Indian Chief 1943 Menu

This is another portrait by Nicholas de Grandmaison. Unfortunately, there’s no identification of the names of either this Blackfoot chief or yesterday’s matron. However, the University of Lethbridge does have several interesting audio conversations between de Grandmaison and Alberta Indians. In one of them, de Grandmaison notes that, when he painted some of the Indians, he “wasn’t able at the time to get their even proper names” because they didn’t speak English, which may explain the lack of names for these two portraits.

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Perhaps reflecting wartime conditions, this menu has a beverage list in place of a table d’hôte menu on the left, and an a la carte menu, which could serve for either lunch or dinner, on the right. The back has Canadian Pacific’s usual list of hotels and lodges, but notes that many, including the Chateau Lake Louise, were closed in 1943.

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