Collection MSS 432 (A13-05) - Red River Cartes de Visite collection

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Red River Cartes de Visite collection

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  • Graphic material

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CA UMASC MSS 432 (A13-05)

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  • [186-?]-[187-?] (Collection)

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8 cartes de visite photograph cards

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Custodial history

The collection was purchased by the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections from Greenfield Books in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 2012. Items previously sold by Leonard Joel Auctions in South Yarra, Australia to Bjarne Tokerud Bookseller in Victoria, British Columbia, who then made them available to Greenfield Books. Original creation and ownership information is unknown.

Scope and content

The 8 images in cartes de visite format are as follows: Dominion Land Titles office (photographer unknown,1872-73); three First Nations individuals at an Aboriginal gravesite (Simon Duffin, 1873-1875?); early homestead building, family, and Red River Cart drawn by ox (Ryder Larsen, mid-1870s?); studio image of man posing as a hunter, Winnipeg (James Penrose, 1873?); Louis Riel and his councilors, (Ryder Larsen, 1869?); Red River settlement, showing the corner of Portage and Main (James Penrose, June 1872); land survey party, around the Red River Settlement (photographer and date unknown); two carioles drawn by dogs, possibly at the Red River settlement (photographer and date unknown).

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Cards purchased from Greenfield Books in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


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  • English

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Availability of other formats

A copy of a full size photograph of the Ryder Larsen image featuring the Red River cart, log house, and people can be found in the F. P. V. Cowley collection (under N13) at the Archives of Manitoba.

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Detailed descriptions and digitized copies of each card can be viewed at: Red River Cartes de Visite

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MSS 432 A13-05

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Created August 2014 by Tyyne Petrowski.

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  • English

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