2023 / core / exhibition
Sharing the Frame: Photographic Objects from the Lorne Shields Historical Photograph Collection (1840–1970)
This exhibition presents 19th and 20th century vernacular objects from the Lorne Shields Historical Photograph Collection at Toronto Metropolitan University’s Libraries. Donated in 2009, the collection comprises over 2,300 photographic objects, including snapshots, albums, cartes-de-visite, and lantern slides, depicting travel views, recreational and educational scenes, and family portraits. Together, these objects reveal a Western colonial desire for visual consumption in domestic, public, and commercial settings.