Photos of Canadian women through the decades, from the pages of Canadian Geographic.
The 20th century saw Canadian women make great strides towards political equality, but they had an enormously important role in shaping other facets of Canadian life.
We dug through nine decades of the archives of Canadian Geographic magazine to see how women were represented in its pages. The women we uncovered may not be household names, but each of their stories represents a unique snapshot of life in Canada.
Illustration from an early edition of Moby-Dick. (Photo: A. Burnham Shute/Wikimedia Commons)
Moby Dick, arguably the most famous whale ever, was never real. But the vindictive fictional cetacean was inspired by the tale of a real-life sperm whale, which attacked and sunk the whaling boat Essex in the southern Pacific Ocean on Nov. 20, 1820.
Now, Hollywood is recreating that unusual tragedy. Chris Hemsworth stars in the Ron Howard-directed In the Heart of the Sea, which opens Dec. 11, 2015.
Whales attacking ships are rare — indeed, just a handful of such incidents have ever been ...
A successful war effort depends on reliable maps, so it’s perhaps no surprise that the years surrounding the First World War saw the greatest advances in the field of cartography since the invention of the printing press.
This period of innovation is documented in Drawn To Victory, the first instalment of A Nation Soars, a trilogy commemorating Canada’s Great War aviation efforts.
A preview of the documentary film, narrated by Canadian actor and Fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical ...