Friday, November 30, 2012

#Movember Historical Recreation

To celebrate the end of Movember we decided to perform a historical recreation of a classic Archives & Special Collections moustache pic featured elsewhere on this blog.  We wish you love on this final day of Movember.  Thanks to Jeanette, Tyyne, Andrea, and Shelley for their assistance. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Winter's Here - Gentlemen, Start Your Autoboggans!!

Winter arrived here in Winnipeg over the weekend.  There is finally enough snow for everyone to break out their Autoboggans - the automatic tobaggan!!  Looks like a comfy ride!  Pictured here is the inventor of the Autoboggan, H.C. Paul.  I kid but the Autoboggan is actually the prototype for what eventually would become Polaris snowmobiles.  And Mr. Paul, among his many achievements, was inducted into the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame. 
Date: February 8, 1958
Source: University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections - Winnipeg Tribune fonds (PC 18, A.81-12), Box 12, Folder 421, Item 2