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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 Wals(?)

Item consists of a photograph mounted on cream card with decoratively frayed edges. Handwritten note at bottom of image on card, in black ink, "Alf, Kindest regards./ Wals(?)." At left, Toronto photographer's stamp in gold, "Ba...

Ballard and Jarrett

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 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 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 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 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 ...

Rice Studio

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

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...

Portrait of Margaret

Cream coloured card with grey border and oval photograph, showing a woman wearing an off-the-shoulder dress and heart necklace. The studio stamp at the bottom right is illustrated with a stylized version of the Prince of Wales coat of arms. The te...

Bryce, John Fraser

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 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 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

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 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 Bleur...

Summerhayes & Walford

Portrait of Mother and Ernie

Item is a white card with black letterpress at bottom edge, "AYERS/ YARMOUTH". Photograph is a portrait of a woman and child in front of a painted landscape backdrop. The woman holds an umbrella and stands behind a wooden fence while her...

Thomas Ayers

Portrait of three children

Item is a white cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom, "T. S. HILL/ St. Catharines/ Additional Copies can be had at any time." A design of a bird with a branch of a tree at bottom centre between the text. Photograph is a full leng...

T. S. Hill

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/...

VanderFeen, Guilliaume B.C.

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 ...

W. R. Macaulay

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...

Willis & Bryant

[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 th...

Wallis, James D.

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 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 ...

Frederick W. Lyonde & Sons

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 nouve...

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 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. 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 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 rig...

Castonguay, Joseph Alex, 1877-1972

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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,/ WOODS...

C.E. Perry, Artistic Photographer

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 embroid...

Quarrington, Joseph F.

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. Acros...

R. & H. O'Hara

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 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 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 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.

[8x10 Nitrate Negative]

Item is a nitrate 8x10 negative. Inscription on negative "Eastman - Nitrate - Kodak 137." Nitrate film was manufactured between 1887 and 1950, but Notman studios operated until 1936, and this negative was housed in a Notman envelope. Ima...

William Notman & Son

[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...

Notman, William

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 gree...

Rembrandt's Studio

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...

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 lithograp...

W. Farmer

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