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Seven men

Item is a portrait of seven men. Stamp on back of card reads, 'F.H. Denison, Photographer, Dealer in Picture Frames, Chromos, Oil paintings, Stereoscopic Views, Albums, Wall Pockets, Brackets, &c. Court St. Fergus Falls, Minn.'

F.H. Denison, Photographer

Hodgkiss Studios business card

Item is a business card for Hodgkiss studios. It is white card with red text that reads: "PASSPORT and PORTRAIT / PHOTOGRAPHS / Ready While You Wait / REASONABLE PRICES / Hodgkiss Studios / 3 ADELAIDE E., TORONTO / EM 6-5342 / Old Photographs and Documents Copied". Verso is blank.

Hodgskiss Studios

Rochester Institute of Technology course completion card

Item is a course completion card for A.J. Orr in quality control for the chemical industries. It reads: "Rochester Institute of Techonolgy / EVENING AND EXTENSION DIVISION / THIS CERTIFICATE INDICATES THAT / [inscribed in blue ink] A. J. Orr / HAS COMPLETED THE COURSE IN / [inscribed in blue ink] Quality Control of the Chemical Industries". It is signed by President Mark Ellingson and Director Burton C. Stratton and dated 1951-52.

Rochester Institute of Technology

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. Gold imprint below photograph reads, 'Elmer Chickering 21 West St. Boston'. Black text on back of card reads, 'The royal studio, Massachusetts charitable mechanic association founded 1795 inc. 1806. Awarded at the seventeenth exhibition 1890, highest award, Elmer Chickering Proprietor 21 West St. Boston, Duplicates can be had at any time', inscription in pencil on back reads, '86503'

Royal Studio

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.

Prince of Wales

Item is a photograph of a car on crowded street. Inscription in black ink on back of card reads, 'The prince of Wales Leaving (illegible) Nov. 1919', written over inscription in pencil, illegible.

First visit to Canada

Item is a photograph of a building and two blurry figures in foreground. Inscription in black ink on back of photograph reads, 'First visit to Canada and (illegible) of Edward Prince of Wales, 1919.', written over illegible inscription in pencil.

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)

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

Portrait of man

Item is a cabinet card portrait of man. Text below photograph reads, 'Elmer Chickering, 21 West St. Boston'. Text on back of card reads, 'The Royal Studio, Elmer Chickering Proprietor 21 West St. Boston.'

Royal Studio

Portrait of woman with white dress and pearls

Item is a cabinet card portrait of woman. Text below photograph reads, 'Wm. Notman & Son - Montreal'. Text on back of card reads, 'W. Notman Photographer to her majesty Montreal also at Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, & St. John N.B.' Inscription in black ink reads, '(illegible name) 1886'.

William Notman & Son

Connie Orr standing by window

Item is a portrait of a woman in white dress standing beside a window. Inscription in black ink on back of photograph reads, 'To dear Ted, Wishing you a Happy Birthday, Your loving sister, Connie Orr. Dec. /17'

William Notman & Son

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

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

Cabinet card holder

Item is a paper cabinet card holder. Printed text on cover reads, 'Paid Book Post, Printed Matter only'. Blue stamp reads, 'Star Office, Feb 5 1895. Inscription in ink reads, 'Lady Traveller Star Office Montreal'. Text on back cover reads, 'Wm. Notman & Son Photographers to the Queen 17 Bleury Street Montreal. Branches in United States. Boston, Mass. Albany, NY. Newport, R.I. Branches in Canada, Halifax, N.S. St. John, N.B. Ottawa, Ont.

William Notman & Son

Elsie K. Orr

Item is a portrait of woman reclining in a black leotard. Embossed on lower right hand side of photograph reads, 'Arnold, Brooklyn, N.Y.' Inscription in blue ink on back of photograph reads, 'Elsie K. Orr My first Wife, (illegible letter).V.O.'

Portrait of a balding man in a suit

Item is a portrait of a man, possibly affiliated with the Stanley Cup. It is mounted on brown card in a folding paper housing. Inscription in black ink below photograph reads, 'From Uncle Curly'. Inscription in pencil below photograph reads, 'Selby'. Embossment below photograph reads, 'Rice Montreal'.

