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A collection of photos, illustrations, archival documents, and video and audio testimonies that tell the story of Sutton, a community shaped in large measure by its proximity to the border with Vermont.
A family of slaves is photographed in front of the ramshackle hut where they live
An engraving of slaves working.
Engraving of the deck of a ship where dazed black slaves cling together.
A facsimile of a $5 Bank of Montréal counterfeit bill.
A printing plate and various forger's tools arranged in front of an iron box.
A copper plate used to print counterfeit Bank of Montréal bank notes.
A shallow creek meanders runs through the ferns and trees.
The boundary line brushes against the barn as shown by the white border marker and the cleared trench that stretches to the horizon.
Arial view of the Hurtubise property showing that the 45th Parallel splits the farm and their house in two.
In the middle of a leafy field at the foot of the mountains, a small white marker indicates the Canada-U.S. border.
A montage of three images: top, the parchment formalizing Anson Kemp's appointment; below left, the large Victorian house of Dr. Seaton, who was also a customs officer; on the right, the former house of the miller, which also served as a customs post.
Two former customs officers, Wayne Kemp and François Cusson, recount their time at customs.
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