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Food and Diet

This selection of approximately 160 images provides a sample of the collections related to food and diet in Canada between the years 1840 and 1945. It documents several aspects of food, from its production through to its consumption in a range of environments.

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  • Places linked to the production, processing, preservation, delivery and selling of food products;
  • Places of business: markets, shops, grocery stores, butcher shops, etc.;
  • Instruments, containers, labels and advertisements for various products;
  • · Meal rituals, both eating in and eating out.

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Ladies at tea, oranges & cookies, QC, about 1900 (MP-1994.32.6)

Photograph
Ladies at tea, oranges & cookies, QC, about 1900
Sally Eliza Wood
1900, 19th century or 20th century
MP-1994.32.6

Print "Le Marché Bonsecours la veille de Noël", 1870 (M983.52.76)

Print
Print "Le Marché Bonsecours la veille de Noël", 1870
1870, 19th century
M983.52.76

Commercial label of Caller Mackerel, Shanks & Smith, Charlottetown (M930.50.1.93)

Engraving
Commercial label of Caller Mackerel, Shanks & Smith, Charlottetown
John Henry Walker (1831-1899)
1850-1885, 19th century
M930.50.1.93