365canadiandays:

July 23, 1914 – The Komagata Maru, chartered by Gurdit Singh Komagata Maru, is escorted out of Vancouver with 376 passengers. Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Komagata Maru steamed into Vancouver in May 1914. Its passengers, mostly Sikhs from Punjab, India and all British subjects, challenged Canada’s Continuous Journey clause, which was put in place in part to limit immigration from non-European countries. After two months under difficult conditions, the ship and most of its passengers were forced to return to India where, in a subsequent clash with British soldiers, 19 passengers died.” (via)

Couple crossing a river, Lovett, Alberta, 1916

Fort Macleod’s Anonymous

A young man smoking sits in front of a yard gate, Fort Macleod, Alberta, 1940s-1950s

This is one of 54 photos in the album “Fort Macleod’s Anonymous”. Most are shot in Fort Macleod, Alberta in the late 1940s. The donor of the photos purchased them at a garage sale in Pincher Creek. Who are these people? What are they doing? Who were the photographers? What are these places and buildings? Please share your knowledge and help us reclaim your community’s history!

Fort Macleod’s Anonymous
A young man in work clothing poses outdoors with his eyes closed, Fort Macleod, Alberta, 23 June 1948

Fort Macleod’s Anonymous

A young man in work clothing poses outdoors with his eyes closed, Fort Macleod, Alberta, 23 June 1948

terresauvage:

Donald B. Marsh

Eating Raw Caribou, 1937

The crescent shaped knife the woman is holding is called an ulu, they are meant to be used by women only to prepare and eat food.

Farmhouse kitchen, Edmonton area, 1917
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Cromdale Hotel, Edmonton, 1950s and demolition in 2012. Cromdale Hotel, Edmonton, 1950s and demolition in 2012.

Cromdale Hotel, Edmonton, 1950s and demolition in 2012.

edithshead:

drugstore cowboy
n.
1. A loafer who passes time on sidewalks or at drugstores.
2. One who dresses or acts like a cowboy but has never been one.

first known use: 1923

Drugstore Cowboys, Turner Valley, Canada
photo by Gordon Parks, 1945

smoonie:

YEG River Valley

The River Valley during various seasons.

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YEG River Valley

The River Valley during various seasons.

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YEG River Valley

The River Valley during various seasons.

smoonie:

YEG River Valley

The River Valley during various seasons.

smoonie:

YEG River Valley

The River Valley during various seasons.

smoonie:

YEG River Valley

The River Valley during various seasons.

smoonie:

YEG River Valley

The River Valley during various seasons.

smoonie:

YEG River Valley

The River Valley during various seasons.

rollership:

fuks:A Vancouver charity, RainCity Housing, is converting city benches into pop-up shelters for homeless people. And by giving homeless people in this rainy city some dry coverage and a place to rest, RainCity is putting London’s anti-homeless spikes to shame.
rollership:

fuks:A Vancouver charity, RainCity Housing, is converting city benches into pop-up shelters for homeless people. And by giving homeless people in this rainy city some dry coverage and a place to rest, RainCity is putting London’s anti-homeless spikes to shame.

rollership:

fuks:A Vancouver charity, RainCity Housing, is converting city benches into pop-up shelters for homeless people. And by giving homeless people in this rainy city some dry coverage and a place to rest, RainCity is putting London’s anti-homeless spikes to shame.