Experience 19th century Canada through the lens of a pioneer of photography. See the iconic images produced by William Notman (1826–1891), the first Canadian photographer to gain an international reputation.
Introducing a modern approach to photography, Notman created some of our most stunning windows onto the past. Through 300 vintage prints and objects from the McCord Museum, this exhibition presents a comprehensive portrait of Victorian Canada and celebrates the innovation and artistry of the man who captured it.
Photo: Wm. Notman & Son, A. H. Buxton, Montréal, 1887 © McCord Museum
The Exhibition in Pictures
- Popham baby
- G. Conway and friends
- The Earl of Dunraven and his valet, Mr. Campbell
- Miss Fraser
- Dismantling cofferdam crib
- Alex. Strathy
- Missie Phyllis Joseph and dog
- Girls’ hockey team, Royal Victoria College
- Mrs. William C. Bompas
- Sir William Logan
- “Milkmaids” at the Art Gallery fair
- Mrs. E. H. King
- Bute House skating party
- 100-ton mountain engine on the Canadian Pacific Railway
- Curling group
- Mrs. McGill’s dogs
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A McCord Museum exhibition
This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.