A Métis family at their camp with a Red River Cart in Manitoba
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A Métis family at their camp with a Red River Cart in ManitobaHierarchical level:ItemDate:ca. 1890-1910.Reference:R190-158-5-E, Box number: 1929Item no. (creator):p. 041Type of material:PhotographsFound in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:3392788
Record Information – DetailsDate(s):ca. 1890-1910.Place of creation:ManitobaExtent:1 photograph: silver gelatin print; 19.1 x 24.8 cm.
Positive Paper Silver - gelatineLanguage of material:EnglishScope and content:Item consists of a photograph of a Métis camp with Red River cart by Rice Studio for the Canadian Government's Immigration Branch. The Red River cart has become a powerful symbol of the Métis Nation. This Métis invention revolutionized the way goods were transported before the advent of railways. The cart was buoyant and could be floated across streams, yet it was strong enough to carry loads as heavy as 450 kilograms.Additional name(s):Additional information:General Note:The caption of this record has not yet been revised through Project Naming., Described by the RECON project.Signatures and inscriptions note:The nearest example of Red River Cart to be seen today in Manitoba, and some of the half-breeds who take contracts to brush land.Series added entry:Album p. 76Source:Government
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