M2001.60.11 | Redpath Hall, McGill University, Montreal, QC. After Notman (VIEW-2677)

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Redpath Hall, McGill University, Montreal, QC. After Notman (VIEW-2677)
Andrzej Maciejewski
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)
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Date: November 17, 1999, 11:20 a.m.
A very distinct shadow from the railing on the upper level told me the precise time and date of Notman's photograph. The people are hardly visible because he also used a long exposure time. As with many of the interior shots in this series, the old photograph is visually richer than the new one. However, today the Redpath library has been converted into a concert hall. On the day I scouted for my photograph an organ lesson was taking place. It was a great pleasure listening to the organ music while I examined the room for evidence of the past.

Andrzej Maciejewski

Source: Urban Life through Two Lenses (Consult the See Also box on this page)