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Portrait of James Humphrey

Item is a cream carte de visite with gold border and handwritten in ink at bottom "James Humphrey." On verso, in black letterpress, "R.D. PALMER/ PHOTOGRAPHER,/ AND Portrait Painter,/ Huron Street, East of Cook's Hotel,/ ANN ARBOR, MICH./ Negatives preserved, Copies enlarged/ in India Ink or Oil." Photograph shows a man with high collar and bowtie. Sitter is oriented sideways.

R.D. Palmer

Portrait of Jennie Rowat

Item is a white cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom edge, "The Dominion TORONTO." Photograph shows an old woman seated in an upholstered chair with a book in her lap. Her dress has an elaborate ruffled front. On verso, a gold ribboned border surrounds the text "THE/ DOMINION/ Photo Studio,/ 388 Queen St. West./ 6 DOORS WEST OF BROCK. TORONTO./ Duplicates can be had at any time by sending/ name in full." Near the top of the design, a graphic with a caged bird. Handwritten in ink to the left of the bird, "Aunt Jennie/ Mrs. Rowat".

The Dominion Photo Studio

Portrait of Jessie Freelane

Item is a white card with raised oval photograph of a woman with her long hair loose on her shoulders. On verso, photographer's stamp in a ribbon design lithographed in gold, "THE NOTMAN STUDIO,/ W. J. TOPLEY, Prop./ OTTAWA." A crown with three feathers tops the design, the heraldic badge of the Prince of Wales. At the top of the card, handwritten in blue ink, "Jessie Freelane".

The Notman Studio

Portrait of Jhosef Mather(?)

Item is a cream carte de visite with gold border and photograph of man, bearded. On verso, handwritten in ink at top, "Jhosef(?) Mather/ St Marys/ Ohio." At centre, in black letterpress, "D.P. GROVES,/ PHOTOGRAPHER/ Opposite Cook's Hotel,/ Ann Arbor, - Mich."

D.P. Groves, Photographer

Portrait of John Akin, Esq.

Item is a cream card with gold letterpress at bottom edge "NOTMAN & FRASER TORONTO ONT". Photograph is a portrait of a man with a thick beard seated in an upholstered chair holding a piece of paper on his knee. On verso, photographer's stamp lithographed in gold, "W. NOTMAN" with the Royal Crest at the centre and a ribbon wrapping that which reads "PHOTOGRAPHER TO/ HER MAJESTY" followed by the locations of studios in "MONTREAL/ OTTAWA/ &/ TORONTO". At four corners of the design are images of medals, which read clockwise from top left, "LONDON" "1862/ LONDINE/ HONORIS/ CAUSA/ 1862" "1867" and "NAPOLEON III EMPEROR/ PARIS". Handwritten in black ink across top, "J Akin Esq./ Montreal" and at the bottom of card "Recd Nov 22nd 1869."

Notman & Fraser

Portrait of John Helms

Item is a green cabinet card with white embossed design of wreath and ribbon at bottom, with text "BROWN/ STERLING, ILL." and a design at centre with the letters "E" "B" and "C" intertwined. Photograph is a portrait of a man with wide silk tie and a high collar pressed back into "wings". On verso, handwritten in blue ink, "John Helms".

Brown

Portrait of John Montgomery

Item consists of a white cabinet card with embossed silver text at bottom, "Lee" and "YORK/ NEB." with the design of an artist's palette and brushes at the centre surrounding the text "SUPERIOR/ FINISH". Photograph is a portrait of a man with high collared white shirt and patterened tie with open jacket. On verso, handwritten in pencil, "John Montgomery" and in brown ink, at right, "This picture/ belongs to/ Dorothy Higby".

Lee Photography

Portrait of John Scott

Item is a photograph of a man in wool frock coat resting an arm on a medieval style chair, in front of a studio backdrop. On verso, barely legible, "John Scott Nov 22nd/ [illegible] 1842." A piece of paper found with the card is also dated 1842.

Portrait of Lauren(?) Druehl

Item consists of a photograph mounted on cream card with decoratively frayed edges. Handwritten note at bottom right of image on card in black ink, "To my friend 'Alf' Martin/ P Lauren(?) Druehl" Photograph shows a man in dark suit with pinstriped shirt. Underneath the text, embossed in the card, "RICE/ MONTREAL". On verso, handwritten in pencil, "65769".

Rice Studio

Portrait of Lovina as baby

Item consists of a white card with green letterpress at bottom, "Broadway Photo. Co., 1150 BROADWAY,/ CLEVELAND, O." Photograph shows a baby seated in an ornate carved chair. On verso, handwritten in red ink, "Lovina - 'Mama'./ as/ Baby".

