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John Boyd fonds [graphic material]. 



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

28,959 photographs : b&w.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of: Canadian Parliament Buildings fire, 3 January 1916, Ottawa, Ontario; many Toronto views including: railway yards, harbour, passenger steamers, buildings, Duke of York visit, 1904, Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto Island, markets, soldiers, streets, sports, winter activities; Sarnia, Ontario, scenes including: waterfront, vessels, railways, oil wells, fishing, sports, public transport, lumbering, Duke of Connaught visit, agriculture, automobiles, among other things; other Ontario towns including: Niagara Falls, Grand Bend, Guelph, London, St. Catherines, Ahmic Harbour, Elora, Bala, Muskoka, Inglewood, Milliken, Hamilton, Peterborough, Ottawa, Lindsay, Port Colborne, Kingston, North Bay, Oakville, Bracebridge, Burlington, among others; Indians; early aviation; industries; architectural studies; nature studies; social conditions as well as other subjects.

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
from 00114 to 00115
from 04256 to 04262
from 04256A to 04256B
from 04257A to 04257B
from 04258A to 04258B
from 04259A to 04259B
from 04260A to 04260B
from 04261A to 04261B
from RV5 002 to RV5 010
from RV5 012 to RV5 013
from RV5 015 to RV5 016
from RV5 018 to RV5 023
RV8 204
FDA 0201
FDA 0637
INT 007
RDV 008
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
90: Open
Archival reference no.

Terms of use

Photographs: No restrictions on use. Copyright expired. Credit: name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / copy negative number.

Photographs: Book 1-3, original numerical order indexes located in 2000814791. Book 1-3 c.1 located in 2000775515. Vol. 1, alphabetical index located in 2000775515. FA-018 (Paper)

Biography / Administrative history

John Boyd (1865-1941), amateur photographer, railway official. Born Emyvale, Ireland, 1865-12-22. His family emigrated to Toronto in the late 1860s. Flourished Toronto, 1870s-1941. Boyd worked for both the Grand Trunk Railway and Canadian National Railways, which gave him opportunities for photography across Ontario. He photographed widely while on business for Grand Trunk Railway. Corresponded with George Eastman and published on technical innovation. Pioneer of Dufaycolour process, introduced in the 1930s in Canada. His news photos were widely published (e.g., Parliament Buildings fire, 1916). Died Toronto, Ont., 1941-04-14.

The John Boyd fonds held by the National Archives of Canada is comprised of over 28,000 negatives.

Works located in: Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ont. (9912)

Exhibition(s): 1980, City Blocks, City ?1980, City Blocks, City Spaces, PAC, Ottawa (group). 1983, Private Realms of Light, PAC, Ottawa (group).

Additional information

Received in 1971.


Related control no.

1971-120 NPC