Gallery Exhibits at the Archives of Ontario

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From October 22nd to December 9th, 2011, the Archives of Ontario hosted Arresting Images, an award-winning, bilingual travelling exhibit from the OPP Museum consisting of 100 historical mug shots dating from 1886 to 1908.

Suspected crimes included pick pocketing, forgery, opium eating, and murder. This unique display included case file information for each individual, as well as selected artifacts from the OPP Museum’s holdings.

The Archives of Ontario’s Helen McClung Gallery is located at 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd. Exhibit hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Stay tuned for details about our upcoming exhibit-related speakers series, featuring Archives and OPP Museum staff and York faculty.
 

  Photograph showing a view of the exhibit panels
Archives library materials relating to exhibit
Photograph showing panels and showcases from the exhibit

Additional Information


William Rae (alias Frank Hall) is one of five suspects in the collection photographed wearing handcuffs, 1900 (2000.28.390)
William Rae (alias Frank Hall) is one
of five suspects in the collection
photographed wearing handcuffs, 1900 (2000.28.390).


Two photographs of Lillie Williams (alias Harrington), a housekeeper who was arrested on “suspicion” of an unidentified crime.
The camera captured her evocative expression on August 11, 1901 (2000.28.141)
Lillie Williams (alias Harrington), a housekeeper, was arrested on “suspicion” of an
unidentified crime. The camera captured her evocative expression on August 11, 1901 (2000.28.141).