Broadway Photo. Co.

Portrait of Margaret

Cream coloured card with grey border and oval photograph, showing a woman wearing an off-the-shoulder dress and heart necklace. The studio stamp at the bottom right is illustrated with a stylized version of the Prince of Wales coat of arms. The text reads: "The Carbon Studio./ Fraser Bryce,/ MANAGER/ PHOTOGRAPHER BY APPOINTMENT/ TO THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES/ THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF WALES". Handwritten note on verso indicates the woman's name was Margaret and she delivered this card photograph to the Macgowan family for Christmas.

Bryce, John Fraser

Portrait of Margaret Rowley

Item is a pale yellow cabinet card with a full length photograph of a woman in a plain dark coloured dress, with hoop skirt. The image probably dates to the early 1860s but is a reprint. She has a simple lace collar buttoned with a broach and wears her hair parted and tied back at the nape of the neck. On verso, handwritten in blue ink, "Aunt Margaret/ Mrs. Rowley".

Portrait of Mary, Catherine and Julia Reed

Item is a grey card with white letterpress at bottom centre, "THE/ DOREMUS/ STUDIO" contained in a wreath design, with "52 BROADWAY/ PATERSON, N.J./ GROUND FLOOR". Photograph shows three women in high collarded dresses. At the top edge, handwritten in blue ink above each of the women, from left to right, "Mary Reed", "Aunt Catherine Reed", and "Julia Reed".

Doremus Studio

Portrait of McCallums children

Item is a photograph mounted on card backing, showing 4 children in outdoor setting with studio backdrop. Boy at centre sits on a swing with his sisters on either side, and the youngest seated on a log. On verso, in pencil, "McCallums - Ailsa Craig/ Lived next-door to us -".

Portrait of Mother and Ernie

Item is a white card with black letterpress at bottom edge, "AYERS/ YARMOUTH". Photograph is a portrait of a woman and child in front of a painted landscape backdrop. The woman holds an umbrella and stands behind a wooden fence while her son leans against the fence from the front side. He wears a velvet suit with knee-high striped stockings. On verso, at centre in black letterpress, "THOMAS AYERS/ PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO/ 3, Clarence Place Regent Rd/ YARMOUTH." Handwritten in black ink across the verso, "Mother & Ernie 1872/ viewed it in America/ on the 3rd of Oct./ 1872/ While I stray from/ home in life's rough/ way Oh teach me from/ my heart to say".

Thomas Ayers

Portrait of Mrs. Day, Singh, India

Item is a pink carte de visite with note handwritten in black ink at bottom, "Mrs Day, Singh, India 1443". Photograph shows an Indian woman in sari seated in a wicker chair holding a sleeping baby in ruffled, Western-style dress. On verso, in pencil, "Bible woman/ Balbia(?)." In a different hand, "1.00". and again, different and at bottom of card "1443".

Portrait of O. S. Higby

Item consists of a white cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom edge with small half-sun design border. "Henderson,/ Artist/ LINCOLN AVE.,/ YORK, NEB." Handwriting in blue ink partially obscuring lettering at bottom of card, "O.S. Higby". Photograph is a vignetted portrait of a man with moustache and wide silk tie.

Henderson

Portrait of Phil Mal--m(?)

Item consists of a photograph mounted on cream card with decoratively frayed edges. Handwritten note at bottom right corner of image in black ink, "Best regards has(?) to/ my friend Alf/ Phil Mal--m/ 1944" In white, at bottom left of image, "Don Baltim-". In pencil, at bottom right of image on card, "Sufters(?)-Colmer(?)/ Vancouver BC." Photograph is portrait of a man in checkered suit with pince-nez.

Portrait of Richard Gordineer

Item is a cream card with photograph of a well dressed black man. On verso, a long text in black letterpress followed by a purple stamp at the bottom reading "C.A. Stacey, Artist./ Over 56 Main Street,/ Medina, New York." The text is a brief biography of Richard Gordineer, a slave born to a Mohawk Dutchman and a black woman, who was freed in 1825 along with all the slaves in New York state. He was an excellent baker, and was regularly employed as a whitewasher until he lost all his savings in 1862. Gordineer died on December 11, 1884.

Portrait of Robert Copsey

Item is a white cabinet card with scalloped details at corners and gold letterpress at bottom, "Henderson/ YORK, NEB." Photograph is a portrait of a young man wearing a stiff collar pressed into 'wings' with a wide silk tie. On verso, handwritten in pencil, "Robert Copsey".

