PAA Merchandise

At the Provincial Archives of Alberta, we have so many amazing collections that we want to share with you! Our unique merchandise features images or text from our extensive collections. Each of our Archives Store items is unique and would be the perfect gift for any history lover in your life!

PAA LANYARDS

These lanyards have a metal lobster clip, quick release clip and break-away clasp. Available in Green, Blue, Pink or Orange.

 

PANORAMIC PHOTO BOOKMARK

Featuring a hand-coloured photo of the Columbia Icefield from 1964 (Photo PR1991.0374.0617) on one side and a black and white image from the 100th Anniversary of the Edmonton Police Force in 1992 (Photo PR1996.0404.0001) on the other, this bookmark celebrates the panoramic photo collection from the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

PANORAMIC PHOTO TRINKET TRAY

Featuring an archival photo of Calgary from the 1940s (Photo P4720), this trinket tray is as lovely as it is functional.

 

 

POSTER - EDMONTON MAP 1882

This map of Edmonton featuring the river valley and young structures, including the location of the Hudson Bay Company, is from 1882.

 

 

POSTER - EDMONTON RIVER VALLEY AUTOCHROME 1914

When people think of the archives collection, many do not think of colour. This autochrome image of the Edmonton River Valley in 1914, gives a pop of colour to Edmonton s past. (GR2004.0900/0001)

 

POSTER - WHAT'S WRONG WITH COMIC BOOKS?

A reprinted publication from the Advisory Board on Objectionable Publications from the 1950s to 1970s. This board was part of the Alberta Government and was censoring comic books and magazines because they believed that children were being corrupted and turned towards crime.

 

 

POSTER - YOU CAN'T IGNORE THE RAT

This iconic advertisement was released by the Alberta Department of Public Health promoting keeping Alberta rat free in 1948. (A17202b)

 

PUBLICATION REPRINT - WHAT'S WRONG WITH COMIC BOOKS?

A reprinted publication from the Advisory Board on Objectionable Publications from the 1950s to 1970s. This board was part of the Alberta Government and was censoring comic books and magazines because they believed that children were being corrupted and turned towards crime.

 

This booklet was reporduced for pure enjoyment and a comical read that describes our history.

PUZZLE - DOWNTOWN EDMONTON

A 300 piece felt board puzzle featuring photo A13902, an archival image of downtown Edmonton taken by photographer Esther N. Kelly in 1920.

 

PUZZLE - MOUNTAINS

This 300 piece felt board puzzle features photo A3989, an archival image of Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park taken by mountaineer and photographer Joe Weiss in 1940.

 

SPRING PACKAGE

Dig into gardening with this customized gift pack from the Provincial Archives of Alberta! It includes two types of heirloom seeds and a water bottle featuring artwork created by the Dominion Scientific Temperance Committee (PR1974.0001.0400a.0001).

 

The Bountiful bean has a Canadian heritage! In 1897, Abel Steele from Ferguson, Ontario won a prize for naming this newly-introduced variety. This bush is touted for its hardiness and each plant produces 6 to 7 inch long stringless pods.

 

The Italian heirloom zucchini is perfect in small gardens. It produces large numbers of beautiful fruits that are dark green with light green stripes and can be used for slicing, frying, and steaming. This is also a great variety for freezing and canning.

TEA LIGHT CANDLE HOLDER

Create a cozy glow this winter a tea light candleholder! A round white porcelain candleholder printed with an image (Photo OCH3456) from the Provincial Archives of Alberta photo collection is perfect for holding your favourite standard-sized tea light. The holders measure three inches in diameter and two inches tall and comes with one unscented white tea light.

THE ALBERTA PACKAGE

Our Alberta Package brings together an assortment of merchandise from our store! Included in each package is:

-          Your choice of a movie poster tote bag

-          Your choice of a 300 piece puzzle featuring a PAA image

-          A PAA Reading Room mug

-          A panoramic photo bookmark

-          Three postcards featuring PAA images

-          A trinket tray featuring Calgary in the 1940s

This package is customizable and it's the perfect gift to show off your Alberta pride.

 

TOTE BAG - SILENT MOVIE POSTER

Plastic is out, but the roaring 20s are in! We have tote bags to help you sport your fabulous flapper style in the 21st century. These bags feature movie posters from our archival collection and will add a unique flare to your next shopping trip they are simply the bee s knees!

13.4" H x 18.5" W x 4.7" L
Canvas tote with zipper

TOTE BAG - USSR OPERA POSTER

Plastic is out, but the roaring 20s are in! We have tote bags to help you sport your fabulous flapper style in the 21st century. These bags feature movie posters from our archival collection and will add a unique flare to your next shopping trip they are simply the bee s knees!

13.4" H x 18.5" W x 4.7" L
Canvas tote with zipper

T-SHIRTS - WHATS WRONG WITH COMIC BOOKS?, Black

Take home a T-shirt displaying art from the holdings of the Provincial Archives of Alberta. 100% Cotton and comes in a variety of sizes.

 

T-SHIRTS - WHATS WRONG WITH COMIC BOOKS?, Grey

Take home a T-shirt displaying art from the holdings of the Provincial Archives of Alberta. 100% Cotton and comes in a variety of sizes.

 

T-SHIRTS - WHATS WRONG WITH COMIC BOOKS?, White

Take home a T-shirt displaying art from the holdings of the Provincial Archives of Alberta. 100% Cotton and comes in a variety of sizes.

 

WATER BOTTLE - WE ALL DRINK WATER

Sport your one of a time water bottle featuring a poster from the Temperance Society (PR1974.0001.0400a.0001). This 20oz/ 600ml water bottle comes with a built in infuser perfect to keep you refreshed all day long!

 

WINTER IMAGES COASTERS - SET OF 4

Take conversations over your favourite beverages a bit further with the new drink coasters from the Provincial Archives of Alberta's Archives Store. This set of four stunning coasters - which measure 3.75 inches by 3.75 inches - are made from wood composite and feature non-slip cork backing. Each coaster features a black and white image from the archives' new exhibit, "Winter Images" (OCH1390, OCH1895, OCH1990, and OCH4000).

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