Rice Studio

Invitation to ball to meet the Prince of Wales

Invitation to Ball. Inscription reads, 'To have the honour of meeting His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales The Chairmen and Executive of the Citizens' Committee request the pleasure of the company of Misses Constance and Dorothy Orr at a Ball in the Windsor Hotel Montreal, on Thursday evening October the thirtieth nineteen hundred and nineteen at nine-thirty o'clock.'

Sketch of interior of Cornelius Vanderbilt House

Item is a sketch of the interior of a room with furnishings, made with ink on glassine paper. Inscriptions read: "Geo. S & Polley & W. Pub. Boston" "Interior Cornelius Vanderbilts Residence". The mansion was located on 1 West 57th Street in New York City and was built in 1883. Cornelius Vaderbilt II was an heir, socialite and businessman. The house was sold at the beginning of the First World War for seven million dollars.

High school Certificate of Honour

Item is a certificate of Honour. Inscription reads, 'High School of Montreal. Certificate of Honour. This is to certify that at the June Examinations, 1906 Edward De L. Orr of 2nd year took first place in and honourable mention in Arithmetic, Dictation, French and Writing. Wellington Dixon, Rector'.

Common Place Book

Item is a notebook filled with hand written text, including quotations and prose. Cover reads: "Common Place Book / Cookshire Oct 24th 1880 / A.E. Orr / Yours truly Yours truly"

Avis

Item consists of a notice, written in French, indicating the Seigneurie Delery will be at the King Edward Hotel the week of November 11-15, 1940 to discern intestersts of rights.

Empty photograph envelopes

Various photograph envelopes from Kodak in Montreal QC, Gurds Sports Hobbies in London ON, and Tamblyn Tel-Vision Prints in Toronto. Advertisements for Verichrome Safety film on Kodak envelopes. One envelope contains two prints of A.T. Orr, one with him and a group of friends, the other holding game after hunting.

Carte de visite album

Leather bound album with gold trim and the title "ALBUM" printed on spine. Metal clasp. Thick cardstock pages coloured light blue with openings for inserting cartes de visite. Sparsely populated by card photographs from Notman Studios and others in Ontario and Quebec.

Pages from album

Grey pages with photographs and cards adhered. Two holes in the left side of each page indicate where album was probably bound with string. Covers missing. First page has image of Old Orchard, Michigan. Most photographs feature two women and two children, seaside.

Man standing in the ocean

Item is a snapshot photograph with beveled edges of a man standing in the ocean. Inscription on verso reads, 'Jan 2nd 1950 A.M./ A.T.Orr,/Swimming at Haulover Beach, (Dade County owned) Collins Ave. (North) Miami Beach, Florida.'

Couple in Miami

Item is a snapshot photograph with beveled edges featuring an image of a couple smiling and posing in front of Hialeah Park. Inscription on verso in blue ink reads, 'Jan 4th, 1950 A couple of smiling 'As' in the paddock at Hialeah race course, Hialeah, Miami, Florida.'

Two men beneath palm trees

Item is a photograph of two men standing under some palm trees. Inscription on verso reads, 'June 4th 1950 Hialeah Race Course, Miami, Florida A.T.O & Baldy the Pretzel? (Bent over like one) better still it is a good snapshot of the 'Royal Palms''

Six men holding string of fish

Item is a photograph of six men standing in a row outside holding a string of fish. Inscription on verso reads, 'Raymond C. Franklin Phila. W. H. McElwee Phila. D.J. Gilwour Quebec. A.E.Orr, G.A. Moutain, Ottawa. Lawson, Ottawa. Kennybunck Beach, ME. 19th August 1915'.

UK and Canada album

Item is an album containing photographs of Canada and the UK. Item has a black cloth cover bound with red string. Notations are handwritten in ink and pencil.
Canadian locations include: Lake Manitoba, Lake Champlain, St. Lawrence river, Port Stanley, Quebec. UK locations include: Manchester Ship Canal, Liverpool, New Brighton, Chester, Wallasey, Bidston.
Two photographs dated 1905.
Themes include: ships, boats, sailing, fishing, S.S. Dominion, Campania, family photographs, mountainous landscapes, trains, early motorcycle, horses as transportation.

Shields, Lorne

Cheescake pinups

Brown embossed cover, bound with green string. Photos held with black photo corners. Individual portraits show naked women in variety of settings.
Themes: female nudity, sex, Chinese, Japanese, USA, Hawaii.
Some photos have copyright symbol printed onto photographs.

Northern Ontario

Red cover bound with red string. Black pages. Most photographs mounted using black photo corners; smaller photographs appear to be glued in. Heavily annotaed with notations and drawings in white ink - fading in places - including quote from Wilbur D. Nesbit's poem "Smile".
Individual and group portraits show family and friends in rural life settings and on various trips including skiing, mining, mountainous terrain, several lakes. Several captions include dates 1936, 1937, 1938.
Themes: family photographs, rural and farm life, family/group trips, gold mining, cars, trains, aeroplanes, cameras, skiing.
Geographic locations: Wasaga Beach, Dickey Lake, Redstone Road, Milford Bay, Porcupine Lake, Redstone River, Red Lake, McIntyre Mines, Hudson's Bay Co. post at Pine Ridge, Val Gagne.
Names include: Johnny Jones and Sandy McIntyre; Norman Bonter; Eddie, Harvey and Irene Hurst; Jack Kelman; Bob Newbegin; Marge and Jimmy Walton; Mike Costnik; Cliff Miles; Carl Merger; Jack McLaren; Lex Lanengan; Al Laver; Jean Alexander and George Humphreys; Captain Webb; E. and F. Croteau.

Canada album

Unbound, black pages. Notations in white ink and pencil. Mostly scenic and landscape photographs; small number of architectural photographs and environmental portraits.
Locations: Moore's Falls, Elliott Falls, Black River, Norland Dam, Toronto Bay, Montmorency Falls, Mud Turtle Lake.
Places: Toronto University, Legislative Chamber in Parliament Building, Osgood Hall Library, City Hall Main Entrance.
Themes: landscape, lakes, sailboat, architecture.

Northern Ontario album

Black cover with the word "photographs" embossed in gold; bound with red string. Black pages. Photographs are moutned directly to the page or inserted under cut-out windows overlaying the page. Front and back end pages are loose.

Themes include: portraits, landscapes, waterscapes waterfalls, boats and canoes, houses, carriages, railroad tracks, National Flag of Canada c. 1896.

Sites include the Canadian Bank of Commerce, W. J. Bauldry's Boat-House, Cobalt Open Call Mining Exchange, The Imperial Bank of Canada.

Portraits and houses album

Red leather cover. Spine detaching from cover. Black pages.

Themes include portraits, houses and churches, farm life, early cameras, early cars, early trains, early bikes, steamboats, waterscapes.

Includes a photograph of the steamboat Argyle [formerly The Empress of India, built in 1876; rebuilt/renamed in 1899/1902 (conflict among sources); renamed Frontier in 1912]. See < maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca > search "Argyle steamboat".

California album

Brown cover, edges flaking, tied with brown string. Notations in pencil and blue ink on black pages.

Sites include Monterey, CA; Santa Ana City Hall; San Juan Capistiano; Laguna Beach; Yosemite National Park;

Themes include: early cars; portraits, houses, moving houses [using early trucks to physically move the house].

California and Utah album

Leather edged cover, detached binding. Contains photographs and pressed flowers. Lengthy notations in black ink. More of a journal with photographs. Vast majority of pages are blank.

Themes of photographs include early trains and railways, portraits, scenic views.

Includes some loose photographs and pressed flowers; also includes printed photographic reproductions from journals adhered to pages;
Sites include: Catalina Isl, Mualon Bay.

Grand Canyon album

Front cover missing; back cover in tact. Bound with black string; loose. Black pages. Notations in white ink. Photographs mounted using black photo corners. A few Kodak Colour photograph. Some photographs loose.

Locations include: Mississippi River; Amarillo, Texas; Grand Canyon; Santa Monica, Pasadena, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Francisco, all California; Union Square, San Francisco; Chicago, Illinois; Stamford, Connecticut.

