M2001.60.27 | Colonel Hamilton's grave in Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal, QC, 2000. After Notman (VIEW-8760)
Colonel Hamilton's grave in Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal, QC, 2000. After Notman (VIEW-8760)
2000, 20th century
Silver salts on paper - Gelatin silver process
27 x 35 cm
Gift of Mr. Andrzej Maciejewski
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Cityscape (3948) , Photograph (77678) , view (1387)
Date/Time: July 29, 2000, 12:15 p.m.
Even cemeteries experience change. The tree in the middle has grown, new ones have sprung up, and pieces of the gravestone have disappeared. While lining up my camera I realized that the stone had moved since Notman photographed it, either leaning or sinking into the ground. In the space of time between my first visit and the day I took my photograph the small cross, which had been leaning against the tree, was set back in place, but in the wrong direction. By remarkable coincidence, this lot is located right next to Notman's grave.
Source: Urban Life through Two Lenses (Consult the See Also box on this page)