The Picture Gallery of Canadian History Vol. 2
Title: The Picture Gallery of Canadian History Vol. 2
Author: C. W. Jefferys
Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson, 1945. 271 p. Illus.
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- Dr C. W. Jefferys was one of Canada's foremost historical artists and his three-volume Picture Gallery of Canadian History is probably his best-known achievement. His hundreds of carefully researched pictures of artefacts, people, places and episodes from Canadian history provide a "treasure house of information about this country's past" (Toronto Star).
The fight of Seven Oaks was the climax of the conflict between the rival fur-trading associations, the Hudson s Bay Company and the North-West Company.
This mill, on Dedrick's Creek, about a mile and a half north of Port Rowan on Lake Erie, was built in 1808 on the site of a previous mill erected in 1798 by Jonathan Backhouse, who came from Yorkshire in 1791.
Colonel Talbot was a very important figure in the history of the settlement of south-western Upper Canada. His piquant personality, the striking contrast between his youth and his life...
Rush Light holders burning Whale or Fish Oil, Triangular Lanterns, Stable Lanterns, Reading Lamp
Bulls-Eye Lamp, Pewter, Bedroom Candlesticks, Glass Chimney, Extinguisher, Lamps withTow or Rush Wicks burning Fish or Whale Oil
Wall Scone & Candelabra All made of Tin, Bracket Scones, Candlesticks made of Brass, Tin and Silver
Candle Box, Wheel Tinder Box, Candle Snuffers, Candlestick Tinder Box, Flint and Steel, Candle Mould
In the better class early houses of Upper Canada the doorway was placed in the middle, and was designed in harmonious proportion with the building and constructed with fine craftsmanship.
The picture of the light express canoe is from an old water colour in the possession of the Museum of the Hudson's Bay Company, Winnipeg, by whose courtesy it is here reproduced.