Daily lives

Photographs are a unique source of information about the daily lives of Francophones in Ottawa. In photographs we see them building their houses, shopping, travelling. We are invited into their shops or onto the barges that transport their products to market. Certain images reveal challenges faced by Ottawa Francophones at different points in their history. 



Byward Market building, Lowertown, [n.d.]. Photo: William James Topley.

Source : Library and Archives Canada, Topley Series SE [graphic material], PA-008670.

Black and white photograph of a three-storey stone building with awnings. Many people, along with different types of horse-drawn conveyances, wait in the square in front of the building.