shows a woman standing in front of City Hall (back side of building). Date of photograph is approximate, [ca. 1917].

Souvenir Programme of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers meeting

A promotional souvenir programme of the 1926 union meeting of the Canadian Divisions of the International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, held in Winnipeg on July 27-30, 1926. Booklet contains promotional information about and histories of the union, photographs of and statements made by union members and local politicians, and advertisements.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Legislation and Reception

Foot of Robert Street

A photograph of a brick building on Robert Street (Galt Avenue) during the 1950 flood. The building is surrounded by a sandbag dike and water.

Harold K. White Studio

Pumping water on Robert Street

A photograph of a pipe pouring water onto tracks on Robert Street (Galt Avenue) during the 1950 flood. A pile of wood is along one side of the street. The Ogilvie Flour Mill can be seen in the background.

Harold K. White Studio