The Andrews-Newton photographers documented Ottawa’s growth and transformation. From the post-war years through to the end of the 1950s, the Andrews-Newton staff worked as the official photographers for The Ottawa Citizen newspaper, capturing everything from major events and disasters to portraits and community celebrations.
The images from the Andrews-Newton collection will allow you to experience an exciting period in Ottawa’s history; a time that shaped how Ottawa looks and functions today.
Between 1945 and 1960, Ottawa went through a period of dramatic change. By the end of the Second World War, our Nation’s Capital was a small city moving from a wartime economy to a peacetime economy. After years of refuge in Ottawa, the Dutch Royal family headed home to the Netherlands while troops returned from war looking for homes and jobs. The federal government hired an urban planner to deal with the rapidly growing city.
By 1960, uncertainty remained as the Cold War heated up.
Title/Description: Byward Market Square: Corner of George Street. The Byward Market was the business hub of Ottawa. Here, rural residents could come and sell their goods and urban populations were able to purchase all their daily needs.
Date: May 15,1954.
Credit: Andrews-Newton Photographers Fond / City of Ottawa Archives / MG393-CA-004266-003.
Copyright: City of Ottawa Archives.