Collection LA.SC026 - Group of Seven photographs collection

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Group of Seven photographs collection


  • 1914-ca.1952 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

31 photographs : b&w prints

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Archival history

The photographs constituting this collection were removed from the Vertical Files on Canadian artists in the E.P. Taylor Research Library and Archives ca. 1980.

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Scope and content

Collection consists chiefly of copies of photographs of members of the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson taken between 1914 and ca. 1952, along with some original photos taken 1926–1935 of installations of exhibitions of their work in Toronto and Ottawa in the first half of the 20th century.

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Conditions governing access

Open. Access to Special Collections is by appointment only. Please contact the reference desk for more information.

Conditions governing reproduction

Various copyright holders. Copyright may still rest with photographers of items in the collection. It is the researcher’s responsibility to obtain permission to publish any part of the collection.

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  • English

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Existence and location of originals

Copies of photographs in the collection are chiefly from originals in public archives and galleries in Ontario.

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Photographs of Tom Thomson, members of the Group of Seven and photos of installations of their work will be found in the Photographs of Canadian Artists collection (SC024), the Frederick Horsman Varley fonds (SC023), the Arthur Lismer and Marjorie Lismer Bridges fonds (SC021) and the AGO Archives.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Description and finding aid created 2008.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description and finding aid by Gary Fitzgibbon, 2008.
Uploaded and adapted by Nirvana Chainani, 2019.

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