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“Port Arthur (Thunder Bay), Ontario” print by J. C. Young & R. J. Edwards (1885)

“Port Arthur (Thunder Bay), Ontario” print by J. C. Young & R. J. Edwards (1885)

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Held together by a mess of tape, this 1885 pictorial map charms me with its 23 vignettes showing things like the “O’Connor & Co. Drug Store” interior (who most likely paid to be included near bottom left) and the screw steamer Algoma (bottom centre) that  sunk in Lake Superior in November of 1885 shortly after this print was published. And of course: in 1970 Port Arthur and neighbouring Fort William were amalgamated into “Thunder Bay”, but that’s beside the point. It’s the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg all the way down. 

A reproduction available at 16x12" or 24x18" on Epson Enhanced Matte 192 gsm paper printed with Epson UltraChrome XD2 archival ink. Sold in an open edition, unframed. Based on this original public domain image held by Library & Archives Canada. 

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