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This site contains more than 75,000 images held by Canadian museums, libraries, universities, and foundations gathered to showcase Canadian culture and history. The images are drawn from the 19th and 20th centuries. Most are photographs, but there are several paintings, cartoons, newspaper images, and advertisements. For the first-time user, a good place to begin is the specific topic groups—”Image Trails” and “Photo Essays”—that include images of Canadian plant and animal wildlife; industry; pastimes, such as hockey, fishing, and hunting; and a section of images from the annual Calgary stampede. “Photo Essays” includes two features on Canadian native Indians, and a search for Canadian Blackfoot Indians returned over 1,550 images. The site is also rich in the history of the Canadian railroad. All images are searchable in both simple and advanced modes, enlarge to half-screen size, and include descriptions.

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