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“The Historical Figures of Canada”.

Frederick Banting.

Banting

Sir Frederick Grant Banting (14 November 1891 – 21 February 1941) – scientist, doctor, co-discoverer of insulin, was awarded the Noble Prize in 1923, was knighted by King George V in 1934.

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric.

Lawren Harris.

Harris

Lawren Stuart Harris (23 October, 1885 – 29 January, 1970) – painter, member of Group of Seven, who has discovered and developed a new Canadian painting style.

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric, wood.

Lester Pearson.

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Lester Bowles “Mike” Pearson (23 April 1897 – 27 December 1972) – scholar, statesman, soldier and diplomat, who won the Nobel Prize in 1957 for organizing the United Nations Emergency Force to resolve the Suez Canal Crisis; the 14th Prime Minister of Canada. Liberal.

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric.

Pierre Trudeau.

Treudo

Pierre Elliott Trudeau (18 October 1919 – 28 September 2000) – the 15th Prime Minister of Canada (1968-1979, 1980-1984). Liberal.

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric.

“The Historical Figures of Canada” doll collection by Irina Gorelkina.

 

 

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“The Historical Figures of Canada”.

General Currie.

Currie

Sir Arthur William Currie (5 December 1875 – 30 November 1933) – Lieutenant-General, the Canadian Corps commander (1915-1917), was never popular among the soldiers, but thanks to his talent in the military tactics and his human principles Canadian troops have never lost a single battle under his command.

His motto: “Pay the price of victory in shells – not lives”.

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric, wood, metal sheet.

Mackenzie King.

King

William Lyon Mackenzie King (17 December 1874 – 22 July 1950) – politician, tenth Prime Minister of Canada (23 October 1935 – 15 November 1948), liberal.

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric, metal sheet.

Agnes Macphail.

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Agnes Campbell Macphail (24 March, 1890 – 13 February, 1954) – the first female Member of the Canadian House of Commons, the first female Member of Parliament of Canada.

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric.

“The Historical Figures of Canada” doll collection by Irina Gorelkina.

 

 

 

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“The Historical Figures of Canada”.

George Arthur French.

French

Sir George Arthur French (19 June 1841 –  7 July 1921) – first Commissioner of the North-West Mounted Police (1873-1876).

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric.

William Hall.

Hall

William Neilson Hall (25 April 1829 – 25 August 1904) – a son of the former American slave, quartermaster of the Royal Navy, participated in the Crimean War (Battle of Inkerman and Siege of Sevastopol), the first black Canadian who received the Victoria Cross.

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric, metal sheet.

Georgina Pope.

Pope

Georgina Pope (1862-1938) was a Canadian nurse who served with distinction in the Second Boer War and First World War.

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric, metal sheet.

“The Historical Figures of Canada” doll collection by Irina Gorelkina.

-Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!-

“The Historical Figures of Canada”.

Pioneer Boy.

PioneerBoy

Pioneer Woman.

PioneerWoman

Pioneer Man.

PioneerMan

Pioneer Family.

PioneerFamily

Pioneers of Canada – forerunners whose descendants farmed Canadian land from generation to generation.

The image of this doll group was created on the basis of an archive photo “Eastern European settlers peopling prairies” (second half of the 19th century).

Dolls: pigmented wax, wire, fabric, wood, metal sheet.

“The Historical Figures of Canada” doll collection by Irina Gorelkina.

 

 

 

-Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!-

“The Historical Figures of Canada”.

Wilfrid Laurier.

Lourier

Sir Henry Charles Wilfrid Laurier (20 November 1841 – 17 February 1919) politician, seventh Prime Minister of Canada, the first francophone Prime Minister of Canada (1896 – 1911), Liberal.

Nickname : “Great Conciliator”.

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric, wood, metal sheet.

Thomas D’Arcy McGee.

MGee

Thomas D’Arcy Etienne Hughes McGee (13 April 1826 – 7 April 1868) an Irish immigrant, politician, journalist, poet, one of the Fathers of the Canadian Confederation, member of Canadian Parliament (Liberal-Conservative Party), was shot after making a speech in the House of Commons 7 April 1868.

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric.

Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Victoria

“The Historical Figures of Canada” doll collection by Irina Gorelkina.

 

-Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!-

“The Historical Figures of Canada”.

John Graves Simcoe.

Simcoe

John Graves Simcoe (25 February 1752 – 26 October 1806) a British Army officer, the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada (1791-1796), founder of York (Toronto).

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric, metal sheet.

Major General Brock.

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Sir Isaac Brock (6 October 1769 – 13 October 1812) a British Army officer and a provincial government administrator (Ontario). Commanding the British forces he died heroically at the Battle of Queenston Heights (Niagara River) where the attempted invasion of Upper Canada by the Americans was stopped.

Motto – “Nothing should be impossible to a soldier!”

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric, metal sheet.

Joseph Brant.

Brant

Thayendanegea or Joseph Brant (March 1743 – 24 November 1807) Mohawk chief, brought several thousand native immigrants from America to Canada (1776-1779), they were loyal to the Crown and were granted land in Ontario.

Joseph Brant’s Plea: “Have Pity on the Poor Indians”.

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric, wood, metal sheet.

Laura Secord.

Secord

Laura Secord (Ingersoll) (13 September 1775 – 17 October 1868) – hero of the War of 1812, a housewife of Queenston (town of Niagara-on-the Lake, Ontario), who walked 30 km to Beaver Dams (22 June 1813) to warn the British forces of an upcoming American attack and by doing this has helped prevent the capture of the British outpost and to win the Battle of Beaver Dams (24 June 1813).

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric, jute.

Tecumseh.

Tecumeh

Tecumseth (Tecumtha, Tekumthi, “Shooting Star”) (March 1768 – 5 October 1813) – Shawnee tribe chief, leader of a confederacy of Indian tribes which fought against the Americans for their lands, ally of the British against the Americans in the War of 1812. Heroically died in battle at Moraviantown (present day Thamesville, Ontario) 5 October 1813.

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric, wood, metal sheet.

“The Historical Figures of Canada” doll collection by Irina Gorelkina.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!-

“The Historical Figures of Canada”.

Samuel de Champlain.

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Samuel Champlain (birth date : different sources give different dates – c. 1570, c.1572, c.1574, around 13 August  – 25 December 1635) a great French explorer, cartographer, geographer, diplomat, soldier and administrator. Champlain founded New France and Quebec City (3 July 1608).

Doll: polymer clay, wire, fabric.

 

Madeline De Vercheres.

Madeline.

Marie-Madeline Jarret De Vercheres (3 March 1678 – 8 August 1747) 14 year old girl of New France who struggled bravely and successfully against the Iroquois attacks on the French settlers (1692).

Doll: pigmented wax, wire, fabric; musket: wood, metal sheet.

Governor General Frontenac.

Frontenac

Louis de Buade Comte de Frontenac (22 May 1622 – 28 November 1698) a French soldier, aristocrat and courtier, Governor General of New France (1672-1682, 1689-1698).

Doll: polymer clay, wire, fabric, wood, metal sheet.

“The Historical Figures of Canada” doll collection by Irina Gorelkina.