Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Building the First Centre Block, 1860s

My latest for Apartment613! A faux photo essay on building of the original Parliamentary Centre Block, including snaps of 1860s Ottawa. Focusing on long-forgotten government photographer Samuel McLaughlin, a pioneer in the field on par with the great William Notman.

"View of Main Front and Entrance Towers, Parliament Buildings," ca. 1863. (Photo by Samuel McLaughlin via Library & Archives Canada – colourized by Ashley Newall)

Read the article here: (Capital History) Building the First Centre Block

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4 comments:

  1. Fantastic. The color is really bring these photos to life.

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  2. Fantastic. The color is really bring these photos to life.

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  3. Fantastic. The color is really bring these photos to life.

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