MP-0000.158.74 | A Western Canadian farm, Regina, Sk., about 1923

 
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Photograph, glass lantern slide
A Western Canadian farm, Regina, Sk., about 1923
H. W. Williams
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-0000.158.74
© McCord Museum
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"A Western Canadian Farm: The Canadian Pacific Railway is the owner of large tracts of agricultural land in the Prairie Provinces, the remainder of the land grant which it received as part of its construction subsidy. Ever since 1881 the Company has been settling these lands with desirable farmers. Especially within the last decade has it devoted much attention to this activity, taking as its leading principle the contention that land should be sold only to genuine farmers, who would reside upon it and develop it, and not to speculators. The price is very cheap for both un-irrigated and irrigated land. Terms of payment are very generous, being spread over a period of thirty-five years."

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