For those who love newspapers, history and photography of the analogue age, The Globe and Mail is opening up its archive this spring. The national newspaper’s Old Press Room is showing a collection of captioned images from the past – beautifully presented. The exhibit is part of Contact/2016 and it’s free.
The Globe’s archive contains 750,000 press photographs. An edited collection of 25,000 will be donated to the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada. The remainder will be made available to various institutions and exhibitions – including the 175 images in this one.
Included in the exhibit – still photographs and news footage from Arthur Lipsett’s seminal film “Very Nice, Very Nice”, made by the National Film Board of Canada in 1961. Animation of prints from The Globe and Mail and a film of the obsolete industrial technology of the newspaper factory play alongside.
<Prime Minister Pierre Eliot Trudeau kicks off the Grey Cup Game in 1970; photos JAMES FISH>
<Finnish architect Viljo Revell, architect of TORONTO’s New City Hall with Prof. Takamasa Yoshizaka, ca1960; PHOTO Gilbert A. Milne>
<Globe and Mail writers Scott Young (father of Neil) and Kay Kritzwiser en route to cover the Royal Tour, 1959>
<Entering the old Globe and Mail building – soon to be demolished/2016>