The Commons welcomes the Galt Museum and Archives!

Joke Photograph of Unidentified Soldiers of the Allied Army of Occupation, Germany

Lethbridge Maple Leafs Hockey Club, World's Amateur Champions

The Galt Museum and Archives in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada joins The Commons on Flickr as our 28th partner; please welcome them into the fold!

What’s incredible about the museum is that such an enormous collection is housed in a small city museum. Boasting over 20,000 artifacts and 300,000 archival documents and photographs, they are sure to keep us busy crowdsourcing their material with tags, comments, and research. They play “a vital role in preserving and interpreting the material culture of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta.”

They begin their Commons journey with 23 sets, including World War II images, sports and leisure, portraiture, agriculture, mining, transportation, and even some of their curators’ favorites. Here are some highlights to get you going.


Joe Healy and his family
First People
Iconic photographs of Alberta’s first people

Postcard: "Year Of The Three Kings"
Highlights of what Alberta found postcard worthy back in the day

Wild horse race at the rodeo
Up for a challenge? Can you help identify these people and events?

With 126 photos to explore, we hope you’ll find some favorites in this archival collection.

Park Lake Provincial Park

Prince Of Wales Hotel In Waterton Lakes National Park

Beer Bottle Label From The Sick Brewery