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American warfare 1690-1815 in popular culture, art, in miniature and in wargames, through Living History and in movies.

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Friday, 31 December 2021

Reconstruction by G Embleton


Continental soldier during the siege of Quebec, 1775-1776. The rebel army laying siege to Quebec was poorly equipped and supplied and had to improvise its own winter clothing and shelters.

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Quebec 1775

 Today's anniversary. Pic is 


Monday, 27 December 2021

Michael Haynes Lewis & Clark art

 Very pleasant collection of paintings.

Thursday, 23 December 2021

Merry Christmas


Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Article in French on Canadian clothing by Bruno Helias from Tradition

Lorsque le roi de France habillait ses soldats a la Canadienne by Bruno Helias author and artist. Tradition magazine no 144 1999

Old Fort Niagara event

 By the way the fellow is wearing a tapabord. Go here to get a Pdf of a pattern.

Monday, 13 December 2021

Portrait of an Officer of the Battalion Company of Marines

 Francis Alleyne (1750–1815)

Royal Marines Museum


Saturday, 11 December 2021

Sergio Toppi

 On my travels I found this piece of comic art on https://comicisart.blogspot.com/ but I don't know the comic or context. Nice though

Friday, 10 December 2021

Interesting image of snowshoes

 Here for a zoomable image. I don't know but it looks like Canadians. What do you think? By Alexander Cluny (died 1770)

The American Traveller: or, Observations on the Present State, Culture and Commerce of the British Colonies in America, and the Further Improvements of which They are Capable. London: E. and C. Dilly and J. Almon, 1769.


Thursday, 9 December 2021

Cornelius Krieghoff

inspirational winter images

 Cornelius David Krieghoff (June 19, 1815 – March 5, 1872) was a Dutch-Canadian painter of the 19th century.[1] Krieghoff is most famous for his paintings of Canadian landscapes and Canadian life outdoors, which were as sought after in his own time as they are today.[1] He is particularly famous for his winter scenes, some of which he painted in a number of variant