Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Canadian Sketches by a Britisher

“My lady of the Snows.”
In 1895 British caricaturist and illustrator Harry Furniss (1854-1925) visited Canada and began a series of articles called Canadian Sketches for the Windsor Magazine. Canadian fashion was odd to say the least; in Montreal, Halifax and Ontario kilts mingled with fur caps and bearskin coats. Even the poor newsboy wore a ratty fur though his bare legs were exposed to the elements. 

A Newsboy.
Preparations for a Canadian Winter.
Hockey on the Ice: an Impression at Montreal.
Curious Birds, London, Ont.
Canadian Cabbies.
Mac Montreal.
“Young Canada.”
Canadian Police.
Young Canada.
Canada in a Circus.

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