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Doukhobor women are shown breaking the prairie sod by pulling a plough themselves, Thunder Hill Colony, Manitoba. c 1899 / Des femmes doukhobors labourent la prairie en tirant elles-mêmes une charrue, colonie de Thunder Hill (Manitoba), vers 1899. 


c 1899


Thunder Hill, Man.

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 photograph
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative C-000681
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
90: Open
Other accession no.
1954-165 NPC

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada/C-000681
Restrictions on use: Nil
Copyright: Expired

Additional name(s)

Photographer: Unknown.

Additional information

In 1898, 7,400 Doukhobors, translated literally from the Russian as "Spirit Wrestlers", escaped persecution by emigrating to what was to become Saskatchewan. Their motto:"Toil and peaceful life".

Doukhobor women are shown breaking the prairie sod by pullng a plough themselves.

Described by the RECON project.

Series title
Natural Space / Espace naturel

Exhibitions note
On the Job / Au boulot; Eleanor Brown; National Archives of Canada; 2000.05 - 2001.01

Subject heading

Immigration & Colonization - Doukhobors.


Other system control no.