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From 22 June 2017 until the end of August, the Atwater Library,1200 Avenue Atwater, Westmount,Quebec will host an exhibition of Edward McCann's private collection of G W Wilson photographs. McCann is the former Curator of the Royal Canadian Police Museum and volunteer curator of the library. For 188 years, the Atwater was known as the Mechanics' Institute of Montreal. Mr Wilson and his then partner Mr Hay, won a medal at the Aberdeen Mechanics' Institute in December,1853, so it seems an appropriate venue to revisit GW WIlson's best work.
The title of the exhibition is "The Artistic Mr Wilson." Attached is an image of the interior of Fingal's Cave that McCann considers one of Mr Wilson's masterpieces. It's an album format print -- 3 1/4x 4 1/4 -- a true half stereo negative size, in an early album of ten views of Staffa and Iona entitled "Photographs of Scottish Scenery by G. W. Wilson." nd P1050430.JPG
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