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Discovering Canada through Christmas Cards

Christmas Cards from the 1920s and 1930s by some of Canada’s most renowned artists. The first slide show shows the cards as enhanced to remove foxing and yellowing. The second slide show shows the cards as downloaded from the Library and Archives Canada.

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The order of the cards is random. The individual cards are posted below the second slide show. To find out more about the individual artists go to the National Gallery of Canada which has a listing of artists in its collection.

https://www.gallery.ca/en/see/collections/artist.php?iartistid=4676

You can also find many of these artists (though not all) in the Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario at:

http://www.ago.net/search?Q=%22Sarah+Robertson%22

Many of these artists’ works are also in the Collection of the McMichael Gallery:

http://www.mcmichael.com/collection/

 

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Walter Joseph Phillips, no date, Library and Archives Canada Enchanced

2

Sherman Wright, Merry Xmas, ca. 1920 Library and Archives Canada

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Sarah Robertson, Untitled no date Library and Archives Canada

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Nora Frances Elizabeth Collyer, ca. 1923-1928 Library and Archives Canada

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Nora Frances Elizabeth Collyer, Merry Christmas, ca. 1923-1928 Library and Archives Canada

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Mabel Lockerbie, A Merry Christmas, ca 1928 Library and Archives Canada

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Lionel LeMoyne Fitzgerald, Greetings 1923-1928 Library and Archives Canada

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Kathleen M. Morris, Christmas card, ca. 1923-1928 Library and Archives Canada

10

J E MacDonald, The Red Canoe 1915, Library and Archives Canada

11

Henry Napartuk. Christmas Card depicting Flying Geese. Credit Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1996-299-4

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Frederick Horsman Varley, Best Wishes For Christmas, ca. 1923-1928 Library and Archives Canada (Irish musicians)

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Frederick Horsman Varley, Christmas Card, ca. 1923-1928 Library and Archives Canada

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Frederick Horsman Varley, 1921, Here’s to 1922 Joy Library and Archives Canada

15

Franklin Carmichael, Branches of Berries in Snow after 1915 Library and Archives Canada

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Frank Hennessey, Christmas Morning. ca. 1931 Toronto. William E. Coutts Company, Ltd. Library and Archives Canada

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Alfred Joseph Casson, Good Cheer at Christmas ca 1923-1928 Library and Archives Canada

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Alfred Joseph Casson, Christmas Greetings ca 1923-1928 Library and Archives Canada

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Albert H. Robson, Northern Lights on the Prairies of Saskatchewan. 1937 Library and Archives Canada

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A. Y. Jackson, Merry Christmas. . ca. 1923-1928 Library and Archives Canada

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A. Y. Jackson Christmas Greetings. ca. 1923-1928 Library and Archives Canada

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Alfred Joseph Casson, ca. 1923-1928, Library and Archives Canada

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Lawrence Arthur Colley Panton, Ye Merrie Yuletide, ca. 1923-1928, Library and Archives Canada

My favourite artist of the period is Tom Thomson. I could not find a Christmas card by him, but this painting, Path behind Mowat Lodge, 1917, evokes everything I love about the bush at Christmas time.

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Tom Thomson, Path behind Mowat Lodge, 1917

 

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