Tar sands in Alberta 1920s
Arrival of Dutch immigrants in Quebec Cityca. 1911, by Topley Studio
“Vehicle,” William Henry Thompson and George Morris, 1894
William Henry Thompson’s “Vehicle driven by hand power,” patented in 1894, is a curious invention, a four-wheeled novelty that incorporated aspects of both bicycles and hand-powered railway pump cars.
Seed packets for Atlantic Giant pumpkin seeds
Mammoth cheese made at Ingersoll, Ontario, 1866
Clan Lake, Northwest Territories
June 22, 1960
Clan Lake, and the small community on its shoreline, is located in a remote part of the Northwest Territories, accessible only by boat or airplane. The people of the area have lived off the land — hunting, fishing and trapping — for generations. In 1960, when an object hit the water of Clan Lake, a month passed before the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), located 30 miles away in Yellowknife, were called to investigate the sighting.
My Family’s All in Bed, George Bowering 1990