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ASA 2019 CALENDAR - ENTERTAINING ALBERTA

The Archives Society of Alberta 2019 calendar, "Entertaining Alberta", features scenes from archives across the province of Albertans enjoying a variety of leisurely pursuits. Black and white photographs depict people across the province partaking in fun activities, from sports and outings to the movies to evenings at home listening to the radio or entertaining friends. Order yours and be entertained by Alberta all year long!

CHRISTMAS CARDS - A JOYFUL CHRISTMAS

Celebrate the season with a "Joyful Christmas" card inspired by the holiday cards collected by Albertans that now reside in the Provincial Archives of Alberta's collection! This card features an image (PR1967.0147.0032xx) that was originally printed on a penny postcard.

The card measures 7x5 and comes with a coordinating envelope.

 

CHRISTMAS CARDS - HORSE AND SLEIGH

Celebrate the holiday season with a vintage Christmas card from the Provincial Archives of Alberta's holdings! This 7x5 greeting card (Accession PR1971.0356.0048a) features an image from a Christmas card designed by "The Vogue Line" that was originally sent to entrepreneur R.C. Fitzsimmons. A coordinating envelope is also included with the card.

 

CHRISTMAS CARDS - Legislature

A beautiful black and white photograph of the Alberta Legislature building in the winter months. Elegant script in coordinating white wishes the receiver "Merry Christmas".

CHRISTMAS CARDS - Tree

Relive the magic of Christmas morning with a classic holiday card featuring a black and white photograph of an old-fashioned Christmas tree.

CHRISTMAS CARDS - Truck

Wish someone a "Happy Holidays" with this beautiful Christmas card featuring a vintage truck.

CHRISTMAS CARDS - Vintage

These vintage-inspired cards depict original Christmas cards from 1911. The various illustrations come in either black and white or full colour.

CHRISTMAS CARDS PACK OF 12

These Christmas cards come in a pack of 12, with three copies of four beautiful black and white holiday images.

 

CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

Presented in a handsome black velvet bag for easy storage, these flat round Christmas ornaments are made of high quality white ceramic and hang from a festive red ribbon. The front of the ornament features a black and white photograph of the Alberta Legislature (BL2698.1) from the Provincial Archives of Alberta photo collection while the back includes all of the photograph's information. The ornaments measure 2.75" in diameter.

 

CHRISTMAS POSTCARDS

Assorted postcards with full colour images of original Christmas cards from 1911.There's no need for an envelope - just write your message on the back and put it in the mail!

FLAVOUR 2 GO - WE ALL DRINK WATER

A20oz/ 600ml water bottle with infuser

READING ROOM MUG

While drinks are not allowed inside of the Reading Room at the Provincial Archives of Alberta, you can now enjoy your favourite hot drink inside of a mug that features an image of the Reading Room! The 12oz (354 mL) ceramic latte mug is both dishwasher and microwave safe and comes in a gift box, which makes it the perfect present for any archives enthusiast.

SEEDS - BOUNTIFUL BEAN

This bean has a Canadian heritage! In 1897, Abel Steele from Ferguson, Ontario won a reward for naming this newly-introduced variety. Touted for its hardiness and productivity (hence the name), it produces 6-7 inch long stringless pods.

SEEDS - CHANTENAY RED CORED CARROT

Delicious, large carrots are 5-7" long with wide shoulders and are red-orange in colour. Crisp and sweet, they are good for growing in heavy soils and sweeten even more in storage.

SEEDS - COCOZELLE ZUCCHINI

This Italian heirloom zucchini has a small bush growing habit, so is perfect in small gardens. It produces large numbers of beautiful fruits that are dark green with light green stripes and that are prized 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 candle holder! A round white porcelain candle holder 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.

TEA TOWEL - ROBIN

This classic white cotton tea towel is adorned with an image of a robin from Nature Study, a field guide that was compiled by the Alberta Council of the Canadian Girl Guides Association (PR1968.0073/103). Featuring a full colour image and accompanying informative text about the songbird, this machine washable tea towel is sure to brighten up your kitchen! Each of these unique tea towels is made in Vancouver, British Columbia from one hundred percent cotton and measures 23 inches by 19 inches.

TEA TOWEL - SASKATOON BERRY

Doing the dishes just got a lot more fun with the new Saskatoon berry tea towel from the Provincial Archives of Alberta! Featuring an image of a Saskatoon berry from Nature Study - a guide compiled by the Alberta Council of the Canadian Girl Guides Association (PR1968.0073/103) it is sure to remind you of warm Alberta summer days spent picking berries! Each of these unique machine washable tea towels is made in Vancouver, British Columbia from one hundred percent cotton and measures 23 inches by 19 inches.

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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