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City Hall Cab Stand, 1912

(Winnipeg, Manitoba - 12)

The photo (from a postcard) is dated by the year "1912" picked out in flowers around the base of a fountain (yellow circle). It shows the city hall cab stand from James Street looking toward Main.

In 1912 the horse cab era was quickly drawing to a close. The two cabs parked on the stand (yellow box) are among the last survivors of a business in decline. Automobiles like the one in the foreground were already transforming Winnipeg and Manitoba.

Picture source: University of Saskatchewan Archives, XXIX 102.77, "City Hall Square." Valentine postcard no. 109509.

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Revised February 13, 1998