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Canadian History Roundup – Week of November 26, 2017

This is a vintage 1910s era Christmas card. The paper is slightly yellowed. The central image is of a little girl with a pinafore drinking out of a mug. She is standing in front of a chair, upon which a tabby cat is sitting. At her feet are an empty plate, and a kitten. The card is addressed to Gertrude, and says: With Christmas loving wishes. ruth-Freedom-Virtue – these, dear child, have power— If rightly cherish'd, to uphold, sustain, And bless thy spirit in its darkest hour!

Gertrude / Truth-Freedom-Virtue – these, dear child, have power— If rightly cherish’d, to uphold, sustain, And bless thy spirit in its darkest hour! A Christmas card from the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Literature. 1910s. OSB-CARDS-0009. Public Domain.

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This has been a big week for news as far as Canadian history is concerned! Also, I know that it isn’t Christmas yet, but you know I love these vintage cards, so I have to take advantage while I can! I hope you enjoyed this week’s roundup. If you did, please consider sharing it on the social media platform of your choice! And don’t forget to check back on Tuesday for a brand new blog post why Jews eat Chinese food on Christmas. See you then!

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  1. I would like to make a correction about the LAC interviews on ‘Entre nous’ (Rogers). Karine Gélinas spoke about our DigiLab, I spoke about our Genealogy services. Two interviews, two subjects.

    Sophie Tellier
    Reference Archivist
    Library and Archives Canada

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