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Special Collections Holiday Photo Contest

The 3rd Annual Special Collections Holiday Photo Contest is underway – with a twist!

This year, the elves in Special Collections have decided to take some of their own pictures for the annual Holiday Photo Contest, and the result is a guessing game with famous faces and great prizes! Visit us on the 4th floor of the Ryerson Library to view photos, books and prints of famous people from history on display. If you think you recognize the portraits, take our quiz online to be entered for one of two prizes: a $50 Bookstore gift certificate or a $25 Starbucks gift card.

Don’t have time to visit us this holiday season? You can still participate in the contest by using the online hints to help you identify the people pictured in our display cases. We even added our Bonus Question picture to our poster (okay, okay, our poster model works in the Ryerson Library, and while she’s not that famous yet, we think you ought to get to know her).
Names and faces will be revealed after the contest closes.

For more information, call or email Special Collections at 416-979-5000, x4996 or

Happy Holidays!