Empire Hotel, ca. 1910 Empire HotelPhoto: Peel’s Prairie Provinces, a digital initiative of the University of Alberta Libraries The Empire Hotel was built in 1883 for Manitoba’s first francophone Lieutenant Governor, Joseph-Edouard Cauchon. Later on, economic difficulties forced him to sell the building, and it was eventually converted to Winnipeg’s first apartment building. After a slew of renovations and a fire in 1896, the building was finally demolished in 1982.
Cree beaded and fringed hide capote: classic construction, thread sewn with glass beadwork and sequins, with "epaulettes" on the shoulders, and a series of diamond designs along the hemline. Length without fringe 45 in.