M2001.60.10 | Redpath Museum, McGill University, Montreal, QC. After Notman (VIEW-2604)
Redpath Museum, McGill University, Montreal, QC. After Notman (VIEW-2604)
1999, 20th century
Silver salts on paper - Gelatin silver process
27 x 35 cm
Gift of Mr. Andrzej Maciejewski
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Architecture (8646) , educational (709) , Photograph (77678)
Date/Time: July 21, 1999, 5:00 p.m.
To line up my camera in this shot I used the details of the railings and the walls. Some of the rich detail in Notman's photograph is lost because natural light has been replaced by fluorescent. In addition, a strong light patch that appears in the original is now blocked out by a tall building to the west of the museum. Nonetheless I'm sure I captured this interior at the same time of year and day. Overall, the changes to the interior, especially the artificial lighting have a diminishing effect - even the dinosaur is smaller now!
Source: Urban Life through Two Lenses (Consult the See Also box on this page)