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Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection

Comprising nearly 25,000 photographs of Canadian subject matter from the New York Times Photo Archive, the Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection was promised to the RIC by real estate entrepreneur Chris Bratty in 2017. The collection represents diverse aspects of Canadian life and history in the 20th century, including political events, wartime conflicts, travel photographs, and portraits of notable and everyday Canadians. Both published and unpublished, the press prints were produced by Times’ staff photographers as well as other newspaper and freelance photojournalists, international wire services, private corporations, and Canadian government agencies. The variety of media and retouching techniques in the collection reflect the technical developments in news photography over the 20th century.

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Members of the Toronto Maple LEaf hockey team in the trenches during a military training session in 1939.
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Photographer unknown, [Members of the Toronto Maple LEaf hockey team in the trenches during a military training session], 1939, gelatin silver print. The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre

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Members of Canadian Parliament singing "O Canada" while displaying newly approved flag design, Ottawa, Ontario in 1964.
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Canada's inverted period dominates the Expo 67 horixon and the surrounding Provincial buildings in Montreal, Quebec in 1967.
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Sam Falk, [Host pavillion -- Canada's inverted period dominates the Expo 67 horixon and the surrounding Provincial buildings, Montreal, Quebec, Canada[, April 1967, gelatin silver print. The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre

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Wayne Gretzky with Gordie Howe outside the Plaza Hotel in New York in 1978.
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William E. Sauro, [Wayne Gretzky with Gordie Howe outside the Plaza Hotel, New York, USA], 1978, gelatin silver print. The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre

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Corporal W. W. MacLeod of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police gives direction to tourists in Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta in 1958.
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Gary Lunney, [Corporal W. W. MacLeod of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police gives direction to tourists in Waterton Lakes National Park Alberta], ca. 1958, gelatin silver print. The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre

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Miss Georgia Englehard scales her fifty-sixth peak in the Canadian Rockies with Ernest Feuz, her Swiss guide, Mount Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in 1933.
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Photographer unknown, [Miss Georgia Englehard scales her fifty-sixth peak in the Canadian Rockies with Ernest Feuz, her Swiss guide, Mount Victoria, British Columbia, Canada], ca. 1933, gelatin silver print. The Rudolph P. Bratty Collection, Ryerson Image Centre

Quebec's triple-track toboggan slide, extending from the shoulder of the citadel along Dufferin Terrace past the Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada in 1930.
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Photographer unknown, [Quebec's triple-track toboggan slide, extending from the shoulder of the citadel along Dufferin Terrace past the Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada], ca. 1930, gelatin silver print. The Rudolph P. Bratty Collection, Ryerson Image Centre 

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Buffy Sainte-Marie sings on the Johnny Cash Show in 1969.
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Photographer unknown, [Buffy Sainte-Marie sings on the Johnny Cash Show], ca.1969, gelatin silver print. The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre 

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Man stares at a wall of posters with Trudeau's face in 1968.
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Photographer unknown, [Trudeaumania, Toronto, Ontario], 1968, gelatin silver print. The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre

Swimming pool at Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta in 1928.
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Canadian Pacific Railway, [Swimming pool at Banff Springs Hotel, Alberta], September 1928, gelatin silver print. The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre

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Members of the Toronto Maple LEaf hockey team in the trenches during a military training session in 1939.
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Photographer unknown, [Members of the Toronto Maple LEaf hockey team in the trenches during a military training session], 1939, gelatin silver print. The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre

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Members of Canadian Parliament singing "O Canada" while displaying newly approved flag design, Ottawa, Ontario in 1964.
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Canada's inverted period dominates the Expo 67 horixon and the surrounding Provincial buildings in Montreal, Quebec in 1967.
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Sam Falk, [Host pavillion -- Canada's inverted period dominates the Expo 67 horixon and the surrounding Provincial buildings, Montreal, Quebec, Canada[, April 1967, gelatin silver print. The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre

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Wayne Gretzky with Gordie Howe outside the Plaza Hotel in New York in 1978.
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William E. Sauro, [Wayne Gretzky with Gordie Howe outside the Plaza Hotel, New York, USA], 1978, gelatin silver print. The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre

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Corporal W. W. MacLeod of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police gives direction to tourists in Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta in 1958.
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Gary Lunney, [Corporal W. W. MacLeod of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police gives direction to tourists in Waterton Lakes National Park Alberta], ca. 1958, gelatin silver print. The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre

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Miss Georgia Englehard scales her fifty-sixth peak in the Canadian Rockies with Ernest Feuz, her Swiss guide, Mount Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in 1933.
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Photographer unknown, [Miss Georgia Englehard scales her fifty-sixth peak in the Canadian Rockies with Ernest Feuz, her Swiss guide, Mount Victoria, British Columbia, Canada], ca. 1933, gelatin silver print. The Rudolph P. Bratty Collection, Ryerson Image Centre

Quebec's triple-track toboggan slide, extending from the shoulder of the citadel along Dufferin Terrace past the Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada in 1930.
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Photographer unknown, [Quebec's triple-track toboggan slide, extending from the shoulder of the citadel along Dufferin Terrace past the Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada], ca. 1930, gelatin silver print. The Rudolph P. Bratty Collection, Ryerson Image Centre 

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Buffy Sainte-Marie sings on the Johnny Cash Show in 1969.
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Photographer unknown, [Buffy Sainte-Marie sings on the Johnny Cash Show], ca.1969, gelatin silver print. The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre 

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Man stares at a wall of posters with Trudeau's face in 1968.
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Photographer unknown, [Trudeaumania, Toronto, Ontario], 1968, gelatin silver print. The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre

Swimming pool at Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta in 1928.
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Canadian Pacific Railway, [Swimming pool at Banff Springs Hotel, Alberta], September 1928, gelatin silver print. The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection, Ryerson Image Centre