Rare Manitoba photos of Louis Riel found in Australia
CBC News Posted: Mar 8, 2013 1:16 PM CST
Rare, historic photographs of Louis Riel and Manitoba, taken in the 1860s and 1870s, were found amongst civil war memorabilia at a recent auction in Australia.
The photos, eight of them, are now in part of the archives and special collections at the University of Manitoba. They were shown to the Manitoba public for the first time on Friday.
A photo shows an early traffic jam at the corner of Portage and Main in Winnipeg in June 1872. (University of Manitoba)