The Archives of Ontario Remembers Children's Art From the Spanish Civil War - Page Banner

Drawing - Wolf Hill
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"Cerro el lobo" (Wolf Hill), [between 1936 and 1939]
Manuel Casall, 9 ans
Colonia de Niño Huerfanos Sète
(colonie d'orphelins)
Fonds Alexander Albert MacLeod
Reference Code: F 126-5
Archives of Ontario: I0029900

During this month of Remembrance the Archives of Ontario turns its focus on the children who are helplessly caught in the middle of any armed conflict.

This exhibit highlights the artwork created by a group of children who, over half a century ago, unwittingly found their lives uprooted by the onset of the Spanish Civil War.

Like the artwork, the photographic images in this exhibit are from the Alexander Albert MacLeod fonds and remind us of both the frailty and the resilience of children during times of adversity.

Photo: Three unidentified children during the Spanish Civil War, [between 1936 and 1939]
Three unidentified children during the
Spanish Civil War, [between 1936 and 1939]
Alexander Albert MacLeod fonds
Photographer Unknown
Reference Code: F 126-4-0-7
Archives of Ontario