Residential Schools: Photographic Collections

Please note that we are making major changes to our website and its supporting technology to improve your experience. As a result, some web pages are not displaying images properly, including photographic collections of Residential schools, the Pan American Games, #OnThisDay, Early Chinese Canadians, the Art of Mary Riter Hamilton, the Battle of Passchendaele, and the Canada Games 1967–1977. While we are working on improving LAC's web presence, please note that all images can be accessed in Collection Search through a search by keyword, photograph title or e-copy number. We apologize for any inconvenience that this situation may cause for our users.

Library and Archives Canada presents photographs from its collection on Residential Schools, taken between 1885 and 1996. This single portal allows easy access to photos from the province or region of your choice. A thumbnail selection will appear, which can be enlarged for better viewing. If you would like to make a copy of a particular photo, simply press print or save.

If you have information about a photograph, contact This information will be added to the record in the database. You will need to include an image reference number, for example: PA-102543, e011080332 or e011080332_s3.

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