Did you know that Library and Archives Canada (LAC) boasts an impressive photographic collection? Here is just a sampling of what you can discover:
- Canadian life and culture illustrated in over 25 million photographs
- A total of 500,000 individually described and searchable photographs
- Digitized images of 80,000 photographs available online
- Photo albums arranged by theme on Flickr
Follow these easy steps to get started:
- Go to Archives Search.
- Enter your keywords in the search box.
- From the Type of material drop-down menu, select Photographic material and then Submit. Your search will generate a list of results.
- Select the underlined titles to access the full description of a photograph. Descriptive records display images of photographs that have been digitized.
- Keywords: Try various spellings, synonyms, and French equivalents.
- Online images: Find photographs with digitized images online by selecting Yes from the Online drop-down menu in the Archives Search screen.
- Search Help: Visit Framing Canada: A Photographic Memory—Search Help for more information about searching LAC photos.
Our Photography section offers a vast selection of tools and resources to help you discover the LAC photographic collection.
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