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2 Darkroom lights

Item consists of two darkroom lights. Each has a wooden base holding a metal cylinder that surrounds a darkroom bulb. The power cord is thread through the wooden base to connect to the bulb. Only one still has a bulb. The inside of both metal cylinders has been painted white.

Image Arts

2 way paper easel

The item is constructed from two pieces of black metal with rectangular and square openings to be used with 3 1/2 x 5 inch photographic paper to produce two different sizes of prints .

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, 'Anna G.'

Bradley & Rulofson

Beniamino Gigli

Item is a publicity portrait of Beniamino Gigli, an Italian operatic singer who sang for many Italian opera companies and debuted for the Metropolitan Opera in 1920. He is shown in profile, with one foot resting upon a chair. Black ink inscription on surface of photograph reads, 'Bgigli Montreal 1925'

Mishkin

Butterfly iceskater

Item is a full length portrait of girl on iceskates wearing a butterfly costume with wings spread. Imprint on surface reads, 'White Studio 48 Broadway, New York.' Inscription in pencil on back reads, '31, 98, 11'

White Studio

Cabinet card holder

Item is a paper cabinet card holder. Printed text on cover reads, 'Paid Book Post, Printed Matter only'. Blue stamp reads, 'Star Office, Feb 5 1895. Inscription in ink reads, 'Lady Traveller Star Office Montreal'. Text on back cover reads, 'Wm. Notman & Son Photographers to the Queen 17 Bleury Street Montreal. Branches in United States. Boston, Mass. Albany, NY. Newport, R.I. Branches in Canada, Halifax, N.S. St. John, N.B. Ottawa, Ont.

William Notman & Son

Calumet CC-400 4x5

Item is a monorail view camera that was designed based on the Kodak Master View Camera, the rights of which were sold to the Calumet Manufacturing Company in 1955. Currently has a Linhof lens.

Cine-Kodak Duo Splicer outfit

Item consists of a Cine-Kodak Duo Spicer Outfit complete with film cement, containers, an envelope of mounting screws and strips of practice film, and splicer. Missing applicators. For 8mm and 16mm movies, buth sound and silent.

Image Arts

Composite group portraits

Item is a cabinet card composite portrait of approximately 88 men. Black ink circles eight of these portraits. Inscription to the left of photograph reads, 'Paris - 1895? (illegible)'. Text below photograph reads, Wm. Notman & Son - Montreal'. Text on back of card reads, 'W. Notman Montreal 1876'.

William Notman & Son

Composite photograph of professors in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Michigan

Item is a cream coloured card with gold border and a series of oval-shaped portraits arranged in an oval around two central oval portraits. Names of individuals have been lightly added in pencil, clockwise from top: [illeg.], Palmer, Lusker(?), none given, none given, [illeg.], Douglass." Across bottom, also in pencil, "Med. Faculty Mich. University 1868". On verso, in black letterpress, at centre, "R.D. PALMER,/ PHOTOGRAPHER,/ And Portrait Painter,/ Huron Street, East of Cook's Hotel,/ ANN ARBOR, MICH." And below, "Negatives preserved, Copies enlarged in India Ink or Oil."

R.D. Palmer

Constance Orr seated at table

Item is a portrait mounted on card, featuring an image of a young woman in white side button boots and white opera length gloves and white bow in her hair. Text below photograph reads, 'Westlake Chatham, Ontario'. Inscription in black ink on back of photograph reads, 'Constance L. Orr. April, 19th, 1913. To Grande'.

Westlake

Constance Orr sitting at a table

Item is a portrait mounted on card of young woman in white side button boots and white opera length gloves and white bow in her hair. Text below photograph reads, 'Westlake Chatham, Ontario'. Inscription in black ink on back of mount reads, 'Constance L. Orr. April 19th, 1913.

Westlake

Dr.'s at McGill

Item is a portrait of man. Gold text below photograph reads, 'Wm. Notman & Son-Montreal'. Inscription in blue ink on back of card reads, 'Dr.'s at McGill'. Text on back of card reads, 'W. Notman Montreal 1876 Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, & St John, N.B.'

