Sanderson Camera used to take photographs in the Macaulay-Borrowman Collection
The Macaulay- Borrowman Photography Collection is part of the Middleville and District Museum's collection. The photographs are a glimpse into the lives of the community and the people who lived there. There are family portraits, casual photos of everyday life and pictures of the buildings that made up the village landscape; some still standing and others long gone.
The negatives were produced by chemical reaction of metallic salts to light on glass plates. The fragile glass negatives could be used to produce many copies of the same image, a remarkable feat for the time. Each of the glass negatives measures 6 1/2 inches by 4 3/4 inches. The extensive collection of 300 glass negatives are housed in the Middleville and District Museum.
We have recently begun the process of sharing some of the photographs from the Macaulay - BorrowmanCollection on our website and will continue to add more in the coming months. We hope you will browse it to see if there are any interesting connections you can make with the names and subjects. There is a considerable amount of history hidden in plain sight in these photos and their descriptions. If you are lucky enough to make a connection and would like to view the photo, jot down the PA number included at the end of each photo description. You can view any of these special photos while visiting the museum in person.
Catalogue of Photographs:
To view each photograph, click on the highlighted photo name or identifying title.