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Jan 8, 2007, 9:03 AM
The City of Regina website has a photo/biography of the month where they either post a picture from the past with a bit of info about the photo and the people/places/events in the photo or they post biographies of various citizens. Do many other city websites have something like this available? It's interesting to read some of the stories. Lots of old pictures, too.
Jan 8, 2007, 9:20 AM
The Glenbow museum has a large digital collections database, where it is possible to find photos, CPR Land Sales, maps, yearbooks, etc. I use it almost exclusively when I am finding old photos of Calgary.
EDIT: Some of the things like maps will only result in call numbers though... I think you actually have to go to the museum to see the maps.
Jan 8, 2007, 3:08 PM
Toronto Archive database
Jan 8, 2007, 3:38 PM
You can find the City of Edmonton Archives for photos here
Jan 8, 2007, 5:30 PM
There are other quirky archives all over the web. Sometimes pictures from your city are found in archives of other places, for example there are a few Victoria pictures in the Washington and Vancouver archives.
Go to Indiana's Cushman archive and enter "Winnipeg" and you'll see three great colour aerial pictures from 1961 of the suburbs.
Jan 8, 2007, 6:06 PM
Cool stuff! Thanks, guys...I like looking at those old pictures of cities, especially when I can compare them to what they look like now.
Jan 8, 2007, 9:08 PM
Heritage Winnipeg put together a wonderful collection of old photos, which I spend too many hours looking over:
McDermot Ave, 1903
Princess Ave, 1903
Portage Ave, 1912
Portage and Main, c.1918
Main St., 1876
Jan 10, 2007, 5:46 AM
The City of Montreal has this archive of 301 photos of Montreal between 1920-1960. It is categorized into buildings, places, persons, and municipal services. It is however only in French.
Rue McGill, 1930s:
Ave. du Mont-Royal , 1928:
Ave. du Parc , 1932:
Boul. St-Laurent, 1944:
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