The Canadian Maritimes Historic Sites and Monuments
   
  
The Canadian Maritimes are home to many interesting Canadian historic sites. On this page, you will see Hammond explore locations such as Louisbourg and the Acadian Memorial Park in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia.  Both locations were attacked during the War of Austrian Succession (known in North America as King George’s War) where tensions between England and France rose over the superior overseas trade of the French colonists in North America. Also featured is the Government House in Charlottetown. This was the scene of a major conference in 1864 where Maritime Provinces discussed merging, in order to gain political strength. Though originally just a meeting between Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, it also later included delegates from the Province of Canada including Sir John A. Macdonald.  Visitors can click on each image and use the interactive maps to browse the collection materials and the locations in which they were taken.
  
    

   
St. Paul’s Church, Halifax Nova Scotia
    

   
[ca. 1920]
22 cm x 18.8 cm
Silver gelatin print
M.O. Hammond prints of historic sites and monuments, M.O. Hammond Fonds, Reference Code: F1075-14-0-0-10, Archives of Ontario
    

Louisbourg
    

  
  
   
Take a closer look at the fortress of Louisbourg here. One can explore the image more carefully to see barrels being stored, possibly for decoration and possibly for supplies used by the fort.
    
  
  
[ca. 1920]
21 cm x 15.5 cm
Silver gelatin print
M.O. Hammond prints of historic sites and monuments, M.O. Hammond Fonds, Reference Code: F1075-14-0-0-23, Archives of Ontario
    

Charlottetown Parliament Building

   
[ca. 1920]
20 cm x 12.5 cm
Silver gelatin print
M.O. Hammond prints of historic sites and monuments, M.O. Hammond Fonds, Reference Code: F1075-14-0-0-51, Archives of Ontario
    

​​Acadian Memorial Park, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia
    

[ca. 1920]
21.5 cm x 16.5 cm
Silver gelatin print
M.O. Hammond prints of historic sites and monuments, M.O. Hammond Fonds, Reference Code: F1075-14-0-0-8, Archives of Ontario
    
     
Once again one can engage more deeply and see Hammond marking the photographic prints he made for use in a news publication. The fainter areas of the building are outlined. There are also markings seen here that go straight down the centre of the print. This could show that the image may have been cropped when it was reproduced in newsprint.
  
   
​Pier at Halifax

  
   
This salon print of the Halifax Pier is an example of M.O. Hammond’s artistic style. Specifically, the pictorialist tradition, which Hammond embraced early in his career, is demonstrated through the poetic nature of the image. This soft quality was achieved by the manipulation of the negative to achieve a more picturesque and artistic image that emulated traditional artistic practice, which was necessary for participation in salon exhibitions at the time. Later in his career, different photographic technologies allowed for Hammond to create this soft and poetic quality with more ease, and therefore he did not have to manipulate the negatives as much to achieve this aesthetic.
    
  
    
   
[ca.1910-1930]
34.3 cm x 26.7 cm
Silver gelatin print with sulphide toning 
M.O. Hammond Salon Prints, Nova Scotia views and sites, M.O. Hammond Fonds,
Reference Code: F1075-22-1-8, Archives of Ontario