Library and Archives Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Institutional links

ARCHIVED - Detecting the Truth.
Fakes, Forgeries and Trickery

Archived Content

This archived Web page remains online for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. This page will not be altered or updated. Web pages that are archived on the Internet are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats of this page on the Contact Us page.

Educational Resources

Student Handout - 3.1

Advise the Curator

Previous | Next

Identifying Fakes and Forgeries

  Fake Forgery
  • an original document pretending to be something it is not
  • created to trick people into believing it is a rare and valuable document
  • is not a copy of an original as no such document actually existed
  • a copy of an original, created to convince people that it is real
  • an imitation
  • a replica of something that has value
Evidence that the material is a fake or a forgery    

The ______________________________ (name of archival material) is an example of a:



Previous | Next