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[Portrait of a woman seated]

Item is an unmounted studio portrait of a woman sitting with her elbows on the armrest, and her hands up to her face. Her hair is in keeping with the fashion after 1876, of close crop curls on forehead. She wears a bracelet with a charm on each wrist, and a ring on her finger. The studio backdrop is of an interior, and there is a fur carpet underneath the chair.

Ferdinand, Daytona Beach Florida

Title taken from card-frame. The bull in the picture with the name Ferdinand on the card-frame could be referencing the children story of Ferdinand The Bull from 1935, made into a cartoon in 1938 by Walt Disney - this would potentially date the image from after 1938. The tintype is an image of a bull with a man sitting on its back, arms in the air and holding two guns. Another man stands beside the bull, in sunglasses and a hat. They seem to be standing on a beach.

[Portrait of three women]

Item is a wood frame covered in red paper with gold details, with ambrotype held in place with brass matt and brass preserver. Ambrotype is a portrait of three women, sitting on a bench outside, in front of what looks to be a boat on shore. All three wear elaborate hats, with long dresses and white collars, and their hands in their laps. All three look directly at the camera. Ambrotype is a single sheet of glass, the ashphaltum was painted directly overtop the collodion surface and so it is only one piece of glass with no need for a cover glass.

[Servant with tea service]

Item is a photograph adhered to cream-coloured card with gold letterpress. Text at bottom reads "L. L. Christmas/ 104 STOKE NEWINGTON Rd. N/ (OPPOSITE PRINCE GEORGE Rd.)". Photograph is of a maid holding a tray with a teacup and pots of cream and sugar. Studio backdrop with palm fronds. On verso of card, decorative gold stamp with floral motif and the photographer's name and address repeated, with the additional information: "Alexandra Studios" and "NEGATIVES KEPT EXTRA COPIES CAN ALWAYS/ BE HAD BY SENDING NAME."

Christmas, Lea Latimer

[Portrait of a man]

Item is an ambrotype photograph in a velvet-lined thermoplastic union case, showing a male sitter in front of a studio backdrop. The case was intended for use with 1/4 plate daguerreotypes, as indicated by the manufacturer's stamp on the inside back cover beneath the ambrotype plate: "Littlefield, Parsons & Co.,/ MANUFACTURERS OF/ Daguerrotype Cases./ L., P. & Co., are the sole/ Proprietors and only legal Manu-/ facturers of UNION CASES, with the/ Embracing Riveted Hinge./ Patented October 14, 1856,/ and April 21, 1857."

Littlefield, Parsons & Co.

Portrait of L. Carey

Item is a cabinet card photograph of a young woman with blue collar overpainted, affixed to yellow cardstock. On verso, in black letterpress, centred: "L. ROBIRA,/ Late with Theo. LILIENTHAL./ Photographer,/ 245 ROYAL STREET,/ NEW ORLEANS./ Duplicates may be had at any time." In purple pen, handwritten above: "L. Carey/ April 25, 1886". And at top left corner, handwritten in pencil, "400".

L. Robira, Photographer

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 young man with large tie

Item is a white cabinet card with elaborately embossed border and text, at bottom "Goff" followed by symbol with the letters F, G, and L intertwined, and "WAUSAU, WIS." On verso, in black letterpress, "These cards are manufactured expressly for/ F. Lee Goff, Wausau, Wis. U.S.A./ by Carl Ernst & Co. Berlin, Germany." Image is of a young man in a tweed suit with an elaborate paisley tie.

Goff

Portrait of man in highland dress

Item is a white carte-de-visite with hand-tinted print showing man in Highland dress with kilt, leaning on chair in studio setting. On verso, in black letterpress, "BARNES & SON/ Photographers/ 422,/ MILE END ROAD,/ AND AT/ BEDFORD HOUSE/ 6, Bedford Place,/ COMMERCIAL ROAD EAST./ DUPLICATES/ may be had at any time/ No." followed by "6864" in ink.

Barnes & Son

Portrait of American officer with bicorne hat

Item is a yellow card with photograph of an officer with Napoleon-style hat and sword, in front of a rough wooden fence (in studio). On verso, an elaborate brown etching with flowers, camera and artist's paints reading "Davis & Douglas./ Photographers,/ 58 MAIN STREET/ FALL RIVER, MASS,/ INSTANTANEOUS PROCESS USED EXCLUSIVELY./ NEGATIVES PRESERVED./ DUPLICATES CAN BE HAD AT ANY TIME." In pencil, at top "15-".

