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Communications

This selection of approximately 200 images provides a sample of the collections related to communications from the second half of the 19th century through the start of the 20th century. In particular, it examines the central role played by transportation methods and communication systems in the formation of the Canadian federation.

Profile:

  • Scenes linked to land or water transportation (railways, motor vehicles);
  • Scenes linked to communication systems: mail, telegraph, telephone, radio;
  • Equipment and accessories;
  • Advertising, labels, cartoons, newspaper and magazine excerpts, other print materials.

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Interior of telegraph office control board, C.P.R., about 1920 (MP-1983.52.1)

Photograph
Interior of telegraph office control board, C.P.R., about 1920
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1920, 20th century
MP-1983.52.1

Automobile on bridge over irrigation ditch, near Lethbridge, AB, 1904 (VIEW-8453)

Photograph
Automobile on bridge over irrigation ditch, near Lethbridge, AB, 1904
Wm. Notman & Son
1904, 20th century
VIEW-8453

La Presse Mercredi 18 Octobre 1899 (C571.1)

Newspaper
La Presse Mercredi 18 Octobre 1899
October 18, 1899, 19th century
C571.1