Henderson

Portrait of Roy Hoak

Item consists of a cream coloured cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom. At the left the text "Brown" is surrounded by a design of artist's palette and brushes. On the right, "STERLING, ILL./ 10 EAST THIRD ST." Photograph is a portrait of a young man in high starched collar with a vertical stripe and a floral embroidered ascot. He wears an open jacket and waistcoat. On verso, handwritten in blue ink, "Roy Hoak".

Brown

Portrait of Ruth Vogan Hamilton

Item is a beige cabinet card with gold scalloped edges and brown letterpress at bottom edge, "A. W. Phipps, NEW CASTLE, PA." Photograph is a portrait of an older woman in bonnet and glasses. On verso, a design with flowers, brushes, and the text "INSTANTAENOUS/ PORTRAITS/ OF CHILDREN/ A SUCCESSFUL/ SPECIALITY./ ARTISTIC/ PHOTOGRAPHY/ A. W. Phipps,/ 6 1/2 Washington Street,/ NEW CASTLE, PA./ DUPLICATES CAN BE/ PROCURED/ AT ANY TIME." Handwritten in blue ink at the top edge, "Ruth Vogan Hamilton/ Mother of Mary Jane Marshall/ (My grandmother)/ Stoughton".

Phipps

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

Portrait of T. A. Brown

Item consists of a photograph mounted on cream card with decoratively frayed edges. Handwritten note at bottom of image on card in black ink, "To my friend/ Alf Martin, with all regards/ T. A. Brown." Photographer's stamp to the right, "J. Alex Castonguay". Photograph is portrait of a man in suit and tie, blurred, against dark background.

Castonguay, Joseph Alex, 1877-1972

Portrait of T. Dhass(?)

Item consists of a photograph mounted on cream card with decoratively frayed edges. Handwritten note at bottom right corner of image in blue ink, "To my good friend 'Alf'/ Martin, with best/ wishes/ T. Dhass(?)" Photograph is portrait of a man in pinstriped suit.

Portrait of Thomas W(?) Cooley

Item is a cream carte de visite with gold border, and text handwritten in ink at bottom "Thomas [illeg.] Cooley." Photograph shows man with a thick beard. On verso, in black letterpress, "R.D. PALMER,/ ARTIST,/ ANN ARBOR. MICH./ NEGATIVES PRESERVED."

R.D. Palmer

Portrait of Victor Goggin

Item consists of a photograph mounted on cream card with decoratively frayed edges. Handwritten note at bottom right of image in blue ink, "If you get your just/ deserts(sic) I will be/ satisfied - and you ought/ to be./ Victor Goggin/ 24.9.45" light wool suit with glasses and diamond patterned tie.

Portrait of W. A. Harrison

Item consists of a photograph mounted on cream card with decoratively frayed edges. Handwritten note at bottom right of image in blue ink, "To my Friend,/ Alf Martin/ W. A. Harrison". Photograph shows a man in light checked suit.

Portrait of W.J. Richards

Item is a white cabinet card with purple letterpress at bottom, "NEGRETTI/&/ZAMBRA/ CRYSTAL PALACE/ SYDENHAM." Photograph shows a bearded man in plain wool coat wearing a flat hat. On verso, in purple letterpress, "Negretti & Zambra/ CRYSTAL PALACE,/ SYDENHAM/ Copies may be had by/ quoting the above number." At top left, "No." is printed with "83297" handwritten in black ink immediately following. Along bottom right, written sideways in black ink, "W. J. Richards".

Negretti & Zambra

Portrait of Wals(?)

Item consists of a photograph mounted on cream card with decoratively frayed edges. Handwritten note at bottom of image on card, in black ink, "Alf, Kindest regards./ Wals(?)." At left, Toronto photographer's stamp in gold, "Ballard & Jarrett". Photograph shows a man in wool suit with patterned tie.

Ballard and Jarrett

Portrait of Wemyss Chisholm on rocking horse

Item is a cream coloured card with gold border and a portrait of a child in tartan dress seated on a rocking horse and holding a whip. At the base of the horse, a hat with feathers is sitting on the floor. On verso, handwritten in pencil, "Wemyss Chisholm" followed by the text in pen, "1864-1954". At the centre of the card, a photographers stamp in brown ink, "J. H. GRIFFITHS,/ PHOTOGRAPHER,/ London, C. W./ Copies may be had."

