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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 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 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 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 Simon]

Item is a cream coloured card with photograph of a boy seated in a studio setting. At the bottom of the card, in gold letterpress: "H. D. Wallis, Photographer, 61 SPARKS STREET OTTAWA". On verso, elaborate design in gold ink repeating the photographer's name and studio address, along with a handwritten note and negative number. A cartoon of two Chinese (?) men appear in the lower left of the design. The card design was provided by Free Press Print, Ottawa.

Wallis, James D.

[Osberg family(?) portraits]

File consists of four card mounted photographs, 3 of the same man in various poses and 1 of a woman. All mounted on black card by studios in Montreal. The photographs were found inside the Agnes Osberg album (2009.005.023) with a yellow sticky note that read: Came from the same family But Not this album.

Photo cards, portraits

The card-mounted photographs are all studio portraits of unidentified individuals. The first of two cabinet cards is embossed with "Quartley", and the second is embossed with "Morton." Two Cartes de visites are printed on verso with "J.F. Rowe. A fifth card is identified as a "Gem" photo card, printed on verso with "R.W. Knorr" and an advertisement for the tiny Gem format.

Quartley, Baltimore, M.D.

Portrait of woman in outdoor setting, holding Picturesque Canada book

Item is a cream coloured gold edged cabinet card. Photograph affixed with woman in velvet jacket with elaborate lace neckline, leaning against flower-covered rock in studio setting with birch trees painted on a backdrop. She holds a copy of Picturesque Canada Vol II and displayed to the right are a cabinet card, a conch shell and a straw hat with flowers. On verso, in red ink, an artist's palette and brushes are depcited with the text "95/ Windham St./ Guelph/ Marshall."

Willard Marshall Photography

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 "Morton/ LINDSAY/ CANADA." Floral tissue insert. On front, embossed shield with dragons.

M.M. Morton

Portrait of child at desk with magazine

Item is a grey card with photograph of a young girl sitting at a table with an opened magazine. She leans across it, looking at the camera. At bottom right, embossed geometric decoration with letter "N" and the text "CHAS. M. NOBLE,/ 11 KING ST. W.,/ TORONTO, ONT."

Noble, Charles H.

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 nouveau style design embossed in gold.

Barrett Studio

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 words "EXTRA FINISH" inside image, and at right, "HARRISTON". On verso, handwritten in ink across top, "No. 118 May 21/ 95". Beneath and across entire card in faded pencil, [illegible]/ 1901 L-?/ 6 years(?) Allen Beau. / Mrs. R. E. / Johnson./ West Point of town near/ Ludl(?)/ Posted BW./ Sold for 6.00/ Paint(?)". Along left side, the imprint of an envelope flap with a purple stamp reading "The North Wester Picture Frame Co, Winnipeg".

R.L. Hinde

Portrait of a woman in fur stole and muff

Item is a brown cabinet card with text embossed in gold at the bottom edge, "Mad/ Ed./ Gagne/ 211 rue St. Laurent/ MONTREAL." Photograph shows a young woman with a fittend, columnar dark dress with elaborate ruffled flounce a the base and a long fur scarf. She holds a fur muff in her right hand, and rest her gloved left on the top of an elaborate metal gate. The scene appears indoors despite a blanket of grass beneath her feet. She wears a flat, straw hat.

Madame Ed. Gagne

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 woman with chair and book

Item is a white card with full length portrait photograph of a woman in a long black dress with high collar and skirt train. She stands behind an upholstered chair, holding a book loose in her right hand. The backdrop is a painted scene with large window. On verso, lithographed in gold, "P. DOEBEREINER/ Photographer." A design with a cornucopia surrounded by an artist's palette and brushes, a camera and a scroll with the image of two people is at the centre. Drawings of cartes de visites fall out of the upturned cornucopia. At the bottom, also lithographed in cold, "CALEDONIA/ ONTARIO." At the top right corner, there is the faint impression of lettering reading "L Fox"?

Doebereiner, P.

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 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 woman with ribbon necklace and lace collar

Item is a white card with raised oval photograph of a woman with a lace collar and a dark ribbon tied around her neck. 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, "70782".

Notman, William

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 removed.

M.M. Morton

Florence Roe Orr

Item is a carte de visite portrait of a young girl in a photography studio. Inscription on verso reads 'Florence Rose Orr - 6 years old - 30th July 1881. Made by Notman & Sandham, Montreal.

Notman & Sandham

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 Bleury Street, Montreal'

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.

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 (illegible)

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 mount reads, 'Constance Orr'.

William Notman & Son

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 around Toronto, Orillia, Banff, Regina, Ancaster, Moose Jaw and Saskatoon. Some activities include rowing, tennis, canoeing, and attending various events.

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/ TORONTO,/ CANADA." On verso, in pencil, "9.60".

VanderFeen, Guilliaume B.C.

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 two young girls with rocking horse

Item is a cream coloured cabinet card with light green border and embossed decoration at bottom, with raised text "Senior" and "MAIN ST./ EXETER." on either side. In the bottom centre, a drawing of an artist's palette with brushes contains the text "EXTRA/ FINISH". The photograph is of two young girls, probably about 1 and 2 years of age, in dark dresses with wide lace collars. The younger sits in a wooden rocker with horse cut-outs on either end.

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 boy in Highland dress and girl in bonnet

Item is a cream cabinet card with embossed gold text at bottom, "ST. MARY'S STUDIO/ ST. ANDREWS/ N.B./ J. Rodgrs". Photograph is a full length portrait of a boy and girl, seated on the end of a bench. The boy wears kilt and tartan with matching hat and holds a walking stick. The girl wears a loose, wide-collared dress with frilled bonnet. On verso, elaborate stamp with photographer's name and various seals indicating prizes won and societies the photographer belonged to, including Ediburgh Photographic Society, Photographic Society of Scotland, Royal Scottish Society of Arts, Aberdeen Mechanics Institution. The stamp also indicates the studio was "PATRONIZED BY ROYALTY" and was established in 1849.

T.R. Rodgrs

Portrait of a woman standing among reeds

Item is a cream coloured cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom edge, "Cabinet Portrait/ G. C. ARLESS PHOTO. MONTREAL". The text is separated in the centre with the drawing of a maple leaf. Photograph is a full length portrait of a woman with embroidered jacket standing admist cattail reeds. On verso, lithographed celtic interlace border design with the design of a crest with a maple leaf in the centre, and the letters "G" "C"and "A"intertwined. Below, "G. C. ARLESS/ Photographer/ MONTREAL/ Wm Galt. Lith." Handwritten in black ink at top, "Aug 1889".

Arless, G. C.

Portrait of a woman in black ribboned dress

Item features green patterned paper on black-backed mount with embossed border and thin, rectangular photograph inset of a woman seated on a bench wearing an elaborately ribboned blouse and holding a fur muff. At bottom right, embossed, "Thompson Bros/ 177 1/2 YONGE ST. TORONTO."

Thompson Brothers

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 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 stamp with cherub and flowers and the text "S. PARK,/ ARTIST,/ BRANTFORD, Ont./ All Negatives for Photographs/ preserved - ready at any time/ for additional copies, by/ mail or otherwise."

Park, Seth

Portrait of three children in landscape scene

Item is a cream coloured card with gold border and full-length portrait of three children, the youngest seated in a high chair in the middle, standing in front of a painted landscape backdrop. They stand on a patterened floor. On verso, small circular stamp with the text, "ISAAC HORNING,/ ARTIST,/ Talbot Street,/ SIMCOE,/ C. W." At top right, handwritten in pencil, "566".

Horning, Isaac

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 two children with a picture book

Item is a dark brown cabinet card with gold letterpress at the bottom reading "Smith/ Galt". Photograph shows two children in dark dresses with pleating down the front seated on hay with palm fronds in the background and holding a picture book open on their laps. On verso, at bottom right, a sticker with the handwritten ink "$4.00/ SW".

Smith

Portrait of a woman with braided hair

Item is a white card with raised oval photograph of a woman with an embroidered jacket and her hair pulled back in braids. On the bottom of the card, in gold letterpress, "WILLIAM NOTMAN PHOTO". 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 location of studio in "MONTREAL". 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". Below the design, also in gold, "Branches at/ Toronto and Halifax." Handwritten lightly at top edge, "77159".

Notman, William

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 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 mean wears a dark coat and waist coat with pinstriped trousers. The woman wears a plain dress with fabric gathered over the bustle in the back.

Perkins, Thomas E.

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 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 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 boy and girl in outdoor scene

Item is a cream cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom, "Thom Winnipeg." Photograph shows two children in front of a painted backdrop, depicting a lake and trees. The boy holds a straw hat and the girl is seated on a wooden chair made of twigs. Another straw hat leans against the chair.

Thom

Potrait of two men with cabinet card

Item is a brown cabinet card with gold edging and black letterpress at bottom, "Pittaway & Jarvis./ 117 Sparks Street,/ Ottawa, Ont." Photograph is printed with a rounded frame, showing two men seated on a lawn, each holding umbrellas, in front of a studio backdrop. They pass a cabinet card between them. On verso, in black letterpress, "First Prize, Silver Medal,/ Provincial Exhibition, 1884-1887./ From/ Pittaway & Jarvis/ Photographic ARTISTS/ 117 Sparks Street/ OTTAWA/ All Negatives Kept./ Copies or Englargements can be had/ at any time." In pencil, at aupper right, "4.50".

Pittaway & Jarvis

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 home, having a picnic and by the lake; some include domestic animals. Some photographs taken Ottawa, and Niagara Falls, and at Balboa Island, California, among other destinations.

Photo stores include Thompson's Camera and Art Store.
Date on the back of a loose photograph says "Apr. / 30".

Cabinet card and tintype album

Item consists of a dark blue album with the words "Scenes By the Way" written in white ink on the cover. Pages are grey with cutouts to slide in and hold photographs. Photographs consist of cartes de visite, cabinet cards and tintypes and are either loose or glued onto the pages. Some have captions written in fading white ink.
Photographs were taken at studios in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; New Westminster, British Columbia; Summerside, Prince Edward Island; Ottawa, Ontario; and Chicago, Illinois, and all consist of single-figure portraits.

Photographers and studios include: C. Lewis, E. R. Turner

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 backed gothic style chair, and a second row of men standing behind them.

J. L. Barnes

Portrait of woman in floral wrap

Item is a brown folded card card with gold letterpress on front, "DeLille's/ STUDIO./ Toronto". Inside, sepia-toned portrait of a woman in a romantic bun and a lacey, floral wrap. On photograph, in white ink, "DeLille's/ Toronto". Photograph is pasted onto brown tissue on top of cream card.

[Portrait of Canadian WWI army officer in uniform]

Item is a cream coloured bi-fold card (3 flaps) with an embossed ribbon on the front flap at lower right. Inside, a vignetted photograph of a man in Canadian army uniform, with a badge on his right shoulder labeled "Toronto". The back of the photograph is stamped "HALKSWORTH WHEELER/ 109A SANDGATE ROAD./ FOLKESTONE". This is handwritten on the front of the photograph, and the date August 1917 is written on the card.

Wheeler, Halksworth

[Portrait of Guy Bulloch]

Item is a light brown card with photograph of a man from the shoulders up, on a plain background. Embossed into the card at the base is the studio mark for William Notman and Son at 14 Phillips Square, Montreal. On verso, the name Guy Bulloch with the date 1900s is handwritten in blue ink.

Notman, William

[Portrait of a man in purple tie]

Item is a cream coloured card with photograph of a man wearing a suit with hand-coloured purple tie. On verso, design in gold ink for the Notman Studio: "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

Horse team

Photographic image is of a two-horse team standing on a dirt road with cart and driver in front of residential buildings. The card mount is taupe and dark gray.

Jesse J. H. Plato

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 Florence L. Roe Dec 26th 1893. 900 Dorchester St Montreal'.

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 verso.

Summerhayes & Walford

Portrait of three girls in matching dresses

Item is a beige card with embossed frame around photograph of three young girls, seated on a bench. The youngest is perched on the edge and wears a large bow in her hair. At bottom right of card, a red stamp with decorative wreath surrounding the initials "A B" is followed by the text "A. Brien/ 640 W. NOTRE DAME/ MONTREAL." On verso, in pencil, "[illeg] gilt(?)" and "6 x 9".

Brien, Anthole

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 crown and the text, "CRAWFORD/ HAMILTON."

Crawford Studio

Portrait of a woman in a fur coat

Item is a green bi-fold card with a design in silver letterpress at the top left of an artist's palette and brushes with the text "The/ Gainsboro". Inside, a portrait of a woman with a wavy bobbed haircut and a fur coat with thick fur collar. At the bottom centre, in black letterpress, "THE/ GAINSBORO/ STUDIOS/ TORONTO/ HAMILTON/ ST. CATHERINES".

Gainsboro Studios

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 the right. Woman wears a full hoop skirt and holds a hat. On verso, in black letterpress, "W.D. Brigham./ Photographer./ HUNTRISS ROW./ & New Queen St./ SCARBORO,/ & Pocklington." In handwritten ink, "Cousin/ Hannah Mayman."

W.D. Brigham, Photographer

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 young man in velvet and lace suit

Item is a white carte-de-visite featuring a full length portrait photograph of a young man dressed in velvet suit jacket trimmed in lace with matching trousers that cut above the knee and have been extended down with a long lace frill. Black stockings complete what was typically a child's dress costume known as a Fauntleroy suit. He stands in front of a studio backdrop showing a doorway, and at his feet the base of a headrest is visible behind him. On verso, an elaborate lithographed design in green with the text "DORION & DELORME/ PHOTOGRAPHERS/ D & D/ 140 SPARKS ST./ OTTAWA./ ONTARIO." Someone has drawn through the image with blue pen in a zig-zag.

