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Miscellaneous series

Series predominately consists of photographic reproductions of drawings or paintings, often on a cabinet card or carte de visite bases--these objects were mass produced for the commercial market using photography, but the original images were not photographic. Also included in this series are published photographic materials in the form of advertisements, books, and stereocards.

The Volunteer's Vision

albumen print of painting, mounted on card. Depicts soldier surrounded by family in clouds. Group of men watch from a distance. Recto caption: "The volunteer's vision. The pledged we the wine cup and fondly swore / from my home and my weeping friends never to part / my little ones kissed me a thousand times o'er / my wife sobbed aloud in her fulness of heart. Lith. and Pub. by J.H. Bufford, 313 Wash. St. Boston. Bufford's print, Soule photo. Entered according to act of congress, in the year 1862, by J.H. Bufford in the clerk's office, of the district court for the district of Massachusetts. Bufford's publishing house, 313 Washington St. Boston Mass."

[Dog portrait]

Silver gelatin print that has been adhered to the centre of a matt board. Matt board is grey. Image is a portrait of a bulldog, standing on all fours on a step of a porch outside a house, door in background. Dog is facing camera but is turned slightly sideways, looking to its right. Inscription on verso "$15/4."

Carte de visite and tintype album

Brown leather cover and metal clasp; back cover's part of the clasp is missing. Front cover detached; missing spine; binding broken in several places. White pages with two window openings on each side, with gold borders. Pages have gilded edges. Several tintypes have hand colouring.

Photographs consist of portraits. Many photographs missing.

Photo studios include: Richardson in Brooklyn, E.D.; Chas Weiffle Photographer, N.J.

[portrait of man on ship]

green-grey cardboard mount, captions recto and verso: "Authorized Ansco Color Finisher; Insist on Ariston Color Prints." Depicts man in trench coat and glasses, carrying a camera case (possibly sx-70?). He is on the deck of a ship, with lifeboat and water visible behind him.

Canada, Captain's Portrait

Four images on either side of cardboard mount. Two photomechanical images of mountain views in Canada. One photomechanical image of seals on rocks and one albumen portrait of an unidentified captain. Inscription in blue ink reads, 'Canada'. Inscription in pencil reads, 'SITA $100' and 'Notman'

A.T. Orr

Item features two portraits side by side of same man in different outfits. Black text below photographs reads, 'A.T. Orr c/o Jerry Lodge Associates Ltd. 105 Carlton St, Toronto, 2, Ont. 363-0022'

Portrait of woman

Item is a cabinet card portrait of woman in lace shawl. Black text below photograph reads, 'Kirkland Cheyenne, Wyo.' Brown text on back of card reads, 'Kirkland's Studio Cheyenne Wyo. Finest Appointed in the west Portraits in crayon, ink and colors. Fine large work a specialty. Duplicates from this picture can be had at any time.'

Kirkland's Studio

Mrs. Roe

Portrait of woman. Stamp below photograph reads, 'Phillips Square, Montreal Wm. Notman & Son'. Inscription in black ink on back of mount reads, 'Grand, given me in the year 1919'.

William Notman & Son

Dr.'s at McGill

Item is a portrait of man. Gold text below photograph reads, 'Wm. Notman & Son-Montreal'. Inscription in blue ink on back of card reads, 'Dr.'s at McGill'. Text on back of card reads, 'W. Notman Montreal 1876 Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, & St John, N.B.'

William Notman & Son

Portrait of man with moustache

Item is a cream coloured cabinet card featuring a vignetted portrait of man. Text below photograph reads, 'Wm. Notman & Son - Montreal'. Text on back of photograph reads, 'W. Notman, also at Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, & St. John, N.B.'

William Notman & Son

Heidelberg

Lantern slide, wood frame with glass positive B & W slide - image framed in black and gold. Handwritten in ink "heidelberg" on slide. Landscape with bridge, water, with town in mountains. Wood frame has a sticker on it with the letter Y written inside.

Panorama of Baden-Baden, Germany

Lantern slide, wood frame with glass positive B & W slide - image framed in black and gold. Sticker on bottom of frame with handwritten in ink "Baden-Baden Germany." and handwritten in pencil directly on wood "Germany." Sticker on actual slide that says "Panorama of Baden-Baden, Germany." Image is of a bridge in foreground with a river and town in background in mountains.

