Collection - John Boyd Photographs

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John Boyd Photographs

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  • [c.1915-1929] (Creation)

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18 photographic prints

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John Boyd (1865-1941) was a Toronto-based amateur photographer and railway employee. He experimented with new technological processes and photographed every aspect of life around him. His photographs provide insight into the social history of his time.
It is not known when this collection of images was acquired, but likely between 1978 and 1988. Source unknown but may be the City of Toronto Archives. The City of Toronto Archives has a large collection of photographs taken by John Boyd. Photographs created by John Boyd also held by Library and Archives Canada and the Archives of Ontario.

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The prints in the collection cover the early years of the Canadian National Exhibition and document events, crowds and early exhibition buildings. Several were taken in the "off season" when the CNE was not in operation. The images appear to be original prints but may be duplicates.

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