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Faces of Labour

February 4, 2012 - June 24, 2012

From the encouraging words of a teacher to the reassuring skill of a firefighter, Alberta's history is written in the stories—and faces—of its working men and women.

Faces of Labour is an archival photo exhibit in the Royal Alberta Museum's Orientation Gallery honouring one hundred years of organized labour in Alberta. The exhibit shows 20 portraits of Albertans in occupations ranging from nurse to government file clerk to ironworker. Faces of Labour salutes Alberta's legacy of hard work over the past century and beyond.

Faces of Labour is presented in partnership with the Alberta Labour History Institute, the Provincial Archives of Alberta and the United Nurses of Alberta. Images will be on display from February 4 to June 24.

Nurses pose at a travelling health clinic Emergency Hospital, perhaps at a fair ground, in 1928. Courtesy: Provincial Archives of Alberta A11761A decorator hand paints a plate at Medalta Pottery in Medicine Hat in 1954.  Courtesy: Provincial Archives of Alberta A8695Bert Bouwmeester, cook at the Corona Restaurant on Jasper Avenue, poses at the new lunch counter in 1956.  Courtesy: Provincial Archives of Alberta RP67.6

Headline/homepage picture caption:
Weekly home delivery of ice for refrigeration was once as common as milk delivery.
Courtesy: Provincial Archives of Alberta BL616.5

content author: Director, Visitor Experience
last updated: May 5, 2014
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