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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: PTV Productions
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 60 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2004
Available in French: Yes

From 1856 to the time of his death in 1891, William Notman ran the most important photographic studio in Canada. It is said that he is the most successful photographer in all of North America. In 1873 alone, he produced 14,000 images. Some are treasured private collections. Others are reproduced in the thousands and sold around the world. Notman captured the social life of the Canadian and international elite as well as the family life of both the rich and the ordinary. He artfully recorded the settlement of the west, the growth of bustling cities and the fading way of life as aboriginal peoples moved onto the reserves. Notman's Canada will evoke the social and cultural life of Montreal and Canada in the last half of the 19th century. In French: Dans l'objectif de Notman - Photographie de la Reine