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Kodak commercial advertising photographs

Commerical photographs: one still life of a tea set, one advertising a fisher price camera for children - the image is of three children (two boys and a girl) and a note with the photograph reads "Put a camera in the hands of children and sharpen your own view of the world. The Fisher-Price camera was designed for younsters in the five-to-eight-year-old group". Four are head shots of a young man wth a mohawk. Two are of Grey Line red double decker buses with Kodak advertising on the side of the buses. Two are studio shots of Kodak cameras with boxes of Kodak film. One is of men in the middle of a soccer game, this photograph includes a note that reads "Participants in the 1986 Kodak 'Run for the Money' color reporduction contest will be working from this colorful sports action photo in their attempts to accurately reproduce the image for the ninth annual Kodak 'Run for the Money." Other images are still lifes of coloured umbrellas, chalk, and casino lights taken at night. As well as two commercial 'beauty' shots of two women.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Consumer mkts french ad

File consists of 2 contact sheets and 2 prints featuring images of a life-sized cutout french advertisement at the Image Centre in Toronto for Kodak Colorwatch System, featuring an image of a man holding a baby standing beside a dog wearing a birthday hat and sunglasses and a stuffed Kosmic the Kolorkin mascot toy.

Kodak Canada Inc.

T.F. Pevear's cottage picture album

A letter folded into the album cover, addressed to Mr. Gordon Hamblin at Canadian Kodak, Ltd. describes the content of the album as a weekend at Mr.T. F. Pevear's cottage near Rochester, NY, where Mr. Hamblin visited while attending a meeting at the Eastman Kodak Company.

Phototeria at Jim McCowan's Barn

Items contains 88 digital images of the Phototeria taken at the Baldwin, Ontario farm owned by Jim McCowan (a distant cousin of the inventor, David A. McCowan), where the booth was stored until 2015.

Dunbar, George

"Five-a-Minute and a Million!"

Item is an article about the Phototeria, written by Frederick Griffin and published in the Toronto Star Weekly on April 14th, 1928.

Griffin, Frederick

Design Archive photographic collection

  • 2015.005
  • Archief
  • 1987 - 2003

Design Archive Inc. was the professional company of photographer Robert Burley, who established it in January 1987 and acted as president until January, 2000. Design Archive Inc. specialized in architectural photography: work is project-based, with project locations including commercial centers, businesses, private residences, and public places of note. Interior and exterior architectural structure is the predominant photographic subject, with landscapes and detailed design highlights, furniture, and machinery filling out the collection. In 2003, Burley accepted a full-time teaching position at Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts and suspended work at Design Archive Inc.

These fonds include photographic materials, including photographic prints, contact sheets, negatives, CDs, and other miscellaneous items that were collected by Design Archive Inc. from 1987 to 2003.

Burley, Robert

Negatives Atherley

Item consists of photographs of a family taken at Atherley. Subjects include water bodies, the Samuel de Champlain monument (in present day Orillia and designed by Vernon March), a house, and a car thought to be a Ford Model A.

Brechin

Item consists of photographs of a family at Brechin. Subjects include family portraits and photographs with various farm animals including birds, horses, cats, and goats.

Unionville

Item consists of eight photographs taken at Unionville of a young boy and a young girl. The children are accompanied by adults in two of the photos. In one of them both children are carried by adults with another woman standing by. In the other the young girl is standing in front of a man.

Brechin

Item consists of photographs of a trip to Brechin. The photos are taken in a rural farming area with subjects that include men and women, horses, hay, firewood, a log cabin, corn stalks, and cows.

Group seated in car in front of the Hollow Tree in Stanley Park

Photograph of a group of 7 passengers in an early automobile, stopped along Stanley Park drive in front of the "Hollow Tree". This old cedar was a popular spot for group photographs in both cars and horse-drawn carriages. The stamp on the back of the card mount indicates this was taken by an official park photographer: "The Stanley Park Photographers, Head Office, 162 Cordova Street, Vancouver, B.C.". The negative number for ordering more prints is given as 4869a.

Stanley Park Photographers

[Osberg family(?) portraits]

File consists of four card mounted photographs, 3 of the same man in various poses and 1 of a woman. All mounted on black card by studios in Montreal. The photographs were found inside the Agnes Osberg album (2009.005.023) with a yellow sticky note that read: Came from the same family But Not this album.

