History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

01 September, 2011

Oh, Canada!

Following a request (I do take requests-- if there's anything you'd like to see, do leave a comment and I'll do what I can!) today is the first of a two-part series of my very favourite country in the world, Canada (yes, I'm Canadian, how did you guess?). Today we shall embark on a cross-country tour, coast to coast!

Almost all of these come from the wonderful collections of the Musee McCord Museum, in Montreal. 

A giant cedar tree in Stanley Park, Vancouver BC. Source

Emerald Lake and the Van Horn range, BC, c. 1890. [This is a photochrom, which is somewhere between a photo and a lithograph, not an actual colour photo, by the way]. Source

Mount Stephen House (a CPR hotel), Field, BC, 1909. Source

Bow Falls in Banff, AB, 1890.  Source

The very first incarnation of the Banff Springs Hotel, AB,  1904. Source

Figure skating in Banff, c. 1935. Source

The very first Chateau Lake Louise, AB, 1909. Source

Cascade mountain overlooking the site of the town of Banff... which has taken the place of most of the trees, today. 1890. Source

A native American encampment near Calgary, AB, c. 1925. Source

Grain elevators and a train, Claresholm, south AB, 1919. Source

The station for the town of Indian Head, SK, 1884. Source

Mills and elevators, Portage La Prairie, MB, 1884. Source

A quick jaunt north; ships stuck fast in their winter quarters in Franklin Pierce Bay, Baffin Island, 1875. Source

A man and ship's dog, 1875-76... somewhere up in the Canadian North. Source

Rideau Falls, Ottawa, ON, 1869. Source

Niagara Falls, 1890s. Source

A wonderful Canadian winter... McGill College Avenue, Montreal, QC, 1869. Source

Another nice winter day in Montreal-- St. Cahterine Street this time, and 1901. Source

Tramway crossing construction, 1893, Montreal, QC. Source

Saint John Harbour, NB, c. 1915. Source

Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, NS, c. 1908. Source

Schooners in Glace Bay Harbour, Cape Breton, NS, c. 1914. Source

Rustico Beach, PEI, 1916. Source

Portugal Cove, NL, 1908. Source

Next time, we'll stop by a few cities. Stay tuned. 

1 comment:

a fellow canadian said...

A belated thanks for posting these photos of Canada. I really liked them. Can you post more in the future?

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