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1759 | Hervey Smyth | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

A view of Cape Rouge or Carouge, 9 miles (14 km) above the city of Quebec on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, 1759.

A View of Cape Rouge or Carouge, Nine Miles above the City of Québec. Hervey Smyth, W.H. Coverdale collection of Canadiana Manoir Richelieu collection, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1970-188-22, C-041475.

1760 | Hervey Smyth | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

A view of the Pierced Island, a remarkable rock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, 1760.

A View of the Pierced Island, a remarkable Rock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Hervey Smyth, fonds Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1997-2-2, C-000784.

1763 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 6 MB)

Portrait showing Gother Mann, aged 16 in 1763, senior officer of the Royal Engineers.

Gother Mann. Unknown Artist, Library and Archives Canada published holdings project, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 2958032, C-020236.

1785 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

Southeast view of Cataraqui Lake in Kingston.

A South-East View of Cataraqui (Kingston). James Peachey, James Peachey collection [graphic material], Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1989-221-5, C-001511.

ca. 1800-1810 | John James | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

Portrait of Philemon Wright by John James.

Portrait of Philemon Wright. John James fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1946-156-1, C-011056.

ca. 1813-1820 | Joshua Jebb | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

"Two Ottawa Chiefs".

Two Ottawa Chiefs Who with Others Lately Came Down from Michillimackinac Lake Huron to Have a Talk with Their Great Father The King or His Representative, Unknown Artist, David Ives Bushnell collection of Canadiana, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1981-55-41, C-114384.

ca. 1820 | J. Crookshank | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Print of The Emigrants' Welcome to Canada, ca. 1820.

The Emigrants' Welcome to Canada. J. Cruikshank, W.H. Coverdale collection of Canadiana Manoir Richelieu collection, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1970-188-2056, C-041067.

ca. 1820 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

Print portriats of Mr. & Mrs. Dan O’Connor, ca. 1820.

Frame Portraits of Mr. & Mrs. Dan O’Connor, ca. 1820, print, Bytown Museum, P80.

1821 | Peter Rindisbacher | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Departure from Dortrecht under Captain James Falbister, May 30, 1821. Peter Rindisbacher. Library and Archives and Canada, accession number 1988-250-1, C-001901.

ca. 1825 | C.W. Jefferys | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Clearing the land, ca. 1825.

Clearing Land about 1825. Charles William Jefferys, Imperial Oil Collection series, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1972-26-730, C-073549.

1825 | G. A. Elliot | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Sketch by G. A. Elliot of both banks of the Ottawa River and the Chaudiere Falls, 1825.

"Sketch of both banks of the Ottawa River and the Chaudière Falls, from P. Wright's house to the Steamboat Ferry on the North side and showing Governement Stores, Richmond Landing and the Road, the Clergy Reserve, the Lebreton and Sherwood property, the Government purchase and Spark's House on the South side]", [1825], Library and Archives Canada, MIKAN 4138620.

1826 | Lt. Col. John By | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

The first Royal Engineers Camp at Bytown, 1826.

John By (1826). © McCord Museum. M386. Drawing. First Camp, By-Town (Ottawa), Ontario. .

1826 | Charles W. Jefferys | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

Lt. Col. By watching the building of the Rideau Canal, 1826.

Colonel By Watching the Building of the Rideau Canal, 1826. Charles William Jefferys, Imperial Oil Collection series, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1972-26-795, C-073703.

ca. 1827 | John Burrows | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

Bridges erected across the Ottawa River at the Chaudière Falls (truss bridge).

Bridges Erected Across the Ottawa River at the Chaudière Falls (Truss Bridge). John Burrows, John Burrows fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1936-60-1, C-016331.

1827 | Alexander Sherriff | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

Rough draft of the ground between Dows Swamp on the Rideau Canal and the Chaudière Lake, 1827 .

Alexander Sherriff, "Rough draft of the Ground between Dows Swamp on the Rideau Canal & the Chaudiere Lake", 1827, Library and Archives Canada, F/440/Ottawa/1827, NMC 79951.

ca. 1827-1841 | Amelia Bayfield | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

The King's Wharf. Fanny Amelia Bayfield, Fanny Amelia Bayfield fonds. Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1989-287-12, C-002671.

1830 | Lt. Col. John By | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Drawing of Mrs. Firth's Tavern, Bytown, 1830.

