The Bill Hillman Manitoba Archive Series

BRANDON PHOTO ARCHIVE
Provincial Exhibition :: Brandon Fair
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Famous composer John Philip Sousa appeared in uniform at the Provincial Exhibition
with local Manitoba natives decked out in their traditional costumes circa late 1920s
Eva Merry of Newdale shared this rare autographed photo with Randy MacDonald of the Provincial Exhibition.
We are doing research to learn more about this photo by well-known Brandon photographer H. H. Allen.
Appararently Mr. Sousa, who did many music tours following his WWI commitments,
appeared in Brandon as a Guest Conductor.
We invite our readers to share any information they may have on this event.

Inscription on the back of the Sousa photograph


Early View of Exhibition Grounds


Aviator Katherin Stinson
A special attraction at the 1916 Provincial Exhibition in Brandon
An advertisement published in the 1916 Provincial Exhibition prize list.
(SJ McKee Archives)


Brandon Summer Fair, July 21, 1916.
The Manitoba Free Press reported Sioux Chief Waukessa made Katherine Stinson an Indian Princess,
naming her "Kinyan," which may translate into the Flying Princess.
During the naming ceremony in Brandon, she was presented with beaded moccasins and a pipe.
(SJ McKee Archives, Lawrence Stuckey collection).

See a related story in the Brandon Sun ~ Aug 29, 2015
The War From Here: Stinson made history, emergency landing
By: Suyoko Tsukamoto
 



Early 20th Century View of the Midway


Park Exhibition Gates: Provincial Exhibition ~ Brandon's Big Fair


View of Fairgrounds from the Ferris Wheel


Brandon Exhibition Grounds ('70s): Racetrack ~ Grandstand ~ Exhibition buildings


Display Building


Brandon Sun News Clipping from July 2, 1963


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A Poster Collage of our previous Brandon Fair photos


Other Hillman Manitoba Heritage Sites
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