Portrait of a child with oar and sled

Photograph of a child dressed in a winter coat and hat, holding an oar and standing next to a winter sled. Snowy hills are painted on the studio backdrop. At the lower right of the card is a design with the photographer's initials intertwined: "A" "G" and "P", and the words "Pittaway/ OTTAWA,/ ONT." On the verso, and handwritten note identifying the recipient of the card.

Pittaway, Alfred G.

Portrait proofs of Helen Ballock

5 photographs of the same woman in light-coloured blouse, different poses and backgrounds. Each image is stamped "PROOF ONLY" on the front, and again on the back with more explanatpry text. The studio's name is given as "The Stride Studios". The sitter was identified as "Miss Helen Ballock." on a manilla envelope which contained the images. [Envelope removed]

Stride, Charles Edgar

[Portrait of Helen Baillie M Dougall]

Item is a white card with vignetted portrait of a young woman. On verso, an elaborate printed design featuring celtic-style scrollwork, cherubs with paint and canvas or a cornucopia. The photographer's name is given as "TOPLEY" with an address at "104 SPARKS ST/ OTTAWA". In the centre, text identifies the photographer as "PHOTOGRAPHER BY APPOINTMENT TO/ HIS EXCELLENCY/ THE MARQUIS OF LOFANE(Sic)/ AND/ HER ROYAL HIGHNESS/ THE PRINCES LOUISE."

Topley

[Portrait of Selma Owen]

Item is a grey and green mottled-pattern bi-fold card with, art nouveu floral design embossed into the upper left corner of the front flap. On the front of the right flap is embossed the name of the photographer: "Craswell/ Charlottetown, P.E.I." Inside, a photograph of a woman with a short haircut. The image is very dark, causing the rest of her body to be obscured. On the inside of the left flap, a handwritten note gives her name and the date.

Craswell

[Portrait of a boy in sailor suit]

Item is a brown bi-fold card with text at the bottom edge of the front left flap in black letterpress: "Portrait by Bayer, Charlottetown, P.E.I." Inside, a photograph of a boy in a sailor-style suit holding a small toy ship in his left hand. A piece of knotted rope hangs from his shirt pocket.

Bayer, J. A. S.

[Portrait of women and baby in a family group]

Item is a brown bi-fold card with an embossed design with shield and helmet on the front left flap, beneath which is the photographer's name in letterpress: "A.E. Lyon/ Photo./ Charlottetown, P.E.I." Inside, a photograph is adhered to the card showing three women in a studio, one holding a baby. All 4 are identified by a handwritten note on the inside of the right flap.

Lyon, A.E.

[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 the photographer's name and studio address, along with a handwritten note and negative number. A cartoon of two Chinese (?) men appear in the lower left of the design. The card design was provided by Free Press Print, Ottawa.

Wallis, James D.

[Portrait of a man in purple tie]

Item is a cream coloured card with photograph of a man wearing a suit with hand-coloured purple tie. On verso, design in gold ink for the Notman Studio: "W. NOTMAN" with the Royal Crest at the centre and a ribbon wrapping that which reads "PHOTOGRAPHER TO/ HER MAJESTY" followed by the locations of studios in "MONTREAL/ OTTAWA/ TORONTO/ & HALIFAX". At four corners of the design are images of medals, which read clockwise from top left, "LONDON" "1862/ LONDINE/ HONORIS/ CAUSA/ 1862" "1867" and "NAPOLEON III EMPEROR/ PARIS".

Notman, William

[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 the date 1900s is handwritten in blue ink.

Notman, William

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 text reads: "The Carbon Studio./ Fraser Bryce,/ MANAGER/ PHOTOGRAPHER BY APPOINTMENT/ TO THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES/ THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF WALES". Handwritten note on verso indicates the woman's name was Margaret and she delivered this card photograph to the Macgowan family for Christmas.

Bryce, John Fraser

[Portrait of Canadian WWI army officer in uniform]

Item is a cream coloured bi-fold card (3 flaps) with an embossed ribbon on the front flap at lower right. Inside, a vignetted photograph of a man in Canadian army uniform, with a badge on his right shoulder labeled "Toronto". The back of the photograph is stamped "HALKSWORTH WHEELER/ 109A SANDGATE ROAD./ FOLKESTONE". This is handwritten on the front of the photograph, and the date August 1917 is written on the card.

