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A peek at 1812, through an improvised pinhole camera

Using pinhole cameras he built himself, Tod Ainslie has captured some intriguing images of what the War of 1812 might have looked like -- more than two decades before the invention of the Daguerreotype

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Dundurn on Burlington Heights, Hamilton, Ontario November 2007 (printed 2008).

Brian Boyle/Tod Ainslie

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Horseshoe Bend, on the Tallapoosa River, Alabama October 2009 (printed 2010).

Brian Boyle/Tod Ainslie

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East Entrance of Fort York, Toronto, Ontario November 2006 (printed 2008).

Brian Boyle/Tod Ainslie

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Fort Mississauga, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario 2001 (printed 2009).

Brian Boyle/Tod Ainslie

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Pathway between Gate of the Five Nations and South Redoubt, Fort Niagara, Youngstown, New York May 2007 (printed 2009).

Brian Boyle/Tod Ainslie

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