Davis & Douglas

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),/ Photographers,/ George Street, Peterborough/ NEGATIVES PRESERVED./ No." In blue ink, "2162/ - of Lady sitting/ for/ D.parne(?)" Below, in grey ink, "Dparnes" is scratched out with blue and below, also in blue ink, "W. Pepper." In pink, at centre of card, "202" and in pencil, at upper left "1083". Finally, beside the text "No." is the penciled number "127".

Thompson & Sun Photographers

Portrat of Theo Lilienthanal

Item is a greenish brown cabinet card with two types of gold letterpress at bottom. The first, darker and smaller, "Theo Lilienthal & Co./ New Orleans" and the second, "Enamel Finish/ Benjamin/ CINCINNATI". On verso, elaborate gold design on red, "THE WATSON STUDIO/ BENJAMIN/ SUCCESSOR/ 156/ W. Fourth Street/ bet Elm and Race./ CINCINNATI, OHIO./ ALL NEGATIVES KEPT./ No.__" In pencil, at mid right, sideways, "1.00". Drawing around text shows a man at upper right painting a portrait and a lion at the upper left. The portrait is a vignetted image of an older, bearded man with large tie.

The Watson Studio

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

Brownie Hawkeye flash model

Item is a small hand held box camera with Bakelite body, brilliant viewfinder and Kodalite Flash-holder attachment. For 6 x 6 cm exposures on 620 roll film. One of the best selling Brownie cameras ever made, it is a simple easy to use design created by Eastman Kodak employee Arthur H. Crapsey. The original sales price was $5.50 for the camera alone and $7.00 for the flash model.

Brownie Hawkeye Flash Model

Item is a small hand held box camera with Bakelite body, brilliant viewfinder and Kodalite Flash-holder attachment. For 6 x 6 cm exposures on 620 roll film. One of the best selling Brownie cameras ever made, it is a simple easy to use design created by Eastman Kodak employee Arthur H. Crapsey. The original sales price was $5.50 for the camera alone and $7.00 for the flash model.

No. 2C Brownie camera

Item is a fairly large box camera, for 6 7.5 x 12.7 cm (3 x 5") exposures on Kodak 130 film. Simple lens and rotary shutter.

Imperial Debonair

Item is a 1950s-era box camera made in the United States of America. The Imperial Debonair shoots 12 square 6x6cm exposures on 620 roll film. Also manufactured in black, olive and maroon, item in the collection is brown. The Imperial Debonair originally sold for between $15-$25. The same camera with different faceplate was also marketed as the "Official Cub Scout Camera".

Kodak Disc 3100

Item is a small, flat, hand-held camera with black plastic body and brushed metal, gold-coloured front plate. Intended by Kodak to replace their instamatic line of cameras, the Kodak Disc cameras were designed to be simple to use, with all automatic functions. Took Disc film, a proprietary format that made 15, 11 x 8 mm exposures; this small negative size made the resulting prints very grainy when enlarged and the camera model was not Kodak's most popular. Item has a built in flash and wrist strap.

Minox C camera

Sleek horizontal metal camera that expands to reveal lens. This is an auto-exposure camera, but there are 3 adjustable dials on top. Comes in specially fitted black leatherette carrying case. Takes 8.5 x 11mm film, and has a focal length of 15mm.

Hit miniature camera

Item is a "Hit" type novelty subminiature camera for 14 x 14 mm exposures on 17.5 mm paper-backed rollfilm. This style of camera was named for the original Hit camera design that inspired many similar cameras. This design is a chrome and black leatherette construction. Hit cameras were first produced in post WWII Japan, and were sold for about $0.50 each. Miniature accessories, such as filters, lens hoods and leather carrying cases, were also available. It is not known if this camera is related to the Crystar company.

Minolta 16 MG-S

Item is a subminiature camera, similar to the Minolta 16 MG, manufactured between 1966 and 1971. The images produced by 16 MG-S are a substantial improvement over the 16 MG. By using single perforated film format, the negative size was increased from 10x14mm to 12x17mm thus producing an image almost 50% larger. Composed of 4 elements in 3 groups the 23mm (f2.8-16) lens had a fixed-focus set at about 13 feet. Shutter speeds ranged from 1/30 to 1/500.

Salyut Kiev 88C

Item is a medium format, single lens reflex replica of the Swedish Hasselblad 1600 F camera manufactured in Russia. For 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 format film. Shutter is a foil focal plane style. Camera kit includes 2 film backs, an eye level viewfinder and 80 mm 2.8 lens.

Mamiya C3 Professional

Item is a medium format twin lens reflex camera for 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 roll film. Marketed as a professional camera, lenses are interchangeable (both the upper and lower lenses are removed together) without exposing the film. Extra lens included (Mamiya-Secor f4.5, 65 - 135 mm with a Seikosha - S shutter 1 - 1/500 sec.)

Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex III, demonstration model

Item is the last pre-war Ikoflex model, released in June of 1939 and made in Stuttgart, Germany. For 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 format roll film. The focusing screen has a condenser, magnifier for focusing and an “albada” finder (sports finder) in the hood. The viewing lens is an f3.5, 7.5 cm Teronar Anastigmat, lower lens is a Triotar f 3.5, 7.5 cm, Carl Zeiss Jena. Shutter is a Zeiss Ikon Compur Rapid, with speeds of 1 - 1/400 second and Bulb. Model number "853/16" is stamped under the lens assembly. Inside the viewfinder is a chart for seasonal exposure times.

Ikoflex III camera

Item is a medium format twin lens reflex camera manufactured by Zeiss Ikon. this is the last pre-war Ikoflex model, released in June of 1939 and made in Stuttgart, Germany. For 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 format roll film. The focusing screen has a condenser, magnifier for focusing and an “albada” finder (sports finder) in the hood. The viewing lens is an f3.5, 7.5 cm Teronar Anastigmat, lower lens is a Triotar f 3.5, 7.5 cm, Carl Zeiss Jena. Shutter is a Zeiss Ikon Compur Rapid, with speeds of 1 - 1/400 second and Bulb. Model number "853/16" is stamped under the lens assembly. Inside the viewfinder is a chart for seasonal exposure times.

Yashica LM

Item is a typical medium format twin lens reflex camera, designed to resemble a Rolleiflex. The "LM", for light meter, indicates that this model has a selenium cell exposure meter on top, with meter control on left side. Shutter: Copal MX. 80mm f3.5 Yashicor Lens.

Yashica Co. Ltd.

Leica AF C1

Item is a compact, black plastic, point and shoot viewfinder camera. The lens has two focal length options, 2.8 F= 40 mm amd 5.6 F= 80mm. Fully automatic, Film speed, distance and exposure are set with no override settings. A small LCD Screen on top shows self-timer, battery status, film indicator and frame counter.

Agfa Karat 3.5

Item is a 35mm camera, using a proprietary 12 exposure film cassette with no moving parts. The sprockets of the camera simply pull the film out and push it into an empty cartridge on the other side. This system with some modifications eventually lead to the design of the Instamatic format. The shutter on or model is a Prontor -S and the lens an Agfa Apotar 1; 3.5 F= 55mm. No rangefinder, simple optical viewfinder. The camera body is a " Strut " design, allowing the front to fold easily.

Pentax K1000

Item is a single-lens reflex 35mm camera with interchagneable lenses. The camera is a fully mechanical, manual camera without program modes. It is often considered the archetypal "student's camera" due to its simplicity of functions and robust design. The K1000 was equipped with a TTL metering system, wide-ranging shutter speeds from 1/1000 to 1 s, and the ability to use all the available K-mount lenses made by Pentax.

Asahi Optical Co., Ltd.

Contarex Super

Item is an oversized single-lens reflex, 35mm camera with many features. The contarex Super has a data back attached and a "wechsel magazine". Item serial number is 20.7856. it comes with a Zeiss Planar 55mm 1:14 lens. There is a polarizer for the normal lens in the case.

Polaroid Colorpack 80

Item is manual focus camera for use with Polaroid proprietary Colorpack film. Uses flash cubes.

Polaroid Corporation

Polaroid Land camera, Model 95 B (Speedliner)

Brown leatherette folding camera, single-speed shutter Double Anastigmatic f11/135 mm., revolving diaphram for 8 stops. Produced 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. exposures in approximately 1 minute using Polaroid 40 roll film. Originally retailed for $95 US.

Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 420

Item is one of 1.3 million Polaroid Land cameras manufactured between 1971 and 1977 in the United States. The 420 camera is the successor to Polaroid's 320 model. It features folding bellows, automatic exposure and an external light meter beside the lens, marketed as the "Electric Eye". The Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 420 was designed for 7.2 × 9.5 cm prints on Polaroid 100-series packfilm. The camera features a two-window split system for framing the photograph, whereby the user must first focus using the small rangefinder on the top left of the camera marked "FOCUS", and then frame the photograph using the non-parallax corrected finder with marked frame-lines marked "VIEW". Control over the exposure could be achieved by adjusting the exposure value +2 to -1.5 stops below the plastic 114mm f/8.8 2-element lens. A PC input is included for optional flash. The camera automatically selects both shutter speed and aperture, which range from 1/1200sec to 10sec for shutter speed; and f8 to f42 for aperture. The Polaroid 420 model originally sold for around $60. Included with the item in the collection is the Polaroid Focused Flash and Polaroid Self-Timer.

