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.
- 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).
Barrington was founded by settlers from Cape Cod and Nantucket in 1761, many of them descendants of the Mayflower Pilgrims. The Meeting House, built 1765, was used for many years by all denominations.
Benedict Arnold, Richard Montgomery, Benjamin Franklin, from portrait by Duplessis in Philadelphia, Mrs. Walker, from portrait in the Chateau Ramezay, Montreal.Thomas Walker, from portrait in the Chateau Ramezay, Montreal
Sir John Johnson, Lt. Col. John Butler, Joseph Brant, from portrait in Indian Department, Washington, Col. William Claus, from portrait in Dominion Archives
Epaulettes were introduced into the British army by Royal Warrant of 19th Dec., 1768. This prescribed that cavalry officers should have an "embroidered or laced Epaulette of Gold or Silver...
The early cartridge was made of a charge of powder and a bullet wrapped in paper, and tied at the ends. The soldier bit off one end and poured the contents into the muzzle of the musket...
John Webber (1752-1793) was born in London of Swiss parentage. He was appointed draftsman on Cook's last voyage in 1776. He made many drawings of the scenery and inhabitants of the South Sea islands, and of the northern coasts of America and Asia...