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Moments From 150 Years Ago –
Treasures From Library and Archives Canada

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Reflecting a pivotal time in the Canadian adventure, Moments From 150 Years Ago is the inaugural exhibition in the new Treasures From Library and Archives Canada gallery at the Canadian Museum of History. The exhibition presents rarely seen archival documents, photographs, watercolours and artifacts from the collections of both the Museum of History and Library and Archives Canada. From an ambrotype featuring a honeymooning couple at Niagara Falls, to a popular carte de visite depicting a lacrosse team from Kahnawá:ke (Kahnawake), to an albumen print illustrating the creation of the 49th parallel — the border between Canada and the United States — this exhibition offers a glimpse into the everyday lives of Canadians 150 years ago.

Treasures From Library and Archives Canada is the result of a partnership between Library and Archives Canada and the Canadian Museum of History.

Photo:
Cutting on the 49th Parallel
Royal Engineer Photographers, 1861
Albumen print
Library and Archives Canada, e011067220