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Canadian History Roundup – Week of February 11, 2018

This is a Valentine's Day card that shows a cartoon grey kitten with a bow standing next to a gift box with flowers and a heart-shaped box of chocolates. The sentiment says: A Valentine gift for you.

A Valentine Gift for You
1900-1960, 20th century. C271_B8.03. McCord Museum.

This week’s top stories include the latest on Black History Month, the history of Canada at the Olympics, Valentines Day, and the role of history in the Stanley verdict.

 

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of February 4, 2018

This image shows a woman competing in an Olympic downhill ski competition. She is on the slopes, having just gone through two slalom gates. She is wearing a blue and white uniform, and a fiercely competitive look on her face.

Canadian woman entrant in women’s downhill skiing, Tenth Olympic Winter Games. February 1968. H.J. Leclair / Library and Archives Canada / 3241319. Copyright: Library and Archives Canada

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This week’s highlights: Color our Collections 2018 at Canadian institutions, Black History month, and the history of Canada at the Olympics.

 

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of January 28, 2018

This image shows a Black woman who is presumably Matilda Newman, serving two little girls at a store counter. Newman is wearing a beige flowered shirt-dress. The little girl on the left is hearing a light blue jacket and grey skirt, and the little girl on the right is wearing a red jacket and knitted hat. In the background, there are shelves filled with grocery goods in 1960s packaging.

Ted Grant. “At Matilda Newman’s Store.” Africville Nova Scotia, c. 1964-1969. Library and Archives Canada / e002283006.

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of January 21st, 2018

One male and two female skiers in a class at a winter resort in the Laurention mountains of Québec.

Gar Lunney, “One male and two female skiers in a class at a winter resort in the Laurention mountains of Québec,” February 1953, Library and Archives Canada. Copyright: Expired .

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of January 14, 2018

Nepachee, an Inuit woman is stretching a seal skin on a frame. She is sitting outside on or near a beach with cut timber in the background. She is wearing a white woolen coat and a yellow kerchief.

“Nepachee stretching a seal skin on a frame.” C. 1961. Cape Dorset, N.W.T. [Cape Dorset (Kingnait), Nunavut]. Rosemary Gilliat. Library and Archives Canada, e010799803. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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Canadian History Roundup – Weeks of December 17th, 24th, 31st, 2017 and January 7, 2018

Image is of a maple leaf on which a scene of two individuals tobogganing has been superimposed

J.T. Henderson, “A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year: Tobogganing.” 1884. Toronto Lithographing Company. Library and Archives Canada, Arch. Ref. No. R11648, album 9, item 34 ; Copyright: Expired.

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2017: A Year of Canadian History in Review

Against a blurry background at dusk, two hands hold lit sparklers.

Welcome to our second annual Unwritten Histories year-end review and the last post of 2017! As  I did last year, I have divided this look back into two parts. The first is a month-by-month recap of some of the most important events in Canadian history over the past year. Obviously I haven’t included everything here. I’ve tried to pick the most significant events and those that were relevant to individuals all over the country. And of course, there are a few more whimsical additions.  In the second part of this blog post, Stephanie and I list some of our favourite reads from the past year.

A quick note: several of the events below refer to archives posted on Storify. The company recently announced that it would be closing as of May 2018. In January, I will begin the process of converting these archives to HTML format, which will preserve them on this blog. So there is nothing to worry about!

Without any further ado, enjoy!

 

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of December 10, 2017

This image features four little girls walking through a winter forest landscape. There are some bare trees and some pine trees with snow on them. Going from left to right, the first little girl has a white coat, a red hat, and red boots. She is carrying a book and a toy horse on a stick. The second little girl is wearing a being coast over a red dress that peeks out from the bottom. She is wearing brown boots, and a black hat with red ribbons. She is carrying a baby doll. The other two girls are slightly ahead of them. The third girl is wearing a red coat with white trim, a patterned grey dress peeking out from underneath. She has white boots, and a black cap with white trim. She and the final girl are carrying holiday greenery. The final girl is wearing a beige coat with red boots, and a red hat. In the foreground, there are also four birds.

“A merry Christmas to you.” Ephemera. 1912. New York: Gold Media Art. Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Literature. Toronto Public Library. Public Domain.

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of December 3, 2017

This Christmas card is an illustration of a pink cabin in the woods. In the background there are green pine trees, and in the foreground there are birch trees. The ground is covered with snow, and there is some blue sky at the top. The cabin is viewed from the side, with a porch on the left., the main house with three windows, and either an addition or the back part of the house on the right. The sentiment says: "Christmas Greetings"

Christmas Card. c.1923-1928. This card is part of the Canadian Artists Series by Rous & Mann Ltd. Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1991-12-38 Gift of Joan and W. Ross Murray, Whitby, Ontario. Copyright: Expired.

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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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