Skip to content

The Detroit Publishing Company: Looking Across the River

February 6, 1999 - May 2, 1999

AWE Gallery

Between its founding in 1898 and bunkruptcy in 1924, The Detroit Publishing Company was an important source of mass-produced photographs in North America. At its peak in 1902, the company’s annual production had surpassed seven million photographs and photo reproductions. Images were mass-marketed in various forms, including postcards, lantern slide shows, colour prints, and large panoramas. This exhibiton focuses on The Detroit Publishing Company’s images of Canada and Detroit. The exhibition reveals how different photographic processes and manipulations can change an image. It is also rich with social history and suggests ways in which Canada was viewed and marketed.

Other Exhibitions + Displays on now

See all exhibitions