Kodak Senior Six-20

Item is a self-erecting folding amateur camera for 8 exposures of 5.7 x 8.25 cm (2 1/2 x 4 1/4") on 620 roll film. This camera originally sold for $30.00 in the United States.

Balda Baldax 6x6

Item is a folding camera for 6 x 6 cm (2.36" x 2.36") exposures on 120 format roll film. Lens is a Schneider Xenar 7.5cm f2.9 with Compur Shutter.

Montreal, La Comédie-Canadienne theatre

Photographs of the renovation of the former Radio-City cinema in Montreal. It was purchased by Gratien Gélinas for La Comédie-Canadienne in 1957 and renovated by André Blouin.

La Comédie-Canadienne was active from 1958-1969. The company produced Canadian and Québecois theatre, dance and music productions. The company closed down in 1973 and its theatre became the permanent home of the of Theatre du Noveau Monde (http://www.tnm.qc.ca).

Taillefer, Paul

Moulinette, Christ Church

Photograph of a nineteenth century clapboard church with bell tower which was removed from its location (pictured) due to the rising waters of the St. Lawrence seaway. (Information from typewritten caption pasted on verso.) The area being submerged was one of the earliest settled in Upper Canada and a key battle site during the War of 1812. This church was preserved as part of Upper Canada Village (Morrisburg, Ontario), a restored historic village operated as a museum and recreation area.

Capital Press Service

Montreal, Le Château Champlain - Place du Canada

Photographs of the exterior of the building, as well as interiors of L'Escapade and Caf' Conc' (dining areas). The 38 floor hotel is known today as the Marriott Chateau Champlain Hotel.
The interior of the hotel was designed by David T Williams (New York) and Earle A Morrison (Vancouver).

Canada Pacific

Montreal, La Cour Notre Dame

Photographs of the exterior of the building showing the historic facade and renovated courtyard, as well as interior shots of typical rooms in the apartments. Part of a renovation project begun in 1985.

Studio K-3

Centre Eaton de Montréal

Photograph of an illustration of the building before completion. A piece of paper adhered to the back of the photograph reads "The $50-million Eaton Centre will feature 244 retail outlets, siz movie theatres and underground parking for 525 cars."

Montreal, BNP Paribas Tower

Photograph of a model design for the office tower. From a typewritten description taped to the verso of the photograph: Maquette of the new office complex which will be built by Louis Dreyfus Properties on McGill College Avenue. The first tower, to be located at the corner of Maisonneuve Boulevard and McGill College, will become the BNP tower.

Applied Photography Ltd.

Montreal, Place Bonaventure

Photographs of building under construction, different views of exterior, terrace, swimming pool. Photographs of architectural model, illustrations of the building. Eight photographs of Concordia Hall including under construction and development views. Aerial view.

Jowett, H.R.

Montreal, Place des Arts

Photographs of the interior and exterior of La Grande Salle (later renamed Salle-Wilifrid Pelletier), including a wall mural designed by Julien Hébert.

Panda Associates Photography

Montreal, Windsor station

Photographs from different years in the building's history, from the opening in the late 1880s to the renovations carried out in the 1970s. Most photographs were provided by Canadian Pacific Rail. One photograph features the sculpture of an winged angel carrying a soldier, which resides at the south end of the pedestrian concourse.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Montreal, Expo 67, Africa Place

Photographs of the exterior and construction of the pavilion. Text on the lower margin of one of the photographs reads "The roof system of Expo's African Place is a giant jigsaw puzzle of 999 fir plywood stressed skin panels. Toronto architect John Andrews designed the complex, which features a unique wind scoop ventilation system." A stamp on verso reads "Plywood Manufacturers of B.C. Photograph".

Plywood Manufacturers of B.C.

Montreal, Expo 67, Man Pavilions

Construction views and one view of a finished interior, showing the 1967 theme pavilions Man the Explorer and Man the Producer. The various other Man-themed pavilions (not represented in the collection) included: Man in the Community, Man the Provider, Man and his Health, and Man the Creator.

Plywood Manufacturers of B.C.

Montreal, Expo 67, Ontario Pavilion

The Ontario pavilion, located between the Canada and Quebec pavilions, features an opaque glass roof made up of several pyramids of different sizes. A group of large granite blocks, symbolizing the Canadian shield, forms an interesting rest area and provides a popular spot for young climbers. Young people are the focus of this pavilion, alongside exhibits about Ontario's past, present and future.

Bruce Etherington: Toronto-Dominion Bank

Photographs of architects participating in the planning proces for a new branch of the Toronto-Dominion Bank in Mississauga. Persons pictured are: A. Bruce Etherington, Harry Waring, Robert McCague (office manager and spec. writer), Valentin Petschar and Edmond Ruud (draftsmen), Mrs. Rosa Teshima (secretary).

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