Spectacles Then and Now: A Century of Recreational Activities in Brandon and Western Manitoba
- Dates:November 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018 ( Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday )
- Location:Daly House Museum
- Times:10:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
- Admission:$6.00 Adults; $5.00 Seniors & Students; $12.00 Family
- Address: 122 - 18th Street Brandon, MB
- Contact: Eileen Trott, Curator
- Phone: (204) 727-1722
- Email:Send Email
- Website:Visit Website
- Region: Western
For many of us, taking a photograph is a fairly common occurrence. In fact, in all likelihood we may snap a photo every day or at least every week. With easy-to-use, accessible technology we have the ability to capture special moments with the gentle touch of a screen. This certainly hasn’t always been the case, however. It almost seems surreal to know that it was just 190 years ago that the first photograph was ever taken. But, it wasn’t until the beginning of the twentieth century when the art of photography evolved because of smaller cameras and film formats. Photographers were able to make images quickly under difficult lighting conditions, but when you compare to photography in today’s world, it definitely wasn’t just a click of a button.
That’s precisely why it’s so fascinating to explore the images currently on display at the Daly House Museum in their latest exhibit – Spectacles Then and Now: A Century of Recreational Activities in Brandon and Western Manitoba. The exhibit consists of a collection images that were believed to have been taken by J.B. Whitehead around 1909 or 1910. Whitehead was the owner and editor of the Brandon Sun from 1903-1937.