Fonds 174 John Putters fonds

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[ca. 1930-1960]. — 73 photographs.


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John Putters fonds

John Putters was born in Grande Prairie, attended school in Grande Prairie, graduating from the Grande Prairie High School . His father owned and operated Putters’ Electric in the 1930s-1940s. John is very active in a Grande Prairie Alumni group living in Edmonton and Calgary who meet regularly for reunions.

Custodial History

The photographs were donated to the South Peace Regional Archives by John Putters in March, 2005.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of 3 CDs and 73 photographs: 9 of Family and Friends, 26 of Grande Prairie and Area, and 38 of Growing up in the Forties and Fifties. One CD is a power point presentation of nostalgic Grande Prairie photographs produced for Grande Prairie ex-patriots reunion held in Edmonton on September 14, 2002. A second CD contains 134 photographs, 38 of which have been printed, borrowed from participants of a 2004 Grande Prairie Alumni reunion A third CD includes18 photographs which have been printed.

Table of Contents

Series 174.01Family and Friends
Series 174.02Grande Prairie and Area Photographs
Series 174.03Growing up in the 1940s and 1950s

 

Series 174.01Family and Friends. –[ca. 1935-1955]. — 9 photographs.The series consists of 9 photograph prints of Putters family members and friends.
 
Pte. J.J. Putters, Identification Card, 1945
identifcation card
Creator: identifcation card
A scanned copy of an identification card for Pte. Putters, 2nd (Res.) Battalion, Loyal Edmonton Regiment, April 30, 1945.
Location: 174.01.10
Ticket to the Eleventh Annual Concert of the Grande Prairie High School, 1943
ticket
Eleventh Annual Concert of the Grande Prairie High School, Old Capitol Theatre, Friday March5, 1943 commencing at 8:15 p.m. Admission .50. Dance immediately after concert.: .35 – .25
Location: 174.01.11
 
Mrs. J Putters and son, Johnnie on a scow transporting vehicles over the flood waters near Slave Lake., 1935
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
Location: 174.01.02
Mrs. J Putters behind her house., 1955 ca.
1 print; b & w; 3 x 5
Location: 174.01.03
Bobby Lewis in a Carriage on Main street, Grande Prairie, 1938 ca.
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
Signs along Main Street include “For Better Vision” and “Royal Cafe”
Location: 174.01.04
Putters’ Electric Display Window, 1934
1 print; b & w; 3 x 6
This store was located in what was later the Shoe Hospital owned by Tony ? At this time it was on the west side of the Chinese Laundry which was west of the Bergman (Dick) Shoe Repair – called Victory Shoe Repair during the War because of prejudice to Dick (a German immigrant) during WW11).
Location: 174.01.05
Light Fixtures in Putters’ Electric Store Window, 1930 ca.
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
This store was located in what was later the Shoe Hospital owned by Tony ? At this time it was on the west side of the Chinese Laundry which was west of the Bergman (Dick) Shoe Repair – called Victory Shoe Repair during the War because of prejudice to Dick (a German immigrant) during WW11).
Location: 174.01.06
Mr.and Mrs. Broughton, 1940 ca.
1 print; b & w; 5 x 7
Mr. And Mrs. Broughton were caretakers of the United Church during the 1940s-1950s and are believed to have lived in the old log church (Mc Queen) then.
Location: 174.01.07
Mrs J. Putters in front of the Alberta Wheat Pool Elevator, Grande Prairie, 1940 ca.
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
Location: 174.01.08
Deane and Marj Toews Wedding, 1940 ca.
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
A just married Mr and Mrs. Toews walking down the aisle of a church.
Location: 174.01.09
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Series 174.02Grande Prairie and Area Photographs. — [ca. 1930-1950]. — 26 photographs.The series consists of 26 prints of Grande Prairie and area.
 