Portrait of William H. Warner

Item is a cream coloured card with gold border and photograph of a man, bearded. Inscription in ink at bottom, "Wm H Warner/ Odell, Ill". On verso, inside a decorative peach-coloured drawn frame, in black letterpress, "D.P. GROVES,/ PHOTOGRAPHER,/ ANN ARBOR, MICH." On verso, a "D" appears handwritten on card.

D.P. Groves, Photographer

Portrait of William J(?)

Item is a cream coloured card with photograph mounted on the diagonal to create a diamond-shaped presentation. Photograph is a vignetted portrait of a young man with starched collar pressed back into "wings" and wearing a double-breasted wool coat with a floral boutonniere. On verso, handwritten in black ink, "April 19" 1895/ WmJ."

Portrait of a baby

Item is a white cabinet card with gold letterpress border and text at the bottom, "W. Farmer 35 KING STREET/ HAMILTON, ONT." Photograph shows a baby in white dress seated on some fabric. On verso, printed sideways, an elaborate lithograph with a camera, woman and cherubs admiring a pictures with a city scene in the distance and the text "W. Farmer/ 35, King Street,/ Hamilton, Ont./ ENLARGEMENTS IN INDIA INK, WATER COLOR, CRAYON AND OIL./ SPECIAL DEPARTMENT FOR PICTURE/ FRAMES AND MOULDING./ DUPLICATES/ CAN BE HAD/ AT ANY TIME./ Manufacturer/ of Dry Plates./ NEG. C. E. & C."

W. Farmer

Portrait of a black woman in bonnet

Item is a beige card with full length portrait of a black woman in dress with hoop skirt, dark embroidery down the bust areat with button details, and a belted waist. She wears a small bonnet on the back of her head. Photograph taken in studio setting with drapery and small side table. She rests her hand on a book on the table. On verso, photographer's stamp with the letters "R" and two "h"s intertwined followed by the text "HUGH H. RITCHIE/ PHOTOGRAPHER/ 146 PRINCES STREET/ OPPOSITE THE LOTHIAN ROAD/ EDINBURGH".

Hugh H. Ritchie

Portrait of a boy in cape

Item is a cream coloured cabinet card with vignetted portrait of a young boy, probably 5 or 6 years old, seated on an upholstered, tassled chair wearing an embroidered cape and fur hat. There is a small toy lion on the arm rest of the chair. Across the top of the photograph, handwritten in pencil, "Bowmanville". On verso, photographer's stamp reads "R. & H./ O'HARA,/ Photographers,/ Booksellers, Insurance/ Agents, & c.,/ MARKET BUILDINGS./ BOWMANVILLE./ Extra copies/ at any time."

R. & H. O'Hara

Portrait of a boy in polka dot shirt

Item is a cream coloured cabinet card with portrait of a young boy, about 5 or 6 years old, seated on the edge of an upholstered chair holding a hat in his left hand. He wears a polka dot blouse and large polka dot ascot with short, probably velvet, pants. At the bottom of the card, embossed in gold, on the left "HERBERT E. SIMPSON/ PHOTOGRAPHER/ 143 COLLEGE STREET/ TORONTO." At the bottom centre, a coat of arms is also embossed, with a lion and unicorn and the motto, "DIEU ET MON DROIT", a variant design on the British Royal Coat of Arms. On the right, also embossed in gold, "SUCCESSOR TO/ LATE/ NOTMAN & FRASER./ COPIES OF THEIR NEGATIVES".

Notman & Fraser

Portrait of a boy in sailor suit with shovel

Item is a white card with textured surface and a portrait of a young boy in a sailor style suit and hat, seated on the edge of a wicker chair and holding a shovel. At the bottom of the card, embossed in gold, with a geometric design, "A. G. PITTAWAY/ 58 SPARKS ST./ OTTAWA." Following the text, a design with three gold medals is embossed into the bottom right corner, reading "WORLDS/ COLUMBIAN/ EXHIBITION/ CHICAGO/ 1893" and "EXHIBITION JAMAICA 1891" and "-RDED/ -RPIZE/ -ARIS/ -889".

Pittaway, Alfred G.

Portrait of a boy in sailor suit with walking stick

Item is a green card with gold border and full length portrait of a young boy (about 5 years old) leaning against a wooden fence holding a walking stick. He wears a sailor style suit with rope necklace and a dark hat with ribbon sits at his feet. Painted landscape with trees behind him. On verso, elaborate gold lithographed design with oval pearl and ribbon border and the text "W. H. GOUGH/ Artist/ & PHOTOGRAPHER,/ 7, SWANSWEEL ST./ COVENTRY./ ALL NEGATIVES KEPT/ COPIES CAN ALWAYS BE OBTAINED THIS OR ANY/ OTHER PORTRAIT CAN BE ENLARGED & FINISHED/ IN OIL OR WATER COLORS." Handwritten at the upper left corner in ink, "24/ Aug 1885".

