When Ottawa’s former E B Eddy paper mills were purchased for re-develop ment, the Workers’ History Museum set out to create a uniquely thorough visual record of an industrial complex which had been a centerpiece of Ottawa’s economy throughout the city’s history. Granted complete access by Windmill Developments Corporation, the Museum’s volunteer photographers produced 73,000 images and 36 hours of video in 13 months, capturing every wall, floor, ceiling, fixture and all remaining furniture and equipment. The collection will be available to historians and researchers, and is a tribute to the generations of workers who kept the paper machines and myriad other equipment in service for almost 200 years.
WHM Image Archivist, Chaudiere Project Director
Calendar project: Bob Hatfield, Coordinator; Ken Clavette, Research; Andre Mersereau, Design; Barb Stewart, Treasurer. For more information about the Workers’ History Museum, and to order more calendars, go to: workershistorymuseum.ca
Some of the photographers involved. Left to Right: Bob Allen, Paul Harrison, Bill Woodley, Caje Rodriquez, Kim Elliot, Raymond Masse