First Year Apprentice Training Students, 1946 ca.
1 print; b & w; 3 x 4
Shops for Canadian Vocational Training were in the Drill Hall -The group pictured were returned veterans taking first year apprentice training (except second from the left – John Putters)
Location: 174.02.01
Slave Lake Hotel, 1935 Flood, 1935.
1 print; b & w; 3 x 5
Two men standing in the doorway of the hotel on a board sidewalk with water surrounding the building
Location: 174.02.02
Lake Saskatoon Picnic, 1940 ca.
1 print; b & w; 3 x 5
Location: 174.02.03
Lake Saskatoon Old Timers Picnic, 1940 ca.
1 print; b & w; 3 x 5
Location: 174.02.04
Crowd Waiting to get into the Capitol Theatre, 1930 ca.
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
A large crowd, adults and children, stands in front of the Capitol Theatre.
Location: 174.02.05
Grande Prairie High School – east side, 1947 ca.
1 print; b & w; 3 x 5
The back side showing of Grande prairie High School. On the left to the North is a relocated hut from the Army Barracks used a s as an industrial arts shop.
Location: 174.02.06
Grande Prairie High School – west side, 1950 ca.
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
The Grande Prairie High School opened in 1950. This front view faced the park on the west side.
Location: 174.02.07
Grande Prairie Garage Complete with Car Wash, 1930 ca.
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
Grande Prairie Garage – Ford and Lincoln Dealers on the north end of 100 St. Grande Prairie High School looks newlt built in the background
Location: 174.02.08
Main Street, Grande Prairie,
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
Copy of a postcard showing Ricmhmond Avenue looking west, with CFGP and Herald Tribune buildings on the left and the Capital Theatre on the right.
Location: 174.02.09
The York Hotel, 1948 ca.
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
The York Hotel 101 St and 101 Ave., shortly after it was built
Location: 174.02.10
Windsor Motors Ltd., 1950 ca.
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
Windsor Motors Ltd. built on the corner of 99 St. And 100 Ave. was a Chrysler dealership and Texaco station.
Location: 174.02.11
Aerial View of Grande Prairie, 1950 ca.
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
Aeial Photoof Grande Prairie showing 100 and 101 Streets, the railway, schools and housing to the north and west.
Location: 174.02.12
Travelling the Muddy, Rutted Streets of Grande Prairie,
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
Five young people flank a model T car attempting ro navigate a rutted street in Grande Prairie. Front left – Pat O’Hara. Right – Jack Freebury and Frank Tissington
Location: 174.02.13
Aerial Photo of Grande Prairie, 1950 ca.
1 print; b & w; 8 x 10
Aerial photo showing the major downtown business and residential areas.
Location: 174.02.14a
Aerial Photo of Grande Prairie, 1950 ca.
1 print; b & w; 8 x 10
Aerial photo showing the major downtown business and residential areas.
Location: 174.02.14b
Congregational Group Standing beside the United Church, 1935 ca.
1 print; b & w; 8 x 10
A large group of children flanked by adults standing beside the United Church
Location: 174.02.15a
United Church CGIT Group, 1947
1 print; b & w; 8 x 10
A group of CGIT girls flanked by their leaders standing in front of the United Church
Location: 174.02.15b
United Church CGIT Mother and Daughter Banquet, 1947
1 print; b & w; 8 x 10
Three CGIT girls pose with a large group of mothers in front of the United Church
Location: 174.02.15c
Flood at Town of Slave Lake, 1935
1 print; b & w; 8 x 10
Cars lined up to cross the flood waters at Slave Lake townsite
Location: 174.02.16
Flood at Town of Slave Lake, 1935
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
Floodwaters reach Mac’s Garage
Location: 174.02.17
Water Tower and Pump House,
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
Grande Prairie’s water tower with a man standing in the forground, smoking a pipe
Location: 174.02.18
Curling Team Pose by the Rink, 1945 ca.
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
A curling team of Jack Mantle, Merv Lewis, ? , Joe Putters stand holding onto brooms in front of the curling rink.
Location: 174.02.19
Jack Mantle and Joe Putters With Curling Trophy, 1945 ca.
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
Jack Mantle standing behind Joe Putters who holds a curling trophy. Jack Mantle was a WW I veteran. A barn is in the background.
Location: 174.02.20
Instructor Ted Baker, Army Veteran, with Two Students at CVT Shop, 1945 ca.
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
The D-Coy Armouries was used as a vocational training shop for the high school students. Here, Ted Baker, an army veteran, instructs two students, one of whom is a navy veteran.
Location: 174.02.21
Constuction of D-Coy Armouries, 1942 ca.
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
constuction showing the framing up. Charlie Turner Sr. on the left of Charlie Turner Jr. The D-Coy Armouries (Army Drill Hall) was used as a vocational training shop for the high school students after the war.
Location: 174.02.22
Constuction of D-Coy Armouries, 1942 ca.
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
constuction of D-Coy Armouries (Drill Hall) showing the framing and roof joists with walls going up. The D-Coy Armouries (Army Drill Hall) was used as a vocational training shop for the high school students after the war.
Location: 174.02.23
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Series 174.03Growing up in the 1940s and 1950s. — [ca. 1940-1960]. — 38 photographs.The series consists of 38 prints showing what it was like growing up in the 1940s -1950s with 2 CDs containing additional photos not printed.
 
