Unidentified Innu from Wakeham Bay, Quebec [Nunavut], 1928. (via Archives Search - Library and Archives Canada)
[(Hudson Strait Expedition). Eskimo, Wakeham Bay, Quebec [Nunavut], 1928]
Credit: Library and Archives Canada/PA-055583
Credit: Photographer:/ Canada. Patent and Copyright Office / Library and Archives Canada / C-052330
Canadian soldiers having tea in the lounge of the Beaver Club, Groningen, Netherlands, 2 June 1945. (via Archives Search - Library and Archives Canada)
Credit: Capt. Jack H. Smith / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-140116
Corporal Urban Mayo of the 13th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers (R.C.E.), reading a sign which states, “You are entering Germany - Be on your guard”, Wyler, Germany, 9 February 1945. (via Archives Search - Library and Archives Canada)
Credit: Lieut. Michael M. Dean / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-143945
This Is The First Ever Photo Of Canada (via This Is The First Ever Photo Of Canada)
Behold the first photograph ever captured in the Great White North.
Taken in 1840 (yes, technically before Canada was actually a country, but stop being so persnickety), the picture of Niagara Falls was discovered in 1997 at Newcastle University in England, where it had been sitting forgotten in the Special Collections of the school’s library. Taken by British businessman Hugh Lee Pattinson on a trip to Canada, it was given to the school by his family.
The image is a daguerreotype, an early form of photograph that required a long exposure time. The picture took around 10 minutes to capture, leading many to suggest the figure in the bottom left corner is Pattinson himself.
The photo went viral on Reddit this week, racking up tens of thousands of views. Clever Redditors even took the time to enhance the image and flip it. The original was inverted as part of the daguerreotype process.
James Koighok drum dancing. Coppermine, N.W.T., [Kugluktuk (formerly Coppermine), Nunavut]. 1949-1950. (via Archives Search - Library and Archives Canada)
Credit: Richard Harrington / Library and Archives Canada / PA-147223
TCA Electra 10A plane, 21 February 1942. (via Archives Search - Library and Archives Canada)
Credit: Library and Archives Canada; Copyright: Canada Post Corporation
A new life in a new land. Singing fishermen from Calabria kept the group amused all the way from Halifax to Montreal. “Italia, madre mia” was the favourite song. Not wistful, this Sicilian melody has a lusty lyric and a lively air. Sept 15,1951. (via Archives Search - Library and Archives Canada)
Credit: Glay Sperling/Library and Archives Canada/reproduction no