By Jo-Anne Christensen

This album is a set of soft trips into Edmonton’s previous - a time while a dime used to be all that was once had to see a film, and skated around the glassy floor of a frozen lake that's now gone.

These images illustrate many vital ancient occasions and adjustments in Edmonton, from its fur-trading beginnings via a long time of super development. throughout the lens of a digital camera we revisit infantrymen returning domestic from conflict; the 1st teach rumbling into city; the 1st university, health center, and company; the development of the Legislature and demolition of the unique castle; the desperation of the "Dirty Thirties"; and the good fortune of the preliminary oil boom.

More than 100 and fifty black-and-white pictures let us shuttle again in time to revisit Edmonton’s progress and its humans. via those photographs, moments in Edmonton’s prior are captured forever, wealthy with info that signify the period. An Edmonton Album is the city’s reminiscence - in pictures.

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It was September 1, 1905 and, as the new lieutenant governor bent to kiss the Bible, Alberta was born into Confederation. Though the new province was united in the spirit of festivity, it would almost immediately become bitterly divided over the issue of the permanent capital. Edmonton and Calgary were the main contenders; Calgary's status as an economic hub was pitted against Edmonton's position as a busy northern gateway. In the end, partisan politics was to be the deciding factor. Alberta's interim premier was Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the leader of the provincial Liberals, who strongly favoured Edmonton.

COEAEA-10-2788. 61 ✏✾✶■❅ ❏❆ ▼❈❅ ❆❉❒▲▼ ●❁❒❇❅ ❅❃❏■❏❍❉❃ ❂❅■❅❆❉▼▲ ✥❄❍❏■▼❏■ ❅■❊❏❙❅❄ ❁▲ J3W waww/nfawi S^Ut^um T his grand temple of a building was constructed in 1907, on the site of Edmonton's first bank. It reflected the prosperity of the time, with its imposing columns, marble interior, and porcelain tile floor. One feature worthy of note was a special "women only" room — said to be created for female customers who wished to deposit their real estate gains without their husbands' interference. The Imperial Bank of Canada, Jasper Avenue, circa 1912.

This photo must have been taken in winter, as the tires are equipped with snow chains. T Firefighters, circa 1910. COEAEA-10-958. 49 ✧✬✩✭✰✳✥✳ ✯✦ ✴★✥ ✷✡✹ ✷✥ ✷✥✲✥ >$wi (bckntrnfaw. S^ukwm Strathcona-to-Edmonton stagecoach service, 1910. COEAEA-10-1272. 50 S&n feclmtw^ow S$lkwm ✧✬✩✭✰✳✥✳ ✯✦ ✴★✥ ✷✡✹ ✷✥ ✷✥✲✥ Whyte Avenue, looking west, in 1910. COEAEA-364-1. 51 51 ✧✬✩✭✰✳✥✳ ✯✦ ✴★✥ ✷✡✹ ✷✥ ✷✥✲✥S^i &wmv/nfcwi S^Uvwm or decades, this distinctive building was a landmark in downtown Edmonton, but the early seventies saw it demolished to make way for a hotel (presently the Westin).

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