Sharing the Frame: Photographic Objects from the Lorne Shields Historical Photograph Collection (1840-1970)
Sharing the Frame presents late 19th and early 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.
Organised by the 2022–2023 second-year graduate students from Toronto Metropolitan University’s graduate Film & Photography Preservation and Collections Management program.