[Mrs. Firth's Tavern, Bytown 1830]. Lt Col John By, Library and Archives Canada published holdings project, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 2837923, C-000226.

ca. 1830 | J. P. Cockburn | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

Near Old Sly's, Rideau Canal.

Near Old Sly's, Rideau. James Pattison Cockburn fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1989-262-32, C-012607.

1830 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Painting showing the thick forest at Hog’s Back, a point along the Rideau Canal.

Hogsback, Rideau Canal. James Pattison Cockburn fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1989-256-9, C-012515.

ca. 1830 | Gordon, Sir Watson | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

George, 9th Earl of Dalhousie (1770-1838), Governor-in-Chief of Canada 1819-1828. John Watson Gordon fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1970-191-1, C-005958.

1830 | Thomas Burrowes | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

Upper Rideau Lake.

Archives of Ontario, C 1-0-0-0-34. Thomas Burrowes fonds. Upper Rideau Lake [1830].

1830 | Thomas Burrowes | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Thomas Burrowes painting of the St. Lawrence River; Fort Henry and Kingston can be seen in the distance.

Archives of Ontario, C 1-0-0-0-92. Thomas Burrowes fonds. View near the head of the St. Lawrence [1830].

1830 | Thomas Burrowes | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Eastern and Greater Fall of the Rideau River, sketched from the island in 1830.

Archives of Ontario, C 1-0-0-0-2. Thomas Burrowes fonds. Eastern and Great Fall of the Rideau River [1830].

1830 | Thomas Burrowes | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Hull (Lower Canada) on the Ottawa River at the Chaudière Falls, sketched 1830.

Archives of Ontario, C 1-0-0-0-6. Thomas Burrowes fonds. Hull, on the Chaudière Falls [1830].

1830 | Thomas Burrowes | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

A Thomas Burrowes painting of Ogdensburg from the Canadian shore of the St. Lawrence River above Prescott.

Archives of Ontario, C 1-0-0-0-80. Thomas Burrowes fonds. Ogdensburgh on the St. Lawrence River [1830].

1831 | Walker | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

A waterscape print of the Ottawa Valley showing the town of Hull, the Chaudière Falls, Bytown, Upper Town, and Barrack Hill before it became known as Parliament Hill. Lower Town is in the distance. Note the steam vessels lining up to use the Entrance Locks of the canal.

John Henry Walker (1831-1899). © McCord Museum. M930.50.7.4. Print. Waterscape.

1831-1832 | Thomas Burrowes | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Brewer's Lower Mill.

Archives of Ontario, C 1-0-0-0-68. Thomas Burrowes fonds. Brewer's Lower Mill: Masonry of the Lock Nearly Complete, Excavation for Canal in Progress 1831-2 [1831]. .

1832 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 9 MB)

Lt. Col. John By, 1832.

By, John, 1832. Unknown Artist, Kingston Picture Collection, Queen's University Archives, accession number V23 P-58.

1832 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

View of Bytown from Hull from a drawing made in 1832 (p. 9).

View of Bytown from Hull from a drawing made in 1832 (page 9). Unknown Artist, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: 2000859394, e010939386.

1832 | Ralph Alderson | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

View of Cholera Hospital and telegraph, Grosse Isle, Quarentine Station, St. Lawrence River.

View of Cholera Hospital and Telegraph - Grosse Isle, Quarentine Station, St. Lawrence. Lt. Col. Ralph Alderson fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1934-286-1, C-005199.

ca. 1832 | John Burrows | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

Ottawa Locks, Rideau Canal, ca. 1832.

Ottawa Locks, Rideau Canal. John Burrows fonds , Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1979-12-12, C-092930.

ca. 1832-1844 | John Burrows | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Watercolour by John Burrows illustrating Bytown ca. 1840 with a view of the first eight locks and the cut-stone Sappers Bridge.

Bytown (Ottawa) with a View of the First Eight Locks and the Sappers Cut Stone Bridge. John Burrowes fonds. Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1990-496-2, C-001201.

1834 | Thomas Burrowes | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

First eight locks of the Rideau Canal, from the Québec side of the Ottawa River, 1834.

First eight locks of the Rideau Canal, from Québec side of the Ottawa River [1834]. Thomas Burrowes fonds. Archives of Ontario, C 1-0-0-0-13.

1834 | Joshua Jebb | Download original version » (.jpg 533 KB)

Painting of a horse and buggy, attributed to Joshua Jebb (J. J.), one of the original surveyors of the Rideau Canal route, 1834.

