A. Jacob Livinson photographs collection

A. Jacob Livinson photographs collection

Part of


  • A. J. (Abraham Jacob) Livinson (creator)
  • A. J. (Abraham Jacob) Livinson (archive creator)


A. Jacob Livinson photographs collection

Dates of creation



  • archives

Level of archival description

Collection 45

Extent and Medium

  • 109 photographs
  • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

Scope and Content

Collection of photographs received by Abraham Livinson from various sources. Some of the photographs are undated. Those that are dated bear the date of receipt of the print rather than the date of exposure of the negative. The photographs have been organized into 3 series. The first series consists of city views, especially views of Montréal, Québec. The second series contains views of trains and ships and the third series is comprised of views of monuments, statues and other artworks. The third series includes a number of views of monuments designed by Québec artist Louis-Philippe Hébert. With the exception of 4 photographs taken in London, England, the subjects are Canadian. The third series includes letters that were enclosed with photographs sent to Abraham Livinson.

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Biographical notes

Abraham Jacob Livinson was born in 1888 or 1889 in Montréal. He studied at McGill University (B.A. 1911, B.C.L. 1914, M.A. 1916) and at the University of Montreal. He was a writer, teacher and lecturer who served on committees of several organizations, including the City Improvement League of Montreal. Stamps on several of the photographs in the Livinson collection indicate that he was domiciled in Westmount. A.J. Livinson died in 1966. His papers are held at the McGill University Archives and at the Canadian Jewish Congress Charities Committee National Archives.

Conditions governing access

  • Access by appointment only.

Conditions governing reproduction

  • For copyright information or permission to reproduce material from the collection, please contact the CCA (reproductions@cca.qc.ca).

Custodial history

The collection was donated to the CCA by the National Archives of the Canadian Jewish Congress in 1986.

Language of material

The textual records of the fonds are in English.


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