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Canada album

Black cover album with black pages bound by black braided string. The word "Photographs" is embosed on front cover in gold lettering. Photographs held in with black photo corners. Photographs are mostly family snapshots, on the beach, at...

Banff album

Brown soft cover album with word "Photographs" on front. Bound by green braided string. Black pages with photos glued in. Handwritten notations in pencil. Back cover folded in upper left corner. Photographs are family snapshots taken aro...

Professor with long beard

Item is a cabinet card of a professor with a long beard. Imprint below photograph reads 'Kellie and Co. Portraits', illegible inscription on surface of photograph. Inscription on verso reads, 'From Prof. Duchariue to his pupil Flore...

Kellie and Co. Portraits

Man and woman on sled

Item is a cabinet card of a man and woman on a sled. Text below photograph reads, 'Summerhayes & Walford, Montreal'. Text on verso of card reads, 'Summerhayes & Walford Photographers, Montreal'. Illegible inscription on...

Summerhayes & Walford

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 ...

H.C. Tait Photographs

Portrait of man

Item is a carte-de-visite style portrait of a man with a moustache. Black type beneath photograph reads, 'Summerhayes & Walford, Montreal'. Black type on back of card reads, 'Summerhayes & Walford, Photographers, No. 1 Bleur...

Summerhayes & Walford

Portrait of woman

Item is a portrait of woman in Victorian dress. Black text below photograph reads, 'Wilkinson Bros. Cookshire, Que.' Inscription in black ink on back of card reads, 'Alfred and Florence with love from the original'

Wilkinson Bros.

Emily Rae

Item is a portrait of woman. Text in blue ink below photograph reads, 'Kellie & Co. Portraits'. Inscription in pencil on back of card reads, 'Emily Rae'.

Kellie and Co. Portraits

Mrs. Orr

Item is a portrait of woman in white dress standing in front of rocky beach. Inscription on back in pencil reads, 'Mrs. Orr 80%'. Inscription in black ink reads, 'Kitimat - Aug. 1956 (Note Snow). Green stamp reads, 'August 1 (i...

Portrait of woman, vignetted

Item is a vignetted photograph, portrait of an old woman in black dress, in oval matt with black letterpress at bottom right, "M.M. Morton/ LINDSAY, ONT." Mat is enclosed in a bi-fold grey card with embossed drawing of sun with face on t...

M.M. Morton

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 ...

J. Fraser Bryce

Constance Orr infant portrait

Item is a portrait of baby standing on a chair. The mother's arm is subtley draped in the background. Embossed beneath the photograph reads, 'Phillips Square, Montreal, Wm. Notman & Son'. Inscription in black ink on back of moun...

William Notman & Son

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/ FER...

J. Walker

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 with violin

Item is a bi-fold card with mottled green pattern and embossed floral decoration at upper left. Inside portrait of a woman holding a violin. In black letterpress, at bottom inside "Herbert E. Paige/ 259 1/2 YONGE ST./ TORONTO"

Herbert E. Paige

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...

Thomas Ayers

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...

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 ...

W. R. Macaulay

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 D...

F. G. Lewis

Portrait of a woman with curls

Item is a cream coloured card with vignetted portrait of a woman with her curled hair tied back in a bow on top of her head. She wears a light dress with darker stripes around the shoulders and lace collar with cameo. On verso, elaborate purple st...

Park, Seth

Portrait of three children

Item is a cream coloured cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom edge, "Dixon/ Cor. King & Yonge Sts./ TORONTO." Photograph is a full length portrait of three children, with the youngest wearing a velvet coat, tartan skirt and m...

Dixon, Samuel J.

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, p...

Nutter, George C.

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 velve...

Notman & Fraser

Portrait of a woman

Item is a cream card with red letterpress at bottom, "JOHN BULL. PETERBOROUGH." Photograph shows a woman in tight fitting polonaise style dress with no bustle fullness at the back, a style popular briefly at the end of the 1870s. She wea...

John Bull

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...

Notman & Fraser

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 ...

