For the Record: Early Canadian Travel Photography

The National Gallery of Canada is showcasing early nineteenth century Canadian travel photos from the Library and Archives Canada collection.

Text by Canada’s History

June 1, 2015

Much like today, photographs were used to entice Canadians to visit sites around Canada in the early nineteenth century. Professional photographers were hired to highlight these destinations, but soon after traveling Canadians were taking photos themselves to remember their travels. The For the Record: Early Canadian Travel Photography exhibition at the National Gallery displays a variety of destinations around Canada that were part of this early Canadian tourism industry.

The exhibition is drawn from the collection of Library and Archives Canada and currently on view at the National Gallery of Canada until August 30, 2015.

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