W. H. Gough

Portrait of a boy with curls in front of a fence of twigs

Item is a light grey cabinet card with full length portrait of a young boy, about 5 or 6 years old, wearing a frilled white dress shirt and dark shorts with dark knee socks. He has curls down to his shoulders in the Fauntleroy fashion. He leans against a diamond-patterened fence made of tree branches and there is the trunk of a tree to the left of the image. Fence is in front of an interior wall, implying a studio setting. At bottom of card in black letterpress, "P. BOGRAND, Wausakee, Wis." On verso, handwritten in pencil, "5-".

Portrait of a boy with hat and stick

Item is a cream coloured card with portrait of boy leaning against a book on top of a table. He holds a stick in his right hand and a hat in his left, and wears a sack jacket and waistcoat and his short hair parted in the middle. On verso, and red lithographed photographer's stamp on a green background. "W. H. MIDWINTER,/ Artist and/ Photographer/ 24, College Green,/ BRISTOL./ Copies may be had any time." At the top right, printed sideways in pencil, "4".

W.H. Midwinter

Portrait of a boy with toy horses and carriage

Item is a cream coloured cabinet card with full length portrait of a young boy, probably about 5 or 6 years old, in a wool suit with checkered tie, standing at a table with toy horse and carriage. At the bottom left of the photograph, handwritten in pencil, "Bowmanville". On verso, photographer's stamp reads "R. & H./ O'HARA,/ Photographers,/ Booksellers, Insurance/ Agents, & c.,/ MARKET BUILDINGS./ BOWMANVILLE./ Extra copies/ at any time."

R. & H. O'Hara

Portrait of a bride

Item consists of a cream coloured card with thin gold border and grey text embossed at the bottom right, "Simpson Bros/ 357 YONGE/ Toronto." Photograph shows a young woman in white dress with veil and holding a bouquet of roses. She stands in profile, her head bowed a bit towards the flowers in her hands. On verso, handwritten in pencil, "2.50".

Simpson Brothers

Portrait of a child in stroller

Item consists of a photograph mounted flush with plain beige card. Edges of negative, probably plastic, are visible. Photograph shows a boy seated in a four wheeled stroller with cushions, a blanket and an umbrella. The child wears a dark suit jacket with bishop sleeves and white trim, sailor suit style and a large lace collar. Stroller is placed in front a blank studio canvas.

Portrait of a child with oar and sled

Photograph of a child dressed in a winter coat and hat, holding an oar and standing next to a winter sled. Snowy hills are painted on the studio backdrop. At the lower right of the card is a design with the photographer's initials intertwined: "A" "G" and "P", and the words "Pittaway/ OTTAWA,/ ONT." On the verso, and handwritten note identifying the recipient of the card.

Pittaway, Alfred G.

Portrait of a couple

Item is a cream coloured carte-de-visite featuring a full-length portrait of a man and woman, seated in front of a studio backdrop with window frame and painted scene including trees and an acquaduct. Woman wears a dress belted at the waist with a ribbon in her hair. Man wears a suit and tie and thick beard. On verso, stamped in blue ink, "Wills & Bryant,/ PHOTOGRAPHERS,/ WOODSTOCK,/ ONTARIO."

Willis & Bryant

Portrait of a couple

Item is a cream coloured card card featuring a full length portrait of a man and woman against a studio backdrop (top edge of backdrop visible) with curtain covering right side. Man is seated at a writing desk and woman stands beside him, wearing a hoop skirt that is slightly lifted off the floor. On verso, photographer's stamp "W. R. MACAULAY,/ Photographer,/ Cor. King & John Sts.,/ HAMILTON, O,/ Negatives Preserved, Dupli-/cates furnished atany(sic) time,".

W. R. Macaulay

Portrait of a couple

Item is a white cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom, "C.A. FANGOY/ COLLINGWOOD, ONT." Image of a woman in flower-patterened dress standing next to seated man in dark, striped trousers and a fitted jacket with elastics at the elbows. Man wears a flowered hat.

C.A. Fangoy

Portrait of a couple by a tree

Item is a white cabinet card with grey letterpress at bottom edge, "J. F. BRYCE 107 KING STREET WEST, TORONTO". Photograph is a full length portrait of a man and woman standing in in front of a painted nature scene with birch tree. The woman holds an unopened parasol and her hat rests on a rock between them. The man holds his hat behind him.

