MP-0000.25.434 | Sheep on the Prairies, SK, about 1922

Photograph, glass lantern slide
Sheep on the Prairies, SK, about 1922
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1922, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
© McCord Museum
Keywords:  Animal (838) , Photograph (77678)
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Keys to History

Many prairie pioneers diversified as much as possible, raising sheep and cattle as well as growing grain, so as not to be dependent on the market for any one product. The stories of these pioneers show that they were willing to experiment with crops and livestock, in hopes of making a good living. Saskatchewan still has some quite large sheep ranches, or "stations."

  • What

    This is a flock of sheep; they were raised for meat and wool.

  • Where

    The picture was taken at a sheep station, somewhere on the Saskatchewan prairies.

  • When

    Sheep were raised from the earliest days of prairie settlement. This picture was taken in 1922.

  • Who

    There must be someone around guarding the sheep; perhaps the herder is the one holding the camera.