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gelatin silver print 1963
Lot for sale by Heffel Auction House, Vancouver
Tue, Jun 2, 2020
Estimate $3,000 - $4,000
Sold for CAD $4,062
André Sima was a Hungarian photographer who settled in Canada in the late 1950s. From 1957 to 1980, Sima worked as a commercial photographer in Montreal. This series of six photographs was taken on May 17, 1963. The photographs show Canadian Army sergeant major, Walter Leja, attempting to defuse one of the 10 explosive devices that the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) had placed in 10 residential mailboxes in the Westmount district of Montreal. Walter Leja was injured in the process.