Tag Archives: Canada

The Genius of the Reticent Inventor – Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell made the first long-distance telephone call in 1892, reaching Chicago from New York photo: Stefano Bianchetti

by Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher   “The Boston Advertiser prints an interesting account of an experiment in carrying out a conversation by word of mouth over a telegraph wire, made by Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson. … In a distance of two miles, with Mr. Bell in Boston and Mr. Watson in Cambridge, conversation was […]

Comic Character Collectibles: Escaping the Pandemic with Imagination

Created by cartoonist Ron Leishman and artist-writer Richard Comely, Captain Canuck first appeared in Captain Canuck #1 (July 1975), published by Comely Comix.

by J.C. Vaughn With everything that’s happened in 2020 thus far, pretty much any day seems like a good day to pause and think about good and interesting things, or at least things less serious than the world around us. The Canadian comic book scene, for instance, is very interesting in that it has always […]

Ken's Korner: Sweden finally returns totem pole to Canada

Ken’s Korner: Sweden finally returns totem pole to Canada – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 The Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm, Sweden, has returned a 134-year-old totem pole to Canada 80 years after it was taken from the Haisla Native Indians. In the 1920s, the Swedish consul to Canada, Olof Hansson, […]