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Photographs and Postcards

Great Western Garment Company

This short photo exhibit, hosted by the Provincial Archives of Alberta, features photos of workers at the Great Western Garment Company, which was founded in 1911 and later purchased by Levi Strauss and Co. Included in the online photo exhibit are several photos of female employees in various capacities.

Provincial Archives of Alberta Photo Collection

With over 2,000,000 photographs documenting Alberta's history, the Provincial Archives of Alberta Photo Collection is an outstanding collection of Alberta's visual history. By using the search feature, thousands of photographs of women in Alberta, including women's organizations, First Nations women, and women participating in farm work can be found. Most photos feature biographical information about the subject and creator, as well as information useful for finding the actual photo at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

The Last Best West: Glimpses of the Prairie Provinces from the Golden Age of Postcards

This online exhibit features postcards from the Bruce Peel Special collections Library at the University of Alberta. Showcasing 100 scenes of the thousands of postcards in the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library, the Last Best West Collections features numerous postcards showing images of women including the ‘typical Canadian girl’ and such personalities as ‘Prairie Rose’. The entire postcard collection can be viewed here.

Calgary in the 1950s

This online collection, provided by the Glenbow Museum, features the digitized photographs of Jack De Lorme. The collection includes a section of photographs pertaining to Calgary women and the family in the 1950s.

Student & Academic Services for The Alberta Women's Memory Project - Last Updated October 11, 2012