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ca. 1900


Russell, Man.

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 9 cm.
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative PA-117285
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
90: Open
Other accession no.
1972-020 NPC

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada / PA-117285
Restrictions on use: Nil
Copyright: Expired

Additional name(s)

Photographer: Unknown.

Additional information

Thomas Bernardo founded homes for destitute children in Britain of whom (8,046 between 1882 and 1901) were sent to Canada and would become agricultural workers

It is estimated that 28,000 children were brought to Canada under the charge of the Barnardo Foundation. 800 boys came through this home in Russell, and were

trained as farm labourers. Separated from their families, many of these children must have been very lonely. In 1925, the Immigration Law was changed so that

children under 14 could not emigrate unaccompanied by their parents

Series title
Natural Space / Espace naturel

Exhibitions note
On the Job / Au boulot; Eleanor Brown; Library and Archives Canada; 2000.05 - 2001.01


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