Fathers of the Confederation

The Fathers of confederation are the 36 men that took part in one or more of the three conferences held at Charlottetown, Québec and London. From 1864 to 1867, these delegates from British North America met to share their opinions on union and to draft what would become the British North America Act. Ultimately, their work and collaboration forged a new country, and when the time came to find the designation for the country, Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley proposed an idea from the Psalm 72 of the Bible (verse 8): “May he rule from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth”.

This Artefacts Canada featured collection presents multiple artefacts pertaining to the life of the Fathers of confederation and offers a reflection of 19th century Canada.

To know more about the Canadian Confederation:

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/politics-government/canadian-confederation/Pages/canadian-confederation.aspx

To access the British North America Act:

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/const/index.html
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Fathers of Confederation
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McCord Museum of Canadian History
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Title: Fathers of Confederation
Object Name: Painting
Artist/Maker: Kelly, John David
Earliest Production Date: 1900
Latest Production Date: 1925
Medium: Watercolour
Accession Number: M993.154.60
Dévoilement d'une plaque commémorative à la résidence d'été de Sir John A. MacDonald par le PM John Diefenbaker
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Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent
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Title: Dévoilement d'une plaque commémorative à la résidence d'été de Sir John A. MacDonald par le PM John Diefenbaker
Object Name: négatif
Artist/Maker: Marmen, René
Medium: épreuve argentique
Support: pellicule
Accession Number: ma00019
Sir John A. Macdonald;Sir John A. Macdonald
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National Gallery of Canada;Musée des beaux-arts du Canada
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Title: Sir John A. Macdonald;Sir John A. Macdonald
Object Name: print;estampe
Artist/Maker: Taylor, Frederick B.
Medium: etching on laid paper;eau-forte sur papier vergé
Accession Number: 6890
Sir John A. Macdonald;Sir John A. Macdonald
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Title: Sir John A. Macdonald;Sir John A. Macdonald
Object Name: sculpture;sculpture
Artist/Maker: Hébert, Louis-Philippe
Medium: bronze;bronze
Accession Number: 15237
Sir John A. Macdonald;Sir John A. Macdonald
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Title: Sir John A. Macdonald;Sir John A. Macdonald
Object Name: painting;peinture
Artist/Maker: Verner, Frederick A.
Medium: oil on canvas;huile sur toile
Accession Number: 105
Sir John A. Macdonald;Sir John A. Macdonald
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Title: Sir John A. Macdonald;Sir John A. Macdonald
Object Name: painting;peinture
Artist/Maker: Forbes, John Colin
Medium: oil on canvas;huile sur toile
Accession Number: 3546

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