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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

Baby portrait.

Item is a baby portrait. Black text below photograph reads, 'Weston & Son, Dover & Folkestone'. Black text on back of card reads, 'Photographed From Life by Lambert Weston & Son. Waterloo Crescent, Dover. Sandgate Road, ...

Lambert Weston & 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 aro...

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

California album

Brown suede cover slip with some sort of faded decorative drawing; slipped over maroon hard-cover. Grey pages. Some photograph peeling away from pages; protective paper inserted between pages. A few lose photographs. Many pages left blank. Themes ...

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...

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

Canterbury cathedral and girl

Two pairs of photographs originally grouped together. Two photographs are of a girl seated on a miniature chaise longue in front of garden wall, and two photographs are of the interior of Canterbury Cathedral. The cathedral photographs have both b...

Shields, Lorne

Catherine Lund portrait photograph

Portrait created at the Eaton's Portrait Studio. A copy of the portrait was published accompanying a translated speech in the Ontairo Commercial Teachers' Association, 1961 yearbook.

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

Edith A. Murphy

Item is a portrait of woman. Gold text beneath photograph reads, 'Boissonnas, Geneve' Gold ink on back of card reads, 'Photographie Instantanee Medailles D'argent Zurich 1883, Stuttgart 1887. Boissonnas 4 Quai de la Poste Genev...

Boissonnas Photographie Instantanee

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

England album

Item consists of brown, textured, hardcover, leather-bound album with decorative flower detailing on cover. Leather has worn off the spine. Pages are an off-white colour with decorative gold embossing and illustrative floral detail. Photographs sl...

Shields, Lorne

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

Grandfather Bird in his young days

Item is a hinged union case (plastic case) with scroll design. Die Engraver is Frederick C. Key, Casemaker is S. Peck and Company who began manufacturing in 1852, as per example in Union Cases: A Collector's Guide to the art of America's...

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

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

Lorne Shields Historical Photograph Collection

  • 2008.001
  • Fonds
  • 1840-1970, predominant 1860-1900

The collection consists of a large number of studio portrait photographs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries in carte-de-visite or cabinet card formats. There is a large collection of landscape and industrial imagery dating from the Victor...

Shields, Lorne

Man and woman on sled

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

Summerhayes & Walford

Men assembled

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

J. L. Barnes

Men in car

Item consists of a photograph mounted on grey card. Image shows a group of 7 men in suits seated in the back of a car with the roof drawn back. American flags hang from the lantern, door, and in front of the vehicle. There is a barn in the backgro...

Mr and Mrs Neil Gardiner

Item has a yellow cardboard frame with tintype held in by three black photo corners. Handwritten in black ink on the yellow cardboards is "Mr and Mrs Neil Gardiner "Sister of Geo. Kimber." Tintype is a studio portrait of a couple, p...

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...

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...

Quartley, Baltimore, M.D.

Photographic portraits of Lenin on small posters

Small card posters printed with a photographic image of Lenin. There are 2 different poses, one in which Lenin faces the camera smiling, the second where Lenin is leaning an arm over the back of a chair. "V. I. Lenin" is written on both ...

Photographic poster of Lenin and sister Olga as children

Small card posters printed with a photographic image of a young Lenin and his younger sister Olga. This photograph was taken by photographer E. L. Zhakrzhevskaya in 1874. Beneath the photograph it reads: Volodya Ulyanov with sister Olga. It was pr...

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 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 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

Portrait of Ed Auselle(?)

Item consists of a photograph mounted on cream card with decoratively frayed edges. Handwritten note at bottom of image on card in black ink, "With Best Wishes/ Sincerely/ Ed Auselle(?)" Photograph is portrait of a man in suit and tie, t...

Portrait of Everett Gould

Item consists of a white cabinet card with embossed gold text at bottom "Carlsou/ SYCAMORE, / ILLS." A design with the letters "F" "M" and "C" intertwined is at the bottom centre. Photograph is a portrait ta...

Carlsou Photographer

Portrait of F. C. McClellan

Item is a cream cabinet card with brown letterpress at bottom, "J. Al. Llyod York, Neb." Handwritten in pencil below that, "Prof. McClelland". Photograph is a portrauit of a young man in suit and tie. On verso, handwritten in i...

J. Al. Lloyd

Portrait of Glenn Kelsey

Item consists of a grey card with embossed text at bottom right, "F. C. Barnum/ MORRISON/ ILL." Photograph is a portrait of a young man with high starched collar and patterend bowtie. On verso, handwritten in blue ink, "Glenn Kelsey...

F. C. Barnum

Portrait of Hannah Mayman

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

W.D. Brigham, Photographer

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