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The Prairies, About 1900

This selection of approximately 80 images provides a sample of the collections related to life on the Prairies around the beginning of the 1900s. It recalls the geography, people and economic activities of these territories that had or were to become Canadian provinces in 1870 (Manitoba) and 1905 (Saskatchewan and Alberta).

Profile:

  • Urban views and landscapes stretching from the Plains to the Rocky Mountains;
  • Building of the Canadian Pacific Railway;
  • Mining in Lethbridge (Alberta) and grain production;
  • Scenes recalling the work and lives of inhabitants: Aboriginals, Métis and settlers.

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Aboriginal people of the Plains, about 1900 (MP-0000.25.532)

Photograph, glass lantern slide
Aboriginal people of the Plains, about 1900
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1900, 19th century or 20th century
MP-0000.25.532

Threshing on the Prairies, AB, about 1915 (MP-0000.25.444)

Photograph, glass lantern slide
Threshing on the Prairies, AB, about 1915
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1915, 20th century
MP-0000.25.444

Galt Coal mine, Canadian Pacific Railway, Lethbridge, AB, about 1923 (MP-0000.158.126)

Photograph, glass lantern slide
Galt Coal mine, Canadian Pacific Railway, Lethbridge, AB, about 1923
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1923, 20th century
MP-0000.158.126