Early Canadian Travel Photography

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© Underwood & Underwood / Bow River Valley, Banff, Alta. / 1900 / Stereograph / Library and Archives Canada

© Underwood & Underwood / Bow River Valley, Banff, Alta. / 1900 / Stereograph / Library and Archives Canada

Through August 30, For the Record: Early Canadian Travel Photography is on view at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. In the early 19th century, transportation companies hired photographers to capture impressive Canadian scenery with the goal of inspiring people to visit various destinations, and over time, these images helped established a national identity.

© William Notman / Great Cedar Tree, Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C. / 1897 / Albumen Print / Library and Archives Canada

© William Notman / Great Cedar Tree, Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C. / 1897 / Albumen Print / Library and Archives Canada

 

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