Heckman’s Canadian Pacific: A Photographic Journey

HeckmanCPR-smNEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, January 20, 2016
Ralph Beaumont: Heckman’s Canadian Pacific 

Author Ralph Beaumont takes us on a photographic journey into the visual history of this country’s first transcontinental railroad, in his new book on the CPR’s pioneering photographer.

From 1898 to 1915, Joseph William Heckman traveled from coast to coast photographing every aspect of the CPR: main lines, branch lines, stations, bridges, steamships, hotels, and those people who made this vast organization run.

Mr. Beaumont’s detailed description of each striking photo provides its context and delves into the railway’s rich history. The book displays 380 photographs (mostly never before published), taken from CPR’s Archive of  4,000 plus Heckman views. Each photograph is printed from the original large format glass plate negative.

Don’t miss this opportunity for a unique glimpse into the expansion of the CPR, and Canada itself, around the turn of the 20th century.

The public is welcome.  Go to our Programs page for times and directions.

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