MP-0000.158.58 | Canadian Pacific Railway station and Royal Alexandra Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, about 1925

 
Photograph, glass lantern slide
Canadian Pacific Railway station and Royal Alexandra Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, about 1925
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1925, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
MP-0000.158.58
© McCord Museum
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"Winnipeg -- Canadian Pacific Station and Hotel: Leaving Kenora, we soon enter the Province of Manitoba and in a few miles reach Winnipeg, metropolis of the New West. From a mere trading post, Winnipeg has risen in a little under fifty years to the position of one of the most handsome and progressive cities of the continent. It is the greatest grain market of the British Empire, the railway centre of Western Canada, and a great distributing and manufacturing point. The Royal Alexandra, owned and operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway, ranks amongst the finest hotels in Canada and has been extended to twice its original size. It adjoins the Company`s magnificent railway station."

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 4--The Prairie Provinces; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.