Pont des Soupirs, Venise

Lantern slide, wood frame with glass positive B & W slide - image framed in black. Sticker on slide that has handwritten in ink "462 Pont des Soupirs. Venice" in french. Landscape image of the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Italy. Wood frame has a sticker on it with the letter Y written inside.

South Africa horse album

Red cloth cover with embossed gold design. Watermark and stains on cover. White pages with two window openings per page.
Photographs are mostly taken in South Africa. Included are photographs of De Aar, which at the time was the second-most important railway junction in the country. Photographs are mostly of horses on polo fields, some of people playing polo, some of trains and people with horses. There are also photographs of military and military camps, and a photograph at Vry Staat Hotel.

Sackville Street, Dublin

Lantern slide, glass slide in wood frame. Image area is circular as is the hole in the wood frame. Illustration is hand painted onto the glass. Handwritten on sticker "Ireland - Sackville Street, Dublin." Illustration of a busy street scene with people, horse & buggies, streetcar with buildings on either side of the street, and the Nelson's Pillar at the end of the street. Cobblestone street, men in top hats. Please note, date is based on the knowledge that since 1924, the street has been known as O'Connell Street, Dublin's main thoroughfare. The Nelson's Pillar was erected in 1808 and destroyed by a bomb in 1966. It is a granite pillar topped by a statue of Horatio, Lord Nelson.

[Two wheeled horse cart]

Item consists of a photograph of a person possibly in costume with a parasol sitting in a two wheeled horse carriage in which the horse is painted to look like a zebra. The horse's head is turned down and away from the camera.

[Man in horse drawn carriage]

Glass slide, handpainted over B&W slide. No wood frame. Black frame with gold letters "Edward Van Altena 71-79W. 45th St., N.Y.C." Slide is numbered 38 in the series. Black paper around glass edges. Heavily painted. Image is of a man sitting at the reins of a horse drawn carriage.

[horse-drawn float with vase]

print on gery mat board. Depicts horse-drawn parade float with arches, large vase, coat of arms, children riders. Embossed recto caption, bottom left: "Dinkler, Chapman St. Greenfield Mass." Verso inscription, ink: "Sept- 90." Image transfer on verso from platinum print.

[Horse-drawn float with watermelons]

Photographic print on grey mat board. Depicts horse-drawn parade float, decorated with crest, watermelons, grasses, and children riders. Embossed recto caption, bottom left: "Dinkler, Chapman St. Greenfield, Mass." Verso inscription, pencil: "August #29." Image transfer from another platinum print.

Dinkler

Oelrichs, Dak.

Item is an albumen print mounted on thick card printed with decorative border. Image depicts main street of a frontier town. Signage on buildings reads: "Phillips and Snively, dealers in hardware, groceries, and dry goods"; "land office"; "drug store." Recto caption, bottom of image: "Oelrichs, Dak." Recto caption, bottom of mat board: "Trager & Kuhn, Wigwam Photographers." Verso, in pencil: "$25."

[woman in oxygen tent]

Glass-covered slide with silver paper mat, red tape on edges. Image shows sleeping woman in hospital bed, covered with clear plastic tent. Gas tank is beside the bed, with sign that reads in part: "oxygene… attention… defense de fumer." small label recto, top right reads: "23"

Portrait of a medical faculty member, University of Michigan

Item is a cream carte de visite with gold border and photograph of a man with a thick beard. On verso, in black letterpress, "R.D. PALMER,/ PHOTOGRAPHER,/ AND PORTRAIT PAINTER,/ Huron Street, East of Cook's Hotel,/ Ann Arbor, Mich./ Call and see Porcelain Pictures./ Negatives preserved. Copies enlarged/ in India Ink or Oil."

R.D. Palmer

Portrait of C. M. Parker(?)

Item is a cream coloured carte-de-visite with gold border and photograph of a man. Handwritten in black ink at bottom of card, "Yours truly (C. M. Parker(?)" On verso, handwritten in pencil at very bottom, "Class of 1870." and "Delphi, Ind."

