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The Unexpected Life of a Czech Family in India (1938-1977)

 

In 1938, when faced with a decision to work at a shoe company in India or stay in Czechoslovakia and wait for another war, Miki Hruska's newly married parents opted to move, thinking they would return home in a few years. But they would not be able to return home for another four decades; instead, home became Calcutta, where they raised their family and established a business during a parade of turbulent social and political events. The ill-planned departure of the British from India and their bungled attempts at Partition engendered riots and killings that brought bloodshed to the family s front door. And when the Communists took over the government of West Bengal, they brought labour disruptions that made it next to impossible to operate the family business. This riveting family memoir is set during the cataclysmic events of WWII and its aftermath, giving a harrowing yet heartwarming portrait of life for a migrant Czech family and showing how perseverance and love can sustain people through the darkest of times.

OLD STRATHCONA EDMONTON'S SOUTHSIDE ROOTS

"Old Strathcona: Edmonton's Southside Roots" by Monto is an extensively researched chronological history of southside Edmonton, once the separate city of Strathcona, from its start as a scattering of Metis/Indian pioneer cabins in the 1870s to a bustling commercial/industrial/residential section of the City of Edmonton prior to the downturn of the 1930s. Bound together with "Metis Strathcona" by Lawrence, a ground-breaking essay on the roots of Strathcona, which delineates the Metis identity of many of its earliest pioneers and the Metis pioneers' connection with the area's Papaschase Indian band, which was subsequently thoroughly dispossessed.

 

OVERSIZED BUCKRAM BINDERS

These oversized binders will fit most standard and oversize preservers. The archival binders are completely covered in a durable buckram material with an acid and lignin-free white lining.

PAA LANYARDS

These lanyards have a metal lobster clip, quick release clip and break-away clasp. Available in green, blue, pink or orange.

 

PANORAMIC PHOTO BOOKMARK

Featuring a hand-coloured photo of the Columbia Icefield from 1964 (Photo PR1991.0374.0617) on one side and a black and white image from the 100th Anniversary of the Edmonton Police Force in 1992 (Photo PR1996.0404.0001) on the other, this bookmark celebrates the panoramic photo collection from the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

PANORAMIC PHOTO TRINKET TRAY

Featuring an archival photo of Calgary from the 1940s (Photo P4720), this trinket tray is as lovely as it is functional.

 

 

PAPER, Acid-Free, Legal

This Archival quality acid-free paper is perfect for printing and writing on. Each package contains 500 unbuffered pages.

PEN-TOUCH METALLIC INK, Silver, 0.7mm

Pen-touch metallic ink pens are great archival quality pens. They are chemically stable, waterproof, and fade resistant.

 

PEN-TOUCH METTALIC INK PEN, Gold, 0.7mm

Pen-touch metallic ink pens are great archival quality pens. They are chemically stable, waterproof, and fade resistant.

PHOTO / NEGATIVE ENVELOPE, 4"x5", Buffered

These envelopes are buffered with 3% calcium carbonate to help counteract acids. Cellulose fibers such as cotton, flax, linen and jute, as well plant-based specimens, can be stored in buffered material.

PHOTO / NEGATIVE ENVELOPE, 4"x5", Unbuffered

These envelopes are lignin free with an approximate pH of 7.0 and a high alpha cellulose content. Perfect for storing any prints and color negatives. Any artifacts that contain animal proteins are best stored in unbuffered material.

PHOTO / NEGATIVE ENVELOPE, 4"x5", Unbuffered, Box of 100

These envelopes are lignin free with an approximate pH of 7.0 and a high alpha cellulose content. Perfect for storing any prints and color negatives. Any artifacts that contain animal proteins are best stored in unbuffered material.

PHOTO / NEGATIVE ENVELOPE, 5"x7", Buffered

These envelopes are buffered with 3% calcium carbonate to help counteract acids. Cellulose fibers such as cotton, flax, linen and jute, as well plant-based specimens, can be stored in buffered material.

PHOTO / NEGATIVE ENVELOPE, 5"x7", Buffered, Box of 100

These envelopes are buffered with 3% calcium carbonate to help counteract acids. Cellulose fibers such as cotton, flax, linen and jute, as well plant-based specimens, can be stored in buffered material.

PHOTO / NEGATIVE ENVELOPE, 5"x7", Unbuffered

These envelopes are lignin free with an approximate pH of 7.0 and a high alpha cellulose content. Perfect for storing any prints and color negatives. Any artifacts that contain animal proteins are best stored in unbuffered material.

PHOTO / NEGATIVE ENVELOPE, 5"x7", Unbuffered, Box of 100

These envelopes are lignin free with an approximate pH of 7.0 and a high alpha cellulose content. Perfect for storing any prints and color negatives. Any artifacts that contain animal proteins are best stored in unbuffered material.

PHOTO / NEGATIVE ENVELOPE, 8"x10", Buffered

These envelopes are buffered with 3% calcium carbonate to help counteract acids. Cellulose fibers such as cotton, flax, linen and jute, as well plant-based specimens, can be stored in buffered material.

PHOTO / NEGATIVE ENVELOPE, 8"x10", Buffered, Box of 100

These envelopes are buffered with 3% calcium carbonate to help counteract acids. Cellulose fibers such as cotton, flax, linen and jute, as well plant-based specimens, can be stored in buffered material.

PHOTO / NEGATIVE ENVELOPE, 8"x10", Unbuffered

These envelopes are lignin free with an approximate pH of 7.0 and a high alpha cellulose content. Perfect for storing any prints and color negatives. Any artifacts that contain animal proteins are best stored in unbuffered material.

PHOTO / NEGATIVE ENVELOPE, 8"x10", Unbuffered, Box of 100

These envelopes are lignin free with an approximate pH of 7.0 and a high alpha cellulose content. Perfect for storing any prints and color negatives. Any artifacts that contain animal proteins are best stored in unbuffered material.

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