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From July 1 to November 8, 2020

Go Play Outside!

Photography exhibition on McGill College Avenue

For its 15th anniversary, the Museum’s photo exhibition on McGill College Avenue invites you to dive back into your childhood memories.

The exhibition wanders through the streets and parks of Montreal from the 1870s to the 1990s tracing children’s favourite pastimes in days gone by. An exhibition that awakens nostalgia through some 20 large-format photographs, including a selection by photographer William Notman.

  • Roger Charbonneau, <i>De Normanville Street, Saint-Édouard neighbourhood</i>, Montreal, 1971, from the series <i>Montreal’s Working-Class Neighbourhoods</i>, gelatin silver print (12.7 × 17.8 cm), collection of the artist
  • Roger Charbonneau, <i>Soapbox race on Sheppard Street in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood</i>, Montreal, 1975, from the series <i>Montreal’s Working-Class Neighbourhoods</i>, gelatin silver print (27.9 × 35.5 cm), collection of the artist
  • Harry Sutcliffe, <i>Children on a merry-go-round in a park near Jacques-Cartier Bridge</i>, Montreal, about 1935, reversed negative (12.5 × 17.9 cm), gift of Peter, Paul, Robert and Carolyn Sutcliffe, McCord Museum, M2011.64.2.202
  • Édouard Stanislas Desbarats, <i>Children playing tug-of-war, Georgeville</i>, about 1905, reversed glass plate negative (10.2 × 12.7 cm), gift of Ned Desbarats, McCord Museum, M2012.56.22
  • Normand Rajotte, <i>Children in the Centre-Sud neighbourhood, Visitation Street near Robin</i>, Montreal, 1979, from the series <i>The Children of My Neighbourhood</i>, gelatin silver print (40.6 × 50.6 cm), gift of Normand Rajotte, McCord Museum, M2019.97.28

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