M2001.60.33 | Mount Stephen Club. Lounge room. Montreal, QC. After Notman (II-73825)
Mount Stephen Club. Lounge room. Montreal, QC. After Notman (II-73825)
2000, 20th century
Silver salts on paper - Gelatin silver process
27 x 35 cm
Gift of Mr. Andrzej Maciejewski
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Architecture (8646) , Photograph (77678) , residential (1255)
Date/Time: September 13, 2000, 10:30 a.m.
This is one of my favorite settings from the project. It's a pleasure to examine all the incredible details in this outrageously ornate drawing room, especially through a magnifying glass. In some cases I think the objects were put on display just for the photograph, as with the portrait on the chair. The mirror reflected natural light that came from the window behind Notman, and more light came from another room on the left. Today the room is not as full, and quite dark. I spent three hours doing Polaroid tests to line up my camera because I couldn't see anything on the groundglass.
Source: Urban Life through Two Lenses (Consult the See Also box on this page)