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Launch of a new Flickr image Set: Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King; 1921-1926, 1926-1930, 1935-1948

The set features images of William Lyon Mackenzie King. He served three terms as Canada’s Prime Minister between 1921 to 1948. It is available at the following address: www.flickr.com/photos/lac-bac/sets/72157627944951688/

William Lyon Mackenzie King was born in Berlin (later renamed Kitchener), Ontario on December 17, 1874. The son of a prominent lawyer, and descendent of William Lyon Mackenzie leader of the 1837 Rebellion in Upper Canada, set him on a path towards civil service and eventually politics. His skills as a labour consultant and politician led him to become the leader of the Liberal Party in 1919.

Past Flickr image sets include Canadian participation and activities during the First World War, Irish immigration to Canada and immigration and quarantine facilities at Grosse Île. These collections highlight different periods of Canadian history and the stages Canada has gone through to become the modern nation it is today. Library and Archives Canada encourages visitors to explore its image sets on Flickr.com, which allows people to comment, tag, and share content.

For more information, please contact webservices@bac-lac.gc.ca.