This exhibition featured works on paper by members of the Group of Seven who, in addition to their well-known paintings of uninhabited landscapes, also depicted scenes from local communities. Works by Lawren S. Harris, Franklin Carmichael, A.Y. Jackson and A.J. Casson representing Toronto; Cobalt, Ontario; Gaspé, Quebec, and other communities were displayed alongside information related to the artists’ experiences in working with their subjects.
At the time the Group members were painting and drawing these communities, other artists (Canadian and non-Canadian) were employing photography as a medium to document the people and their activities in these same areas. A selection of photographs by Toronto photographer William James, and American photographer Paul Strand as well as other artifacts were also included in this exhibition.