Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada, Level 1
On the eve of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the ROM proudly presents Afterimage: Tod Ainslie's Vision of the War of 1812. These evocative photographs, documenting many of the War's historically significant sites, were taken between 2001 and 2009 by Burlington-based Tod Ainslie using three pinhole cameras that he designed and built. The 22 photographic works are displayed in the Wilson Canadian Heritage Exhibition Room.
About the War of 1812
Frustrated by imposed trade sanctions, the United States of America declared war on Britain on June 18, 1812. For the next two-and-a-half years, army regulars, a militia of locals of various racial and cultural origins, and First Nations warriors engaged in fierce battle throughout eastern North America. When peace was proclaimed on February 18, 1815, the geopolitical landscape was restored to its pre-war state.