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Turn-of-the-century Canadians were getting up to stuff you arenít going to read in history textbooks
National Post ^ | July 1, 2014 | Tristin Hopper

Posted on 07/01/2014 10:57:55 AM PDT by Squawk 8888

On about 15 metres of shelving at the British Library in London is a collection of Canadian images that curator Philip Hatfield calls “one of the most wonderful, idiosyncratic and personality-filled sets of photographs I’ve ever seen.”

Dating from about 100 years ago, the collection features scenes of spectacular destruction from the frontier, some of the last images of First Nations struggling to maintain a traditional way of life and hundreds of photos of tough, corn-fed Canadians doing battle with everything from moose to bears to Germans to winter.

Altogether, “you get a really strong sense of what it means to be Canadian,” said Mr. Hatfield, a Briton who wrote his PhD on the collection.

For Canada Day, the National Post presents these “greatest hits.” The featured image, by the way, depicts early 20th century members of the Sechelt Indian Band performing a Passion Play.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalpost.com ...


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1 posted on 07/01/2014 10:57:55 AM PDT by Squawk 8888
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To: Slings and Arrows; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ..
It is worth noting that there is almost no way to stop this thing.

Dominion Day Ping!

2 posted on 07/01/2014 11:03:15 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Squawk 8888

Ya gotta love it.


3 posted on 07/01/2014 11:05:51 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Squawk 8888
photos of tough, corn-fed Canadians doing battle with everything from moose to bears to Germans to winter.

Preparing themselves for the invention of professional hockey a few decades hence.


4 posted on 07/01/2014 11:09:41 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Squawk 8888

the brake is right there on the right of the picture... sheesh.


5 posted on 07/01/2014 11:12:00 AM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Lacrosse is actually Canada’s true national sport. It’s like hockey, only violent.


6 posted on 07/01/2014 11:13:25 AM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: Edward Teach

I’m stealing that for my next tagline ;)


7 posted on 07/01/2014 11:17:23 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Squawk 8888

My wife had two great aunts who went up to Dawson, Yukon Territory Canada area during the early 1900s to seek employment and I suppose adventure. They brought back to Wisconsin a Caribou hide bound book containing 192 pictures from the era. It was published by John Zaccarelli. It is titled Scenes in the Land of the Mid-Night Sun


8 posted on 07/01/2014 11:17:50 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: teeman8r

All I see is a tree.....................oh, wait.........................


9 posted on 07/01/2014 11:21:23 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,752 threads and 85,005 replies. ..)
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To: Squawk 8888

You don’t see the anchor and chain that is under the legs of the lady in the side car. :)


10 posted on 07/01/2014 11:22:41 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Squawk 8888

In this 1914 photo, a moustachioed man proudly displays his “sleigh motor cycle,” complete with a fur-wearing lady in the sidecar. It is worth noting that there is almost no way to stop this thing......Sure there was! Just wrap a chain around the old lady’s neck and yell “Anchors aweigh, lass.”


11 posted on 07/01/2014 11:23:34 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Edward Teach
Lacrosse is actually Canada’s true national sport. It’s like hockey, only violent.

I went to a Lacrosse game and a hockey game broke out?.................

12 posted on 07/01/2014 11:24:21 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,752 threads and 85,005 replies. ..)
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To: dhs12345

Ya beat me to it. Damn.


13 posted on 07/01/2014 11:24:33 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Safetgiver
Lol. Hey, great minds think alike!
14 posted on 07/01/2014 11:27:51 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Squawk 8888
My father's older sister married a guy from Saint Albans,Vermont...which is about 15 miles from the Canadian border.My Dad said that when he was a kid he and his older brothers (he was the youngest of 8) would go up there and smuggle turkeys and booze (small quantities) across the border.He said that they had help from certain Canadians.So it looks like certain Canucks were up to more than just hockey back then.
15 posted on 07/01/2014 11:28:01 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Squawk 8888

Well, she might float, he may be SOL......


16 posted on 07/01/2014 11:38:34 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Gay State Conservative

If it was the 1920s, they probably traded it for booze.


17 posted on 07/01/2014 11:44:38 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: martin_fierro

Hooligans to #2- paging hooligans to #2...


18 posted on 07/01/2014 11:45:59 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Squawk 8888
"Dominion Day Ping!"

Someone here told me, "I thought it was called Canada Day." They seemed puzzled. What's up with calling it Dominion Day: what it was called from 1867 until 1982, when the last of British control was relinquished (1982)?


19 posted on 07/01/2014 1:29:43 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...

Legally it’s still Dominion Day; when the House of Commons voted to rename it to Canada Day they didn’t have a quorum present. That’s why us old patriots still call it Dominion Day. It was not just the birth of a nation, it was the creation of an entirely new form of constitutional order that was later adopted by Australia, New Zealand, the Irish Free State, South Africa and Bermuda. After France was knocked out of WWII, Churchill often spoke of the Dominions coming to Britain’s aid.


20 posted on 07/01/2014 8:32:17 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Squawk 8888

Thanks for the ping.


21 posted on 07/02/2014 7:16:18 AM PDT by GOPJ (Why no outrage over IRS targeting? Same reason Pravda didn't make a stink about gulags.FREnterprise)
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To: Squawk 8888

Thanks. Yes, WWII was a horrible time for Europe. Many British and French soldiers died in France very early in the War. BTW, my father-in-law was in the The Black Watch of Canada (Royal Highland Regiment) during the early 1950s and is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Some of his training was similar in purpose to some of my (American) training much later.


22 posted on 07/02/2014 12:51:39 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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"One nation under God.."



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23 posted on 07/02/2014 12:52:26 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Squawk 8888

I still call it Dominion Day, and not only that I drink Dominion Ale to celebrate the Red Ensign.

http://nlbeerhistory.com/newfoundland-beer/


24 posted on 07/02/2014 1:59:01 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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