[lower cloister interior, copy]

Matte print on crosshatched/textured paper, ounted on grey paper, mounted on larger thick brown card. Copy from same negative as 2008.001.612. Depicts the interior of a building, perhaps a lower level, with stone walls, arched window openings, and arched ceilings. A wooden stircase is seen in the background. no inscriptions.

England album

Item consists of brown, textured, hardcover, leather-bound album with decorative flower detailing on cover. Leather has worn off the spine. Pages are an off-white colour with decorative gold embossing and illustrative floral detail. Photographs slide in between two pieces of card that make each page and hold them in place.

Photographs are mostly portraits of one or two figures taken in studios across England, primarily around London, in towns and cities that include Brighton, Luton, Woburn, Tavistock, Bedford, Northampton and London. One photograph was made at J. C. Waler & Co. at 147 Yonge Street, Toronto.The address written inside the cover of the album is 61 High Street Ridgmont Bedford. Some notes and captions are written under and on the back of a few of the photographs in pencil and black ink. Inserted in the front page of the album are two loose pages with personal notes dated 1847 and 1881.

Studio names include: Chenhall & Son, The American Photo Co., W. Hall & Son, Powell Studios, T. Miller - Artist, Photo Artist - Lewes,

Names: W, M, Francis, T.G. Roberts The County Tea Exchange and Provision Warehouse [address was 45 & 46 High Street]

Shields, Lorne

Portrait of man with guitar

Item is a brown card with silver border and silver letterpress, showing Ontario crest and text "B. Frank Stewart/ ORILLIA, ONT." Image is of a man playing a guitar. He sits on an elaborate cushioned chair in front of a painted backdrop depicting plants. On verso, handwritten in pencil, "Toronto - Normal S. opened Nov 1. 1847/ Miss J. Dawson(?)"

B. Frank Stewart

Miscellaneous album

Item consists of an album that is beige with a linear, green, geometric design and brown tape along the spine. It is held together with black string. Pages are green. Photographs are loose. Other loose accompanying material includes ink, pencil and colour sketches, various postcards.

Most photographs are from Toronto, Ontario. 1 photograph shows the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir at the Peace Festival in 1919. There is a publication with a Plan of York Minster Sh3wing the Architectural Styles from 1931. 1 photograph of Sir Geo Scott Roberston, M.P.

Locations include: Hamilton, Ontario; New York City, New York; Boston Massachusetts; Bradford, England; York, England; and Yorkshire, England.

Dates include: 1906, 1907, 1908, 1912, 1926, 1931.

Group portrait of women on the steps of a building

Item consists of a beige card and overmat with darker beige border, with photograph of a group of women on the steps to a building. They all wear white or light coloured low-waisted dresses and bobbed hair, except for two women in a darker colour in the back row and one gentleman standing on a bannister at the far left. At the top of the image, a British flag is visible.

Group portrait of children

Item consists of a beige card with photograph pasted on slightly smaller than the area designed for it. The photograph shows a group of 5 children, 2 girls and 3 boys. The girl at the left wears dark, high collared dress with bishop sleeves and ringlets in her short hair. The older girl in the centre wears a more dated sleeve style, fitted as in the 1880s, with a loose bodice and lace neckline and sleeve caps. The boys wear fitted sack coats buttoned at the top button only. The youngest in the picture wears what is probably a Fauntleroy suit, consisting of a velvet jacket, wide lace collar and ruffle down the front of his shirt. On verso, handwritten in ink, "Mrs Hyram Shelton".

106th Wolf Cubs

Item consists of a photograph mounted on light grey may with two dark grey borders. Image is of a group of boys seated out on a lawn in front of a building, with a row of adults standing behind them. They are in Scouts Canada uniforms and hold a banner at the front that reads "106th/ WOLF CUBS/ DO YOUR BEST".

Portrait of three children with toys

Item is a pink cabinet card with red backing. In gold letterpress at bottom, "Peppiatt FERGUS." Image is of three children with toys. The youngest is seated in the centre holding a doll in her lap. On the left, a child in striped dress sits on a rocking horse, and to the right, a boy stands holding the reins to a wooden horse head lying on the floor. On verso, in pencil, "1.00".

