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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 – 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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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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Canadian History Roundup – Week of November 19, 2017

Woman (possibly Rosemary Gilliat Eaton) wearing a winter coat with a fur-trimmed hood and using photographic equipment to make images of frost on the windows. Shilly Shally Lodge, Gatineau Park

Woman (possibly Rosemary Gilliat Eaton) wearing a winter coat with a fur-trimmed hood and using photographic equipment to make images of frost on the windows. Shilly Shally Lodge, Gatineau Park. N.D. Rosemary Gilliat Eaton / Library and Archives Canada, No. R12438

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of November 12, 2017

Three young women sit in a snowbank in Gatineau Park. They are all smiling, and the woman on the far right has her eyes closed. All three are wearing colourful knitted sweaters with winter motifs.

Three young women wearing knitted sweaters seated on a bench in the snow. Rosemary Gilliat Eaton in the middle. Shilly Shally Lodge, Gatineau Park. 1965. Rosemary Gilliat Eaton / Library and Archives Canada, No. R12438

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of November 5, 2017

World War Two poster featuring a woman in a military uniform, standing in front of a line of airmen. There are four planes flying overhead, three in the distance, and one closer. The poster reads: "She serves that men may fly : Enlist today in the R.C.A.F."

Harris, Ted. “She serves that men may fly: Enlist today in the R.C.A.F.” McGill Library Digital Collections Rare Books and Special Collections. WP2.R28.F5

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of October 29, 2017

A man wearing 1960s clothing stands outside in a snow landscape. He is holding a small bird in each hand. He gazes down at them with a bemused expression.

Mike Eaton standing in the snow with a bird in each hand. Shilly Shally Lodge, Gatineau Park. November 1961. Rosemary Gilliat Eaton / Library and Archives Canada, No. R12438

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Best New Articles from September 2017

three shelves of old books, tilted at a 45 degree angle to the left.

Because, let’s face it – who has time to catch up on all the journal articles published in Canadian history?

Welcome back to the Best New Articles series, where each month, I post a list of my favourite new articles! Don’t forget to also check out my favourites from previous months, which you can access by clicking here.

This month I read articles from:

 

Here are my favourites:

 

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