An Ottawa Album: Glimpses of the Way We Were (Google eBook)

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Dundurn, 1997 - History - 160 pages
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This illustrated history of Ottawa traces the city's development from the days when Bytown was a lumber village to its emergence as Canada's capital and fourth-largest urban area. From the earliest photographs of the original Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings, through the VE-Day and VJ-Day celebrations at the end of World War II and beyond, this beautiful book of superb black-and-white photographs and informative text offers a charming glimpse of the evolving city.

The photographs have been chosen both for their historical importance and their quality as visual art. They show a cross-section of life in the developing capital from the formality of Rideau Hall to working people selling wood and straw in Byward Market. This art, among the best from Canada's early photographers, has been culled from major collections in the National Archives of Canada and Ottawa's city archives. Many of the photographs have never been published before.

  

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Contents

Skiing c 1897
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Nicholas Sparks house
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The Russell Hotel
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Stonemasons at work April 201899
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Terminus of the Rideau Canal c 1900
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Remains of a burned out building crush streetcar October 1906
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Canadian troops departing for World War I Lansdowne Park c 1914
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Original Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings c 1884
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The Aberdeen Pavilion Lansdowne Park March 1903
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View of the post office from Majors Hill Park c 1916
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Carleton County Courthouse and Jail at the corner of Nicholas and Daly Streets c 1870s
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Horsedrawn omnibus on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe Streets c 1877
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Union Bridge c 1875
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New Chaudiere Bridge August 1892
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Union Station under construction c 1908
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Open streetcar stopped at the Langevin Block c 1900
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Alerts ladies basketball team Ottawa city champions c 1924
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Family Theatre October 1910
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Britannia Bay Club House c 1900
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Ottawa Rowing Club members July 1910
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Smoke obscuring the Chaudiere District April 261900
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Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York riding down a timber slide September 231901
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Skating at Rideau Hall 1915
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The new Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings c 1930
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Wood vendors at the Byward Market February 211918
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Carnegie Public Library
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The Empress before 1920
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Drinking fountain in Strathcona Park c 1920
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King Edward Drive near Rideau Street c 1920
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Billings Home July 1925
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Cutting ice at Hogs Back 1933
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Enclosed car in the Glebe
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Unveiling of the War Memorial by King George VI May 211939
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Wellington Street June 221949
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Sheep Barn at the Experimental Farm August 1941
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Couples celebrating VJ Day
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The prime ministers official residence 24 Sussex Drive before renovations 1949
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About the author (1997)

Born in Powell River, BC, Marion Van de Wetering is a graduate of the University of Guelph. She has written articles for the Toronto Star and is a part-time graduate student at the University of Ottawa. Marion and her husband, writer Mark Bourrie, live in Ottawa.

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