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In Search of Geraldine Moodie

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Featuring Saskatchewan Artist(s): Geraldine Moodie

1998 paperback, 123 pages, written by Donny White

Published by Canadian Plains Research Centre, University of Regina

A thorough examination of the life and work of Saskatchewan's pioneer photographer.

Born in Toronto in 1854, Geraldine Moodie was the granddaughter of the well-known Upper Canadian writer, Susanna Strickland Moodie, and grandniece of Catherine Parr Traill. In 1878 she met and married a distant relative, John Douglas Moodie. They moved to western Canada in 1880 and following an unsuccessful attempt at farming, they returned east a few years later. There, in 1885, John received a Commission with the NWMP. Late that year the Moodies returned west and began a 32-year adventure that would take them to almost every major NWMP post in western Canada and the Hudson's Bay district of the eastern Arctic.

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