The city of Edmonton, Alberta has placed more than 10,000 photos from the city archives online. The collection is expected to grow to more than 25,000 photographs. The most requested photo in the archives collection depicts a train parked on the Low Level Bridge during the flood of 1915 to keep the bridge from being swept away. The outline of the Hotel Macdonald can be made out faintly in the background.
A 1947 photo of the Golden Bears football team that includes former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed is an example of how photos can inadvertently become pieces of history.
The city archives' new website allows researchers to order image prints online and subscribe to RSS feeds that alert them each time new material is added to the collection, according to archivist Kathryn Ivany.
Within the next six months, people will be able to access other documents from the archives and view special features such as virtual exhibits online, she said. People can order most images online for $20, except for panoramic images of Edmonton, which are priced by the foot, she said.
You can visit Edmonton's photo archives website at http://archivesphotos.edmonton.ca.
Great photos! Check out the picture of a team of moose hauling a wagon. I have never seen that before.