Points of Interest and the Large Commercial Industries and Resources of the Northland, 1909

Points of Interest and the Large Commercial Industries and Resources of the Northland, 1909

Accession Number: 1962.7.94-PER
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View of several political cartoons depicting the romance (or media) versus the reality of the Yukon or the north. Clockwise from centre top: An image of two ravens captioned "our beautiful song birds (ravens caw they do not sing); a man virtually enveloped by mosquitoes and likely black flies captioned "our enjoyable Indian summer"; An image of a bar tender cleaning up a bar with a patron drinking captioned "Sluicing also washing on a bar" (although far less obvious, this no doubt alludes to disreputable businessmen who would find ingenuous ways to steal gold flakes and dust from unsuspecting miners...known as "mining the miners"); an image of a woman being chased by a family of bears captioned "our large commercial industries"; and finally an image of a steer shoulder deep in snow captioned "our promising farm and grazing lands."

Inscription recto: Points of Interest and the Large Commercial Industries and Resources of the Northland. // copyright applied for 1909 March, Dawson Y.T.