The Canada Auction Series: Canadian Arts, Culture & History
May 27 — June 01, 2023
Auction begins to close at 6:00 pm ET
Louis Riel Carte de Visite, Hall-Lowe Studio, Winnipeg, 1870
This carte de visite is from an era that saw the election of Riel as President of a Provisional Métis government, the accession of the Province of Manitoba into Confederation (then the Red River Settlement), the execution of Thomas Scott on the orders of a Métis court-martial, Riel's election to the House of Commons, and subsequent escape to New York.
We are aware of only two institutional holdings of related photographs of Riel. The first is housed at the Manitoba Provincial Archives, (see: Louis Riel 1, Cat. No. N5730), and the second at Library and Archives Canada (see: Louis Riel, Cat. No. 4868456).