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Photograph album of Winnipeg during WW1: Page 2

Item consists of a scrapbook page showing unidentified building (Item 7), Industrial Bureau Exhibition Building (Item 8), Canadian National Railway station (C.N.R. station) from Broadway looking east (Item 9), unidentified woman standing in front of residential building (Item 10), City Hall and Volunteer Monument (second City Hall) (Item 11), unidentified woman posing in front of what is likely the Assiniboine Park Pavilion (Item 12). Dates of photographs are approximate, [ca. 1913].

Roll of Honour - Members of Winnipeg City Staff who Enlisted in Canada's Fighting Forces in World War II

View Transcription. This roll of honour consists of 537 hand painted names of City of Winnipeg employees who served in the Second World War. The names are organized by the department they worked in, and stars are placed next to the names of those who died during the war. The title at the top consists of elaborate calligraphy, as well as a Union Jack flag rising out of the letters. The centre of the print showcases an image of a knight's helmet and an elaborately sheathed sword above an image of the City of Winnipeg seal. The bottom features a quote from the ancient Greek leader Pericles, which Duthie chose himself.

Duthie, John D.

Roll of Honour - City of Winnipeg Employees

View Transcription. The roll of honour is a painted list of names of City of Winnipeg Employees who served in the First World War. The list consists of 739 names, each stating what City department they were from, and each marked with a symbol beside them to indicate whether they were taken as a prisoner of war, wounded, killed, or decorated. The list is surrounded by a border of leaves that feature the coat of arms of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, as well as that of the City of Winnipeg in front of two flags: the Union Jack and the Canadian Red Ensign. Above the list is a painting of a battlefield scene.

McCormick, J.A.

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

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

Interior View of City Hall Clock Tower Showing Problems with Construction

Photograph shows an interior view of the Clock Tower in Winnipeg's second City Hall (1886-1962). Caption (on verso): 1, 2, 3, 4 are members of an incomplete truss all in the N-S plane. 7, 8, & 9 are members of another truss in the E-W plane. Note that member 2 is not continuous from upper to lower chord and runs into sway bracing of truss at right angles. Tension rod 5 is a member of N-S truss and seems to serve no other purpose than to pull upper and lower chord together.

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