Pioneer women loved the great outdoors

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Alice Killaly, a native-born resident, Anna Jameson, a traveler, and Susanna Moodie, a settler, observed with great delicacy and insight the people and customs of the time.

Alice Killaly (1836 – 1908) was born in London, Ontario, and lived in Quebec. She was a trained artist and made these lithographs for sale. Part of their allure was the wit and humour depicted, along with famous Canadian scenes such as the falls at Montmorency in Quebec.

This picture, Capt. Buzbie, may seem like a depiction of a horse-drawn carriage in winter, but it is also a sly dig at two young people courting--the awkward “Buzbie” and the cool “Miss Muffin”.

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