Anglo Canadian Style. J. J. (attributted to Sir. Joshua Jebb), Peter Winkworth Collection of Canadiana, 2002 Acquisition, accession number, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 3020136, e002139956.

1835 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

A view of the Ottawa River near Bytown, the Chaudière Falls visible in the distance, from a print from 1835.

The Ottawa River at Bytown (II). Unknown Artist, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: 2000859394, e010939387.

1837 | C. B. B. Estcourt | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

Winter scene with men warming themselves at a fire.

Winter Scene with Men Warming Themselves at a Fire. Caroline Bucknall Bucknall Estcourt, Caroline Bucknall Estcourt Album, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1993-454-15, C-115839.

ca. 1838 | P. J. Bainbrigge | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Jones Falls, Rideau Canal, Upper Canada by Philip John Bainbrigge, 1838 

Jones Falls, Rideau Canal, Upper Canada. Philip John Bainbrigge fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1983-47-44, C-011835.

1839 | Henry Ainslie | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

Watercolour from a sketchbook belonging to Henry Ainslie showing how the entrance of the first eight locks looked in 1839.

Entrance of the Rideau Canal, Bytown, Upper Canada (Ottawa). Henry Francis Ainslie fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1955-128-11, C-000518.

1840 | W.H. Bartlett | Download original version » (.jpg 10 MB)

A painting of the Ottawa River near Bytown with the Chaudière Falls visible in the distance.

The Ottawa River at Bytown, 1840. W.H. Bartlett, Shortt-Haydon Collection series, Queen's University Archives, accession number V009-PGc-10-1528.

1841 | P. J. Bainbrigge | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

Lower Bytown (Ottawa), 1841.

Lower Bytown (Ottawa). Philip John Bainbrigge fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1983-47-72, C-002163.

1841 | Thomas Burrowes | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

The Jones Falls dam pictured from the west end by Thomas Burrowes in 1841.

Archives of Ontario, C 1-0-0-0-52. Thomas Burrowes fonds. Dam at Jones' Falls from the West End [1841]. .

1841 | Bartlett | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

A view of the Entrance Valley by W. H. Bartlett before 1841.

Locks on the Rideau Canal, Bytown (Ottawa). William Henry Bartlett fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1992-556-1, C-002367.

1842 | P. J. Bainbrigge | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

Joachim's Portage, lumberer's shanty, on the Ottawa River, 1842.

Joachim's Portage, Lumberer's Shanty on the Ottawa River. Philip John Bainbrigge fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1983-47-47, C-011838.

1843 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Sketch of head land in Bytown, alluded to in Mr. Secretary Byham's letter No. 30 in 1847.

Unknown Artist,"Sketch of head land in Bytown, alluded to in Mr. Secretary Byham's letter No. 30 in 1847", The National Archives of the UK, MPH1-1150 (2).

1843-1844 | Thomas Burrowes | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Lock at Davis Mill, repairing the gates and wooden bottom of lock.

Archives of Ontario, C 1-0-0-0-51. Thomas Burrowes fonds. Repairing the Lock at Davis Mill in Winter [1843].

ca. 1843-1859 | E. W. Sewell | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

View of Barrack Hill and the Ottawa River at Bytown (Ottawa), ca. 1843-1859.

View of Barrack Hill and the Ottawa River at Bytown (Ottawa). Edmund Willoughby Sewell, Edmund Willoughby Sewell collection, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1991-120-3, C-011047.

1844 | Rubidge | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

The Union Suspension Bridge, Ottawa River, Bytown, 1844.

The Union-Suspension-Bridge, Ottawa River, Bytown. Frederick Preston Rubidge fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1999-00513-9-1, C-005040.

1844 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Sketch of Bytown and of the Rideau Canal from Hog’s Back to the Ottawa River in 1844.

Unknown Artist,"Sketch of Bytown and of the Rideau Canal from the Hogs Back to the Ottawa River", The National Archives of the UK, MPH 1/ 918 / 19.

1845 | Thomas Burrowes | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Thomas Burrowes painting done from the Royal Engineers Office at the first eight locks in May of 1845.

North entrance of the Rideau Canal from the Ottawa River [1845]. Thomas Burrowes fonds. Archives of Ontario, C 1-0-0-0-14.

ca. 1845 | Thomas Burrowes | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Lower Bytown from the East Bank of the Deep Cut, ca. 1845.

