07/15/2015 14:35 EDT | Updated 07/15/2016 01:12 EDT

Veteran Quebec newspaper photographer loses up to 50,000 images in burglary

MONTREAL — Longtime newspaper photographer Jacques Nadeau has lost between 30,000 and 50,000 images in a burglary at his Montreal residence.

Nadeau says they reflect nearly 40 years of history, including one-off shots of former premiers Rene Levesque and Jacques Parizeau and ex-Montreal Canadiens legend Maurice Richard.

The thief or thieves made off on Tuesday with five hard drives, many prints and a television.

Nadeau is hoping anyone who spots the black and orange hard drives or the photos will get in touch with him.

The stolen images include one of Levesque playing pool with a cigarette dangling from his mouth, one of Parizeau walking alone in the winter on a tree-lined path, and one of Richard leaving the old Forum as a player for the last time.


The Canadian Press