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Memory comes from the forgotten: analyzing photographic albums created by Canadian military personnel from the first World War

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posted on 2021-06-08, 14:48 authored by Olivia Jenkins
This thesis evaluates four photographic albums created by Canadian military personnel who served in the First World War from 1914-1918, housed at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The albums depict the personnel’s time spent in overseas service during the First World War and reflect their personal representations of the conflict. The evaluation of these photographic albums supports the argument that stronger historical context, and in turn a stronger collective memory of the event, can be developed by deep exploration of how active Canadian military personnel of the war chose to remember the event through the subject matter depicted within their albums.





Master of Arts


Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type