Lower Bytown, from the East Bank of the Deep-cut, Rideau [1845]. Thomas Burrowes fonds. Archives of Ontario, C 1-0-0-0-12.

ca. 1845 | Thomas Burrowes | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

Lower Bytown from Barrack Hill, ca. 1845.

Lower Bytown from Barrack Hill [1845]. Thomas Burrowes fonds. Archives of Ontario, C 1-0-0-0-11.

ca. 1845 | Thomas Burrowes | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Painting of a view from Wellington Street, Upper Bytown, ca. 1845.

View of Wellington Street, Upper Bytown [1845]. Thomas Burrowes fonds. Archives of Ontario, C 1-0-0-0-10.

1845 | Thomas Burrowes | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

The Hog’s Back dam showing the breach and stonework, by Thomas Burrowes in 1845.

Archives of Ontario, C 1-0-0-0-15. Thomas Burrowes fonds. The Dam at Hog's Back Showing the Breach in the Stonework [1845].

1845 | Thomas Burrowes | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

Thomas Burrowes painting from 1845 depicting repairs at the Waste-weir dam at Long Island. The mud-creek waste weir can also be seen in the distance.

Archives of Ontario, C 1-0-0-0-20. Thomas Burrowes fonds. Repairing the Waste-weir Dam at Long Island in the Winter [1845].

1845 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Sketch of Bytown to accompany the clerk of works letter dated May 19, 1845.

Unknown Artist,''Bytown (now Ottawa), sketch map showing land lots purchased by the government", Ordnance Department, The National Archives of the UK, MR1-1925 (2).

1845 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Sketch of land adjoining a portion of the Rideau Canal in 1845.

Knight,Captain J E Alexander, "Sketch of land adjoining a portion of the Rideau Canal, shewing the extent of the basin and reservoir proposed to be formed …", 1845, Ordnance Department, The National Archives of the UK, MR1-1925 (3).

1846 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 901 KB)

Sketch showing the land taken by Lt. Col. By for the Rideau Canal.

Unknown Artist,"Sketch showing the land taken by Lt. Col. By for the Rideau Canal", The National Archives of the UK, MPH1-990 (19).

1846-1872 | Krieghoff | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

"Indian Bivouac at a Portage".

Indian Encampment at Falls. Cornelius Krieghoff, Cornelius Krieghoff collection, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1989-508-1, C-010693.

1847 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Sketch showing vacant land in Lower Town .

Unknown Artist,"Sketch shewing a vacant spot of ground in Bytown", The National Archives of the UK, MPHH1-690(13).

1847 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Sketch of the land at Bytown disposed of to M. Pinhey with the vacant ground applied for.

Unknown Artist, ''Sketch of the land disposed of to Mr Pinley, the vacant land applied for by him, the portion proposed to be reserved by Mr Elliott and line of proposed wharf and Railroad, 1845, Ordnance Department, The National Archives of the UK, MR1-1925 (1).

1849 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Technical drawing showing the ruins of the military quarters in 1849.

Unknown Artist, Ruins of Quarters, 1849, Ordnance Department, The National Archives of the UK, MPHI-1151 (1).

ca. 1850-1855 | Walker | Download original version » (.jpg 855 KB)

Sketch of steamboat docked at wharf at Entrance Bay.

John Henry Walker (1831-1899). © McCord Museum. M930.50.7.868. Print. Rideau Canal.

1851 | Alice Fulford | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Painting of a view of the Bytown Locks as illustrated by Alice Fulford, ca. 1851.

Locks On The Rideau Canal at Bytown, Canada West. Alice Mary Fulford (artist), W.H. Coverdale collection of Canadiana Manoir Richelieu collection, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1970-188-2159, C-040260.

1851 | Canadian Illustrated News | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Drawing of Irish emigrants’ departure from Ireland, 1821.

The Emigration agent's office, The Priest's Blessing, Emigrants Arrival at Cork, a Scene on the Quay. Canadian Illustrated News, National Archives of Canada Cartoon collection. Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 22312, C-003904.

1851 | The Illustrated London News | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

(top) The Emigration Agents' Office - The Passage Money Paid. (middle) Emigration Vessel - Between Decks. The Illustrated London News, Illustrated books, albums and scrapbooks, Libarary and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 2956054, C-006556 / Departure of the 'Nimrod' and 'Athlone' Steamers, with Emigrants on Board, for Liverpool. The Illustrated London News, Illustrated books, albums and scrapbooks, Libarary and Archives Canada, accession number: 2956053, C-006556.

