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Early 1900’s Garden Photographs

(A Four Photo Series)

Photo 1: In garden of 54 Main St. (James Ballantyne’s house) looking toward the house with Lizzie Graham in distance; July 24, 1900; Photo credit: James Ballantyne/Library and Archives Canada / Photo 2: Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Mammel with their children in the family’s vegetable garden, Hanna, Alberta; 1928; Library and Archives Canada / Photo 3: Gardening; location and year unknown; Topley Studio / Library and Archives Canada / Photo 4: Students standing beside a garden, All Saints Indian Residential School (also known as Anglican Mission School), Lac La Ronge, Saskatchewan, unknown date; Geological Survey of Canada collection / Library and Archives Canada

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Curating Wonder–Canada’s Autumn Splendor

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Curating Wonder–Fall Fair

Photo 1: Lakelse Valley exhibit during Fall Fair [Prince Rupert, B.C.], 1915 (photo source: Jack R. Wrathall / Library and Archives Canada) / Photo 2: H.K. Dunyes’ Ayrshires at the fair, 1913 (photo source: William James Topley/Library and Archives Canada) / Photo 3: Opening of the agricultural Fair, Brantford, Ont., 1904 (photo source: Library and Archives Canada)

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Curating Wonder–School Days

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Pioneer Christmas and New Years

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What better way for an author to brush up against the hardships and daily lives of pioneers, than to participate in a living history event? Before the snow flew this winter, I visited Pickering Museum Village to experience Christmas and New Years traditions as celebrated by some of the earliest settlers in our region. History was brought to life throughout the village by museum staff, volunteers, and a group of performers known as The Backwoods Players.
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Curating Wonder — Snowshoeing

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Curating Wonder — Canadian Nurses: WWI

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Postal Service for Pioneers in Canada

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In my trek through Canada’s postal history, I’ve discovered a colourful array of similarly delightful details– dogsled, horse carts, penny farthings, and telegraphs. They all provided that glimpse into yesteryear that I enjoy reading about. Continue reading “Postal Service for Pioneers in Canada”

Curating Wonder — A Newfoundland Fishing Cove

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