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Part p00315 - Arthur and Fred Landen photograph album – page 29

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Arthur and Fred Landen photograph album – page 29

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  • [between 1903 and 1906] (Creation)
    Landen, Frederick Cluett

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6 photographs : sepia affixed to page

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Frederick Cluett Landen was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England in 1878. He first came to Winnipeg sometime between 1901 and 1903 to see what the City had to offer. While there, he took several photographs and added them to an album given to him by his older brother, Arthur, in the hopes that they would convince his fiancé, Mary Elizabeth, to move there, which they did in around 1904. Landen continued to add photographs to his album until 1906 and he and Mary Elizabeth lived in Winnipeg for the rest of their lives, starting a painting and decorating business and having two children. Mary Elizabeth passed away in 1939, followed by her husband in 1966.

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Album originally created by Arthur Landen in 1887 and added to until 1901. In 1903, Fred Landed took the album to Winnipeg, and added additional photographs until he went back to England in 1906. Fred Landen’s daughter inherited the album upon his death and subsequently donated it to the City of Winnipeg Archives in 2004 (Accession 2004/04).

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Page 29 of a photograph album created by brothers Arthur and Fred Landen of Hull, England. Page consists of 6 photographs taken by Fred Landen depicting, clockwise from top-left: Main Street facing north from McDermot Avenue; a horse-drawn sleigh carrying a large block of ice in front of the Transit Hotel on Notre Dame Avenue East (now Pioneer Avenue); break-water on the Assiniboine River with houses in the distance; women in sleigh buggy in front of storefronts on Main Street, between Portage and Graham Avenues; the old Manitoba Parliament Building; and a horse-drawn sleigh bus advertising the Vendome Hotel in front of the Commonwealth Block on Main Street and Market Avenue.

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