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A monument of a soldier and horse

  • R-D1449
  • Item
  • 1906 or after

Item is an image showing a monument dedicated to Canadian participation in the Boer War. Located in Montreal at the corner of Ste-Catherine and Metcalfe (Dorcester Square), the monument is nine metres high topped with a life-size bronze statue of a rearing horse and a cavalryman leading it by the reins while holding a pair of binoculars (indicating his role as a pathfinder) in the other hand. A rolled up blanket is shown attached to the horse's saddle. The lower part of the monument resembles a typical cenotaph and includes at the four corners inscriptions of the names of the Canadian regiments that participated in the conflict. Image shows the west side of the monument that is inscribed "To commemorate the heroic devotion of the Canadians who fell in the South African war and the valour of their comrades.” West side also includes a relief depicting the Battle of Paardeberg, where Boers surrendered to Canadian infantry.

William Notman & Son

American military camp

  • R-A14753
  • Item
  • ca. 1908

Item is a photograph showing an elevated view of an unidentified American military camp - tents, horses, wagons, and train cars are visible with ships in the distance.

Cutting wheat in the Zelma area

  • R-A14706 (1)-(3)
  • Item
  • 1916

Items are images showing the cutting of wheat in the Zelma area of Saskatchewan:
(1) Otto Fraleigh;
(2) Billy Walsh, George Peek, Otto Fraleigh;
(3) unidentified.

Andrew, Albert

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