Friday, August 11, 2017

Road Trip 1954

On July 31, 1954, freelance photographer Rosemary Gilliat and her girlfriends, Anna Brown, Audrey James and Helen Salkeld, packed up Helen’s Plymouth station wagon and began their 12,391-kilometre road trip across Canada. During the next 38 days, they crossed five provinces and four states, travelling through Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Washington, Montana, North Dakota and Minnesota, and returning to Ottawa on September 6. This is part two of the road trip photos.

Who likes washing dishes anyway...Kenora, Ontario, August 4, 1954

Makeshift bath in Prairies. Audrey James washing up, 
Portage-la-Prairie, Manitoba, August 5, 1954

Helen Salkeld and Anna Brown feeding pigs, 
Portage-la-Prairie camp, Manitoba, August 5, 1954
  
Anna Brown, Audrey James, Helen Salkeld and two 
cowboys, Brandon, Manitoba, August 6, 1954
 
 
 Anna Brown getting dressed at a campsite, vicinity of 
Qu'Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan, August 7, 1954
  
Main street in a small town in the Prairies, Saskatchewan, August 7, 1954
  
Audrey James walking on a bridge 
in southern Saskatchewan, August 8, 1954
  
Anna Brown at the Salkeld family farm, 
Eston, Saskatchewan, August 9, 1954
  
Anna Brown and ferry operator Mr. Weekes on Lancer Ferry, 
South Saskatchewan River, August 10, 1954
  
Saskatchewan Prairie town, August 10, 1954
  
Helen Salkeld, Anna Brown and Audrey James setting up 
their camp by the Oldman River, Alberta, August 10, 1954
  
Audrey James and Anna Brown by the 
Oldman River, Alberta, August 11, 1954

Source: BiblioArchives/LibraryArchives Canada

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