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Photographer's Showcase

Harry Rowed (Henry Newton Rowed) (b. 1907)


Portrait of Roberte Perry, French-Canadian female munitions worker at the Dominion Arsenals Ltd. plant

Portrait of Roberte Perry, French-Canadian female munitions worker at the Dominion Arsenals Ltd. plant
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Workman removes a synthetic rubber tire from the vulcanizing oven at the Dominion Rubber plant

Workman removes a synthetic rubber tire from the vulcanizing oven at the Dominion Rubber plant
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Female munitions workers at the Dominion Arsenals plant dining with friends

Female munitions workers at the Dominion Arsenals plant dining with friends
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New shift arrives from trains pulling into the Dominion Arsenals Ltd. munitions plant

New shift arrives from trains pulling into the Dominion Arsenals Ltd. munitions plant
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Male operator W. Lies operates rubber webbing machine at the Dominion Rubber plant

Male operator W. Lies operates rubber webbing machine at the Dominion Rubber plant
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Female employee of Dominion Arsenals Ltd. writing letter, Quebec, Que

Female employee of Dominion Arsenals Ltd. writing letter, Quebec, Que
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Before the start of the Second World War, Harry Rowed began his photographic career working for a variety of businesses, including newspapers, the Canadian National Railways and Trans-Canada Airlines. During the War, Rowed accepted a wartime posting with the Bureau of Public Information and subsequently the National Film Board where he ultimately became the head of the still photography operations. After the War, he operated his own business as a industrial photographer documenting logging, mining, fishing, and other industries for private companies. These photographs illustrate the economic development of western Canada through the region's growing cities and natural resources. Rowed did not limit his work to Canada, visiting Mexico, Portugal, Greece and many other countries.