Dorion & Delorme

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 matching socks and seated on a bannister on the left. A girl is seated in a rustic tree branch chair on the right. The boy in the centre wears a sack coat with only the top button fastened. On verso, a lithographed design in gold with the text "ELECTRIC LIGHT PHOTO GALLERY." followed by the image of the front and back of a medal for the Industrial Exhibition Association of Toronto Opened Setp 5th 1879. Beneath that, "Highest Award at Toronto, Kingston and Hamilton./ S. J. Dixon,/ MEMBER OF THE/ Photographers'. Association. of. America./ All Photos made with the New Process./ NO CHANGE OF EXPRESSION./ The Exposure is but One Second./ GALLERY,/ Cor. King and Yonge Sts./ TORONTO./ Not Connected with any other Gallery of the/ Same Name."

Dixon, Samuel J.

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 wears a feathered hat and beaded necklace with a small chain looped from a button near her waist to her left pocket. She stands in front of a painted backdrop with outdoor scene, resting her left hand against a low stick fence. On verso, lithographed in brown, "ART/ Photographer/ John Bull/ CITY ROAD/ PETERBOROUGH."

John Bull

Portrait of a woman with lace collar

Item is a white card with raised oval photograph of a woman with a lace collar. 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, "71127".

Notman, William

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 the right side.

M.M. Morton

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 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 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 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 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,/ WOODSTOCK,/ ONTARIO." All in gold. Design features a beaver on the Ontario coat of arms in centre. At upper right, in pencil, "2.00".

C.E. Perry, Artistic Photographer

Kodak commercial advertising photographs

Commerical photographs: one still life of a tea set, one advertising a fisher price camera for children - the image is of three children (two boys and a girl) and a note with the photograph reads "Put a camera in the hands of children and sharpen your own view of the world. The Fisher-Price camera was designed for younsters in the five-to-eight-year-old group". Four are head shots of a young man wth a mohawk. Two are of Grey Line red double decker buses with Kodak advertising on the side of the buses. Two are studio shots of Kodak cameras with boxes of Kodak film. One is of men in the middle of a soccer game, this photograph includes a note that reads "Participants in the 1986 Kodak 'Run for the Money' color reporduction contest will be working from this colorful sports action photo in their attempts to accurately reproduce the image for the ninth annual Kodak 'Run for the Money." Other images are still lifes of coloured umbrellas, chalk, and casino lights taken at night. As well as two commercial 'beauty' shots of two women.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Black album, "Photographs"

Black leather album, lined with satin, bound with black string. "Photographs" is embossed on the front cover, and "Royal Albums" and "Made in USA" are in gold letterpress inside the back cover. Snapshots are glued to 40 black construction paper pages. Primarily vernacular images of weddings, soldiers, and vacations. Only Dick Gossett, Alan Pride, Bill McMillan, Duncan Wallace, and Minnie (Wallace) Owens are identified. One photograph of young men is entitled "Bolsover Flirts."

Royal Albums

[Female residents of Macdonald Hall, University of Guelph]

File contains three cream-coloured cards embossed with the coat of arms of the University of Guelph and the words "Macdonald Hall/ Guelph" in the upper left corner. On the lower right, the photographer's studio is identified as "The O'Keefe's/ Guelph, Ontario". Two of the portraits are duplicates. The third portrait is identified as "Jennie". Each card has a piece of glassine tissue covering the photo inside.

O'Keefe's Studio (Lionel C. O'Keefe)

[Portrait of Selma Owen]

Item is a grey and green mottled-pattern bi-fold card with, art nouveu floral design embossed into the upper left corner of the front flap. On the front of the right flap is embossed the name of the photographer: "Craswell/ Charlottetown, P.E.I." Inside, a photograph of a woman with a short haircut. The image is very dark, causing the rest of her body to be obscured. On the inside of the left flap, a handwritten note gives her name and the date.

Craswell

Portrait proofs of Helen Ballock

5 photographs of the same woman in light-coloured blouse, different poses and backgrounds. Each image is stamped "PROOF ONLY" on the front, and again on the back with more explanatpry text. The studio's name is given as "The Stride Studios". The sitter was identified as "Miss Helen Ballock." on a manilla envelope which contained the images. [Envelope removed]

Stride, Charles Edgar

Redbook reader

Photograph is of a woman sitting in front of a fireplace, with Redbook magazine open on her lap. The support for the image is a neon-red paper. On the lower right of the tan card mount is embossed the studio logo. On the verso is inscribed in green ink: "To Jessie, Wishing you many happy returns of the day. Violet. Jan. 1 1912."

Rembrandt's Studio

Portrait of three girls in matching dresses

Item is a brown bi-fold card with art-deco style foliate embossed design on front. Inside portrait of three young girls, two seated on an upholstered floral bench and one standing. All wearing matching dresses. Possible forest scene in background (too dark). At bottom right, ink black letterpress, "M.M. Morton,/ LINDSAY, ONT."

M.M. Morton

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