Robin W. Winks blacks in Canada photograph collection

Collection Data

The Robin W. Winks Blacks in Canada Photograph Collection consists mainly of images of black Canadian rancher John Ware, during a period from the 1890s to the early 1900s, which were compiled by Winks during research for his book "Blacks in Canada: A History," published in 1971.The collection depicts Ware in a studio portrait (ca. 1902); his wife, Mildred, and their three youngest children (ca. 1903); with his boar hound, Bismark, on his Millarville, Alberta, ranch (1891); with a team of horses on the Red Deer River (ca. 1901); in a group portrait with Millarville and Preddis ranchers (ca. 1903); and a view of his ranch at Millarville (ca. 1896). Also depicted is an exterior view of the Old Bog School, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, that was erected in 1868 and used to teach both black and white students until it was closed in 1898.
Winks, Robin W (Collector)
Glenbow Foundation (Copyright holder)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1971
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Robin W. Winks Blacks in Canada Collection
Blacks -- History -- Canada
Pioneers, Black -- Canada
Ranches -- Canada -- 1890-1909
School buildings -- Canada
Canada -- History -- 1867-1914
Biographical/historical: Robin W. Winks, an educator, researcher and author, was born in 1930. He has spent most of his teaching career at Yale University and has conducted research in the areas of race and cultural relations.
Citation/reference: The Blacks in Canada; a history / Robin W. Winks. New Haven : Yale University Press, 1971.
Citation/reference: Forms part of the Robin W. Winks. Blacks in Canada Collection, 1956-1972.
Physical Description
Extent: 7 items (1 folder)
Extent: 1 photographic print :silver gelatin, b&w ;12 x 20 cm.
Extent: 4 photographic prints :silver gelatin, b&w ;13 x 18 cm.
Extent: 2 photographic prints :silver gelatin, b&w ;18 x 13 cm.
Most photographs have institutional handstamp on verso; all items have handwritten descriptive information on verso; one photograph is mounted and bears handwritten notations on mount recto.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14362454
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 49130ee0-7f06-0137-6513-043141d7cbc2
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