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Vintage First Nations Postcards

The colorful image shown above is of a 1941 postcard from Glacier National Park, Montana. The photograph was taken by a renowned American photographer, Tomar Jacob Hileman (1882-1945). I came across this linen postcard several years ago and thought it was quite interesting. It’s not a rare postcard by any means, but what drew my attention to it was the vivid colors of the garments worn by the two Blackfeet women. After more than 75 years, the colors in this image are as vibrant as the day the postcard was sold to a tourist visiting the park. Continue reading »

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Snapshots of the Past

Blairmore, Alta. - Crow's Nest Pass (ca. 1905-1910)

Blairmore, Alta. – Crow’s Nest Pass (ca. 1905-1910)
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I always enjoy looking at old photographs such as those found on vintage postcards. When viewing them, it can be like going back in time. The images on these postcards can reveal a lot of historical information, whether it’s about people, places, or events. These snapshots of the past can also help us to better understand what daily life was like, back in the day.

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