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Photographs from the National Archives of Canada

Hi All,

 

Shandi was kind enough to share some of the photos she gathered for her research. They really do evoke the time and place of the novel. More to follow. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 











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Re: Photographs from the National Archives of Canada

These are wonderful. Thanks for sharing them, Shandi, and for posting them, Paul! I can't wait to start the book. Thursday is coming. LOL


PaulH wrote:

Hi All,

 

Shandi was kind enough to share some of the photos she gathered for her research. They really do evoke the time and place of the novel. More to follow. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 












 

 

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Ohhh, I love these!  I can't wait to see more!!
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Re: Photographs from the National Archives of Canada

Hi Paul, I must be missing something, but how do I access these photos?
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It's so nice to have some pictures to look at to compare to what I myself visualize as I read this story. Thank you Shandi for supplying us with these photos, and thank you Paul for posting them!

 

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Ibis, you should see them as you scroll down the page below the message.


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Hi Paul, I must be missing something, but how do I access these photos?

 

 

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What do you see axactly? Is the image(s) broken?

 


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Hi Paul, I must be missing something, but how do I access these photos?

 

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Paul, I logged in on mac at home, and I saw the images.

 

The mac I used earlier was at work, and I guess it didn't have the right software.

 

Thank you for the photos... they definitely set the mood for UTUS's discussion next month. 

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Donna, I finally got to see them in my Mac at home. They definitely tell us more than a thousand words each.
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These photos remind me of water colors my mother had of the Russian steppe. A hard landscape that requires people to work together, trust each other, share with each other.

 

I am posting this from my hotel room in Victoria, B.C. Tomorrow I will roam Munro's Books (established by Alice Munro and her husband; they are divorced; I understand that he is still running it.)

And thanks B@N; I just downloaded the new ereader and the free ebooks.

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The first photograph certainly captures the heart of your title, Under This Unbroken Sky. Thank you for sharing.

 

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I just went through a very trying time getting my computer set up correctly for the B&N site.  Check your browser.  I now use Mozilla Firefox for Microsoft and I can access the pictures.  I know Apple computers use Safari and Safari will let you see the pictures.  I'm not that familiar with browsers, but this is a start.  You can call up your internet provider and talk to their tech dept.  That's what I did to get set up properly.  Hope this helps you.
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Wonderful pictures, Paul and Shandi; thanks for sharing.

 

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Dear Shandi,

Thanks so much for sharing your photographs.  I did spend some time googling the Ukraine history in the 1930s before I received my copy of the book and realized how much I did not know. I created images in my mind of what the Canadian prairies and their life was like as I read the book and I wasn't too far off from your photos.  By the way, I have about 60 pages left to read.  I know if I pick up the book tonight I will never get to sleep. The book has held my interest from the first page and I hang on every word as I read it.  I want to thank you for writing such an inspiring book!  Have you started thinking about book #2 yet?

 

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We'll have a whole thread dedicated to questions for Shandi, literature, so make sure to ask your book #2 question there if Shandi happens to miss it here.

 


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Dear Shandi,

Thanks so much for sharing your photographs.  I did spend some time googling the Ukraine history in the 1930s before I received my copy of the book and realized how much I did not know. I created images in my mind of what the Canadian prairies and their life was like as I read the book and I wasn't too far off from your photos.  By the way, I have about 60 pages left to read.  I know if I pick up the book tonight I will never get to sleep. The book has held my interest from the first page and I hang on every word as I read it.  I want to thank you for writing such an inspiring book!  Have you started thinking about book #2 yet?

 


 

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Re: Photographs from the National Archives of Canada

These are terrific! Here's some more:

 

 











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Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos.  It really enhances my reading experience.  I am about halfway through the book and can't put it down.
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Wow, these pictures are amazing. For some reason I got goosebumps when I looked at them. Thank you so much for sharing these with us.
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Victoria, BC

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Oh!  My parents live in Victoria and they are very frequent customers at Munro's.  There's a really great restaurant called rebar if you get a chance.

 

Amanda

 


Sunltcloud wrote:

I am posting this from my hotel room in Victoria, B.C. Tomorrow I will roam Munro's Books


 

Message Edited by Amanda-Louise on 07-28-2009 03:37 PM
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Hi -- What a pleasant surprise. Seeing the pictures has  added another dimension to the wonderful descriptive phases in the book. I can not imagine living in a stick tepee, as it appears to me in the picture or is it possibly a storage for crops and tools; or a chicken coup? All types of possibilities come to mind.


DSaff wrote:

These are wonderful. Thanks for sharing them, Shandi, and for posting them, Paul! I can't wait to start the book. Thursday is coming. LOL


PaulH wrote:

Hi All,

 

Shandi was kind enough to share some of the photos she gathered for her research. They really do evoke the time and place of the novel. More to follow. Enjoy!