1851 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Sketch of the east end of Wellington and Sparks streets in 1851.

Pilkington, R. Four street plans showing a proposal for extending Wellington Street across Ordnance land, 1851. Ordnance Department.The National Archives of the UK, MR1-1024 (33).

1851 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Sketch of the east end of Wellington and Sparks streets in 1851.

Pilkington, R. Four street plans showing a proposal for extending Wellington Street across Ordnance land, 1851. Ordnance Department.The National Archives of the UK, MR1-1024 (34).

1852 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Sketch of the ruins of the Palace Gate Barracks, ordnance stores and office in Quebec, 1852.

 

Unknown Artist, Ruins of the Palace Gate Barracks, 1828, Ordnance Department, The National Archives of the UK, MR1-1024 (23).

ca. 1853 | Lt. C. Sedley | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Painting of Wellington Street near Bank Street, Ottawa, ca. 1853.

Wellington Street near Bank Street, Ottawa. C. Sedley fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1992-675-2, C-001548.

1854 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Two engravings of the Ottawa Valley flank a portrait of Lt. Col. By. The inscription reads: “it remained Bytown until 1854 when it became a City under the Indian name of Ottawa”.

Ottawa City (page 1, image 3). Unknown Artist, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: 2000859394, e010939384.

1855 | Edwin Whitefield | Download original version » (.jpg 25 MB)

Painting of Ottawa City, Canada West (Lower Town), from Government Hill, looking down the Ottawa River and showing the locks of the Rideau Canal, 1855.

Ottawa City, Canada West, (Lower Town) from Government Hill, looking down the Ottawa River and showing the locks of the Rideau Canal. Edwin Whitefield, Charles Berkeley Powell fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number R11188-1, C-000600.

1855 | W. S. Hunter | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Print with a View of the first eight locks with Barrack Hill and Major’s Hill. The original copy of this image is from the publication: William S. Hunter, Jr., Ottawa Scenery, Ottawa, 1855, p. 16.

View of Locks. Entrance of Rideau Canal. Ottawa City, Canada. William S. Hunter, Illustrated books, albums and scrapbooks, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 2837596, C-002779.

1855 | William Hunter | Download original version » (.jpg 6 MB)

A lithotint print of the view from Barrack Hill looking down the Ottawa River.

View from Barrack Hill - Looking down the Ottawa. Ottawa City, Canada. William Hunter, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 2934244, C-018773.

1855 | Edwin Whitefield | Download original version » (.jpg 24 MB)

Lithograph, Ottawa City, Canada West (Upper Town).

Ottawa City, Canada West (Upper Town). Edwin Whitefield, Charles Berkeley Powell fonds. Library and Archives Canada, accession number R11188-2, C-000601.

1855 | The Sisters of Charity | Download original version » (.jpg 259 KB)

The Sisters of Charity Maison de Mère in 1855.

Maison mère de 1855, Archives des Sœurs de la Charité d’Ottawa.

Peruvian Bark, Plate XX, A History Of The Vegetable Kingdom

1855 | William Rhind | Download original version » (.pdf 10 MB)

Peruvian Bark, plate XX, 1855.

Rhind, William. The History of the Vegetable Kingdom. Glasgow: Blackie, 1855. Carleton University Archives and Research Collection, RAR QK 45 R45 1855.

1857 | Henderson | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

Print entitled "Ottawa, the proposed new seat of the Canadian government", 1857.

Ottawa, the Proposed New Seat of the Canadian Government (bottom). Henderson, active 1857, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 2841086, C-014343.

ca. 1858-1861 | Stent & Laver | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

A view of Ottawa around 1858 by Stent & Laver, the architects responsible for the design of both the East and West Blocks of Parliament Hill from 1859 to 1867.

City of Ottawa, Canada West. Stent and Laver fonds. Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 2837392, C-002812.

1859 | Wightman | Download original version » (.jpg 4 MB)

Upper Bytown, looking west.

Ottawa, Canada West, - Upper Town, looking west. Wightman fonds, Library and Archives Canada published holdings project, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 2956658, C-010386.

1860 | G. H. Andrews | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Lumberers Regatta, Ottawa, 1860.

