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Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Portrait Gallery of Canada Program celebrates the 400th anniversary of Canada's first English settlement in Cupids, Newfoundland and Labrador

Library and Archives Canada has officially launched the Portraits in the Street: Cupids 400 installation in Cupids, Newfoundland and Labrador. Developed by the Portrait Gallery of Canada, a program of Library and Archives Canada, and in collaboration with Cupids 400 Inc., this outdoor portrait installation celebrates the 400th anniversary of Canada's first English settlement. Taken from the national portrait collection at Library and Archives Canada, the installation features 18 quality reproductions of works brought together under the theme of new beginnings and first contacts. The portraits tell the story of known individuals such as Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Demasduit, George Cartwright, and Grey Owl, as well as everyday citizens whose lives and actions have shaped this country from the Atlantic to the Pacific over the past four centuries.

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