Graham Iddon

  • April 30, 2021

    Mishap on the dollar

    By: Graham Iddon


    Bank note engraving, green, logs and 2 boats on a river in front of a tree-covered hill with towers.
    An image of a river of logs floating behind Parliament Hill has long lived in Canadian collective memory thanks to a bank note, the Scenes of Canada $1 bill.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection, History
  • March 23, 2021

    The Last Smokestack

    By: Graham Iddon


    Bank note engraving, purple, a large, highly detailed factory complex of pipes, tanks and chimneys.
    Putting an industrial facility on a bank note is not a casual decision. At the end of the 1960s, such places were earning a bad reputation for pollution. There was actually a good reason for this choice, but it wasn’t obvious to many Canadians.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection
  • February 26, 2021

    Playing with Economy

    By: Graham Iddon


    A diverse group of 4 young children playing a board game.
    There might be only a handful of basic game formats, but there is an infinity of variations—a surprising number of which require the skills we need to manage our daily economic lives.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): Education
  • January 4, 2021

    Economic Opportunity Costs

    By: Graham Iddon


    Man in a superhero costume crouching in an aisle of a home renovation warehouse.
    With his superpowers, Peter Parker would no doubt do a fabulous job of tiling his kitchen backsplash. But as Spider-Man, he has more valuable things to do with his time.
    Content type(s): Blog Subject(s): Education