welcome to winnipeg, the electrical city
In collaboration with Heritage Winnipeg, BridgmanCollaborative designed a large panoramic image inspired by the Osborne Bridge spanning the Assiniboine River (for use in school classrooms) and a “teaching set” of 10 postcards. The panorama features a present-day photo looking north toward the Manitoba Legislative Building from the Osborne Bridge, superimposed with historical photos – an 1897 Dominion Day party crowd on the ground of Government House or a World War I military encampment on the Legislative Grounds. The postcard images are drawn from the panorama and feature authentic stamps, dated from 1882 to the present, along with handwritten messages from imaginary or actual characters, penned by Winnipeg historian and heritage advocate David J. McDowell. On the postcard dating from 1882, one friend writes to another, "You remember trying to find a ferry when we couldn't ford this river. They're to put a bridge here soon, and the young people sure will have it easy." We walk in the footsteps of those who have gone before us...