J.P. Hooper, Canadian fox farmer, ca. 1929

J.P. Hooper, Canadian fox farmer, ca. 1929

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Up until 1900, Charles Dalton and Robert Oulton were the only individuals breeding foxes in the West Prince area of…
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Summerside fox ranch, Prince Edward Island, ca. 1930

Summerside fox ranch, Prince Edward Island, ca. 1930

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When the fox industry began in Prince Edward Island, Canada, foxes were kept in communal enclosures. When in these enclosures,…
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Armand Herscovici, Canadian fur artisan, early 1950s

Armand Herscovici, Canadian fur artisan, early 1950s

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Armand Herscovici, grandfather of Truth About Fur’s senior researcher Alan Herscovici, learned the furrier’s art from his father in Paris, before…
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Hudson Bay House in London, 1924

Hudson Bay House in London, 1924

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1 Lime Street, London, England, circa 1924.  One year later (1925), to mark the 255th anniversary of the Company, Beaver…
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Pacific Fur Co. pricelist for raw furs, 1931-32

Pacific Fur Co. pricelist for raw furs, 1931-32

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When I lived in Willow River, British Columbia, I stumbled on a very old log house in the woods by…
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A London fur auction warehouse, 1924

A London fur auction warehouse, 1924

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Show lots of marten fur in the third floor warehouse of the Hudson’s Bay Company headquarters, at 1 Lime Street,…
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A fur auction in Seattle, 1973

A fur auction in Seattle, 1973

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1973 – A view from the stand of the American Legend (formerly Seattle Fur Exchange) auction room.  It is filled…
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The “Million Dollar Train”, ca. 1912

The “Million Dollar Train”, ca. 1912

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Fox farming began on Prince Edward Island, Canada. One of the pioneers was Sir Charles Dalton, who had a farm…
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Alan Herscovici at Alberton Museum, 2015

Alan Herscovici at Alberton Museum, 2015

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Alan Herscovici is the founder and senior researcher of Truth About Fur. In 2015, he took a voyage to the…
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