Friday, October 8, 2021

Rise Of A New Century

 Two more views into St. Onuphrius Church to start things off today.

Across the corridor winding around the church are panels and artifacts about the transforming life of the country, reflected in the western city of Winnipeg.

This includes the domestic uniform.

A hallmark of the era was the Eaton's chain, started by its founder, Timothy Eaton, with catalogues widely sent across the country. The company endured until several years ago, when, among other things, the incompetence of the current generation of Eatons scuttled the company.

Social reform movements rose up during the turning of centuries, including temperance and suffrage.

One last shot for today, a photograph taken during the First World War: the Canadian Women's Club in Ottawa. Thus we end the second of the three gallery spaces in the Canadian History Hall. Tomorrow we move on to the last of them.


  1. I particularly like the Women's Club!

  2. So sad when incompetence strikes.
    And am I thankful for today´s clothes!!!

  3. It is interesting to see the way women were dressed. Doesn't look comfortable.

  4. Imagine how those women might react upon seeing a woman today dressed in shorts and a tank-top!

  5. Hello,
    Great exhibit, the woman's dresses do not look comfy.
    Take care, enjoy your weekend!

  6. @Italiafinlandia: it's a good photo of them.

    @Iris: it was once a great company.

    @Nancy: definitely not.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @David: what a difference.

    @Eileen: certainly not.

    @Tom: it does indeed.

  7. My husband’s mother and grandmother worked at the local Eaton’s store in Corner Book, Newfoundland. They loved working there.

  8. It is hard to believe that there is no more Eaton's. It was such a part of every day life with the catalogues and stores.

  9. I'd never heard of Eatons, but thought at once of Montgomery Ward and Sears Roebuck...which have also gone the way of many mailorder department stores (of course I looked up T. Eatons.) Malls here in Asheville have different named department stores, and I think one or another is national. Many people prefer to order things from their homes, and Amazon has cornered the market here.

  10. Great exhibit ~ clothing trends always fascinating and every 'dog has its day' ~ Eatons time came and went ~ way of life ~

    Wonderful seasonal photo and haiku ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. It seems as if our clothes fashion was the same in the whole western world. This group photo could have been taken here too !

  12. for a long time Winnipeg was the main city in the west until Calgary and Edmonton grew.

  13. Different styles of clothing back then. Times and people always change through the years. What a wonderful exhibit.

  14. Me parece precioso, el interior de la iglesia.

  15. @Marie: it was an institution.

    @RedPat: it certainly was.

    @Barbara: and in their place the Walmarts of the world. A big step back.

    @Carol: unfortunately.

    @Catarina: as did mine.

    @Gattina: so it was.

    @Red: they took over.

    @Bill: definitely.

    @Ventana: thank you.

  16. How fashion has changed, and how tall we have become.

  17. This is the life my grandmother reminisced about.

  18. William - companies rise and fall; the younger generation of a family are not always well-equipped to carry on.

  19. I love seeing the clothing and things that we can really connect with. I would hate wearing that dress on any given day!