Themes

Periods

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Discover new aspects of the history of Canada in the 19th and 20th centuries through thematic tours.

Divided into five major themes and five time periods, these thematic tours may be accessed three different ways, by: Web tours (documented images, in HTML), movie clips (QuickTime version) and movie clips (Flash version).

Featured Thematic Tour

Form and Fashion

Jacqueline Beaudoin-Ross and Cynthia Cooper, McCord Museum. Adaptation by Karine Rousseau

In the 19th century, fashion begins to change far more rapidly than it had in the past. The most overt manifestation of this accelerated tempo of change is the constant shifting of the fashionable silhouette of women's dress. A survey of the period from 1810 to 1898 reveals a wide variety of distinct modish silhouettes or forms. The women's attire held in the McCord Museum collection provides an apt illustration of the stylistic changes of this period through the evolving shapes of skirts, sleeves and bodices.


Themes

First Nations

Cartoons

Places

People

Society / Daily Life

Politics / Economy

Technology, Industry & Commerce

Periods

1840-1867

1867-1896

1896-1919

1919-1945

1945 to now