The photographic collection is comprised of a variety of formats, including colour prints, black-and-white prints, negatives, glass plate negatives, daguerreotypes and tintypes.

  1. Databases
  2. Electronic Collection
  3. Research Aids
  4. Virtual Exhibitions


  1. Canadian Olympians
  2. Images Canada
  3. Photographs (Archived)
  4. Photographs: Canadian Nurses (Archived)
  5. Photographs: War Records-Manufacturing (WRM) Series - National Film Board of Canada
  6. Project Naming (Database)
  7. Red and Black Series (Archived)

Electronic Collection

  1. Critical Acclaim: Portaits from the National Archives of Canada (Archived)
  2. In Memory of HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (Archived)
  3. Karsh Masterworks: Atribute (Archived)
  4. Legends in Life and Art: The Portrait Photography of Roloff Beny (Archived)

Research Aids

  1. Lest We Forget: Cenotaph Research
  2. Maps, Charts and Architectural Plans Collection: A Search Guide
  3. Portrait Portal
  4. Yousuf Karsh: A Selective Bibliography (Archived)

Virtual Exhibitions

  1. Backcheck: A Hockey Retrospective (Archived)
  2. Backcheck: Hockey for Kids (Archived)
  3. Bonspiel! The History of Curling in Canada (Archived)
  4. By Executive Decree (Archived)
  5. Canada: A Literary Tour (Archived)
  6. Canadian Confederation
  7. Detecting the Truth: Fakes, Forgeries and Trickery (Archived)
  8. Early Chinese Canadians, 1858 to 1947 (Archived)
  9. Expo '67: A Virtual Experience (Archived)
  10. Framing Canada: A Photographic Memory (Archived)
  11. In Quarantine: Life and Death on Grosse Île, 1832-1937 (Archived)
  12. Kids' Site of Canadian Trains (Archived)
  13. Laurier House (Archived)
  14. Paul-Emile Miot: Photographs of Newfoundland and Cape Breton Island (Archived)
  15. Project Naming
  16. Shamrock and the Maple Leaf: Irish-Canadian Documentary Heritage at LAC (Archived)
  17. Shipwreck Investigations (Archived)
  18. Sir John A. Macdonald: Canada's Patriot Statesman (Archived)
  19. SOS! Canadian Disasters (Archived)
  20. Through a Lens: Dieppe in Photography and Film (Archived)
  21. Under a Northern Star (Archived)
  22. William James Topley: Reflections on a Capital Photographer (Archived)