MP-0000.158.65 | Cattle, Western Canada, about 1923

 
Photograph, glass lantern slide
Cattle, Western Canada, about 1923
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1923, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
MP-0000.158.65
© McCord Museum
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"Cattle: Western Canada is not only famous for wheat -- it is also a great stock-raising region. Before grain was raised to any extent, in fact, the country was devoted to ranching on an extensive scale. The big ranches have now practically disappeared, but stock-raising is more popular than ever, only instead of one man owning several thousand head of cattle, there are now several thousand men each owning herds of any size up to several hundred. There are about 3,528,410 cattle in Western Canada."

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 4--The Prairie Provinces; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.