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Here are detailed file-by-file descriptions of the contents of specific fonds and/or links to scanned documents.

Ad for Chestermere Lake townsite lots, April 16, 1912
Ad for Chestermere Lake townsite lots, April 16, 1912

Alberta newspapers advertisements collection

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M-4630-1 Farm machinery and automobiles. -- 1907, 1910-1913, 1919. -- Includes advertisements for Emerson farm implements; Chalmers, Overland, Studebaker, Stoddard-Dayton, Tudhope, Ford, Cadillac, Flanders, Buick, and Dominion Motors cars; Wallis, Waterloo, and Wheat tractors; and various wagons, buggies and farm implements.
M-4630-2 Household appliances. -- 1906-1913. -- Includes advertisements for stoves (ranges), washing machines, breadmaker and typewriter.
M-4630-3 Entertainment - Sports, records (sound recordings), theatres, circuses, air show, and political rallies. -- 1906, 1909-1912, 1917. -- Includes advertisements for Cole Brothers Circus, Burch & Reiss Shows, Norris & Rowe Circus, Arcade Bowling Alley, Edison phonographs, Columbia records, Victor records, boxing, Empress Theatre, Globe Theatre, Lyric Theatre, Sherman Grand Theatre, Empire Theatre, Sherman's Rink (orchestral concert), political rallies for Sir Wilfrid Laurier, I.S.G. Van Wart and George P. Smith, and Eugene Ely air show.
M-4630-4 Comic strips and verse. -- 1911-1912. -- Many promoting Calgary as a boom-town destination.

Land and real estate - Calgary and area. -- 1911-1912. -- Consists of advertisements for the sale of lots in the new sub-divisions of:

Central Park (Ramsey estate)
Deer Park
Gladstone Heights
Lake View Heights
Millican Estate
Sarcee Dale
Tuxedo Park
West Bridgeland.

M-4630-6 Land and real estate - Edmonton. -- 1911-1912. -- Consists of advertisements for the sale of lots in Parkdale (Strathcona) and Beverly Heights.

Land and real estate - Alberta towns. -- 1906-1913. -- Consists of advertisements for the sale of lots in the towns of:

Athabasca Landing
Chestermere Lake
Conrich Junction
Fort Macleod
Medicine Hat
Three Hills

M-4630-8 Land and real estate - British Columbia and Saskatchewan. -- 1911-1912. -- Consists of advertisements for the sale of lots in Maple Creek, Penryn Park (Saskatoon), a Saskatoon acreage, and CPR townsites in British Columbia.
M-4630-9 Food, drink, confectionery, cigarettes. -- 1906, 1910-1912. -- Consists of advertisements for Wrigley's gum, Post Toasties, Five Roses flour, Royal Household flour, Kellogg's Corn Flakes, Buck-eye Virginia cigarettes, Great West Cut Plug tobacco, Sweet Caporal cigarettes, Guttman's Liquor Store, Family Liquor Store, Rowat's lemon squash, and Fry's cocoa.
M-4630-10 Clothing and general merchants. -- 1888-1894, 1906-1912. -- Consists of advertisements for Pickard and Son, S.G. Freeze, J.T. MacDonald, T.C. Power and Company, Calgary Woollen Mills, I.G. Baker (copy only), Stafford-Agnew Company, Macleod Brothers, Southards (Fashionable Apparil for Men and Women), Hudson's Bay Company, The Bentley Company, L. Keel,and Lethbridge Cooperative Association.
M-4630-11 Calgary Stampede, rodeos and livestock shows. -- 1911-1913, 1919. -- Includes newspaper advertisement for 1919 Stampede which features Edward Borein art.

Front pages of newspapers. -- 1906 and 1912. -- Consists of the following:

Lethbridge Herald. -- March 15, 1906. -- Re opening of the first Alberta Legislature after becoming a province.

Lethbridge Daily Herald. -- April 15, 1912. -- Headline: "Steamer Titanic Struck Iceberg But May Be Saved".

Lethbridge Daily Herald. -- April 16, 1912. -- Headline: "At Least 1500 Victims in Titanic Disaster".

Calgary News-Telegram. -- September 5, 1912. -- Welcoming the Governor-General and his family (the Duke of Connaught, Duchess of Connaught, and Princess Patricia.

Lethbridge Daily Herals. -- November 26, 1912. -- Re R.L. Borden and Wildrid Laurier beginning debate on speech from the throne in Ottawa.

Lethbridge Daily Herald. -- December 18, 1912. -- Articles include "No Reason Why Lethbridge Should Not Be Big Centre" and "The Married Women Who Own Property Want the Franchise".

The Lethbridge Herald. -- December 24, 1912. -- Headline: "A Real Merry Christmas".

M-4630-13 Miscellaneous. -- 1891, 1906-1913. -- Consists of advertisements for the Collegiate School for Boys (Fort Macleod); South Alberta Lumber Company; Niblock & Tull (Grand Trunk Pacific agents); Great West Wire Fence Company, Jarrett Brothers (blacksmiths); Natural Gas Company; Opal Portraits; Rocky Mountain Sanatorium; Danderine (shampoo); Chestermere Calgary Suburban Railway Company; Cooperative Small Investors; and Canadian Western Natural Gas, Light, Heat and Power Company.

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