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Image No: NA-47-13

Title: A lancer of the North-West Mounted Police during their western trek.

Date: 1874

Photographer/Illustrator: Julien, Henri

Remarks: From a sketch by Henri Julien, in L'Opinion Publique: February 18, 1875.
He carries a long lance or spear that has a pennon attached below the metal tip. During the 1874 trek, 22 men were assigned to carry a lance with the red and white triangular pennon. They worked as scouts.

Subject(s): Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Uniforms / Horses in transportation / Sketches

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Image No: NA-361-18

Title: North-West Mounted Police buffalo hunt.

Date: September 6, 1874

Photographer/Illustrator: Julien, Henri

Remarks: Sketched by Julien during trek of North-West Mounted Police from Dufferin, Manitoba, and published in Canadian Illustrated News on April 24, 1875.

Subject(s): Buffalo / Hunting / Firearms / Sketches

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Image No: NA-1434-10

Title: North-West Mounted Police horses.

Date: [ca. 1876]

Photographer/Illustrator: Nevitt, Richard Barrington

Remarks: The horse on the left has a stock saddle and the one on the right the original British Cavalry Universal Pattern saddle. The stock saddle has a high horn to which the rider has fastened the reins, wide leather skirts and large wooden stirrups.
The original artwork, by Richard Barrington Nevitt of the North-West Mounted Police, is in the Glenbow Art Collection. Please order reproductions directly from the Art Department, citing catalogue number 59.40.25.

Subject(s): Horses / Saddles

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Image No: NA-4809-2

Title: Protection provided to Sitting Bull in Canada.

Date: September 22, 1877

Remarks: Sketch by Henri Julien. This political cartoon was published in Canadian Illustrated News soon after Sitting Bull and his Lakota and Cheyenne warriors defeated American Lieutenant-Colonel Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Sitting Bull escaped into the Canadian territories. Copied from PA-386-21.

Subject(s): Royal Canadian Mounted Police - History / Caricatures and cartoons / Sketches

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Image No: NA-1704-1

Title: Inspector William Denny Antrobus in full dress uniform.

Date: 1879

Photographer/Illustrator: Presby and Blanchard, Sherbrooke, Quebec

Remarks: Joined North-West Mounted Police, 1874, rank of constable; appointed sub-inspector, March 1, 1876; promoted to superintendent on July 1st 1886; reduced to inspector, April 7, 1891; discharged November 1, 1892; and died in Quebec, 1900.
The uniform and accoutrements are in Glenbow's collection.

Subject(s): Furniture / Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Uniforms / Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Officers / Hats

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Image No: NA-2252-1

Title: Constable William Hill Metzler, North-West Mounted Policeman, Fishburn, Alberta.

Date: [ca. 1881]

Remarks: Wearing his full dress uniform (now in Glenbow Museum's collection). The brass link covered chin strap is draped across the helmet, next to the gauntlets whitened for parade.

Subject(s): Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Uniforms / Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Officers / Hats / Boots and shoes / Fishburn, Alberta - Personalities

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Image No: NA-2252-2

Title: William Hill Metzler, North-West Mounted Policeman, Fishburn, Alberta.

Date: [ca. 1881]

Remarks: Studio portrait. Sitting on chair holding rifle and smoking pipe. In prairie dress: buckskin jacket, light-weight felt slouch hat for shade, and a bandana to protect the neck.

Subject(s): Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Uniforms / Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Officers / Hats / Boots and shoes / Fishburn, Alberta - Personalities / Firearms / Tobacco-pipes

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Image No: NA-1406-180

Title: First Nations observing North-West Mounted Police and prisoner at Fort Macleod, Alberta.

Date: 1882

Remarks: From a sketch by Henri Julien published in "Canadian Illustrated News", January 21, 1882. Also in "Harper's Weekly", January 19, 1884. The prisoner is wearing a ball and chain. Copied from PB-540-372.

Subject(s): Sketches / Fort Macleod, Alberta - Views / First Nations of Alberta - Costume / Prisoners / Ordnance

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Image No: NA-993-1

Title: Sergeant Frederick Augustus Bagley, Calgary, Alberta.

Date: 1884

Remarks: Age 26 years old and recently promoted. The three chevrons, surmounted by a crown, indicate that Bagley was now a Sergeant in the North-West Mounted Police. He wears a full-dress uniform, complete with his sergeant's sword. Sergeant Bagley was the NWMP bandmaster.

Subject(s): Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Officers / Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Uniforms / Dogs

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Image No: NA-294-1

Title: Inspector Sam Steele and North West Mounted Police detachment at Beavermouth, British Columbia.

Date: 1885

Photographer/Illustrator: Ross, Best and Company, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Remarks: Inspector Sam Steele and detachment at Beavermouth, B.C.
L-R: Sergeant William Fury, Sergeant Cudlin, Constable Purchase, Constable Racey, Inspector S.B. Steele, Constable Leslie, Sergeant Fane, Constable Kerr, Constable Pennefather (lying), Constable Flynn, Constable Fleming (lying).
Copied from original NA print.

Subject(s): Hats / Beavermouth, British Columbia - Views / Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Officers / Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Posts / Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Uniforms / Log cabins and buildings

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