Parliament buildings from Major Hill Park, Ottawa
Photograph shows the Canadian parliament building complex in Ottawa, most of which was destroyed by fire in 1916. The building on the far right is the Library of Parliament and the building with the red roof on the shore is the Parliament Pumphouse. In the foreground is the entrance to the Rideau Canal. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)
Copyright 1901 by Detroit Photographic Co.
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Title on inventory list: Parliament bldgs. from Major Hill Park.
Caption for similar image (LC-D4-12746) lists title as: Parliament bldgs., from Major [i.e. Major's] Hill Park, Ottawa.
Detroit Publishing Co. no. "53654".
Forms part of: Photochrom Print Collection.
More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pgz
The Detroit Publishing Company was started by publisher William A. Livingstone and photographer Edwin H. Husher. ln 1905 that the company called itself the Detroit Publishing Company. The best-known photographer for the company was William Henry Jackson, who joined the company in 1897. The company acquired exclusive rights to use a form of photography processing called Photochrom. Photochrom allowed for the company to mass-market postcards and other materials in color. We at GetArchive are admirers of their exceptional high-resolution scans of glass negatives collection from the Library of Congress. By the time of World War I, the company faced declining sales both due to the war economy and the competition from cheaper, more advanced printing methods. The company declared bankruptcy in 1924 and was liquidated in 1932.