Wheeler, Halksworth

[Female residents of Macdonald Hall, University of Guelph]

File contains three cream-coloured cards embossed with the coat of arms of the University of Guelph and the words "Macdonald Hall/ Guelph" in the upper left corner. On the lower right, the photographer's studio is identified as "The O'Keefe's/ Guelph, Ontario". Two of the portraits are duplicates. The third portrait is identified as "Jennie". Each card has a piece of glassine tissue covering the photo inside.

O'Keefe's Studio (Lionel C. O'Keefe)

[Portrait of a man]

Item is an ambrotype photograph in a velvet-lined thermoplastic union case, showing a male sitter. A stamp on the inside back cover beneath the ambrotype plate gives the manufacturer of the case: "Littlefield, Parsons & Co.,/ Sole Manufacturers of / UNION CASES,/ with/ Embracing Riveted Hinge./ PATENTED/ October 14, 1856, & April 21, 1857."

Littlefield, Parsons & Co.

[Portrait of a man]

Item is an example of an ambrotype with broken glass and worn coloured backing. Ambrotype is in a velvet-lined thermoplastic union case, showing a male sitter in front of a studio backdrop. The case was intended for use with 1/6 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 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.

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 with "J.F. Rowe. A fifth card is identified as a "Gem" photo card, printed on verso with "R.W. Knorr" and an advertisement for the tiny Gem format.

Quartley, Baltimore, M.D.

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 green ink: "To Jessie, Wishing you many happy returns of the day. Violet. Jan. 1 1912."

Rembrandt's Studio

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 woman in black ribboned dress

Item features green patterned paper on black-backed mount with embossed border and thin, rectangular photograph inset of a woman seated on a bench wearing an elaborately ribboned blouse and holding a fur muff. At bottom right, embossed, "Thompson Bros/ 177 1/2 YONGE ST. TORONTO."

Thompson Brothers

Portrait of two women

Item is a grey card with embossed scroll decoration around an oval photograph of two women in front of a studio backdrop with abstracted plants and a window (probably meant to resemble a conservatory). At bottom left, gold embossed text "STEWART'S STUDIO/ WEST BADEN SPRINGS/ IND."

Stewart's Studio

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 length portrait of three children, a girl and two boys. The boy in the centre wears a plaid skirt and embroidered jacket, while the other wears a dark ribbon-trimmed dress with wide lace collar. The girl also wears a wide lace collar over her embroidered dress. They are seated on upholstered stools in front of a studio interior.

T. S. Hill

Portrait of a woman standing among reeds

Item is a cream coloured cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom edge, "Cabinet Portrait/ G. C. ARLESS PHOTO. MONTREAL". The text is separated in the centre with the drawing of a maple leaf. Photograph is a full length portrait of a woman with embroidered jacket standing admist cattail reeds. On verso, lithographed celtic interlace border design with the design of a crest with a maple leaf in the centre, and the letters "G" "C"and "A"intertwined. Below, "G. C. ARLESS/ Photographer/ MONTREAL/ Wm Galt. Lith." Handwritten in black ink at top, "Aug 1889".

Arless, G. C.

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 John Montgomery

Item consists of a white cabinet card with embossed silver text at bottom, "Lee" and "YORK/ NEB." with the design of an artist's palette and brushes at the centre surrounding the text "SUPERIOR/ FINISH". Photograph is a portrait of a man with high collared white shirt and patterened tie with open jacket. On verso, handwritten in pencil, "John Montgomery" and in brown ink, at right, "This picture/ belongs to/ Dorothy Higby".

Lee Photography

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 taken from the side of a man with beard and moustache, white starched collar pressed into "wings" and a white tie. On verso, design printed in blue of croxx and flowers with scroll at centre. Design features the text "Carlsou/ PHOTOGRAPHER/ SYCAMORE,/ Ills./ Duplicates/ can be had/ at any/ Time./ COPYING AND ENLARGING/ A SPECIALTY./ 1893." Handwritten in pencil at the top edge, "Everett Gould" and in brown ink at the right side, "Property of/ Dorothy E. Higby."