J. Fraser Bryce

Portrait of a female graduate

Item is a dark brown card with gold letterpress at bottom centre, "J. FRASER BRYCE/ 107 KING STREET WEST, TORONTO". Picture is 3/4 view of a woman in cap and gown, holding a book in her left hand, with a white fur hood draped across her shoulders, possibly indicating an undergraduate degree obtained. A sticker on the verso reads "$1.00/ D".

J. Fraser Bryce

Portrait of a girl in tartan

Item is a portrait of a little girl in tartan skirt and sash, with black coat and black hat (traditional highland dress?). Photograph is mounted on grey card stock with embossed border and text at bottom in bronze letterpress, "J. Walker/ FERGUS, ONT." On verso, in pencil, "2.00".

J. Walker

Portrait of a male graduate

Item is a brown folded card card with brown letterpress at upper left. "PHOTOGRAPH/ BY/ FREDERICK/ WILLIAM/ LYONDE/ AND/ HIS/ SONS/ YONGE/ STREET/ AT/ QUEEN/ TORONTO/ CANADA." Inside a photograph of a young man with glasses and graduate hood (bachelors?).

Frederick W. Lyonde & Sons

Portrait of a man

Item consists of a black card with oval photograph surrounded by an embossed floral border. At the bottom right embossed in silver, "C.A. Lee/ LISTOWEL,/ Canada." The photograph is a portrait of a young man in suit and tie.

Lee, Charles A.

Portrait of a man

Item is a white card with raised oval photograph of a man with a thick beard seated profile. On verso, photographer's stamp lithographed in gold, "W. NOTMAN" with the Royal Crest at the centre and a ribbon wrapping that which reads "PHOTOGRAPHER TO/ HER MAJESTY" followed by the locations of studios in "MONTREAL/ OTTAWA/ TORONTO/ & HALIFAX". At four corners of the design are images of medals, which read clockwise from top left, "LONDON" "1862/ LONDINE/ HONORIS/ CAUSA/ 1862" "1867" and "NAPOLEON III EMPEROR/ PARIS".

Notman, William

Portrait of a man

Item is a white card with raised oval photograph of a man with a thick beard. On verso, photographer's stamp lithographed in gold, "W. NOTMAN" with the Royal Crest at the centre and a ribbon wrapping that which reads "PHOTOGRAPHER TO/ HER MAJESTY" followed by the locations of studios in "MONTREAL/ OTTAWA/ TORONTO/ &/ HALIFAX". At four corners of the design are images of medals, which read clockwise from top left, "LONDON" "1862/ LONDINE/ HONORIS/ CAUSA/ 1862" "1867" and "NAPOLEON III EMPEROR/ PARIS". Handwritten in black ink at bottom, "Taken 2/72". Handwritten very lightly at the top of the card, "70710".

William Notman & Son

Portrait of a man

Item is a cream coloured card with thin brown border and brown letterpress at the bottom edge, "A. W. STEELE/ LEITH". Photograph is a vignetted portrait of a man in sack coat and tie. On verso, pink card backing is lithographed with a ribbon containing the text "PERSEVERE" and the design of a tall ship with a lady at the centre. Below, the letters "A" "W" and "S" are intertwined. The bottom half of the card contains the text "A. W. STEELE/ FINE ART & PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,/ 8, Bernard Street,/ LEITH./ Copies may be had/ PORTRAITS ENLARGED OR DIMINISHED/ COLORING ARTISTICALLY EXECUTED/ Marion Imp Paris".

Portrait of a man and woman in front of seaside backdrop

Item is a cream coloured cabinet card with photograph of a woman with large hoop skirt seated, and a man in suit and waistcoat standing behind her, both in front of a backdrop depicting a balustrade and lake with a column and trees on the right. The column has the text "J. COOPER LONDON C.W." inscribed on it. On verso, in black letterpress, a decorative floral frame with the text "J. COOPER,/ Photographer,/ Londong, C.W." and at the bottom, "Copies of this Picture can be had at any time."

J. Cooper, Photographer

Portrait of a man and woman in outdoor coats in front of a landscape backdrop

Item is a photograph with a white border area. Depicts a man and woman wearing heavy overcoats and hats, the woman wearing gloves posed in front of a painted landscape backdrop with trees and leaves. Embossed into photo at lower right, "J. W. Smith,/ SILSDEN." On verso, printed in black ink, "POST CARD/ CORRESPONDENCE/ ADDRESS ONLY".

