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Scrapbook [1950 flood photographs]
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- Graphic material
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- Winnipeg (Man.). City Engineer
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1 vol. (662 photographs)
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Building inspection was included as one of the duties of the City Engineer when responsibilities for this position were formalized by by-law in 1899. Since then, the City of Winnipeg has required all persons proposing to construct a new building or significantly renovate an existing building, to apply for a permit authorizing the work. As part of the permit application process, builders were required to submit 'drawings in blue or white print to scale, fully dimensioned, accurately figured, explicit and complete.'
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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.
Mostly good. Photographs discoloured by tape and starting to fall out of scrapbook.
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There are no restrictions on access to these records. Researchers are responsible for observing Canadian copyright regulations.
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Copyright: Harold K. White.
A list of photographs in the scrapbook is available.
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