Picturing the 19th Century

Banner: photo exhibition at National Gallery 

The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa is giving visitors a perfect opportunity to travel back in time: an exhibition of photographs from the Library and Archives Canada collection, by leading Canadian artists of the 19th century. Come and discover Canadian photographers of this century, and learn the stories behind their remarkable works. The exhibition is made possible by a partnership between the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) and Library and Archives Canada (LAC).

In the Canadian and Indigenous Galleries at the National Gallery

Until June 15, 2019

Enjoy the works of some of the greatest photographers of the 19th century. These include Alexander Henderson, whose images often evoke a sensitivity that is both objective and romantic, and reflect the rapid pace of change at the time.


National Gallery of Canada
Canadian and Indigenous Galleries
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario

On view in the Canadian and Indigenous Galleries at the National Gallery of Canada.

Presenting works such as this one

waterfall, Quebec, 1875

Alexander Henderson
At Little Metis (Intercolonial Railway), Petit-Métis region, Quebec, 1875
Albumen print
Library and Archives Canada, e011198105

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