Item - PE002265 - 7 stereoscopic cards depicting Canadian scenery and people [The Canada View Company, Canadian Scenery]

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PE002265 - 7 stereoscopic cards depicting Canadian scenery and people [The Canada View Company, Canadian Scenery]

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    • [190-?] (Creation)
      The Canada View Company

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    7 stereoscopic cards or stereocards, each consisting of 2 black and white [B&W] photographs [8x7.5cm] mounted side-by-side on paperboard [9x17.5cm]. 2 cards with captions on verso.

    6 are mounted on light orange backing that includes on the recto titles or captions as well text along the left and right edges which reads "The Canada View Company Sole Publishers" and "The Canada View Company Canadian Scenery".

    1 is mounted on white backing that does not include any text on the recto.

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    Black and white [B&W] images that depict various scenes and people in Canada.

    Cards include:
    Untitled aerial view of city [identified by handwritten caption on verso as Brandon].
    "Washing Gold by the "Pan" Process, N.W.T." depicting a man panning gold in a river.
    "Chief Day, Blood Indian" depicting the side profile of a Kainai chief.
    "Blackfoot Indians" depicting a Siksika family of 3 seated in front of a tipi with a horse.
    "Indian and Horse" depicting a man holding a gun seated on a horse.
    "Sarcee Indians and Tepee, Alberta" depicting 3 Tsuu T'ina women in front of a tipi.
    "Cowboys at Home, N.W.T. - View on Line of Canadian Pacific Railway" depicting approximately 11 men lying together on grass or hay.

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        Stereoscopic cards are intended to be viewed through a stereoscope. When viewed through a stereoscope, the two-dimensional [2D] stereoscopic images placed side-by-side on the card will appear to be three-dimensional [3D].

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        BPSC Backlog Project


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