Carlsou Photographer

Portrait of John Helms

Item is a green cabinet card with white embossed design of wreath and ribbon at bottom, with text "BROWN/ STERLING, ILL." and a design at centre with the letters "E" "B" and "C" intertwined. Photograph is a portrait of a man with wide silk tie and a high collar pressed back into "wings". On verso, handwritten in blue ink, "John Helms".

Brown

Portrait of O. S. Higby

Item consists of a white cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom edge with small half-sun design border. "Henderson,/ Artist/ LINCOLN AVE.,/ YORK, NEB." Handwriting in blue ink partially obscuring lettering at bottom of card, "O.S. Higby". Photograph is a vignetted portrait of a man with moustache and wide silk tie.

Henderson

Portrait of Roy Hoak

Item consists of a cream coloured cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom. At the left the text "Brown" is surrounded by a design of artist's palette and brushes. On the right, "STERLING, ILL./ 10 EAST THIRD ST." Photograph is a portrait of a young man in high starched collar with a vertical stripe and a floral embroidered ascot. He wears an open jacket and waistcoat. On verso, handwritten in blue ink, "Roy Hoak".

Brown

Portrait of Albert Johnson

Item is a white cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom. At the left the text "Brown" is surrounded by a design of artist's palette and brushes. On the right, "STERLING, ILL./ 10 EAST THIRD ST." Photograph is a portrait of a young man in high starched collar pressed back into 'wings' with a striped bowtie. He wears an open jacket and waistcoat. On verso, handwritten in blue ink, "Albert Johnson".

Brown

Portrait of Robert Copsey

Item is a white cabinet card with scalloped details at corners and gold letterpress at bottom, "Henderson/ YORK, NEB." Photograph is a portrait of a young man wearing a stiff collar pressed into 'wings' with a wide silk tie. On verso, handwritten in pencil, "Robert Copsey".

Henderson

[Portrait (drawing) of a young man in tartan tie]

Item is a cream cabinet card with scalloped edges and red letterpress at bottom edge, "E. R. Owen, RED BUD, ILL." At the centre, printed inside a design of artist's palette and brushes, the text "EXTRA FINISH". Photograph of a drawing of a young man in suit jacket and tartan tie, vignetted so the image is quite small. The photograph has a pink tone.

E. R. Owen

Portrait of Henry Corbett

Item is a cream cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom edge, with the text "Kilborn" set inside a design of artist's palette and brushes, followed by the text, "NOBLE/ STUDIO/ 1029 O STREET/ LINCOLN, NEBR." Photograph of a man in suit and striped tie. On verso, handwritten in pencil, "Henry Corbett".

Portrait of a young man

Item is a brown cabinet card with brown letterpress at bottom, "J. Al. Llyod York, Neb." Photograph is a portrait of a young man in suit and tie, with a handkerchief in his breast pocket. On verso, handwritten in pencil, "1890".

J. Al. Lloyd

Portrait of Dr. Robert McConnaughly

Item is a cream coloured cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom edge, "Henderson/ S. W. Corner Square/ York, Neb." Photograph of a man in high starched white collar and white bowtie with dark suit and a small pin on his lapel. On verso, handwritten in pencil, "Dr. Robt. McConnaughly/ York Nebr".

Henderson

Portrait of Herman Sterling

Item is a white cabinet card with embossed edging and embossed text at bottom, "Brown" and "STERLING, ILL./ 10 EAST THIRD ST." The name Brown is placed within a decorative artist's palette and brushes design. Photograph is a of an older man with long moustache and simply wool suitcoat and striped tie. On verso, handwritten in blue ink, "Herman Sterling uncle of/ Mazie(?) Shepard".

Brown

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 ink, "F.C. McClellan" and below that, in pencil, "I began teaching under/ him".

J. Al. Lloyd

Portrait of a woman in nature scene

Item is a grey cabinet card with white letterpress at bottom left, "26 W. 23RD St./ Eddowes Bros./ NEW YORK." Photograph is a full length portrait of a woman in a light patterned dress with puff-ball sleeves and a black lace overlay on the bodice of the dress. She wears a floral hat and holds a pair of gloves in her hands. She stands in front of a studio backdrop depicting a forest path.

