MOO: Alberta’s Dairy Industry in Historic Photographs

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© Alberta Provincial Archives 1913

Alberta began regulating the sale of milk in 1937. Farmers seeking relief from low grain and livestock returns during the Great Depression turned to the production of milk. Today, Alberta is the 4th-largest milk producer in Canada.

The 27 photographs featured in MOO, presented by the Royal Alberta Museum, are from the collections of the Provincial Archives of Alberta, many of which were donated by the Department of Agriculture. The Archives houses more than 2.2 million photographs documenting Alberta’s rich history. Visit their website here. The exhibition will run until April 10, 2011.

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