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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 ...

H.C. Tait Photographs

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

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 man with beard

Item is a cream carte de visite with gold border and portrait of a man in suit and bowtie, with a thick beard. On verso, in black letterpress, "EREKSON & LEE,/ PHOTOGRAPHERS,/ 285 MAIN STREET,/ BRIDGEPORT, CT./ Duplicates may be had at an...

Erekson & Lee

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 boy in checkered suit

Item is a grey carte de visite with portrait of a boy in checked suit and bowtie, leaning on an upholstered chair back. Drapery falls over chair on left side. On verso, in black letterpress "H. LUTHER,/ SOUTH PART/ Photograph Gallery/ 444 1/2...

H. Luther Photograph Gallery

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 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�...

D.P. Groves, Photographer

Portrait of C. Y.(?) Walker

Item is a cream carte de visite with gold border and handwritten in ink at bottom "C Y(?) Walker." On verso, in black letterpress, "R.D. PALMER/ PHOTOGRAPHER,/ AND Portrait Painter,/ Huron Street, East of Cook's Hotel,/ ANN ARB...

R.D. Palmer

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 AR...

R.D. Palmer

Portrait of A. M. Harrison

Item is a cream coloured card with gold border and portrait of a man (side view) with sideburns and checkered tie. On verso, handwritten in blue ink at top, "Yours fraternally/ A. M. Harriso-". In purple letterpress at centre, "REVE...

Revenaugh & Co.

Portrait of Charles A. Kent

Item is a cream carte de visite with gold border and portrait of a man with beard. At bottom, written in black ink "Charles(?) A. Kent." On verso, in black letterpress, "R.D. PALMER,/ PHOTOGRAPHER,/ And Portrait Painter,/ Huron Stre...

R.D. Palmer

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

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

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 in...

Royal Studio

Portrait of woman

Item is a cabinet card portrait of woman sitting and wearing Victorian dress. Black text on back of card reads, 'Bradley & Rulofson San Francisco, United States, The World, Vienna 1873, Gold Medals, 429 Montgomery Street San Francisco. Ca...

Bradley & Rulofson

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

Anna G.

Item is a portrait of young woman. Black text on back of card reads, 'Bradley & Rulofson, San Francisco, United States, The World, Vienna 1873 Gold Medals, 429 Montgomery Street, San Francisco. Cal.' Inscription in pencil reads, ...

Bradley & Rulofson

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

Item is a cabinet card portrait of woman. Text below photograph reads, 'Rockwood, 17 Union Square (West) N.Y.' Text on back of card reads, 'Rockwood Photographer 17 Union Square (west) N.Y.'

Rockwood Photography

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 c...

Kirkland's Studio

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

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

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...

Canada album

Item consists of a brown album with gold embossing and darker brown detailing. Item has part of a metal clasp on right of cover. Pages are white with gold embossing and sleeves with cutouts to insert the photographs into. Spine is torn and in very...

Shields, Lorne

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 ...

Royal Albums

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 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 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...

George William O Secretan

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 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

Portrait of two children

Item is a white cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom edge. On the left, a design with a shield and the letters "L" "C" and "O" intertwined. On the right, "Owens Ground floor Studio/ S. MILL ST./ NEW CASTL...

Owens Ground floor Studio

Portrait of an infant

Item is a beige cabinet card with scalloped edges and brown letterpress at bottom. On the right, "Phipps" and on the left "NEW CASTLE,/ PA." In the centre, a design with artist's palette and brushes and the text "PHIP...

Phipps

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