Canada’s Past in Pictures
Jefferys, Charles W. Canada’s Past in Pictures. Toronto, Ryerson, 1934. 132 p. Illus.
- Title page - "Written and illustrated by Charles W. Jefferys, R.C.A., LL.D."
- Title page verso – “Copyright, Canada, 1934, by C.W. Jefferys”
- A Mohawk Indian Family
- The New Found Land
- Jacques Cartier Erects a Cross at Gaspe
- Jacques Cartier at Hochelaga
- The Habitation of Port Royal
- The First Play in Canada
- The Order of Good Times
- The Habitation of Quebec
- Champlain's Fight With the Iroquois
- Champlain on the Ottawa
- Champlain on Georgian Bay
- Champlain a Prisoner
- A Jesuit Preaching to the Indians
- Marie Hebert, The Mother of Canada
- Maisonneuve Carries a Cross to the Summit of Mount Royal
- Maisonneuve's Fight With the Indians
- The Meeting of Francoise Marie Jacquelin and Charles De La Tour
- Madame De La Tour Defends Her Husband's Fort
- Indians Trading With The French
- The Martyrdom Of Brebeuf And Lalemant
- The Arrival of the Brides
- St. Lusson At Sault Ste. Marie
- Mother Marie De L'Incarnation
- Frontenac On The Way To Cataraqui
- Frontenac Joins In The War Dance
- Hennepin At Niagara Falls
- Madeleine De Vercheres At The Gate Of The Fort
- The Relief of Fort Vercheres
- In Sight Of The Western Mountains
- The Founding of Halifax
- The Battle of Ticonderoga
- Wolfe Chooses His Battle-Ground
- Wolfe At The Battle of The Plains of Abraham
- Captain Cook At Nootka
- Loyalists On The Way To Canada
- Loyalists Resting On Their Way Up The St. Lawrence
- Loyalists Drawing Lots For Their Lands
- Mackenzie At The Arctic
- Overland To The Pacific
- The Mapmaker of The West
- Brock And Tecumseh
- Brock At Detroit
- Brock's Ride To Queenston
- The Battle Of Stoney Creek
- The Battle of Chateauguay
- Rebels Drilling in North York
- A Country Dance In The Forties
- Rev. James Evans Teaching Indians His System Of Cree Syllabic Writing
- Father Lacombe And The Blackfeet
- The Battle of Batoche
Many men had dreamed of a way to the Orient by a western voyage. Among them was another native of Genoa, Giovanni Cabotto, or John Cabot,* as later he came to be called.
Throughout the early years of the 16th century hundreds of fishing vessels flocked from the western ports of England, France and Spain to Newfoundland and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Foremost among these hardy and semi-piratical sea rovers...
Cartier's own account tells us that the Indian chief, seizing the silver chain of the whistle hanging round his neck, which he used for giving signals on ship-board, and pointing to the handle of a dagger made of copper gilt like gold...
In order to keep up the spirits of the colonists of Port Royal during the winter of 1606-1607, a sort of club was organized called "The Order of Good Times". Each member had to take his turn in providing the dinner...
It was Champlain's great desire to explore the country whence came the great river on whose banks he had planted the settlement of Quebec, and to search for a passage which would lead to the Western Sea.
In 1613 Champlain made a journey up the Ottawa River, at that time unknown to the white man. Like all early explorers, Champlain hoped that it led to the sea - that sea which stretched to the Far East of Asia.
War broke out between England and France in 1628. Quebec was still only a fur-trading post, and the struggling little colony did not raise enough food to support itself, but had to depend upon the yearly supplies sent out from France.
Montreal, to-day the largest city in the Dominion, was founded as a mission station in 1642 by a little band of pious devotees, who planted this outpost of the Christian faith in the heart of a savage, heathen world.
All along the shores of the Gulf and the River St. Lawrence, during the later years of the 16th century and the first half of the 17th century, a brisk trade was carried on with the Indians for furs.
St. Lusson holds in one hand a sod of earth. This was part of the procedure in taking possession of land. This ceremony was performed by discoverers and often also by seigneurs on entering on territory granted them by the king.