John A. Macdonald.

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    Accession number:
    1968-086 NPC
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    Archives / Collections and Fonds
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  • Date(s):
    ca. 1845-1850.
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    Place of creation:
    No place, unknown, or undetermined
    1 photograph : daguerreotype ; 2.6 x 2.6 cm.
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    Scope and content:
    Item consists of a daguerreotype portrait of John A. Macdonald cased in a gold locket which was possibly carried by Macdonald himself. The locket also contains portraits of his first wife Isabella and his son Hugh John, both copied from oil paintings. When this portrait was made, John Alexander Macdonald was the newly elected member for Kingston in the Legislative Assembly of Canada (Ontario and Quebec), just beginning a distinguished 47-year political career during which he would become the first prime minister of Canada in 1867.

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    Availability of other formats note:
    Slide no.: 7184.
    Reproduction note:
    Please see MIKAN record 4472909 for images of the locket's exterior.
    Exhibitions note:
    Exhibition Title: First Among Equals: The Prime Ministers in Canadian Life and Politics. Curator: Susan North, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 1994.05.20-1994.11.30.
    Exhibition Title: Facing History - Portraits from the National Archives of Canada. Curators: Lydia Foy, Sylvie Gervais, Peter Robertson, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 1993.05.27-1993.09.08.

    Exhibition title: Double Take: Portraits of Intriguing Canadians / Volte-face: Portraits de Canadiens fascinants. Curator: Caroline Cook. Library and Archives Canada Exhibition. Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; 2012.03.31 ¿ 2012.09.03.

    Further venue: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario; 2012.09.22 ¿ 2013.02.24.

    Further venue: Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Quebec; 2013.03.21 ¿ 2013.10.14.

    Exhibition: Bellevue House National Historic Site. Kingston. Ontario; 2015-01-15.
    Further venue: Canada History Centre Announcement. Curator: Martin Tétreault and Paulette Dozois, Government Conference Centre, Ottawa, Ontario; 2003.05.26 - 2003.05.26 (special event - one day only - 2003.05.26).
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    1968-086 NPC
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    Credit: Library and Archives Canada / Acc. no. 1968-086 / e010935248_s2
    Copyright: Expired

    Restrictions on use: Nil

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