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Monday Monuments and Memorials – Farm Girl and On the Land, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa

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In 1918, Toronto-based sculptors Florence Wyle and Frances Loring were commissioned to do a series of sculptures of “girl war workers” as part of the project to document Canada’s participation in the war. Farm Girl and On the Land are two of Wyle’s sculptures for the project. Each statue is about two feet high, depicting women labourers in the Farm Service Corps.

Now part of the Beaverbrook Collection of War Art, these and some of the other bronzes from the Loring and Wyle commission are on display in the lobby of the Canadian War Museum until 2017. Some have been in storage for almost 100 years. I hope the War Museum keeps them on permanent display. 

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