Sites include: El Toyar Hotel, Hermit's Rest, Cedar Mountain and Painted Desert, all in Grand Canyon; Public Library, LA; General Pershing Square and General McArthur Square, LA; Golden Gate Park; Bay Bridge; Mission Dolores; Lincoln Park; Union Station, LA; Beloeil Que; Museum of Science, Chicago; Wyoming State Museum; Historic Oregon Trail.

Themes include: portraits, tourist snapshots, scenic landscapes and views, dogs.

British Columbia album

Black cover embossed with "photographs" in gold, bound with black string. Black pages. Notations in white ink. Photographs mounted using black photo corners. A few loose photographs. Many photographs missing.

Sites include: St. Mary's River, the Rockies, Kicking Horse River, Arrow Lakes, Harrison Lake, Stanley Park, Vancouver Tennis Clubhouse in Shaugnessy Heights, Rose Gardens in the Empress Hotel Grounds, Canadian National Park Wainwright, Saskatchewan wheat fields,

Locations include: Calgary, Field, Nakusp, Vancouver, the Malahat,

Themes include: portraits, scenic landscapes and waterscapes, gardening, early cars, animals, early tractors, rural farm life, wheat harvesting, houses, churches, early ferries.

Notable: President Harding in Stanley Park, 1923.

People and places album

Decorated cover detached from binding. Beige pages. Notations in black ink. Some loose photographs. Many pages blank. One of blank pages has "Stouffville" written, but no photos.

Sites include: Ontario Hotel, Cucamonga Vineyard, Arrowhead Hot Springs Hotel, orange and apricot orchards, Old Mission Church in San Gabriel LA, Riverdale Park in Toronto.

Locations include: Ontario, San Bernardine, Santa Monica beach, San Antonio Canyon, Riverside, San Diego,

Themes include: sceni landscapes, rural farm work, early railroads, agriculture.

Dates include: Decoration Day, 18[8/9]5, 1905, March and April 1921.

Grand and Central America tour album

Black cover and pages.Album manufactured in New York by F.L. Schafuss & Co. Photographs glued in. Handwritten notations in black ink. Includes panoramic photographs and one navigational chart for sailing. Some loose photographs.

Photographs are travel snapshots from a cruise aboard the S.S. Vigilancia, a steamship that traveled from New York to Vera Cruz, Mexico. There are photographs of the popular sites and activities in Cuba, Bahamas and Mexico, including bullfighting, shoe shining, street scenes, cattle ranches, restaurants, mahogany, rubber, cocoa and banana trees, canoeing, vendors, Pico de Orizaba, markets. cathedrals, monuments, etc.
Other notable photographs are of the interior of The Grand Hotel, Wreck of the USS Maine at Havana, Monument to Cubans executed by the Spanish at Fort Cabana, ox-carts, and horse-drawn trams. Photographs taken at The Sequential Great Bull Fight, Havana. Vera City Mexico, Frontera Tobasco Mexico, Monte Cristo, Balancan, San Carlos, Santa Margarita, Vega Canal, Calle de Mayo and Mexico City.

WWII family album

Black cover embossed letters ("Photographs") and image of deer. Bound with black string. Balck pages. Photographs mounted with glue or photo corners.Notations on photograph borders in black ink. Some loose photographs. One or two loose pages.

Dates include: August 1938, Fall 1939, 1941, September 1942, July 1943, summer 1944, 1945, 1956, winter 1947, 1948.

Locations include: Magog, Lac Superior, Quebec; Riverdale Park, Toronto, Ontario; Prince Edward Island; New York; Florida; England;
Themes include: Royal Montreal Regiment in Farnham, family portraits, weddings.

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.

Kiwanis showboat days album

Black leather cover, gold embossing ("photographs" and "showboat days"). Black pages with photographs glued in. Album bound by black braided string. "No. A Balmoral Album / Made in Canada by Canadian Kodak Co. Limited (Genuine Leather)."

Mostly collage work, cut out from show program, newspaper clippings of reviews and actual photogrpahs about the Kiwanis International musical play "Showboat Days".

Carte de visite album

Item is a photograph album with an ornate cover and metal clasps. Gold trimmed pages with openings to insert the CDVs. Spine in very poor condition; some torn pages; one loose photograph. Contains 26 gelatin silver and albumen photographs.

