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Group of men and women sitting on steps. Dated 1915.

Group of men and women sitting on steps. Dated 1915.

Dreaming of a (black and) white Christmas

December 22, 2015 — 

December 22, 2015 will mark the beginning of the 139th winter for the University of Manitoba. A lot has happened since 1877, but each year a fresh dumping of snow and ice transforms campus into a winter wonderland. Take a look back at some wintry photos of campus from UM Digital Collections.

An aerial view of the Fort Garry campus from 1950

An aerial view of the Fort Garry campus from 1950

Students playing football on campus in 1936 while a crowd watches in the background.

Students playing football on campus in 1936 while a crowd watches in the background.

The Home Economics building in the depths of a Winnipeg winter. Photo taken in the 1920s.

The Home Economics building in the depths of a Winnipeg winter. Photo taken in the 1920s.

Photograph taken in 1933 of a christmas tree set up in the living room of the Home Economics Practice House.

Photograph taken in 1933 of a christmas tree set up in the living room of the Home Economics Practice House.

Skating and curling rinks at the Manitoba Agricultural College in 1924.

Skating and curling rinks at the Manitoba Agricultural College in 1924.

Three people standing beside a large snowdrift in front of the President's House (now known as Chancellor's Hall). Taken sometime between 1915 and 1920.

Three people standing beside a large snowdrift in front of the President's House (now known as Chancellor's Hall). Taken sometime between 1915 and 1920.

Large group of men and women wearing snowshoes in 1915.

Large group of men and women wearing snowshoes in 1915.

Photos from UM Digital Collections.

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