On Canadian Ground - Stories of Footwear in Early Canada See more of the Virtual Museum of Canada

The Bata Shoe Museum gratefully acknowledges the financial investment by the Department of Canadian Heritage in the creation of this on-line presentation for the Virtual Museum of Canada. This project is a virtual edition of the exhibition On Canadian Ground: Stories of Footwear in Early Canada, which was on display at The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto from July 2000 to October 2003.

Production Team

Department of Canadian Heritage
Much Greater Than Communications
Advanced Visualization Technologies
Hal Roth Photography
PepperBox Productions Inc.
Monique Tanton-Lawson
Anna Dong
Blue Sky Design
Shirley E. Hartt
Jill Oakes
Rick Riewe
Holman Design Limited

Partnering Museums

Joseph Brant Museum, Burlington, Ontario
Musée de la civilisation, Québec
New Brunswick Museum
Parks Canada, Ottawa
Parks Canada, Fortress of Louisbourg, NHS
Royal Canadian Military Institute, Toronto
Wellington County Museum, Fergus Ontario

Image Credits

Anthony Mercieca
Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
Baron Daniel Lescallier
Canadian Government Publishing Centre
Chad Gerth
Director & Board of Trustees of National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside, UK
Frank Kazmerowich
Glenbow Museum
Herb Nott & Co. Ltd.
Henry M. Walker
Hudson’s Bay Company Archives, Provincial Archives of Manitoba (HBCA, AM)
Jeanette Ongaro
Judy Thompson
Karen McClymonds
Kevin Schafer
La Belle Assemble
Library and Archives Canada (LAC)
Mark Wallner
McCord Museum of Canadian History
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution (NAA, SI)
National Gallery of Canada
New Brunswick Museum
Québec City Archives
Queens County Museum, New Brunswick
Royal Canadian Military Institute
Shirley E. Hartt
Smithsonian Institute, National Museum of Natural History
Tessa MacIntosh
Thomas Blom & Margaret Howard Blom
Toronto Reference Library, Toronto Public Library (TRL, TPL)
West Point Museum Collection, United States Military Academy
Wilson Studio

Image Credits for Landing Pages

Kamiks of the Inuit: Winter on Broughton Island, photograph © Jill Oakes and Rick Riewe

Moccasins of the First Nations: Micmac with Teepee and Canoes, Canadian, 19th Century (National Gallery of Canada 6663)

Changing Styles ­ The Role of Trade and Voyageurs: Shooting the Rapids, Mrs. Frances Ann Hopkins, 1879 (Library and Archives Canada/Bibliothèque et Archives Canada C-002774)

Shoes for a New Land: Loyalists camped on the banks of Johnstown, James Peachy, June 6, 1874 (Library and Archives Canada/Bibliothèque et Archives Canada C-002001)

Canadian Footwear in the Age of the Craftsman: Master Shoemaker Making Boots (Bata Shoe Museum collection)

Canadian Footwear in the Age of the Machine: Tourigney & Marois Boot and Shoe Manufacturers, ca. 1912 (Québec City Archives, Picture Collection/Archives de la ville de Québec, collection de peintures et œuvres graphiques #9026)

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