Date/Time: September 13, 2000, 10:30 a.m.

This is one of my favourite settings from the project. It’s a pleasure to examine all the incredible details in this outrageously ornate drawing room, especially through a magnifying glass. In some cases I think the objects were put on display just for the photograph, as with the portrait chair. The mirror reflected natural light that came from the window behind Notman, and more light came from another room on the left. Today the room is not as full, and quite dark. I spent three hours toing Polaroid tests to line up my camera because I couldn’t see anything on the groundglass.
By Andrzej Maciejewski
McCord Museum of Canadian History

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