Item 2008.001.238 - Family portrait with parents and four children

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Family portrait with parents and four children

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2008.001.238

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  • [between 1896 and 1902] (Creation)
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    Durrer, W.S.

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1 photograph: 15.3 x 11.2

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(1896-1902)

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Walter S. Durrer operated a photographic portrait studio under his own name, located in Formosa, Ontario.

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Item consists of a beige card with black letterpress at bottom right, "W.S. Durrer,/ Formosa." Photograph shows a man in sack coat and waistcoat with tie, holding a boy in a sailor style suit at his side. In the centre, a young girl in a dress with two layers of ruffles at the neck is seated, while a boy in fitted suit jacket and ascot stands behind her. The wife and youngest girl are seated a the right. The woman wears a dress with a fitted sleeve with ball shaped puff which dates the style to 1897. The girl wears a dress in sailor style with a square lapel.

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Fair. The card is badly stained and the photograph is abraded around the edges, with some loss of detail in highlights.

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