I-68904 | North-West Arm from Quinpool Road, Halifax, NS, 1871

 
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North-West Arm from Quinpool Road, Halifax, NS, 1871
William Notman (1826-1891)
1871, 19th century
Silver salts on glass - Wet collodion process
20 x 25 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
I-68904
© McCord Museum
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Keys to History

Eyes and arms are not the only things that move. In this photograph of the Northwest Arm, the land and the houses show up very well, but the sky is quite unattractive. This is because the photographer had to choose between an exposure that would show the houses, whose owners were paying him, or one that would show the clouds and make the houses unclear. Easy choice!

Source : In the Eye of the Camera [Web tour], by Nora Hague, McCord Museum (see Links)