McCord Museum of Canadian History
The Photographic Studio of William Notman

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How did a 19th-century photography studio work?

To find out, play the role of a customer or an apprentice photographer at the famous Notman studio in Montreal!!! To start, enter your name (this will prove useful later on!).

Then choose one of the two characters (customer or apprentice photographer).

Depending on your choice, you will have to determine either the most appropriate attire or the necessary equipment, but for each situation you will have to decide how best to proceed.

You will win or lose points depending on your answers. You can accumulate up to a total of 1,000 points, 500 per character.

Your progress will be displayed in the upper right of your screen. You can click on the medallion at any time to return to the menu and select the other character.

Beware! If you quit a situation before answering all of the questions, you will lose the points you won there.

As well, once you have answered all the questions related to a situation, you will not be able to return to it.