Historical photographs of Peterborough County and beyond are found in several collections, including:

  • The Peterborough Examiner fonds contains half a million photographs and negatives that date from about 1950 to 2008. We are still cataloguing this sizeable collection, so at the moment, the best way to find the photo you are seeking is with a date– the more specific, the better!
  • The Osborne Photographic Studio covers the 1970s and early 1980s and contains many portraits.
  • The Electric City Collection contains several hundred photographs, mainly tied to the city of Peterborough, and covers a wide range of subjects.
  • The Fairbairn Collection contains 192 glass plate negatives from 1895 to 1905. These were featured in the SPARK exhibit of April 2014.