MP-0000.158.80 | Parliament building, Edmonton, AB, about 1923

 
Photograph, glass lantern slide
Parliament building, Edmonton, AB, about 1923
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1923, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
MP-0000.158.80
© McCord Museum
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"Edmonton: Capital of Alberta and centre of a very rich mixed farming area, centre of a large coal field, and an important wholesale centre. The important Peace River and Grande PraIries districts further north, also attaining rapid development, are tributary to Edmonton. Edmonton is the seat of the University of Alberta. The city is picturesquely situated on high ground overlooking the deep valley of the North Saskatchewan River. The Canadian Pacific enters by a magnificent high-level bridge, 2,687 feet in length and 150 feet above the water-level, which also carries street railway and vehicular traffic. The handsome Parliament Buildings are seen in the present picture. (Population 66,000.)"

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