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February 12, 2014

Arresting Images comes to City of Waterloo Museum

Waterloo - The City of Waterloo Museum is excited to present Arresting Images, an award winning travelling exhibition that embarked on its journey in 2009 – the 100th anniversary year of the Ontario Provincial Police. Since that time, it has been hosted by museums and galleries across Ontario to resounding success.

Arresting Images
City of Waterloo Museum, located at Conestoga Mall (near the food court)
Feb. 12 to May 9, 2014

The exhibit features 100 mug shots (1886-1908) from the OPP Museum’s collection. These images are reproduced and presented at their actual size so both the photographs on the front of the mug shot and the descriptions of the suspect on the back are displayed. Arresting Images provides a unique perspective on the social history of Ontario in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the practices of early policing in Ontario. The exhibition highlights historical themes and social circumstances that provide a backdrop to the stories of the individuals featured in the exhibition. The emerging photographic portrait as a police identification tool is also explored. The exhibition will also feature a snapshot into policing and criminal activity in early Waterloo before regional policing. Arresting Images was generously sponsored by the OPP Commissioned Officers’ Association and supported by the Museum Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage.

The City of Waterloo Museum is open Wednesday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended hours during March Break – Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is always free.

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