Culled from over 22 million images in the holdings of Library and Archives Canada (LAC), the Framing Canada web site "presents a searchable database of digitized photographic images from 1843 to the mid-20th century" that illustrates the history of photography in Canada. Within the Photographic Collections section of this site, the Introduction subsection is the most complete. Included in this section are views of Canadian businesses, such as the ruins of the Molson brewery after a fire in 1858. Also included are newsworthy scenes of domestic life, such as the Dionne Quintuplets photographed in bed with their mother in 1934. Eventually a series of thematic essays will be available, with such topics as Nation Building, The Canadian Mosaic, Portraiture, and Aboriginal Peoples. A glossary of photographic terms is also being built; already including examples of a cyanotype, Carte-de-visite, and hand-colored glass lantern slide.


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