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Point of View

Photographer L. B. Foote documented Winnipeg's early life

Construction crews install copper sheathing onto the roof of the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg. Dated 1912-13.
Foote Collection Manitoba Archives
An Eaton's delivery horse and wagon lies in the middle of Portage Avenue after it was struck by a streetcar in 1916.
Foote Collection Manitoba Archives
The Cadomin Building on Main Street where photographer L. B. Foote and partner G. James had their studio. As a side note it is interesting that there just happens to be two men standing still long enough to be in the photograph. Normally images from this time period would have had long exposures which would cause most people to be messy blurs. 
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The old Winnipeg Board of Trade building on Main Street in 1920.
NOTE: on the back of the print it says
A portrait at the diamond jubilee picnic of the Lord Selkirk association of Rupert's Land held in Kildonan Park on June 24, 1927.
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Construction of the new Legislative Building on July 30, 1917.
Foote Collection Manitoba Archives
Construction of the Legislative Building, the centre and west end of the North Wing on September 15, 1915.
Foote Collection Manitoba Archives
A man wearing a
Stone masons work on what will be the top of a column made of limestone during construction of the Manitoba Legislative Building on October 5 1915.
Foote Collection Manitoba Archives
The Tea Room of the Royal Alexander Hotel.
Winnipeg Free Press Archives
City Hall, April 4 (or 2), 1921
NOTE: In the paper on Monday, April 4, 1921, a story on page 15 with the headline: Unemployed March In Parade Through City — Union Jack At Head and Socialist Red Flag Midway
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The interior of the old Manitoba Legislative Building which was on the grounds of the current building. 
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The North East corner of Portage and Main, 1920.
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Elmwood Anniversary
Note: Interesting that the use of white paint was heavily applied to allow the use of the image in the newspaper with no background.
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A Circus parade on June 20, 1921.
Foote Collection Manitoba Archives
Construction begins at a steam plant in the North End of Winnipeg, June 2, 1931.
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A crew lays steam pipes, central steam expansion curves in the North End of Winnipeg, June 2, 1931.
Note: text on the back of print
A labour crew digs a trench for steam pipes in the North End of Winnipeg, October 21, 1930.
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The foundation is prepared for the construction of a steam plant in the North End of Winnipeg, June 15, 1931.
Winnipeg Free Press Archives
The completed exterior of a steam plant in the North End of Winnipeg, September 26, 1931.
Winnipeg Free Press Archives
Construction crews install copper sheathing onto the roof of the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg. Dated 1912-13. Foote Collection Manitoba Archives -
An Eaton's delivery horse and wagon lies in the middle of Portage Avenue after it was struck by a streetcar in 1916. Foote Collection Manitoba Archives -
The Cadomin Building on Main Street where photographer L. B. Foote and partner G. James had their studio. As a side note it is interesting that there just happens to be two men standing still long enough to be in the photograph. Normally images from this time period would have had long exposures which would cause most people to be messy blurs. Winnipeg Free Press Archives -
The old Winnipeg Board of Trade building on Main Street in 1920. NOTE: on the back of the print it says "SE corner Main and (Water?)" and "Old Industrial Bureau" Winnipeg Free Press Archives -
A portrait at the diamond jubilee picnic of the Lord Selkirk association of Rupert's Land held in Kildonan Park on June 24, 1927. Winnipeg Free Press Archives -
Construction of the new Legislative Building on July 30, 1917. Foote Collection Manitoba Archives -
Construction of the Legislative Building, the centre and west end of the North Wing on September 15, 1915. Foote Collection Manitoba Archives -
A man wearing a "newspaper hat" and holding a very long pipe stands next to "Manitoba" the centre piece of the pediment during construction to the Manitoba Legislative Building, c1913. Foote Collection Manitoba Archives -
Stone masons work on what will be the top of a column made of limestone during construction of the Manitoba Legislative Building on October 5 1915. Foote Collection Manitoba Archives -
The Tea Room of the Royal Alexander Hotel. Winnipeg Free Press Archives -
City Hall, April 4 (or 2), 1921 NOTE: In the paper on Monday, April 4, 1921, a story on page 15 with the headline: Unemployed March In Parade Through City — Union Jack At Head and Socialist Red Flag Midway Winnipeg Free Press Archives -
The interior of the old Manitoba Legislative Building which was on the grounds of the current building. Winnipeg Free Press Archives -
The North East corner of Portage and Main, 1920. Winnipeg Free Press Archives -
Elmwood Anniversary Note: Interesting that the use of white paint was heavily applied to allow the use of the image in the newspaper with no background. Winnipeg Free Press Archives -
A Circus parade on June 20, 1921. Foote Collection Manitoba Archives -
Construction begins at a steam plant in the North End of Winnipeg, June 2, 1931. Winnipeg Free Press Archives -
A crew lays steam pipes, central steam expansion curves in the North End of Winnipeg, June 2, 1931. Note: text on the back of print "Northern Public Service (Book?)" Winnipeg Free Press Archives -
A labour crew digs a trench for steam pipes in the North End of Winnipeg, October 21, 1930. Winnipeg Free Press Archives -
The foundation is prepared for the construction of a steam plant in the North End of Winnipeg, June 15, 1931. Winnipeg Free Press Archives -
The completed exterior of a steam plant in the North End of Winnipeg, September 26, 1931. Winnipeg Free Press Archives -

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