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Fonds F 4424

Peter MacCallum fonds

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Peter MacCallum fonds
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Physical Description

6 centimetres of textual records

330 photographs : black and white prints

3 photographs : black and white contact prints

2 architectural drawings : whiteprint, ink and colour annotations

2 maps on 1 sheet : whiteprint, both sides, with colour annotations

Scope and Content

Fonds consists primarily of photographic prints created by Toronto photographer Peter MacCallum. Two of the photographic series focus on two Toronto factories: the Wickett and Craig Tannery, and the National Rubber Company. The third series focuses on concrete manufacture and distribution in Ontario.

Selections of these prints were featured in three separate exhibitions: Tannery: Documentary Photographs of the Wickett and Craig Tannery, Toronto, 1989-1993; A Junction Factory: Documentary Photographs of the National Rubber Cawthra Avenue Plant, Toronto, 1992-1994; and Concrete Industries.

The photographs document the interiors and exteriors of the factories and the concrete plants, the workers, the equipment, and the processes involved. The photographer has noted the names of the workers appearing in each photograph and has identified the processes depicted in the photographs.

Also includes research and reference material compiled and annotated by Peter MacCallum during his work on the Concrete Industries documentary photography project such as copies of articles, reports and news clippings concerning the history of the cement and concrete industries in Ontario in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Also included as reference material are three contact prints of an aerial view of an unidentified cement plant, two architectural drawings of the Cement Company plant at Belleville, Ontario, and maps of the Corporation of the Township of Thurlow, Ontario highlighting the area in which a cement company was located.

The fonds has been arranged into four series.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Peter MacCallum is a self-taught, freelance professional photographer based in Toronto who specializes in documentary studies of industrial sites.

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MacCallum, Peter, 1947-

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Immediate Source of Acquisition
The photographs were donated to the Archives of Ontario by Mrs. Louise MacCallum in 2003, 2005 and 2006.
Associated Material

The City of Toronto Archives also has photographic records created by Peter MacCallum (fonds 1581).

The following institutions also hold collections of photographs by Peter MacCallum: Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography; Oakville Galleries; Art Gallery of Mississauga; Toronto Economic Development Corporation; Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto; Multicultural History Society of Ontario; Canadian Auto Workers; Henry Morgentaler Toronto Clinic.

Related Material

A copy of Peter MacCallum's book, Material World, is accessible through the Archives of Ontario Library.


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Included are two reproductions of photographs taken by Arthur S. Goss in 1914 and 1925, the originals for which are held by the City of Toronto Archives.

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
F 4424-1 Peter MacCallum photographs of Wickett and Craig Tannery
F 4424-2 Peter MacCallum photographs of National Rubber Factory
F 4424-3 Peter MacCallum photographs of concrete industries and construction
F 4424-4 Peter MacCallum concrete industries reference material