Marius Barbeau A glimpse of Canadian Culture (1883-1969)
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  • Maple Sugar Time
    For anthropologist Marius Barbeau, the sugar shack was a place not only for treats but for folklore and tradition as well ...
  • The Edwin Lester Brittain Collection
    Discover some of the photographs from the Edwin Lester Brittain collection spanning the years 1898 to 1930. These include scenes from Brittain's family trips across Canada, family events, and scenes of daily life in the city of Ottawa at the turn of the century.
  • The Wax Cylinder Collection
    The Canadian Museum of Civilization possesses 3,312 original wax cylinders which were recorded between 1899 and 1949.
  • French Canadian Folk Songs
    Explore the rich collection of our oldest recordings and manuscripts of French Canadian folk songs.

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