Many pages are empty. One loose photograph. Photographs consist of portraits; some with animals such as dogs or horses.

Photo studios include McMillan, Ontario and J Nicol Photographer, Nairn.

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".

Quebec album

Flexible green plastic cover with gold lettering ("photographs"). Coated metal ring binding. Black pages, notation in pencil and ink on adhesive labels. Photographs mounted with photo corners. Many photographs missing. Some drawings in white pencil.

Album also includes some photographi reproductions, almost small postcards, of well-known sites such as Hotel de Ville - City Hall; The Basilica; Kent House, and others.

Locations and sites include: City Hall; Basilica; Statue of Taschereau; Duffering Terrace; The Chateau Monument to Wolfe; Cathedral of the Holy Trinity; St. Louis Gate; Provincial Parliament Buildings; Montmorency Falls.

Themes include street views, cathedrals, monuments, cannons ("old guns") of the Main Battery; mortars.

UK and France album

Brown fabric cover with gold embossing. Gold finish on edges of pages. Spine and bindings missing. White pages with notations in pencil. Gold initials "MRTB" on title page. Photographs mounted with glue.

Other items mounted to pages include postcards, newspaper clippings about Stonehenge and other rock monuments,
Loose items include "Bain's Map of the Country of Nairn" (partly torn).

Sites and locations include: Roman Arena; Nice, France; Nairn River; Brodie Castle; Inshoch Castle; Pict and Scot War Stone; Queen's Head in Burley.

Themes include: scenic views and vistas, landscapes, some architecture images of churches and castles, harburfronts.

Toronto album

Black textured cover album with black pages. Handwritten notations in white ink. Photographs are glued in.

Inside cover has what appears to be a very small, very thin horseshoe mounted to the page; also, a small card is mounted to the page - contains two poems: "In Flanders' Fields" written by Colonel John McCrae from Canada serving in France 1917, and "America's Answer" written by R. W. Lillard appearing in the New York Evening Post.

On the third right-hand page, centre photo "Belle of a Masquerade", bottom left corner, faded date 1919. Other handwritten notations include summer 1911, summer 1913

Other items include newspaper clippings of marriage announcements,

Locations include: Simcoe, Humber River, Kew Beach, Toronto "Ex", Scarborough Bluffs, Scaroborugh Beach Park, Lake Ontario, Allan Gardens, Canadian Rockies, sites in Frisco [San Francisco], California, "Moore's Ltd" 380 Yonge - Toronto;
Thmes include: casual portraits, dogs,

Spanish-American war album

Black cover album with grey pages. Photographs glued in. Bound together by screwposts. Some photographs are torn, cut, cracked; many are loose or coming loose. Many pages are left blank; approximately ten to fifteen pages from the back of the album, there is a newspaper clipping of Princess Elizabeth holding baby Princess Anne (b. 1950).

Album belonged to a nurse from Alexander Ontario who served in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Some are amateur travel photographs and some appear to be taken with the purpose of being sold as a souvenir, featuring text.
Included are images of Havana, the coast, harbour, buildings, monuments, etc; the Red Cross Building, a U.S. hospital, a man dead on a stretcher, bullfights, and locals. Possibly a photo of Theodore Roosevent delivering the U.S. Soldiers.
Also included are an invitation, a newspaper cutout of an illustration of The Cane-bottom'd Char by W.M. Thackeray and an unidentified pressed plant leaf.

Homesteads album

Black cardboard and leather cover with gold embossed letters "Photos", bound with white string. White pages with white fabric guards/binding. Notations in black ink. Photographs mounted with glue on one side of page only. Some pages loose where fabric guards/binding have worn through. Some pages left blank towards end of album.

Themes include group portraits at social gatherings, photographs of houses, scenic views, "Parliament Buildings" (place unknown),.

Handpainted photographs album

Album cover in plastic held together with string. Black pages, photos glued in. Handpainted photographs. Doodles and drawing on pages in white ink. Several handcoloured photographs.
Pages in very poor condition - torn, flaking. Several loose photographs; yellowed and faded photographs.

Themes include snapshot portraits, domestic and farm animals - horses, dogs, sheep, cows; horse racing, crop fields, early vehicles and possibly an early tractor.

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