Portrait of a man and woman seated on bench

Item is a black cabinet card with gold decoration at bottom, drawn like ribbons with the text "W.H. SPINKS/ 461-463-465 DUNDAS ST./ WOODSTOCK, ONT." and the letters S, T and H intertwined in decoration at the centre. Photograph is a full-length portrait of a man and woman seated on an unpholstered bench. The man wears a jacket and waistcoat made of a horizontally striped material with a checkered tie. The woman wears a dark coloured dress with double breasted jacket. The backdrop shows a hillside scene.

W.H. Spinks

Portrait of a man in a fur hat and coat

Item is a white card with raised oval photograph of a man with a thick beard seated profile. He wears a thick fur hat and fur suit coat. On verso, photographer's stamp lithographed in gold, "W. NOTMAN" with the Royal Crest at the centre and a ribbon wrapping that which reads "PHOTOGRAPHER TO/ HER MAJESTY" followed by the locations of studios in "MONTREAL/ OTTAWA/ TORONTO/ & HALIFAX". At four corners of the design are images of medals, which read clockwise from top left, "LONDON" "1862/ LONDINE/ HONORIS/ CAUSA/ 1862" "1867" and "NAPOLEON III EMPEROR/ PARIS". Handwritten lightly at top edge, "70147".

Notman, William

Portrait of a man in fur coat

Item is a cream cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom centre, "H.C. TAIT./ PHOTOGRAPHS, FANCY GOODS." Photograph shows an old man with long beard in fur coat, seated in an interior, slightly blurred setting. He holds a paper that reads, upside-down, "THE/ -OGRAPH/-/[illegible]".

H.C. Tait Photographs

Portrait of a man in highland dress

Item is a beige card with full length portrait of a man in highland dress in a studio setting with column at the left. On verso, geometric interlace border with text at the centre, "Wm REEVIE,/ PHOTOGRAPHER,/ BALLATER./ More of this can be had at any/ time on sending name." Above text, a royal crest with phrase from the Order of the Garter, "Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense".

Portrait of a man in sack coat

Item is a black papered cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom, "FOURTEENTH ST./ Between/ LARIMER & LAWRRENCE./ HORACE E. HUNT,/ DENVER, COLO." Photograph of a man with neatly parted hair and a trimmed moustache in a sack coat with plain starched collar and a thin, light bowtie.

Horace E. Hunt

Portrait of a man next to writing desk

Item is a white card with black letterpress at bottom edge, "BEVAN,/ LOWESTOFT." Photograph is of a man dressed in long, double breasted coat holding a quill in his hand and leaning on a writing desk. Studio backdrop features a column with view to conservatory at right. On verso, photographer's stamp in the design of an artist's palette with brushes contains the text "H.W. BEVAN,/ PORTRAIT PAINTER/ AND PHOTOGRAPHER,/ LOWESTOFT."

Henry William Bevan

Portrait of a man outdoors

Item is a light grey card with photograph of a man holding a piece of paper(?) and standing outdoors. Image is vignetted and trees are blurred in background. Man has a suit jacket and starched white collar, and white mutton chops.

Portrait of a man seated with cane

Item is a grey card with thin red border and the portrait of a man seated in a wooden, upholstered chair holding a cane. He wears a double-breasted jacket and light, probably woolen trousers. His long beard has been partially inked in. On verso, photographer's stamp printed sideways, "GEO. C. NUTTER,/ PHOTOGRAPHER,/ Nathan Jones' Building,/ Belleville./ Copies can be had at any time." At the top, handwritten in pencil, "$15-".

Nutter, George C.

Portrait of a man with beard

Item is a cream coloured card featuring a vignetted portrait of a man with a thick beard and balding, wearing a sack coat and shirtwaist with high collar and thin, dark tie. On verso, photographer's stamp in black ink, diagonally, "New Dominion Fine Art Gallery./ F. G. LEWIS,/ West Side of Thames Street, Ingersoll, Ontario./ NEGATIVES PRESERVED."

F. G. Lewis

Portrait of a man with statue of a horse and rider with prey from the hunt

Item is a brown cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom edge, "Dixon/ COR. KING & YONGE STS./ Toronto." Photograph shows a man standing next to a small statue of a horse and rider, the rider holds a fox or small animal upside down while two dogs at the horse's feet jump up at it. On verso, also in gold letterpress, "ELECTRIC LIGHT PHOTO GALLERIES" followed by a design with front and back of a medal by the Industrial Exhibition Association of Toronto. Text continues "Highest Award at Toronto, Kingston and Hamilton/ S. J. Dixon/ Member of the Photographer's Association of America/ ALL PHOTOS MADE WITH THE NEW PROCESS/ No Change of Expression. The Exposure is but One/ Second./ STUDIOS/ CORNER/ KING AND YONGE STREETS AND CORNER/ YONGE & TEMPERANCE STS./ TORONTO".

