MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER LAWLOR: MAGIC LANTERN SLIDE ARCHIVE
Magic Lantern images of Vancouver: 1890-1940. With John Atkin. At Pacific Cinématheque, Vancouver, BC. Thursday, May 12. 5:00pm. Free admission.
Prints from CPR Magic Lantern slides: 1885-1930 is a touring exhibition of 50 or 80 framed prints. These pictures have been scanned from vintage Magic Lantern glass slides, and printed to museum archival standards on a high resolution inkjet printer.
For over fifty years the Canadian Pacific Railroad made Magic Lantern slides, photographs on glass, for slide lectures presented around the world to promote immigration and tourism to Canada. These Magic Lantern shows present a Canada full of promise: bountiful land providing hunting, fishing, and mountain climbing for tourists, and with great potential for immigrants to create a rich life for themselves and their families.
Michael Christopher Lawlor's archive of Canadian Magic Lantern slides contains images of Canada from Newfoundland to British Columbia. This composite lecture of CPR slides represents 45 years of Canadian development, and shows how our search for immigrants changed from an early need for agricultural workers to later requirements to develop a growing industrial base.
Thanks to Bill Jeffries, Director, Simon Fraser University Gallery, whose Curating and organizing skills made this exhibition possible.
This exhibition can be rented by your institution. For information about affordable rental rates please contact Bill Jeffries, Director, Simon Fraser University Gallery, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
For purchase information, please contact Michael Lawlor at email@example.com
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