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What are photo essays?

Typically written by a photo archivist or historian, each photo essay provides a narrative on a particular theme. Photo essays are enhanced with images, to highlight the collections of Images Canada partners.

 
Exteral link to Frozen Ocean: Search for the NorthWest Passage

Frozen Ocean: Search for the NorthWest Passage

An exhibition of materials from the Toronto Public Library's Special Collections. Books, maps and prints dating from 1578 to 1907 document 300 years of Arctic exploration, from Sir Martin Frobisher's discovery of Baffin Island in 1576 to the first navigation of the Northwest Passage by Roald Amundsen in 1903-5


Calgary in the 1950s

Calgary in the 1950s

Welcome to Calgary in the 1950s. Take a look at life and values in a booming city during the age of optimism, through the lens of photographer Jack De Lorme.


Toronto : A Place of Meeting

Toronto : A Place of Meeting

Toronto Public Library's virtual exhibition celebrates 10,000 years of the city's history. Images are from the Library's Special Collections and private collections. The virtual exhibition is divided into five eras, beginning with the first human presence in the city 8000 BC and ending with modern city of 2003.


Railways in Canada: A Brief History

"Railways in Canada: A Brief History"

"Railways in Canada: A Brief History" offers an overview of the development of railways in Canada, and their impact on the country's history.


J.B. Tyrrell Chronology

J.B. Tyrrell Chronology

"J.B. Tyrrell Chronology", a detailed illustrated biography of J.B. Tyrrell (1858-1957), Canadian explorer, geologist, mining consultant and historian.


Celebrating Dominion Day 1867-1917

Celebrating Dominion Day 1867-1917

"Celebrating Dominion Day 1867-1917" is the Images Canada inaugural photo essay, describing how Canadians celebrated what is now known as Canada Day.


Niitoy-yiss : The Blackfoot Tipi

Niitoy-yiss : The Blackfoot Tipi

"Nittoy-yiss : The Blackfoot Tipi" is a photo essay about the Blackfoot nation of southern Alberta.


Encounters : Early Images of Canada's Aboriginal Peoples

Encounters : Early Images of Canada's Aboriginal Peoples

"Encounters : Early Images of Canada's Aboriginal Peoples" - from the library collections of the Geological Survey of Canada.


All Aboard Toronto : Railways & the Growth of the City

All Aboard Toronto : Railways & the Growth of the City

"All Aboard Toronto : Railways & the Growth of the City" is a virtual gallery developed by the Toronto Public Library, with over 100 images and complemented by interpretive text and captions.


Carved in Stone : Mi'kmaw Petroglyphs Recorded by George Creed, 1887-1888 Carved in Stone : Mi'kmaw Petroglyphs Recorded by George Creed, 1887-1888
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