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Charles Macnamara - A Retrospective
Arnprior McNab/Braeside Archives
Arnprior , Ontario


   Charles Macnamara lived in
Arnprior from 1881 to 1944,
and worked as secretary-
treasurer for the McLachlin
Bros. Lumber Company for 46
years. This exhibit features
numerous photographs of his
family, friends and the
landscape around Arnprior
between 1894 and 1900.

   From 1908 to 1917,
Charles Macnamara was
involved with the pictorial
movement in photography.
Several of his award-winning
prints from that time are
included in this
retrospective of his life and
   Charles Macnamara was

also an amateur entomologist,
historian and field
naturalist who contributed
articles to various
publications throughout his
lifetime. Over a 14-year
period, he observed and
meticulously recorded the
development of a beaver
colony near Marshall’s Bay.

Samples of his beautiful
nature photography of
orchids, birds and insects
are included in the exhibit.
The exhibit contains five
storylines which present
different aspects of
Macnamara’s life. Please view
the “Introduction to Charles
Macnamara” storyline first.

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