Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
October 4, 2010
Image Size
388 KB
Resolution
751×500
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
142,683 (2 today)
Favourites
3,587 (who?)
Comments
1,458
Downloads
627
×
The Original North America by humon The Original North America by humon
A sort of follow up to the original Nordics [link]

The original national personifications of the countries before Hetalia and SatW.

From left to right:
Adelita (Mexico)
Uncle Sam (USA)
Mother Canada (Canada)
Add a Comment:
 
:icontriddking:
TriddKing Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013   General Artist
As a Canadian, I'd have gone with Johnny Canuck - he's kind of unknown, but he's a burly lumberjack/mountie/hockey player (though not necessarily at the same time), so he fits Canada pretty well!
Reply
:iconmexicanzilla:
mexicanzilla Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
lol, Mexico has a woman from our revolution in 1910
Reply
:icondzwestman:
DZWestman Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Original?
Where are the Native Americans!?
Reply
:icontimkern:
timkern Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Um, Adelita...
Reply
:icondragonite7000:
Dragonite7000 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
OMG!! CANADA!!!
Reply
:icondorain1:
Dorain1 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Um, I'm Canadian, and I've never heard of the personification of Canada as "Mother Canada". Canada is generally personified by an anthropomorphic moose or beaver, or else by a brawny lumberjack. We have no "patriotic image" of Canada, because as a whole, Canadians see national pride as childish and jingoist.

Based on the culture and history of Canada, though, I would probably suggest a young First Nations boy in a white fur (polar bear skin), calling toward the Canadian tendency to be at least a little more respect for the natives (but still really, really badly), Canada's relative youth (only 145 years old), and the importance of the fur industry in founding Canada (and the current pop culture drive in Canada to replace the beaver with the polar bear as the national animal of Canada.

Where do you get this concept of "Mother Canada"?
Reply
:iconnidalan:
Nidalan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
I know this comment is coming very late, and therefore you may have discovered it on your own, in time. But this personification of Canada, known as "The Mourning Mother" is one of the main statues on the Vimy Ridge Memorial in France, which is one of Canada's greatest battles won in World War 1.
Reply
:icondorain1:
Dorain1 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah. Canada pays to send our remaining veterans of that fight to that memorial once a year. I'd call that a pretty good use of our tax money (not being sarcastic) to honour those men. There is no such thing as a "good" war; Einstein called war the last resort of the incompetent, but it behooves us to remember those who attended that madness for the sake of others.
Reply
:iconterraaqua:
TerraAqua Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
what are you talking about Canada has only had total independence from the UK for 32 years
Reply
:icondorain1:
Dorain1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No, Canada has been a distinct nation, separate from the UK since 1867.
Reply
Add a Comment: