McCord Museum of Canadian History
The Photographic Studio of William Notman

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Recognize and date a photograph from the Notman studio and discover the secrets of stereographs, composite photographs and photographic albums from the 19th century.
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Stereograms

Stereograms

In 1850, stereoscopy made it possible to take photographs that could be viewed in three dimensions. Back to the future?!?

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Identify and Date Old Photos

Identify and Date Old Photos

Test an old photo to find out whether it was taken in one of the Notman studios! If it was, date it!

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Photo Albums

Photo Albums

Leaf through old photo albums and put together your own online album. For scrapbooking fans!

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Composite Photographs

Composite Photographs

William Notman produced many composite photographs, which are a kind of photomontage made up, sometimes, of pictures of hundreds of people. But why bother?

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