Eddowes Brothers

Portrait of Mary, Catherine and Julia Reed

Item is a grey card with white letterpress at bottom centre, "THE/ DOREMUS/ STUDIO" contained in a wreath design, with "52 BROADWAY/ PATERSON, N.J./ GROUND FLOOR". Photograph shows three women in high collarded dresses. At the top edge, handwritten in blue ink above each of the women, from left to right, "Mary Reed", "Aunt Catherine Reed", and "Julia Reed".

Doremus Studio

Portrait of father and infant

Item consists of a white card with embossed text at bottom, "Arthur & Philbric Studio". Photograph is a vignetted portrait of a man and infant, very casual. The man wears a dark suit and tie, and holds the infant of about 1 year of age on his right shoulder, laughing. The infant wears a white lace dress and has its left hand to its mouth, also laughing. On verso, elaborate design with spiderweb, sunflowers and rolled parchment in the shape of a shield, with the text "Wilkie G. Coss,/ SUCCESSOR TO/ ARTHUR & PHILBRIC,/ PHOTOGRAPHERS,/ 21 Canal Street,/ GRAND RAPIDS,/ MICH."

Wilkie G. Coss

Portrait of young boy with stick and hat

Item is a cream cabinet card with scalloped, gold-leafed edges and gold letterpress at bottom, "Goodwin/ EXTRA FINISH/ SYRACUSE, N.Y." Photograph is a full length portrait of a young boy, probably about 5 years old, wearing a lace shirt with dark cuffs and a dark ascot tie, trousers cut off at the knee, and holding a stick in one hand and a hat in another. He sits on the edge of a stone pillar with a background of abstracted leaves for a backdrop. On verso, an etching of a waterfall with the text "Goodwin./ 314 SO SALINA ST/ ART Photography./ INSTANTANEOUS PROCESS". At the top edge, handwritten in ink, "Georgia Wilson".

Portraits of man and woman in circles

Item is a cream cabinet card with gold letterpress, partially obscured by the photograph which is pasted on top, sideways. "Van Aken/ ELMIRA, N.Y." with a decoration with letters "V" and "A" intertwined. Photograph shows two individual circular portraits of a man and a woman. Handwritten in ink at the base of the woman's portrait is "1851" and the man's, "1850". Given the style of dress and hair, this is probably the date of the original picture and not a birth or death date. On verso, an elaborate border and design with griffon and foliage, with the text "E.M. Van Aken/ Photographic/ Art/ Studio./ Practical Photographer,/ 120 West Water Street,/ ELMIRA, N.Y./ COPYRIGHTED 1889."

Portrait of three children and doll

Item consists of a cream coloured cabinet card with black letterpress at bottom edge, "Hearn, 1104 State St., Olean, N. Y." Photograph is a full length portrait of 3 children, 2 boys and a girl. The girl on the right holds a doll in her hand with elaborate hat and lace vest. The older boy wears a plain double breasted suit and cropped trousers, and the younger wears a sailor-style fashion. They stand in front of an abstracted studio backdrop. On verso, handwritten in pencil, "16 Washington St.".

J.P. Hearn

Portrait of an infant in bonnet with doll

Item is a cream cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom, "Fenner" and at right, "GALLIPOLIS. O." In between, decoration with 3 letters intertwined, "W" "J" "F". Photograph is a full length view of a young girl, probably about 2 years old, seated in a blanketed chair holding a doll in her hands. On verso, elaborate border design surrounding the text "FROM THE/ PHOTOGRAPHIC/ STUDIO/ OF/ W. J. FENNER/ ART/ PHOTOGRAPHER/ GALLIPOLIS. O." The word "art" is contained inside a drawing of an artist's palette and brushes. At the upper right, handwritten in black ink, "5.00/ D42".

W.J. Fenner, Photographic Studio

Portrait of boy in Highland dress and girl in bonnet

Item is a cream cabinet card with embossed gold text at bottom, "ST. MARY'S STUDIO/ ST. ANDREWS/ N.B./ J. Rodgrs". Photograph is a full length portrait of a boy and girl, seated on the end of a bench. The boy wears kilt and tartan with matching hat and holds a walking stick. The girl wears a loose, wide-collared dress with frilled bonnet. On verso, elaborate stamp with photographer's name and various seals indicating prizes won and societies the photographer belonged to, including Ediburgh Photographic Society, Photographic Society of Scotland, Royal Scottish Society of Arts, Aberdeen Mechanics Institution. The stamp also indicates the studio was "PATRONIZED BY ROYALTY" and was established in 1849.

