Across Cultures

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Watch 60 films, 170 excerpts and over 80 archival artefacts selected by NFB specialists as part of this unique project.

40 000 Men Needed in Western Canada. Poster to encourage American immigration, 1911.

40 000 Men Needed in Western Canada. Poster to encourage American immigration, 1911.
40 000 Men Needed in Western Canada. Poster to encourage American immigration, 1911.


Description
Before the World War I, the Canadian government considered Americans to be one of the preferred classes of immigrants. The poster exemplifies a mode of advertising distributed in the U.S. to promote the Canadian Prairies as the "last best West".