Lumberers Regatta, Ottawa. George Henry Andrews, C. Williams collection, Library and Archives Canada, accession number No. 1990-555-2, C-013285.

1862 | George Seton | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

A watercolour illustration of a steamship on the canal, by George Seton in 1862.

The Steamer Pilot on the Rideau Canal, August 3, 1844. George Seton, William Henry Edward Napier fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1950-63-1.17R, C-001072.

ca. 1868 | F. A. Hopkins | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

A timber raft painted by Frances Anne Hopkins.

The Timber Raft. Frances Anne Hopkins, Peter Winkworth Collection of Canadiana, 2002 Acquisition, Library and Archives Canada, accession number R9266-278, C-150716.

1870 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

Lumberman's shanty (interior view).

Lumberman's shanty - Interior view. Unknown Artist, Illustrated books, albums and scrapbooks, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 2952988, C-048663.

1873 | E. Jump | Download original version » (.jpg 6 MB)

The fire on Daly Street rendered from a sketch by E. Jump. The inscription at the base reads: “The Priests of St. Joseph College at work on the roof of that building”. 24 May, 1873.

OTTAWA. THE FIRE ON DALY STREET. The Canadian Illustrated News, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 2942344, C-059164.

1880 | Henri Julien | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

A cartoon from the Canadian Illustrated News depicting the arrival of immigrants into Canada, 1880.

Come To Stay. Henri Julien, Illustrated books, albums and scrapbooks, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 2914941, C-075551.

1885 | D. T. Irwin | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

A watercolour rendering of Lt. Col. By’s office by D. T. Irwin, ca. 1885.

Office of the late Col. By. R.E. Ottawa. Thomas Irwin de la Cherois, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 2837714, C-006002.

Nineteenth Century | Alfred Jones | Download original version » (.jpg 1 MB)

Nineteenth-century print created by Alfred Jones.

Winter Scene, Ottawa. Alfred Jones fonds, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1989-513-6, C-002299.

1905 | Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 761 KB)

Portrait of Justice James Macaulay, 1905.

Benedict, Clarence W., John A. Cooper, and George Wilkie. The Bench and Bar of Ontario. Toronto: n.p, 1905. CIHM/ICMH Microfiche series no. 71178, Canadiana.org. Web. 10 Nov. 2011.

1992 | Canada Post | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Jos Montferrand, lumberjack, stamp, 1992.

Jos Montferrand, lumberjack, 1992 stamp. Canada Post Corporation fonds, National Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 2266335.

Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Painting of Dr. Alexander James Christie.

Dr. Alexander James Christie, Unknown Artist, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 2933576, C-115785.

The Sisters of Charity | Download original version » (.jpg 708 KB)

Drawing of Mère Bruyère in the Sisters of Charity orphanage.

Mère Bruyère Orphanage, Archives des Sœurs de la Charité d’Ottawa.

The Sisters of Charity | Download original version » (.jpg 714 KB)

Drawing of Mère Bruyère with orphans.

Mère Bruyère Orphans, Archives des Sœurs de la Charité d’Ottawa.

The Sisters of Charity | Download original version » (.jpg 544 KB)

Mère Bruyère Typhus, Archives des Sœurs de la Charité d’Ottawa.

Edwin Whitefield | Download original version » (.jpg 5 MB)

Lithograph depicting a view of  “Ottawa City, Canada West.” It is attributed to Edwin Whitefield.

Ottawa City Canada West, Lower Town. E. Whitefield. Library and Archives Canada, accession number: MIKAN 2934242, C-014344.

Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 2 MB)

Sketch on line A B of a pointed cill and recess.

Unknown Artist, Pointed Cill & Recess, n.d., Ordnance Department,The National Archives of the UK, MPH1-238 (4).

Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 3 MB)

Portraits of John Burrows and his wife.

Portrait - John Burrows and Wife (page 5, entire page). Unknown Artist, Library and Archives Canada, accession number: 2000859394, e010939385.

Unknown | Download original version » (.jpg 6 MB)

Sketch of Bytown, Hull, and the Ottawa River.

Unknown Artist, Shortt-Haydon Collection series, Queen's University Archives, accession number V009-PGc-10-1523.

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Sketch of the line of the Rideau Canal from Bytown to Kingston (no. 1).

Maule Family / Earl of Dalhousie fonds. "36 plans and abstract of the estimate of expenditure of the Rideau Canal", 1828. National Archives of Scotland. GD45/3/9.