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ES Shrapnel’s Upper Canada Sketches

Who was ES Shrapnel?

Edward Scrope Shrapnel (1845 – 1920) was born in England, later immigrating to Canada, teaching at the Ontario Ladies’ College (Trafalgar Castle) before moving to British Columbia in the late 1880s.  He provided the illustrations for Thomas Conant’s Upper Canada Sketches (1898), the illustrations we are exploring in this virtual exhibit.

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Oshawa Museum

For over 60 years, the Oshawa Museum (OM) has celebrated our City’s history with engaging events, inspiring exhibits, and an immense collection of archival materials. The OM tells the story of Oshawa from Indigenous inhabitants to present day.