T.R. Rodgrs

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. Across the top of the photograph, handwritten in pencil, "Bowmanville". On verso, photographer's stamp reads "R. & H./ O'HARA,/ Photographers,/ Booksellers, Insurance/ Agents, & c.,/ MARKET BUILDINGS./ BOWMANVILLE./ Extra copies/ at any time."

R. & H. O'Hara

Portrait of a boy with toy horses and carriage

Item is a cream coloured cabinet card with full length portrait of a young boy, probably about 5 or 6 years old, in a wool suit with checkered tie, standing at a table with toy horse and carriage. At the bottom left of the photograph, handwritten in pencil, "Bowmanville". On verso, photographer's stamp reads "R. & H./ O'HARA,/ Photographers,/ Booksellers, Insurance/ Agents, & c.,/ MARKET BUILDINGS./ BOWMANVILLE./ Extra copies/ at any time."

R. & H. O'Hara

Portrait of a young boy and girl

Item consists of a grey card with embossed decoration at bottom left of a shield(?) and at the right, "Owen's Ground floor Studio/ 6, MILL ST./ NEW CASTLE, PA." Photograph is a full length portrait of a boy in sailor style suit and girl in white dress with wide lace collar. The girl is seated in a wicker chair. In the background, a studio scene with trees.

Owens Ground floor Studio

Portrait of a young boy in lace-cuffed jacket and skirt

Cream card with embossed text at bottom, "Gillespie" within a decorative artist's palette and brushes design, and "New Castle, Pa." The photograph is a full length portrait of a young boy standing on a chair piled with furs. He wears a dark jacket with high lace cuffs and wide, square collar toward the back (visible on the right shoulder) and an ascot tie. Instead of cropped trousers, he wears a skirt. A muffin-shaped hat is on his head.

Gillespie

Portrait of two young girls with rocking horse

Item is a cream coloured cabinet card with light green border and embossed decoration at bottom, with raised text "Senior" and "MAIN ST./ EXETER." on either side. In the bottom centre, a drawing of an artist's palette with brushes contains the text "EXTRA/ FINISH". The photograph is of two young girls, probably about 1 and 2 years of age, in dark dresses with wide lace collars. The younger sits in a wooden rocker with horse cut-outs on either end.

Portrait of man and woman at old wooden gate

Item is a beige cabinet card with embossed text at bottom, "DUNLOP ST./ BARRIE/ Swithin King/ MISSISSAGA ST./ ORILLIA." Photograph is a full length portrait of a man and woman standing behind a faux stone wall with a wooden gate, held open by the man. A forest scene is painted in the background. The man wears a suit and waistcoat and the woman wears a solid, dark dress, probably velvet, with a lace scarf pinned at the neck.

Swithin King

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 lithograph with a camera, woman and cherubs admiring a pictures with a city scene in the distance and the text "W. Farmer/ 35, King Street,/ Hamilton, Ont./ ENLARGEMENTS IN INDIA INK, WATER COLOR, CRAYON AND OIL./ SPECIAL DEPARTMENT FOR PICTURE/ FRAMES AND MOULDING./ DUPLICATES/ CAN BE HAD/ AT ANY TIME./ Manufacturer/ of Dry Plates./ NEG. C. E. & C."

W. Farmer

Portrait of a man and woman seated on bench

Item is a black cabinet card with gold decoration at bottom, drawn like ribbons with the text "W.H. SPINKS/ 461-463-465 DUNDAS ST./ WOODSTOCK, ONT." and the letters S, T and H intertwined in decoration at the centre. Photograph is a full-length portrait of a man and woman seated on an unpholstered bench. The man wears a jacket and waistcoat made of a horizontally striped material with a checkered tie. The woman wears a dark coloured dress with double breasted jacket. The backdrop shows a hillside scene.

