Robert “Rob” McInnes

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Rob McInnes
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Son of John Stewart McInnes (1924-1972) and Shirley Louise Baldner (1925-2010), he is a history enthusiast with a particular focus on Manitoba postcards from 1900 to 1920. He describes postcards as the main portal through which he explores and researches this province’s history. His collection includes over 5000 Manitoba cards which have been digitized and catalogued online through the Winnipeg Public Library’s PastForward website.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Greetings from Winnipeg: Views of a Changing City
Manitoba History, Number 55, June 2007

Erwin Johnson: The Giant of Sinclair
Manitoba History, Number 85, Fall 2017

MHS Historical Features: Winnipeg: Then and Now


Obituary [John S. McInnes], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 March 1972, page 27.

Obituary [Shirley Louise Baldner McInnes Fowler], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 February 2010.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 October 2023