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The Canadian Mosaic

Gallery - The Making of Institutional Memory

"Marriage of Elisabeth Schaffer and Benjamin Dick, 1907. Showing Russian-German Dress."

While a caption may draw one's attention to the particular historical context of an image, it may also raise questions of authorship and authority. In this instance, an archivist originally added the phrase "showing Russian-German dress" to the portrait; why? In doing so, what cultural assumptions are made about the photograph's intended audience?

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