Winnipeg in Focus is a database for archival descriptions and digital collections at the City of Winnipeg Archives. It allows users to search and browse holdings at the City of Winnipeg Archives and view digital reproductions of photographs and other archival records. This website includes only a fraction of our holdings.
Digitized photographs from historical albums, including: "Manitoba History Photo of the Day", "An Illustrated Souvenir of Winnipeg (1903)", "Souvenir of Winnipeg, Manitoba (1889)", "Manitoba and the Northwest (circa 1883)", "Illustrated Souvenir of Brandon (1909)".
A Store Like No Other: Eaton’s of Winnipeg, as he takes us on a nostalgic tour of what was the heart of Winnipeg’s shopping and entertainment for most of the 20th century. Illustrated with dozens of vintage and current images, this book pays tribute to the people, stores, restaurants, and theatres that made "The Avenue" so vibrant, while examining the factors that led to its decline, and its prospects for the future. Winner of the Manitoba Historical Society 2007 Award for Popular History.
Documenting everything from royal visits to deep poverty, from the building of the landmark Fort Garry Hotel to the turmoil of the 1919 General Strike, Foote's photographs have come to be iconic representations of early Winnipeg life. They have been used to illustrate everything from academic histories to posters for rock concerts; they have influenced the work of visual artists, writers, and musicians; and they have represented Winnipeg to the nation. In Imagining Winnipeg, historian Esyllt W. Jones takes us beyond the iconic to reveal the complex artist behind the lens and the conflicting ways in which his photographs have been used to give credence to diverse and sometimes irreconcilable views of Winnipeg's past.
John Paskievich grew up in the North End. In these photographs, taken between the mid-1970s and the mid-1990s, he set out to explore the North End he knew in his youth. What he found were traces of it, captured in the stillness in which the past still lingers and in the dignity and singularity of its inhabitants.
Published to mark the centennialof the city, Winnipeg 10 is filled with photographs selected from the archives of the Winnipeg Free Press and other sources to illustrate the colorful growth of the city through its people, famous and not-so-famous.
Winnipeg: Images from a Century Ago is a faithful reproduction of a book originally published in 1903 that captures a rare glimpse into our city’s early splendour. This remarkable book showcases 600 stunning photographs of Winnipeg’s architecture, streetscapes,
public spaces and city life around the turn of the 20th century. While many buildings and locations arenow just memories, surprisingly many still exist today.
Published in 1911, the book was meant to be a celebration of the amazing transformation Winnipeg had undergone to become the first major city in the Canadian West and is filled with rare photographs of that era, showcasing a city in full expansion. The book's introduction is an impressive collection of statistics showcasing Winnipeg's transformation and growth into a capital city of commmerce.
A Winnipeg Album is a pictorial impression of Winnipeg's colourful, dramatic, and relatively brief history, compiled and with commentary by John David Hamilton and Bonnie Dickie. Over one hundred stunning black-and-white photographs record the early days of the city and trace some of the dramatic events that made Winnipeg "Canada's Chicago."
A visual portrait of Winnipeg as seen through the eyes of its citizens, Winnipeg by Winnipeg showcases the icons, the moods, and the neighbourhoods of Manitoba's largest city. This book is a compilation of stellar photographs of Winnipeg by 67 amateur and professional photographers.
Before email, before Instagram and selfies, postcards were mailed across the world. At the turn of the 20th century, travellers to Winnipeg were impressed by the city's stately architecture, its broad streets, and its tranquil parks. Hand-tinted postcards expressed the vibrancy and optimism felt by visitors to Manitoba. Dreamlike and evocative, these vintage postcards are truly works of art