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Heckman’s Canadian Pacific: A Photographic Journey
by Ralph Beaumont

Announcing a new large format, hard cover photo book, featuring historic pictures from the Canadian Pacific Railway’s Joseph Heckman Photo Collection. 

Foreword by John Geiger, CEO of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society – and Introduction by Nick Richbell, CPR Corporate Archivist.

The book features 380 photos taken coast-to-coast by this noted photographer, over his career that spanned 1898 through 1915. Many Heckman photos were taken along the CPR main lines radiating out of Toronto, including previously unseen photos of the main line to Sudbury shortly after its construction, and the route north to Owen Sound – making the book of much local interest.

 We are offering 40% and 50% discounts depending on quantities ordered, which could make the book a revenue generator when sold to museum visitors, and your members who are interested in the area’s railway.  See the Book Order Form form for more details.  An order form is also attached, or you can order online at (specify Coupon Code “HeckmanWholesale”).

Heckman Book Announcement 

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