Tartan Waistcoat 1850s-1890s

Cap 1890s-1900s

Six piece wool cap in the style of the 1890s to early 1900s, commonly worn for sporting and cycling.

First World War

Reproduced uniform depicting an officer of the 72nd Bn CEF Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Ca. 1915-1918

Snowshoe Costume

Snowshoe costumes are a sporting uniform of the mid-to-late 19th century that evolved out of the earlier blanket coats of the Hudson's Bay Company and French-Canadian dress.

This snowshoe costume was modelled after examples in period photographs by William Notman. The outfit was created to be worn for Canada's 150th anniversary. This style of dress is often called "Canadian Costume" because it was perceived as Canadian national dress of the 19th century.

This outfit includes the blanket coat as well as Astrakhan wedge cap, gauntlet mitts and waistcoat (under the coat). The loom woven ceinture was handmade by weaver Spinner & Skinner.


Made-up (pre-tied) silk ties and cravats. Made-up ties were popular during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Women's 1860s Ensemble

Blouse, skirt, cap and bag are reproduced from antique pieces in a private collection. Produced for Canada 150th celebrations. Photos courtesy of Tallulah Photography.