W.H. Spinks

Portrait of man and woman in studio

Item is a cream coloured cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom edge, "Will D. Baldwin,/ 503 TOWER AVE.,/ 352 2nd ST.,/ SUPERIOR CITY,/ WISCONSIN." Photograph shows a man in suit seated on an upholstered chair with a woman in outdoor jacket, straw hat and holding a closed umbrella at her side, stands beside him. The photograph is taken inside against a studio backdrop of a painted mantel and low paneled wall.

Will D. Baldwin

Portrait of a man in sack coat

Item is a black papered cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom, "FOURTEENTH ST./ Between/ LARIMER & LAWRRENCE./ HORACE E. HUNT,/ DENVER, COLO." Photograph of a man with neatly parted hair and a trimmed moustache in a sack coat with plain starched collar and a thin, light bowtie.

Horace E. Hunt

Portrait of a woman in fur stole and muff

Item is a brown cabinet card with text embossed in gold at the bottom edge, "Mad/ Ed./ Gagne/ 211 rue St. Laurent/ MONTREAL." Photograph shows a young woman with a fittend, columnar dark dress with elaborate ruffled flounce a the base and a long fur scarf. She holds a fur muff in her right hand, and rest her gloved left on the top of an elaborate metal gate. The scene appears indoors despite a blanket of grass beneath her feet. She wears a flat, straw hat.

Madame Ed. Gagne

Mrs. Kingdom and daughter Mary K

Item is a beige cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom, "REES" and "223 FEDERAL ST.,/ YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO." Photograph shows a seated woman with wide, popularly termed "leg o' mutton" sleeves, and a young girl standing beside her in a lightly-patterned dress with wide frilled collar. On verso, in blue ink, "Mrs. Kingdom(?) &/ daughter Mary K".

Rees

Portrait of Lovina as baby

Item consists of a white card with green letterpress at bottom, "Broadway Photo. Co., 1150 BROADWAY,/ CLEVELAND, O." Photograph shows a baby seated in an ornate carved chair. On verso, handwritten in red ink, "Lovina - 'Mama'./ as/ Baby".

Broadway Photo. Co.

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 the right. Woman wears a full hoop skirt and holds a hat. On verso, in black letterpress, "W.D. Brigham./ Photographer./ HUNTRISS ROW./ & New Queen St./ SCARBORO,/ & Pocklington." In handwritten ink, "Cousin/ Hannah Mayman."

W.D. Brigham, Photographer

Portrait of man with white tie

Item is a cream coloured cabinet card with portrait of a man with light-coloured suit jacket and pale or white tie. At bottom of card, in gold letterpress "R. L. Hinde" and a print resembling an artist's palette and brushes with the words "EXTRA FINISH" inside image, and at right, "HARRISTON". On verso, handwritten in ink across top, "No. 118 May 21/ 95". Beneath and across entire card in faded pencil, [illegible]/ 1901 L-?/ 6 years(?) Allen Beau. / Mrs. R. E. / Johnson./ West Point of town near/ Ludl(?)/ Posted BW./ Sold for 6.00/ Paint(?)". Along left side, the imprint of an envelope flap with a purple stamp reading "The North Wester Picture Frame Co, Winnipeg".

R.L. Hinde

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 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 embroidered dress with earrings.

Quarrington, Joseph F.

Portrait of a woman in a fur coat

Item is a green bi-fold card with a design in silver letterpress at the top left of an artist's palette and brushes with the text "The/ Gainsboro". Inside, a portrait of a woman with a wavy bobbed haircut and a fur coat with thick fur collar. At the bottom centre, in black letterpress, "THE/ GAINSBORO/ STUDIOS/ TORONTO/ HAMILTON/ ST. CATHERINES".

Gainsboro Studios

Portrait of a woman in furs

Item is a black folded card card with tissue insert and a photograph of a woman in fur scarf and fur muff on a cream-coloured mount. At the bottom of the mount, embossed, "Kraft/ ST. PAUL". On the front of the card, at the centre, "KRAFT. PORTRAITS" is embossed in a circle design.

[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. Image is a portrait of a man with a mustache, with the background completely blocked out (painted in opaque red paint), and his face has been touched up with pencil. The man's face is closely cropped, to one side. Unidentified man.

William Notman & Son

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 nouveau style design embossed in gold.

Barrett Studio

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