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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 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 "STEW...

Stewart's Studio

Portrait of a bride

Item consists of a cream coloured card with thin gold border and grey text embossed at the bottom right, "Simpson Bros/ 357 YONGE/ Toronto." Photograph shows a young woman in white dress with veil and holding a bouquet of roses. She stan...

Simpson Brothers

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 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.

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 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

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

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 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 ...

Brown

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." Phot...

Brown

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

Round portrait of a woman

Managed by William Hebb until 1876, when Oliver M. Hill took over the position.grey card which fades from light to dark from left to right, with round portrait of a woman with a ruffle-collared dress. At bottom right, embossed in white on a diagon...

[Two men posed with fists up]

Item is an unmounted tintype featuring an image of two men posed in studio, with their fists up in imitation of a fight. They face each other, man on right has a pipe in his mouth. He is wearing a long coat, tall hat with a coloured flower in it.M...

Portrait of Richard Gordineer

Item is a cream card with photograph of a well dressed black man. On verso, a long text in black letterpress followed by a purple stamp at the bottom reading "C.A. Stacey, Artist./ Over 56 Main Street,/ Medina, New York." The text is a b...

Portrait of Jhosef Mather(?)

Item is a cream carte de visite with gold border and photograph of man, bearded. On verso, handwritten in ink at top, "Jhosef(?) Mather/ St Marys/ Ohio." At centre, in black letterpress, "D.P. GROVES,/ PHOTOGRAPHER/ Opposite Cook�...

D.P. Groves, Photographer

Portrait of a young woman

Item is a beige card with portrait of a woman in dress with translucent sleeves and a large bow around the neck. Shows full view of body, with dramatically cinched waist from corset. At bottom, in brown letterpress, decoration with oval border and...

Crawford Studio

Portrait of Victor Goggin

Item consists of a photograph mounted on cream card with decoratively frayed edges. Handwritten note at bottom right of image in blue ink, "If you get your just/ deserts(sic) I will be/ satisfied - and you ought/ to be./ Victor Goggin/ 24.9.4...

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 ...

[Portrait of boy in bowtie]

Item is an unmounted studio portrait of a boy in dark suit with white shirt and black bowtie. Chain watch in vest. He is sitting and his right arm leans on the armrest. White cloth as background. His hair is combed forward across forehead, and win...

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.

[Portrait of a man in costume]

Item is an unmounted portrait of a man standing against a studio backdrop of a castle in the mountains with a lake and flowers in foreground. He right arm is held behind his back, the left one hangs at his side. His feet are apart, and he wears da...

[Photographic portrait pendant]

Item is a piece of photographic jewelry, a pendant with makeshift loop at top for chain. Very detailed gold plated metal pendant with glass image in centre. Image is adhered beneath a rectangular piece of glass, brown colour. Image is a portrait o...

[Five portraits of a woman]

Item consists of a black matt with five oval openings and a portrait in each. All five portraits are of the same woman, in different poses. In two of the portraits there is a parasol behind the woman, in one she is holding a top hat, in two others...

[Five portraits of a boy]

Item consists of a black mat with five oval openings and a portrait in each. All five portraits are of the same young boy, in different hats, but same suit. The last image is one of him, with no hat. He wears a cowboy hat, a military cap or fez ha...

Portrait of T. Dhass(?)

Item consists of a photograph mounted on cream card with decoratively frayed edges. Handwritten note at bottom right corner of image in blue ink, "To my good friend 'Alf'/ Martin, with best/ wishes/ T. Dhass(?)" Photograph is p...

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 four women

Item is a photograph of four young women mounted on a postcard backing. The image is a full-length portrait, wiht three women in white blouses and dark, plain wrap-style skirts (the one at the far right has buttons decorating the seam) and the you...

Kestin Photographer

[Portrait of a woman]

Item is an unmounted portrait of a woman in dark dress with white collar. Brooch and ring painted on in gold. Cheeks painted pink. She is sitting and one hand rests on a table and the other in front of her, on her dress.

