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A black and white photograph overlooking a small town at night with lights and a band of aurora borealis in the sky
Fig. 1

 Jeremiah Doody, Dawson by the Light of the Aurora Borealis, ca. 1908, gelatin silver print. Ryerson Image Centre, Gift of Christopher Varley, 2018

Announcing the Christopher Varley donation

Apr. 2, 2019

The Ryerson Image Centre is pleased to announce the gift of 542 photographs from the collection of former art museum curator Christopher Varley. Created exclusively by various Canadian makers from the late nineteenth into the present century, the photographs document diverse landscapes and changing cityscapes across the nation. Representing some of the country’s most significant photographers in a broad range of media, the collection provides an in-depth and important scholarly resource on the history of Canadian photography.


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Photo collection brings Canadian history into focus (Ryerson Today)

Canadian photographs from the collection of Christopher Varley (Ryerson Image Centre Collections)