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Kingston, Watercolour by James Pattison Cockburn
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Title: Kingston, Watercolour by James Pattison Cockburn
Identifier: MC0707
Image Type: Slide
Subject: Indians of North America

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Description: This picture, courtesy of the National Archives of Canada, is a copy of a watercolour by James Pattison Cockburn, 1779-1847, a British military officer and watercolourist, and depicts a typical portion of the highway linking Kingston and Toronto in the period before the railway. For the Indians the lakes and rivers were water highways, linked together by overland portages. At first many of the settler's roads followed the old Indian portages. One of the major routes in Upper Canada paralleled the lakeshore as in this view. The illustration and descriptive text are from "The Mississauga of New Credit", by Donald B. Smith with the assistance of Bryan LaForme, Volume 22 of "Canada's Visual History", from the National Museum of Man, National Museums of Canada and the National Film Board of Canada. Description as of February 2014.
Agency: Mississauga Library System