John Forde Catalogue


Our catalogue for the very popular John Forde exhibit that was displayed from June 2023 to March 2024.

21 in stock (can be backordered)


This catalogue is a companion to the Thunder Bay Museum exhibit North of Superior: The Photography of John Forde, which was on display from June 2023 to March 2024.  These photos were taken between 1890 and 1910 by John Forde, a fur trader who worked as a photographer in his spare time and who later in 1896 purchased a studio in Port Arthur.

These photographs provide a fascinating window into the early post-settlement history of Thunder Bay and the north shore of Lake Superior.  His photography capture early scenes of the Canadian Pacific Railroad along the north shore, highlighting its natural beauty and rugged terrain, as well as the industrial and Civic development of Port Arthur and Fort William.  From expeditions into the Nipigon watershed to remote First Nations communities, they also provide some of the only photographic record of these communities from this time period.

Published by: The Thunder Bay Historical Society

Number of pages: 81

Binding: Softcover


Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 29.5 × 21.5 × 1.5 cm