William Notman & Son

Dr.'s at McGill

Item is a portrait of man. Text below photograph reads, 'Wm. Notman & Son-Montreal.' Inscription in blue ink on back of card reads, 'Dr.'s at McGill'. Text on back of card reads, 'W. Notman Montreal 1876 Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, & St John, N.B.'

William Notman & Son

Dr.'s at Mcgill

Item is a portrait of man with long grey beard. Text below photograph reads, 'Wm. Notman & Son - Montreal'. Inscription in blue ink on back of card reads, 'Drs at McGill'. Text on back of card reads 'W. Notman Montreal 1876 also at Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, & St. John, N.B.'

William Notman & Son

Eastman Studio Scale

Item consists of an Eastman Studio Scale. It has a wooden base, a 6 piece weight set and a plaque that reads Avoirdupois Weight. It was used to facilitate the mixing of chemicals in a photographer's dark room.

Image Arts

Eastman Viewing Glass

Item consists of 3 viewing lenses designed to be used by the photographer during lighting set up to determine how the scene will appear when captured by different kinds of photographic film. Set includes standard, gaffer, and panchromatic lenses.

Hughes, Gordon

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 Geneve La Maison N'est Pas a L'Angle. Tous les cliches sont conserves'. Inscription in black ink reads, 'Property of Edith A. Murphy, Geneva Suitz. '89'

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

Family group sitting in studio car prop

Item consists of a brown coloured cabinet with a cream coloured verso. Adhered to the recto is an image of a man, woman, and two young girls sitting in a cardboard prop of a late nineteenth-century automobile. An older woman leans against the hood of the vehicle. All are wearing hats. The backdrop to this studio setting features a landscape. Recto reads: "W. Lees / PHOTOGRAPHER (left) / 23 BATH ST. / PORTOBELLO. (right)" and the verso has "7.00" inscribed with graphite.

William Lees

Family portrait

Item consists of a grey card with embossed gold text at bottom edge, "Johnson/ 513 QUEEN ST. WEST./ TORONTO." At the centre of the text, a design with Royal crest and the words "Royal Studio". Photograph affixed sideways, portrait of a family group with two women, possibly twins, and four boys, and a man. There is a drum in one corner of the photograph that reads "THE/ -SGR-VE". On verso, gold borders frame the text "Johnson & Co.,/ ARTISTIC/ Photographers/ TORONTO - -ONT./ PICTURES FINISHED IN/ Oil, Water Color and Crayon/ LIFE SIZE A SPECIALTY./ Duplicates can be had at any time by/ sending name./ INSTANTANEOUS PROCESS." At the left side, a drawing of a crown with the text "Royal Studio".

Johnson & Co.

Family portrait with parents and four children

Item consists of a beige card with black letterpress at bottom right, "W.S. Durrer,/ Formosa." Photograph shows a man in sack coat and waistcoat with tie, holding a boy in a sailor style suit at his side. In the centre, a young girl in a dress with two layers of ruffles at the neck is seated, while a boy in fitted suit jacket and ascot stands behind her. The wife and youngest girl are seated a the right. The woman wears a dress with a fitted sleeve with ball shaped puff which dates the style to 1897. The girl wears a dress in sailor style with a square lapel.

Durrer, W.S.

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

Fotolarger enlarger

Item is a photographic enlarger consisting of nine parts; a metal base, two shafts, one bellows/negative holder assembly with red filter, lens assembly, lamp with cord, and three cardbooard negative guides. Cast into the vertical assembly are the words: "Fotolarger, Testrite, N.Y." On the negative holder, there is a metal plate printed with the CSA logo, and "Fotolarger, use #211 lamp 75 W 110-115 V, Testrite Instrument Co., Inc., New York, N. Y. -- made in U.S.A."

Testrite Instrument Co., Inc.

