Mayor James Sharpe, his wife Edie, and Chief Earl Hill pose in front of the plaque in Centennial Park on the hundredth anniversary of the founding of
Deseronto, Ontario, Canada. 19th June 1971. The Sharpes wear 1870s clothing for the occasion.
Deseronto is named after Captain
John Deseronto, a native Mohawk leader and a captain in the British Military Forces during the American Revolutionary War.
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This photograph, taken on the 6th of June, 1944, shows German soldiers – including two officers – surrendering to Canadian troops in the French town of Courseulles-sur-Mer.
Below are the Canadians
arriving on the beach in their preparations to take over the area.
Taken on D-Day, the first day of the
Normandy landings in the Second World War, the town is widely believed to be the first liberated in the massive Allied campaign.
Images of locals and soldiers celebrating Bastille Day together just over a month later can be seen
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Canada honoured the
Queen’s official birthday on the 21st of May this year. The British monarchs have celebrated an official birthday separate to their real birthday since the 1740s.
In 1859 this holiday occurred on the 24th of May, which was in fact Queen Victoria’s real birthday. To mark the occasion officials in
Toronto handed out tickets for free loaves of bread.
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This image is of King
George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, on the King’s official birthday on the 19th of May, 1939.
The British monarch has celebrated an
official birthday separate to their real birthday since George II began the tradition in 1748. The purpose of the different date was to ensure celebrations could be held in a warmer month, where there was a better chance of the weather being fine.
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This photograph was taken on Christmas Day, 1901 in Ontario, Canada. People play ice hockey on the Rideau Canal in the capital city, Ottawa. The
original image is slightly darker.
Early 20th Century, Edwardian, History, On This Day, Photography, Sport
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From the Provincial Archives of Alberta
Children in Halloween costumes at the Little Smoky River Farm Industries settlement in Alberta, Canada. Circa 1950.
History, Photography, Vintage
1950, 1950s, Alberta, Canada, Canadian History, Children's History, Halloween, Photograph, Vintage
Labour Day falls on the 4th of September in 2017. Here is an image of the holiday being celebrated in Toronto in the early 1900s.
Early 20th Century, Edwardian, History, Photography
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