By Jo-Anne Christensen
This album is a set of soft trips into Edmonton’s prior - a time whilst a dime was once 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 very important old occasions and adjustments in Edmonton, from its fur-trading beginnings via a long time of super development. during the lens of a digicam we revisit infantrymen returning domestic from battle; the 1st teach rumbling into city; the 1st university, health center, and company; the construction of the Legislature and demolition of the unique fortress; the desperation of the "Dirty Thirties"; and the luck of the preliminary oil boom.
More than 100 and fifty black-and-white photographs let us shuttle again in time to revisit Edmonton’s development and its humans. via those images, moments in Edmonton’s previous are captured ceaselessly, wealthy with information that symbolize the period. An Edmonton Album is the city’s reminiscence - in pictures.
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An Edmonton Album: Glimpses of the Way We Were by Jo-Anne Christensen