Visions of a City
Starting October 4, 2016 and running through February 27, 2017
From the Moose Jaw Public Library Archives and Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery Permanent Collection
Curated by Jennifer McRorie; Curatorial Research by Marg Bertsch
Visions of a City represents reproductions of historic photographs from the Moose Jaw Public Library Archives by Lewis Rice, one of Moose Jaw's first professional photographers. Rice captured on film immigrant settlement on the prairies and the development of Moose jaw as a new municipality in the early 1900's. From the building of the railway to many of the city's, now iconic buildings and the historic sites, viewers can see the evolution of the city during this period of growth and age of industrialization and consider its transformations through the present day. With their exquisite tonality and strong compositions, Rice's photographs have become regarded as iconic representations of Moose Jaw - many images have been reproduced commercially as souvenirs - and therefore, have contributed towards a collection memory of our fair city.