Canadian History Image of the Day

27 09 2009
Battle of Queenston Heights

Battle of Queenston Heights

This painting depicts the Battle of Queenston Heights. The battle took place in October 1812 and was a victory for the British. The American invasion force, which has crossed the Niagara River from the American territory (right) was dealt a major blow. The painting itself dates from 1866 when the Niagara peninsula region was again invaded from the United States, this time by the Fenians, an Irish republican organization.

This image is in the public domain and is from Library and Archives Canada.





Canadian History Image of the Day

24 09 2009

British Airship Visits Toronto in 1930

British Airship Visits Toronto in 1930

Original Caption: “His Majesty’s Airship R-100, over the Canadian Bank of Commerce, the tallest building in the British Empire (Toronto, Canada). 11 August 1930”

This public domain image is available from the City of Toronto Archives, listed under the archival citation Fonds 16, Series 71, Item 7921.