Peppiatt

Portrait of three men in suits

Item is a brown card with embossed decoration of a lion in shield at upper left. Again, lion at bottom right, picked out with tan ink, with the text "I.D. JACKSON CO./ DETROIT". Right flap is decoratively frayed. Inside photograph of three young men in suits and ties.

Portrait of four women

Item is a photograph of four young women mounted on a postcard backing. The image is a full-length portrait, wiht three women in white blouses and dark, plain wrap-style skirts (the one at the far right has buttons decorating the seam) and the youngest in a sailor style dress. On verso, in black ink, "POST CARD/ BRITISH MADE" and a line dividing two sections for "Correspondence" and "Address". At the far left, printed sideways, "Kestin Photographer Skipton".

Kestin Photographer

Group portrait of a family

Item is a cream coloured card with brown letterpress at bottom edge, "P. Doebereiner/ Caledonia". Photograph is a portrait of a woman (standing) with man in centre, seated and a young boy seated on a wicker chair on the left. The man wears a checker patterned vest. On verso, photographer's stamp with floral border and two cherubs holding up the text "P. DOEBEREINER/ Photographer/ CALEDONIA/ Ont." At the bottom edge, "Copies may be had at any time."

Doebereiner, P.

Portrait of three children

Item is a white card with gold letterpress at bottom edge, "C. R. Lundy, Berlin, Ontario". Photograph shows three children, two boys and a girl. The boys are seated on upholstered chairs and the girl stands between them.

Lundy, Chisholm R.

Portrait of Seth Stoughton, Jane Stoughton Cobble, and William Stoughton

Item is a white card with gold letterpress at bottom edge. On the left, a design with a green shield and the letters "L" and "S" intertwined. On the right, "Leavy's Art Gallery/ NEW CASTLE, PA." Photograph is a portrait of a woman with large puffed sleeves seated in a wicker chair, with an older man with beard standing on either side of her. On verso, handwritten in blue ink, "Seth Stoughton/ Jane Stoughton Cobble/ William Stoughton/ Grandfather of Jean Ellis Douglass".

Leavy's Art Gallery

[Group portrait of four women]

Item is an unmounted studio portrait of four women. Two are sitting, and two stand between the seated ones. All cheeks have been tinted pink. They are wearing fitted dresses with skirts looping in front, narrow sleeves and high collars, most wear a brooch at the throat. Style is suggestive of 1880s fashion. Hair is up, with curled bangs. All four corners of tintype are angled off.

[Portrait of three men outside]

Item is a cased tintype. Has a metal loop at side which suggests it's not a closed case, but more a frame. No front cover. Image has a brass mat, a cover glass and a soft brass preserver. Image is of three seated men leaning against a wall of a house, with wood siding. One on left wears a top hat and dark suit, with a long beard and mustach. The one in the middle has on a suit with jacket, vest and a chain watch and a hat. He has a cigarette in his mouth and a cane leaning against his legs. The one on the right wears a bowler hat, with suit jacket, vest and tie and holds a cane in his hands. He has a long mustach.

[Three men in suits]

Item is a snapshot cyanotype image featuring a portrait of three men, two are standing and one is sitting, inside a library of a house or an office space. All three are turned to the camera, all are wearing suit jackets,vests and ties. The two men standing have beards.

Family group sitting in studio car prop

Item consists of a brown coloured cabinet with a cream coloured verso. Adhered to the recto is an image of a man, woman, and two young girls sitting in a cardboard prop of a late nineteenth-century automobile. An older woman leans against the hood of the vehicle. All are wearing hats. The backdrop to this studio setting features a landscape. Recto reads: "W. Lees / PHOTOGRAPHER (left) / 23 BATH ST. / PORTOBELLO. (right)" and the verso has "7.00" inscribed with graphite.

William Lees

[Four Christian monks]

Item is a cabinet card portrait featuring four monks, two seated with two standing behind in a photography studio. The card is greyish blue in colour, and the photographer's stamp on the verso reads: "PHOTOGRAPHERS, / ROMASZKIEWICZ / 1017 BROADWAY, / BUFFALO, N.Y.".

