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(McCord collection only)
The On-line Collection
This selection of approximately 200 images provides a sample of the collections related to the origins and evolution of the Canadian federation during the second half of the 19th century. In particular, it documents the union of the British colonies in 1867 as well as the expansion and land management of the Canadian territory.
- Fathers of Confederation and their opponents: Macdonald, Brown, Cartier, Dorion, Howe, etc.;
- Cartoons and illustrations depicting political events (the burning of Parliament, Pacific Railway Scandal and National Policy);
- Building of the transcontinental railway;
- Colonization of the Prairies.
Fathers of Confederation
John David Kelly
1900-1925, 20th century
The Burning of the Parliament Building in Montreal
About 1849, 19th century
Confederation ! The Much-Fathered Youngster
John Wilson Bengough
1886, 19th century