Photo Friday | All Eyes on the Prairies

The Canadian Prairies are just stunning, and it’s no wonder the NFB has enjoyed trailing its cameras over its grassy lands decade after decade.

Check out some of the finest Prairie pictures in our archives with these photographs taken from films old and new.

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Western Wheat, 1952.

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Prairie Profile, 1955.

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Western Wheat, 1952.

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Western Wheat, 1952.

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Canadian Wheat, 1956. While two men are inspecting it’s quality, others are unloading a load of wheat from a large horse-drawn wagon into an open hatch on the floor outside a building, Manitoba, Canada.

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Canadian Wheat, 1956. Grading and inspecting wheat at the Government Elevator, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Western Wheat, 1952.

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Canadian Wheat, 1956. Under a cloudy sky, view of a wheat field with grain elevators in the background, somewhere in the Canadian Prairies, Canada.

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Western Wheat, 1952.

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Canada the Land, 1971.

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Canada the Land, 1971.

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Ti-Jean Goes West, 1957.

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Ti-Jean Goes West, 1957.

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Harvesting, 1966.

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The Grasslands Project – A Rancher’s View, 2016. Rancher Miles Anderson at his ranch south of Fir Mountain, Saskatchewan.

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The Grasslands Project – No Other Place, 2016. Artist Val Good Rider draws inspiration from the landscape of Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park / Áísínai’pi National Historic Site.