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 "PHOTOGRAP...

William Notman & Son

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 crow...

The Notman Studio

Portrait of man and woman

Item is a green cabinet card with gold box at bottom edge of card and the text, "Perkins/ 293 YONGE STREET/ TORONTO." Photograph shows a man and woman standing next to a tall, thin table. The woman holds a card in her right hand. The mea...

Perkins, Thomas E.

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 ri...

The Dominion Photo Studio

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 w...

J. Fraser Bryce

Men assembled

Item consists of an oval photograph mounted on a black, textured card with the words "J. L. Barnes/ 149 DALHOUSIE ST./ BRANTFORD, ONT." embossed at the bottom right. Photograph shows a row of men seated, the one in the centre on a high b...

J. L. Barnes

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 stan...

Simpson Brothers

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 ima...

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, "Ba...

Ballard and Jarrett

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 ...

Rice Studio

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 rig...

Castonguay, Joseph Alex, 1877-1972

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 ...

Frederick W. Lyonde & Sons

Lady sitting for D. parnes

Item is a cream carte de visite with photograph of two women in a studio with formal park backdrop. At bottom, handwritten in pink ink, "S/4 illegible of Leil." On verso, photographer's stamp, "Thomspon & Sun(sic),/ Photogr...

Thompson & Sun Photographers

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 elb...

C.A. Fangoy

Portrait of ladies in hats

Item is a portrait of two women wearing hats and coats, mounted on a green, textured card with white border, inset and emboxxed name at left, "Morton/ LINDSAY, ONT." Image has been stuck onto card where a probable previous image was remo...

M.M. Morton

Portrait of man with cabinet card

Item is a white cabinet card with image of a man resting his hand on an onrante chair and holding a cabinet card upside down. On verso, elaborate foliate patterns with the text "FROM THE STUDIO/ OF/ C. E. PERRY,/ Artistic Photographer,/ WOODS...

C.E. Perry, Artistic Photographer

Portrait of male graduate

Item is a black card with oval photograph affixed of a young man wearing a graduate gown (no hood or cap). At bottom right, embossed in silver, a drawing of a windmill with the text "THE DUTCH SCHOOL" and "Vander Feen/ 318 YONGE ST/...

VanderFeen, Guilliaume B.C.

Portrait of soldier, outdoors

Item is a folded card card, brown, with lighter brown mount inside and photograph of a soldier standing on the edge of a deck or patio with woods behind him. At bottom right, embossed in brown, a wreath with two letter Ms intertwined and the text ...

M.M. Morton

Portrait of a young woman

Item is a beige card with portrait of a woman in dress with translucent sleeves and a large bow around the neck. Shows full view of body, with dramatically cinched waist from corset. At bottom, in brown letterpress, decoration with oval border and...

Crawford Studio

Portrait of woman with pearls

Item is a marbled brown bi-fold card with oval overmat on photograph of a young woman wearing pearls and a gauzey wrap. At bottom righ ton mat, in brown letterpress, "Barrett Studio/ 327 YONGE ST./ TORONTO." On front left flap, art nouve...

Barrett Studio

[8x10 Nitrate Negative]

Item is a nitrate 8x10 negative. Inscription on negative "Eastman - Nitrate - Kodak 137." Nitrate film was manufactured between 1887 and 1950, but Notman studios operated until 1936, and this negative was housed in a Notman envelope. Ima...

William Notman & Son

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 embroid...

Quarrington, Joseph F.

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 man with white tie

Item is a cream coloured cabinet card with portrait of a man with light-coloured suit jacket and pale or white tie. At bottom of card, in gold letterpress "R. L. Hinde" and a print resembling an artist's palette and brushes with the...

R.L. Hinde

Portrait of Hannah Mayman

Item is a cream coloured cabinet card with red border and red letterpress at bottom, "BRIGHAM/ SCARBORO". Full body photograph of a woman standing in front of a wooden fence against a pained backdrop depicting trees and a large house at ...

W.D. Brigham, Photographer

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