Romaszkiewicz

Portrait of an infant in bonnet with doll

Item is a cream cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom, "Fenner" and at right, "GALLIPOLIS. O." In between, decoration with 3 letters intertwined, "W" "J" "F". Photograph is a full length view of a young girl, probably about 2 years old, seated in a blanketed chair holding a doll in her hands. On verso, elaborate border design surrounding the text "FROM THE/ PHOTOGRAPHIC/ STUDIO/ OF/ W. J. FENNER/ ART/ PHOTOGRAPHER/ GALLIPOLIS. O." The word "art" is contained inside a drawing of an artist's palette and brushes. At the upper right, handwritten in black ink, "5.00/ D42".

W.J. Fenner, Photographic Studio

Lillian Russell, 1861-1922

Lillian Russell, born Nellie Leonard in Clinton, Iowa in 1861, was a famous comic opera actress in New York city. She made her stage debut in "Time Tries All" in Chicago in 1877 before moving to New York in 1879 and continuing her career in musicals, burlesque and dramatic shows. Near the end of her life, she was appointed as a special investigator to study immigration conditions by President Harding. She presented a report to the United States Department of Labor that suggested an "immigration holiday" of 5 years, the sifting of immigrants on the other side, and 21 years residence in the US before naturalization. See "Lillian Russell Dies of Injuries", The New York Times, June 6, 1922, pp. 1-2. Retrieved on December 15, 2010.

Herald Building

Lantern slide, glass B&W slide in wood frame. Image framed in purple and gold paint. Printed in gold lettering "T.H. McAllister, Manuf'g Optician, 49 Nassau Street, New York," and on the other side printed is "Herald Building, New York." Sticker on wood frame of a Y. There looks to be some pink newspaper framing the image, perhaps to hold it in place in the frame. Please note that research shows that the image does not look like other photographs of the New York Herald newspaper offices based in New York City. Image is of a building, in a square.

Willi A Kiss

Item is a cabinet card portrait of baby. Brown text below photograph reads, 'Copyright Barraud 263 Oxford St London A few doors West of The Circus'. Brown text on back of card reads, 'Mr. Barraud 263, Oxford St. W (regent circus) London. Mr. Barraud bestows particular attention on enlargements, miniatures and reproductions which can be made from any photograph. All negatives registered and carefully preserved. Mr. Barraud's studios are approached by a lift constructed on the most approved patents which will be found a great advantage to sitters as no stairs have to be ascended, childrens portraits the same prices as other sitters.' Inscription in ink on back of card reads, Willi a Kiss, from Phyllis Margaret Dickson'.

Barraud Studio

Portrait of a man and woman in outdoor setting, with canoe and lake

Item is a white cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom, "BARRAUD,/ BARRIE, ONT." Photograph is a full length portrait of a man and woman in front of a lake scene with canoe and hay bail as props. The woman wears a flowered hat and tight fitting dark coloured jacket with skirt fabric draped down the front and gathered high at the back. She holds a fan. The man wears a suit with sack coat buttoned only at the top. He holds a straw hat in his left hand.

Barraud Studio

Group portrait of family with five children

Item consists of a white card with gold letterpress at bottom edge, "Swithun King/ Barrie and/ Orillia". In the centre, a design with artist's palette and brushes contains the text "EXTRA/ FINISH". Photograph is a group portrait of a man and woman with 5 children. The woman stands at the back, holding the youngest child in what appears to be a velvet trimmed dress. Two girls are seated on chairs and the boy sits on the floor in front. A girl in tartan dress stands at the knees of the father on the left. Behind the group, a backdrop with leaves and a mirror. On verso, handwritten in pencil, "L-10.00".

Swithin King

[Group portrait of four men]

Item is an unmounted group portrait, outdoors but with studio backdrop set up, two men sitting on the grass and two in chairs. In front of the men, is an 'x' made of wood used to hold up a rifle. All men wear vests, hats and sport mustaches. Man on right, on grass, is holding a pipe. Man on right, sitting on backwards chair, has a chain watch. Top and bottom left corners are cut at an angle.

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