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Photograph, "Ribbing" a bark canoe, Mi'kmaq camp, Matapedia(?), QC(?), about 1870, Alexander Henderson, Silver salts on paper mounted on card - Albumen process - 11.7 x 19.1 cm
Français : Photographie, Construction de la membrure d'un canot d'écorce, camp Mi'kmaq, Matapédia (?), QC (?), vers 1870, Alexander Henderson, Sels d'argent sur papier monté sur carton - Papier albuminé - 11.7 x 19.1 cm

Alexander Henderson Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Henderson immigrated to Canada in 1853. Henderson opened a photographic studio in Toronto in 1858, specialising in portraiture. He was known for his use of the wet collodion process, which produced high-quality images on glass plates. Henderson also pioneered outdoor photography, capturing landscapes and cityscapes across Canada. He documented the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the growth of cities such as Toronto and Montreal. Henderson's work has been exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario. He was awarded the Royal Photographic Society's Progress Medal in 1903 for his contributions to the field of photography.

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