Wednesday, March 9, 2011

1971 Paul Kane

Irish-born Paul Kane (1810-1871) is considered a classic and one of the most important Canadian painters. Paul Kane made one of the most extensive pictorial records of the 19th century Northwest. He traveled from Fort William (Thunder Bay) to Fort Vancouver on the Pacific coast at a time when the fur trade was beginning to decline. In graphite, watercolour and oil on paper, Kane produced more than 700 sketches as well as journal descriptions. One hundred large-scale oil on canvas paintings depicting scenes of native life in North America were produced based on his field work.

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Paul Kane's painting Indian Encampment on Lake Huron is shown on the commemorative stamp issued on August 11, 1971.

First Day Covers

Canada Post Office Publicity First Day Cover

Schering Corporation

Canada Envelope Company

Overseas Mailers


Cole Cover

Canada Post Office Official

David Pritchard


Domestic Letter

Brampton to Toronto, July 27, 1971
7 cents domestic letter rate
Brampton Money Office Order Number (2306) handstamp