Collection glen-3257 - Glenbow Archives Posters collection

"Canada - The Right Land for the Right Man" "Royal Line. Canadian Northern Railway System, Atlantic Steamship Service. From Bristol. Fas... "Royal Line. Canadian Northern Railway System. Atlantic Steamship Service. From Bristol. Fas... "It's Mine! Canada - The Right Land for the Right Man. Canadian National Railways - The Righ... "Canadian National Railways. A Home and Success in Canada." "Canada. A New Low Fare Available to all Settlers Irrespective of Occupation." "Own Your Own Home in Canada. And apply for a Ready-Made Farm to the nearest Canadian Pacifi... "Ready Made Farms in Western Canada" "Red Star Line. Southampton-Canada via Cherbourg." "Canada by the Cunard Line"
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Glenbow Archives Posters collection

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GLEN glen-3257

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  • [ca. 1845-1968] (Creation)
    Glenbow Archives Poster Collection

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Physical description

ca. 200 posters

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Biographical history

Since the mid-1950s, Glenbow Archives has acquired posters documenting the history of Alberta and Canada. Posters which do not belong to other fonds held by the Glenbow Archives have been artificially placed into this collection.

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Scope and content

The collection consists of posters related to a wide variety of topics including the promotion of immigration to Canada; the sale of Victory bonds and recruitment for the wars; political campaigns; advertisements for rail and steamship travel; and announcements of auction sales, sports meets, and social events.

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Gift of various donors.


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  • The material is primarily in English. One immigration poster is in Ukrainian.

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Record No. Posters collection<br><br>

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