M2001.60.8 | Jacques Cartier Square, Montreal, QC, 2001. After Notman (VIEW-2421)
Jacques Cartier Square, Montreal, QC, 2001. After Notman (VIEW-2421)
2001, 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) , streetscape (1737)
Date/Time: January 22, 2001, 11:22 a.m.
The building from which Notman took his photograph is no longer there. Fortunately a new one was built in the intervening years, with a balcony in almost the same place, although I wished it were a foot or two lower. I first rephotographed this scene in 1999, but at that time the monument was gone for restoration, so I came back two years later to try again. When I compare the shape of the shadows on City Hall in both photographs I find it remarkable that they are so perfectly the same. The clock in the tower shows the same time as well.
Source: Urban Life through Two Lenses (Consult the See Also box on this page)