Picturing the Past

A Train Journey through the Ottawa Valley Using the Mattingly Image Collection

Ottawa to Pembroke over the Canadian Pacific Railway



Mattingly would walk close to the track to obtain photographs of trains in motion. This is a photograph of a train known as the “York” at Stittsville. This photograph is notable — Mattingly’s notes indicate that it is the “first photograph [he] took with a Brownie box camera in August 1929.”