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Christian Rituals in Canada (in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries)

This selection of approximately 100 images bears witness to the religious rituals practised by Catholics and Protestants in Canada in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Baptism, first communion, marriage and funerals are among the rituals dealt with.

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  • Baptismal costumes, certificate of baptism;
  • First communion costume, photos of communicants;
  • Marriage costumes and accessories, marriage certificate, wedding gifts, wedding photos;
  • Representations and photographs of funerals, hearses and cemeteries, mourning jewellery and bonnets, death notices.

 

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Christening dress (M983.36.2.1)

Christening dress
About 1860, 19th century
M983.36.2.1

Mrs. Geoffrey Notman in wedding dress, Montreal, QC, 1925 (N-1975.41.61)

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Mrs. Geoffrey Notman in wedding dress, Montreal, QC, 1925
Wm. Notman & Son
June 1925, 20th century
N-1975.41.61

Model of hearse (M990.674.1)

Model of hearse
1865-1875, 19th century
M990.674.1