Gathering Downtown in the Summer,
1 print; b& w; 4 x 6
Mary Jean Carlisle, Deane Toews, Darlene Conley, Ab Given, ? , Bob Littleton, Ches Walden
Location: 174.03.01
Gaby and Marg Sitting on a Car Hood,
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
Location: 174.03.02
Jeff Watson on the Trestle Bridge,
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
Jeff Watson crossing the railway trestle in winter.
Location: 174.03.03
Just Lolling About,
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
a group of teenage boys goofing around in front of a building.
Location: 174.03.04
M. Mackie, M Carscadden, B. Gammon,
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
Three women dressed in coats and hats caught walking along the street.
Location: 174.03.05
G Pearcy, L. Swallow, I. Ford, Pose for a Picture,
1 print; b & W; 4 x 6
Two men in hats and leather jackets pose in front of a girl in the doorway of the Royal Bank..
Location: 174.03.06
Mona F. Posing for the Camera,
1 print; b & w; 4 x 5
A young girl sitting in the grass.
Location: 174.03.07
Grande Prairie Had Their Pyramids,
1 print; b7w; 4 x 6
A group of girls skaters dressed in Scottish Higlander outfits pose, using a step ladder to form a pyramid.
Location: 174.03.08
Female Skating Trio in Costume,
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
Three girls dressed In festive costumes skate together in a line.
Location: 174.03.09
Wayne Fell and Marlene Frantzen, Skating Champions,
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
Peace River Figure Skating Champions, 1953
Location: 174.03.10
Hockey Players Jack Freebury, Bob Dowling and Duke Edmun,
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
Location: 174.03.11
Roy Blais and Bobby Rigler with Memorabilia,
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
Two hockey players with the Red Devils shown with three membership cards
Location: 174.03.12
A Group of Young People in Front of a Café,
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
Two hockey players with the Red Devils shown with three membership cards
Location: 174.03.13
Climbing the Royal Café Wall,
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
Young teenager is photographed while climbing the corner of the brick facing of the Royal Café.
Location: 174.03.14
Three Young Men Walk the Streets of Calgary,
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
Duke Edmundson, Ken Head and one other man, one with a GPH jacket on, walking alona a city street
Location: 174.03.15
A Girl Pumps Up Her Car Tire,
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
“Well at least you told me we wouldn’t run out of gas.”
Location: 174.03.16
“Canada’s Last Line of Defense”,
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
A group of Grande Prairie’s cadets standing by the H Huts
Location: 174.03.17
Lining Up for the Parade,
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
A group of CGIT girls and Cubs line up in front of Montrose School in readiness to parade.
Location: 174.03.18
CGIT and Cubs Parade Down Main Street,
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
A group of CGIT girls and Cubs form part of a parade past J.B. Oliver’s and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Porteous Hardware, and James Drug Store on main street. An 8×10 printed copy is also included in the file.
Location: 174.03.19
Parade on Main Street,
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
A group of majorettes lead a parade down Richmond Avenue past the Grande Prairie Hotel and Marshall- Wells. Cars and people line the street.
Location: 174.03.20
GPHS Drama Production,
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
a scene from a play involving 8 characters leaning over a table looking at something on it.
Location: 174.03.21
Wapiti Lodge,
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
Wapiti Lodge, built in 1950, housed students from the County who came to Grande Prairie for high school.
Location: 174.03.22
Classroom Full of Children,
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
Children in junior grades seated at desks in a classroom.
Location: 174.03.23
Remembering Our Teachers,
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
A group of 12 teachers including Mr. Kujath (back, far left)
Location: 174.03.24
Grande Prairie High School Teachers,
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
A group of 10 high school teachers including Mr. Kujath and Mrs. O’Biren
Location: 174.03.25
Grande Prairie High School Student Council, 1950 ca.
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
Student and teacher representatives on GPHS Students’ Council
Location: 174.03.26
Grande Prairie High School Student Council, 1950 ca.
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
Student and teacher representatives on GPHS Students’ Council
Location: 174.03.27
Grande Prairie High School Graduating Class, 1952 ca.
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
GPHS grade twelve students
Location: 174.03.28
GPHS Graduation Day 1953, 1953
1 print; b & w; 4 x 6
GPHS grade twelve graduating class in suits and gowns, scrolls in hand, standing in the doorway of the school. Some teachers iare in the picture
Location: 174.03.29
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