The McCord Museum’s 15th photography exhibition on McGill College Avenue invites Montrealers to dive back into their childhood memories. Go Play Outside! wanders through the streets and parks of Montreal from the 1870s to the 1990s tracing children’s favourite outdoor pastimes over the years. The exhibition awakens nostalgia through some 20 large-format photographs, including a selection by photographer William Notman.

Go Play Outside!

Édouard Stanislas Desbarats, Children playing tug-of-war, Georgeville, about 1905, reversed glass plate negative (10.2 × 12.7 cm), gift of Ned Desbarats, McCord Museum

Go Play Outside!

Roger Charbonneau, Soapbox race on Sheppard Street in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood, Montreal, 1975, from the series Montreal’s Working-Class Neighbourhoods, gelatin silver print (27.9 × 35.5 cm), collection of the artist


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