Vintage: Everyday Life in Saskatchewan, Canada (early 20th Century)

Vintage: Everyday Life in Saskatchewan, Canada (early 20th Century)


On September 1, 1905, Saskatchewan became a province, with inauguration day held September 4. The Dominion Lands Act permitted settlers to acquire one quarter of a square mile of land to homestead and offered an additional quarter upon establishing a homestead. Immigration peaked in 1910, and in spite of the initial difficulties of frontier life – distance from towns, sod homes, and backbreaking labour – new settlers established a European-Canadian style of prosperous agrarian society.

Fire at Nokomis, Saskatchewan, February 3, 1921

Fire at Nokomis, Saskatchewan, February 3, 1921

Nokomis, Saskatchewan, May 28, 1912

Nokomis, Saskatchewan, May 28, 1912

Prairie schooners, Nokomis, Saskatchewan

Prairie schooners, Nokomis, Saskatchewan

Kaiser Wilhelm Ave., Langenberg, Saskatchewan

Kaiser Wilhelm Ave., Langenberg, Saskatchewan

Hanley, Saskatchewan, May 31, 1910

Hanley, Saskatchewan, May 31, 1910

Humboldt, Saskatchewan, July 12, 1918

Humboldt, Saskatchewan, July 12, 1918

Humboldt, Saskatchewan, October 1914

Humboldt, Saskatchewan, October 1914

Watching baseball game, Humboldt, Saskatchewan, 1912

Watching baseball game, Humboldt, Saskatchewan, 1912

Langham, Saskatchewan, 1909

Langham, Saskatchewan, 1909

1st Avenue looking south, Nipawin, Saskatchewan

1st Avenue looking south, Nipawin, Saskatchewan

Cutting wheat on the Franklin Realty Company's farm, Nokomis, Saskatchewan

Cutting wheat on the Franklin Realty Company’s farm, Nokomis, Saskatchewan

Family in a carriage, Humboldt, Saskatchewan

Family in a carriage, Humboldt, Saskatchewan


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