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Early visual arts in Timmins: filmmaking

We put a wrap this week on our look at visual arts throughout the history of Timmins.

We’ve already discussed paintings and photographs.  Now, museum director-curator Karen Bachmann tells us about moving pictures.

“Dr. (Paul) Boutin was an amateur photographer – a filmmaker – and he started filming things in 1928 and continues until the early 1960s,” she says. “And he would do things like Santa Claus parades, carnivals at the McIntyre, but also things like snow removal. So if you want to see how they removed snow in the 1940, we probably have a film of that.”

The Timmins Museum is the steward of much of what Dr. Boutin filmed.

Dr. Paul Boutin
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