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!

PHOTO BOOKMARK - PANORAMIC EXHIBIT

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.

The bookmark measures 2" wide by 8" long.

PHOTO TRINKET TRAY - PANORAMIC EXHIBIT

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Featuring an archival photo of Calgary from the 1940s (Photo P4720), this trinket tray is as lovely as it is functional. Place this tray on your desk to hold stationery or use it on your dresser to hold jewelry, keys, or other odds and ends. It can also be used as a serving tray as it is certified food-safe.

The tray measures 12.7 cm wide by 17.8 cm long.

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. (GR2009.0565)

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 Alberta being rat free in 1948. (A17202b)

 

 

PROMPTLY JOURNAL - AUTOBIOGRAPHY

These journals have made it easy to record your life story, so you can get back to living it. Whether you're writing for yourself or for a loved one, the prompts inside will help you record the story you don't want to forget. The journal is divided into sections to highlight the different stages of your life: Birth, Childhood Years, Teenage Years, Young Adult Years, Adult Years, and Golden Years.

The perfect present for a loved one to record their oral history, or a means of working through a person's life using genealogical research.

This journal comes in two colours - Blue or Grey.

PROMPTLY JOURNAL - CHILDHOOD

This journal helps a parent easily document a complete childhood history for their child. It covers from when the mother is pregnant, until the child is 18 years old. Each phase and year of the child's life has custom tailored prompts to ensure quick but meaningful recordings for the parent. A beautiful keepsake for your child's future and a step-by-step means of memory keeping.

This journal comes in two colours - Grey or Navy.

PROMPTLY JOURNAL - LOVE STORY

This prompted marriage journal helps couples easily document all the details of their relationship and how they fell in love. It covers from the first time the couple met until their 70th wedding anniversary. Each phase of your relationship has custom tailored prompts to help you capture how you fell in love.

Sections covered and included in the journal are: How We Met, Dating, Proposal, Engagement, Wedding, Wedding Guest Book, Honeymoon, and then the 1st anniversary through the 70th.

That perfect wedding present or wedding anniversary gift.

This journal comes in one colour - Sand.

PROMPTLY JOURNAL - TRAVEL

These journals have made it easy to record your life story, so you can get back to living it. Each travel journal covers one unforgettable trip! The prompts will help you record the most important details, memories, and feelings from your adventure. The journal features sections including: a brief itinerary covering up to a 31 day vacation, memorable moments, highlights, transportation, accommodations, food, mishaps, travel companions, and place to paste mementos and photos.

This journal comes in two colours - Blue or Grey.

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 reproduced for pure enjoyment and a comical read that describes our history.

PUZZLE - DOWNTOWN EDMONTON

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

Comes with a box for easy storage.

 

PUZZLE - MOUNTAINS

This 300 piece felt board puzzle features Provincial Archives of Alberta photo A3089, an archival image of Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park taken by mountaineer and photographer Joe Weiss in 1940.

Comes with a box for easy storage.

 

PUZZLE - TWO PACK

Two 300 piece felt board puzzle featuring Provincial Archives of Alberta photos.

  • A13902, an archival image of downtown Edmonton taken by photographer Esther N. Kelly in 1920
  • A3089, an archival image of Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park taken by mountaineer and photographer Joe Weiss in 1940.

Comes with a box for easy storage.

SOCKS – GUEST OF PROVINCE

Keep your feet fashionable with one-of-a-kind Provincial Archives of Alberta socks! These crew socks feature image GR1970.0337.0003 "A Guest of the Province" sticker advertising tourism in Alberta c.1940. Show off your vintage Alberta style wherever your adventures take you!

SOCKS – SUNNY ALBERTA

Keep your feet fashionable with one-of-a-kind Provincial Archives of Alberta socks! These crew socks feature image GR1970.0337.0001 a "Sunny Alberta" sticker advertising tourism in Alberta c.1960. Show off your vintage Alberta style wherever your adventures take you!

TEA LIGHT CANDLE HOLDER

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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 3" in diameter and 2" tall and comes with one unscented white tea light.

TEA TOWEL – CITADEL THEATRE COSTUME SKETCH, ELIZA

This classic white cotton tea towel is adorned with an image of a beautiful costume sketch by Phillip Silver for the Citadel Theatre production of Pygmalion (PR1978.0209.0002). Featuring a full colour image of this unique costume design, this machine washable tea towel is sure to brighten up your kitchen! Each of these unique tea towels is made in Vancouver, British Columbia.

TEA TOWEL – CITADEL THEATRE COSTUME SKETCH, MRS. HIGGINS

This classic white cotton tea towel is adorned with an image of a beautiful costume sketch by Phillip Silver for the Citadel Theatre production of Pygmalion (PR1978.0209.0003). Featuring a full colour image of this unique costume design, this machine washable tea towel is sure to brighten up your kitchen! Each of these unique tea towels is made in Vancouver, British Columbia.

TEA TOWEL – GIN PILLS

This classic white cotton tea towel is adorned with an image of a common miracle cure featured in newspapers during the 1918 Spanish Flu. Gin Pills promised to cure a large variety of ailments from the flu to backaches to kidney problems. This advertisement was taken from a February 1920 edition of the Edmonton Journal newspaper. The towel is machine washable and is sure to bring some humour to your kitchen! Each of these unique tea towels is made in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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