Views of North America [graphic material] (formerly Series A)

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    ca. 1676 photographs : glass plate negatives, albumen and gelatine bromide prints ; various dimensions.
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    Series (formerly Series A) contains three sub-series comprising photographic albums dated between 1858-1948, prints dated ca. 1860-1940, and glass plate negatives from 1875-1905 that are representative of North American land and water transportation, cities, towns, rural scenes, architecture, forts, nature, etc. from the mid 19th century to the mid 20th century.
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    Photographs (Other) FA-053 has information in various media about the A.A. Merrilees photograph collection. See Andrew A. Merrilees : Guide to Finding Aid FA-053, Accession 1980-149. This guide, however, only examines accession 1980-149, as it is the largest and most comprehensive of the Merrilees accessions. 1980-149 contains seven series, all with sub-series or file-level descriptions associated with them. Note 1: FA-053 includes details on accessions 1980-049, 1971-318 and 1978-216. These are found on various media (microform, electronic, and paper), and include a 98 page Inventory, catalogue of Great Lakes Vessels negatives, partial list of Marine photos in series B and C, sub-series B-II & B-III by location, ship and locomotive names, shelf lists for series B to F, box content list with collection description and research tips. Note 2: FA-053 also includes lists and descriptions created for loose prints and albums that came in accession BAN 2007-00446-1. This accession is linked to the Andrew Merrilees personal photographic interest series. Note 3: Additional information relating to the photo collection can be found on original envelopes with captions B-001732 to B-010999 located in containers with barcodes 2000814413-16, 18, 20, 22-23, 25-26, 28, 30, 32, 36-38; and C-006506 to C-02105 in container with barcode 2000814442, 44-51. Original index cards with captions 2883 to 4030 located in container with barcode 2000792444. Note 4: Further information can be found on old indexes and lists (created mostly by A.A. Merrilees) to portions of the photo collection. These can be found in MIKAN 617139, a sub-series entitled Indexes relating to rail and marine transportation in Canada and the United States. (96 96: Restrictions vary)

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    Group A
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    Photographs: No restrictions. Various copyrights on items less than 50 years old. Copyright expired on items more than 50 years old. Credit: Name of photographer / Library and Archives Canada / Copy negative no.

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