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(McCord collection only)
The On-line Collection
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.
- 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.