Starting with: Hockey

It’s the middle of winter in Canada. Hockey seems appropriate to kick off an exploration of great finds curated from the world’s digitized archives.

These players on isolated Manitoulin Island, and the vintage hockey images that follow, are typical of the gems tucked away in archives of every type.

"Hockey on the [Rideau] Canal [Christmas Day 1901]." James Ballantyne. Library and Archives Canada

“Hockey on the [Rideau] Canal [Christmas Day 1901].” Ottawa. James Ballantyne. Library and Archives Canada

 Oxford University vs. Switzerland hockey game. Lester B. Pearson. later the prime minister of Canada, is at right front. Circa 1922-23, Switzerland. Library and Archives Canada / PA-119892

Oxford University vs. Switzerland hockey game. Lester B. Pearson. later the prime minister of Canada, is at right front. Circa 1922-23, Switzerland. Library and Archives Canada / PA-119892

 

 

 

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