Graham's Scientific Breeding School

Item consists of a photograph mounted on light grey card with dark grey borders. Image shows a group of ment standingon the steps to a light brick building. Each man has a number written on his chest (handwritten on negative) and the words "PHOTO BY/ BERT'S/ JAN 8-17." appears also handwritten to the right of the group. At the top edge of the photo, probably also added to the negative, "GRAHAM'S SCIENTIFIC BREEDING SCHOOL K.C.MO." Handwritten in pencil on verso, "$10.00".

Bert's

Group portrait of a family

Item is a cream coloured card with brown letterpress at bottom edge, "P. Doebereiner/ Caledonia". Photograph is a portrait of a woman (standing) with man in centre, seated and a young boy seated on a wicker chair on the left. The man wears a checker patterned vest. On verso, photographer's stamp with floral border and two cherubs holding up the text "P. DOEBEREINER/ Photographer/ CALEDONIA/ Ont." At the bottom edge, "Copies may be had at any time."

Doebereiner, P.

Hodgkiss Studios business card

Item is a business card for Hodgkiss studios. It is white card with red text that reads: "PASSPORT and PORTRAIT / PHOTOGRAPHS / Ready While You Wait / REASONABLE PRICES / Hodgkiss Studios / 3 ADELAIDE E., TORONTO / EM 6-5342 / Old Photographs and Documents Copied". Verso is blank.

Hodgskiss Studios

Ilford Contact photographic paper

Item is an envelope of Ilford Photographic Paper, single weight, extra hard, glossy producing 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 inch prints. Originally contained 25 sheets. Package has been opened and used. There are now 2 packages of black foil wrapped papers inside. Label glued to front of package gives retailer as "Kwick Studios Ltd. Photographers, and Photographic Supplies 262 Heathway Dagenham, Essex".

Ilford Limited

Kodak Developing and Printing Outfit No. 2

Item consists of a cardboard box containing materials necessary to develop film and print black and white photographs at home. Items include a Kodak candle lamp darkroom light, glass chemical stirrer, glass measuring cup, darkroom thermometer, 3 black enameled printing trays, black enameled adjustable printing frame for 95 x 150 mm (3.75" x 6"), 95 x 95mm (3.75" x 3.75"), and 65 x 95 mm (2.5" x 3.75") prints. The set includes the original yellow Kodak box, and an insturction booklet for the use of the set.

Kodak Mailer for Color Movies

Item consists of of 2 Kodak mailers for color movies. They are prepaid processing packages that allowed the user to mail in and have processed 1 super 8 - 50 ft. cartridge, or super 8 - 50 ft. sound cartridge Kodachrome or Ektachrome 40, 160 or Type G movie film.

Image Arts

Kodak Reflection-Transmission Color Densitometer Model RT

Item consists of a Kodak Reflection-Transmission Color Densitometer Model RT. When using the transmission mode, the densitometer can be used to measure the density of a negative, and when using the reflection mode, it can measure the saturation of a resulting print. This allows for a photographer to choose the correct paper and exposure to make prints with, without the need to experiment with test strips.

Image Arts

Kodak Velox paper

Item is an envelope of Kodak Velox paper, white, smooth glossy single weight, for 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch prints. WSG.3S. Contains 25 sheets. Package has been opened, some sheets of printing paper remain. Printed instructions that would have been folded inside a package of Kodak Velox paper.

Kodak liquid retouching colors

Item is a set of colour pigments, produced by the Eastman Kodak Company and used to touch up colour prints and transparencies. The set contains 10 pigments; green, cyan, blue, magenta, red, yellow, orange, brown, neutral and reducer.

Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak wooden developing tank

Item consists of a wooden box used for black and white film developing, containing a stainless steel round metal film tank and reel for 120mm film, 2 handles for film winding that fit through holes in the box, 1 film spool, and a metal instrument. A metal spool holder is mounted to the inside of the box. To use the developing tank, the film backing paper is attached to a spindle in the wooden developing tank, along with a light-tight cover, all of which are wound onto the spindle. The spindle is then transferred to the metal developing tank to be processed.

Source: Early Photography (2019). Roll-film developing tanks. Retrieved from: http://www.earlyphotography.co.uk/site/entry_D70-X.html

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

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