[Portrait of a young girl]

Item is an unmounted, small tintype, not gem, but maybe cut smaller. Portrait of a little girl, sitting on a studio chair, left hand on armrest. She looks at camera. Hair is short and parted down the middle. She wears a polka dot dress. Very simpl...

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...

[Portrait of a man in fedora]

Item has a cream card-frame with green details of ivy around square opening. Edges of card mount are rounded out, like bubbles. Tintype is a portrait of a man standing on a sidewalk outdoors. He wears a suit jacket, vest and tie with high white co...

[Portrait of a little girl]

Item has a cream coloured card-frame with embossed vignetting around oval opening. Tintype is of a little girl sitting on a chair, her right arm resting on the chair's armrest. Her other hand is in her lap. She stares at the camera.She is wea...

[Portrait of a woman in hat]

Item has a pink card-frame with gold details around opening. Back of card-frame is pink with gold details with space to write name or photographer's name? Tintype is a portrait of a woman from waist up, wearing a hat, hair in ringlets, with a...

[Portrait of two women]

Item has a cream card-frame embossed opening, with embossed letters "Potter's Patent March 7 1865." Which is how we dated the tintype. Photograph is a studio portrait of two women, both standing, side by side. Both women wear hats. ...

[Portrait of one man]

Item is an unmounted studio portrait of a man sitting with his right arm resting on the armrest. His left hand is onl his lap. He looks directly at the camera, he is centred in the image. No background. He wears a dark suit with jacket and vest, w...

[Portrait of two men]

Item is an unmounted studio portrait of two men sitting on the same wood bench, facing the camera. They look stiff and posed. Their arms rest on the armrest and on their laps. They both wear suit and tie, with only the top button done on the jacke...

[Portrait of a couple]

Item is an unmounted studio portrait of a man sitting and a woman standing with her hand on his shoulder. The man sitting rests an arm on the table and one in his lap. The woman is wearing a dress with layers in fashion during the 1870s. Her hair ...

[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 wr...

[Portrait of a man and woman]

Item is an unmounted studio portrait of a woman standing, and a man sitting. The woman is turned to the man, who is facing the camera. She is holding a book and he is sitting with his legs crossed, one hand on his lap, and the other on the armrest...

[Portrait of couple]

Item is an unmounted studio portrait of a man seated, and a woman standing with her hand on his shoulder. The background is simple, no colour or decoration. Armrest of chair man sits in, is fringed.

[Portrait of a youth]

Item is an unmounted studio portrait of a boy in a dark suit with hat. His arms are folded across his chest, and he looks away from the camera. He is seated, and his body is turned away from the camera. His legs are crossed. He sits on a chair mad...

[Portrait of two men with pipes]

Item is an unmounted studio portrait of two men seated, with a flowered curtain behind them, and a plaid carpet at their feet. Both men have facial hair. Both are wearing hats, and are holding pipes - man on right holds it in his mouth, and on lef...

[Portrait of a woman with hat]

Item is an unmounted studio portrait of a woman in a black dress standing against a plain background. She has a pin at her throat, and a white collar is visible under her black coat. Same woman as in 2008.001.1825 but now she is wearing a hat, wit...

[Portrait of a woman]

Item is an unmounted studio portrait of a woman in a black dress standing against a plain background. She has a pin at her throat, and a white collar is visible under her black coat. Hair tied back with soft bangs is in keeping with the fashion of...

[Group portrait with a car]

Item is an unmounted group portrait of four men and one woman sitting in a car. It is believed to be a Ford Model A car dating from 1903 which is how the photograph is dated. All four men are wearing bowlers hats, and suits with jackets and ties. ...

[Portrait of man and woman]

Item is an unmounted portrait of a man seated and a woman standing with her left arm resting on back of his chair. There is a table in front of her, beside him with a book on it. She also holds a book, that is resting on the table. She wears a hat...

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