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Bishop's North-West War Map

  • A43.4 (S)
  • Item
  • 1885

Item is a photocopy of a map showing the railways, trails, and telegraph lines used in the Riel Rebellion of 1885 for the districts of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Keewatin, Assiniboia, and Manitoba, along with parts of Montana and North Dakota. Along top edge of sheet are illustrations of: Qu'Appelle Valley; Sir John A. MacDonald; and Medicine Hat (showing bridge crossing over South Saskatchewan River); along bottom edge of sheet are illustrations of: Kopiassiswean (alternately known as Koriassiswean or Bird Skin) based on photograph taken near Calgary in 1884; Major General Sir Frederick Dobson Middleton; crossed rifles with bayonets; "Savage Indian Warfare" - a depiction of a First Nations' warrior standing over a prone figure with a raised arm; Louis Riel; crossed tomahawk and Indian pipe; and Ne-Raip-A-Shaw.

George Bishop Eng. & Ptg. Co.

Building Fort Yukon, 1847-1848

  • R-D346-D (8)
  • Item
  • 1948 or earlier

Produced for the 1949 Hudson's Bay Company calendar, item is an illustration depicting the building of Fort Yukon between 1847 and 1848.

Phillips, Walter J.

Chief Trader McDonald Descending the Fraser, 1828

  • R-D346-D (3)
  • Item
  • ca. 1942

Item is a reproduction of an image originally created about 1942, as an illustration for the 1944 Hudson's Bay Company calendar that shows an 1828 view of the Hudson's Bay Company's chief trader Archibald McDonald (1790-1853) and his party descending rapids on the Fraser River in an area above the present town of Yale, B.C.

Scott, Adam Sheriff, 1887-1980

Cuthbert James Grant

  • R-A537 (1)-(2)
  • Item
  • 189-?

Item is a photographic reproduction of a pencil portrait of Cuthbert James Grant.

Murder of the priests at Frog Lake

  • R-D280-F
  • Item
  • 1885

Item is a framed colour lithograph is an artist rendition of the dead and dying at Frog Lake during the 1885 Rebellion event that has been characterised as the "Frog Lake Massacre." Image shows a First Nations man firing a rifle into a priest's back, a woman consoling a wounded man and applying a handkerchief to his chest, meanwhile four dead men lie on the ground nearby.

Illustration appeared in Canadian Pictorial and Illustrate War News, Souvenir Part 1 (1885-07-04, p. 7).

Nicholas Garry at Slave Falls, 1821

  • R-D346-D (17)
  • Item
  • 1958 or before

Item is an illustration entitled "Nicholas Garry at Slave Falls in 1821" that was commissioned for the 1959 Hudson's Bay Company calendar. The image presents a scene of Nicholas Garry's travels to the united fur trading posts of the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company that emerged following their merger in early 1821. In the foreground of the images are persons seated on the side of a flowing river and who are drinking and/or eating, with a top hat and cloth bags are resting on the ground beside some flowers. In the centre of the background is the far shore of the river (with rocks and trees), in back left of image an individual is standing on rocks with one hand on his hip and a paddle in the other, and in the back right two persons are transporting an overturned canoe on the shoulders.

Woods, Rex, 1903-1987

Six months in the wilds of the North-West : Sandstone rocks in Dead Horse Valley

  • R-B3270
  • Item
  • 1875 or before

Item is a mounted image from the southern Alberta badlands showing a First Nations person standing beside a horse, next to two men (possibly Northwest Mounted Police [NWMP] officers) on horses (one in profile, one shown from the rear). Scrub plant growth is in foreground of image and rocky outcrops (hoodoos) in background.

Image appeared in Canadian Illustrated News, May 22, 1875 (volume XI, number 21, p. 324).

The Spring Brigade Leaves Montreal for the West

  • R-D346-D (7)
  • Item
  • 1948

Item is the illustration from the 1948 Hudson's Bay Company calendar of the painting "The Spring Brigade leaves Montreal for the West." Image shows loaded canoes on the water in foreground, cheering people and carts along the shores, and buildings in background.

Arbuckle, George Franklin, 1909-2001

Trading Ceremony at York Factory, 1780s

  • R-D346-D (14)
  • Item
  • 1948

Originally created in 1948 by Adam Sheriff Scott, item is an illustration produced for the 1956 Hudson's Bay Company calendar that shows a trading ceremony at York Factory in the 1780s. In the foreground of illustration is a procession of British officers, in scarlet, with the Red Ensign held on high while to the side are aboriginal traders and families.

Scott, Adam Sheriff, 1887-1980

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