Dixon, Samuel J.

Portrait of a man, tinted

Crayon finished photograph showing a man with beard in suit with watchchain affixed to the top button of his waistcoat. Image is oval in shape on a rectangular card mount. Tears at all four corners show were cover mount would have been adhered. On verso, light blue stamp reads "Universal Copying Co./ MANUFACTURERS OF/ India Ink, Berlin Finish, Crayon, Pastel and Oil Portraits,/ also, Cabinets and Cartes de Visites./ All orders promptly attended to:/ Jeffers, Wells & Kipps, Proprietors./ Office 1436 & 1438 Market St., between 8th and 9th,/ SAN FRANCISCO, CAL."

Universal Copying Company

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 a smiling man

Item is a black card with gold embossed lettering at the bottom of the card reading "Squiers./ 9 Frances RD/ EDGBASTON." The photograph is a vignetted portrait of a man with a thick mustache with his eyes scrunched up in a laugh.

Portrait of a soldier, pointing

Item is a beige carte de visite with an image of a soldier, with plumed helmet and sword, in front of a studio backdrop. The man is posed, pointing off camera. On verso, in black letterpress, "No.../ GEORGE CROUGHTON/ FIRST CLASS PRIZE MEDALLIST,/ MINIATURE PAINTER & PHOTOGRAPHER,/ 19 ALBERT PLACE,/ LONDON ROAD SOUTH,/ LOWESTOFT./ THIS PORTRAIT CAN BE ENLARGED/ TO ANY SIZE AND FINISHED IN/ BLACK AND WHITE, OIL OR WATER COLOR."

Croughton, George Hanmer, 1843-1920

Portrait of a woman

Item is a bi-fold card with grey card and silver embossed key design at top. Inside photograph of a young woman with a short, bobbed hairstyle. In black letterpress at bottom of inside card, "Portrait by Fulton C. Stewart, Lindsay, Ont."

Fulton C. Stewart

Portrait of a woman

Item is a cream card with light pink backing. Vignetted portrait of a woman in a high collared dress with vertical ribbon decoration. At bottom of front of card, in brown letterpress, "G. W. Secretan 210a TUFNELL PARK Rd". On verso, also in brown, "210a TUFNELL PART Rd/ LONDON N./ G. W. Secretan/ FROM Mora NEW YORK/ GROUNDS ATTACHED TO THE STUDIO/ FOR PHOTOGRAPHING CYCLISTS GROUPS/ & EQUESTRIAN PICTURES./ NEGATIVES ARE NEVER DESTROYED./ COPIES CAN BE HAD AT ANY TIME./ NO...../ ALEX:LINDNER, BERLIN".

George William O Secretan

Portrait of a woman

Item is a cream card with an oval photograph bordered by an embossed floral design. At the bottom right of card, embossed in gold, "Quarrington/ 1336 QUEEN ST. WEST./ TORONTO." Photograph shows a woman in high collared velvet and embroidered dress with earrings.

Quarrington, Joseph F.

Portrait of a woman

Item is a green card with gold letterpress at bottom edge, "F. C. D. Hure SHEPTON MALLET." Photograph is a portrait of an old woman in a white bonnet with long side panels seated by a table with a vase of flowers. She wears a fitted blouse buttoned up the front and a wool skirt. On verso, also in gold and printed sideways on the card, "F. C. D. Hure/ Artist,/ Portrait & Landscape Photographer./ 10, COWL STREET, SHEPTON MALLET." At top left "COPIES MAY BE/ HAD AT A REDUCED/ PRICE." And at top right, "BY SENDING/ NAME, DESCRIPTION,/ AND DATE WHEN/ TAKEN." Handwritten in pencil at the top of the card, "L-5.00"

F.C.D. Hure

Portrait of a woman

Item is a cream card with silver letterpress at bottom edge, "Regent Portraits Ltd., London & Provinces." Photograph is a portrait of a young woman in plain white blouse with her short hair curled forward on either side of her face, and a section pulled up and rolled back on top - a very popular style for the 40s. On verso, "Further copies may always be obtained/ from our local Studio by quoting index/ letter and Negative Number." Handwritten in pencil, "PA61.99.8" and again in letterpress, "OR FROM/ REGENT PORTRAITS Ltd.,/ 30/31 GREAT SUTTON ST.,/ LONDON, E.C. 1."

Regent Portraits Ltd.

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