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Portraits and houses album

Red leather cover. Spine detaching from cover. Black pages.

Themes include portraits, houses and churches, farm life, early cameras, early cars, early trains, early bikes, steamboats, waterscapes.

Includes a photograph of the steamboat Argyle [formerly The Empress of India, built in 1876; rebuilt/renamed in 1899/1902 (conflict among sources); renamed Frontier in 1912]. See < maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca > search "Argyle steamboat".

Cottage album

Black textured soft cover. Black pages with photographs hand cut and mounted with glue. Many of the last pages are blank.
Photographs are amateur family snapshots taken at various locations including houses and a log cabin. There are landscapes and pictures of the family and children participating in various activities, including fishing, canoeing, horseback riding, and other cottage types of activities. There are also images taken in a photobooth, and photos of the family dog.

Shields, Lorne

Portrait of a young man wearing sailor suit

Item is a brown card mount with gold leaf-patterned border and gold letterpress at bottom, reading "Jas A. Ross/ 161 Barrington St./ HALIFAX, N.S." Photograph shows a young man wearing a sailor-style suit, the same as pictured in 2005.001.101. He is seated in a wicker chair against a blurred background.

Jas. A. Ross

Dorothy Christie Orr

Item is a portrait of young lady standing in front of window. Signature in pencil on surface reads, 'Notman & Son-'. Inscription in blue ink on back reads, 'Late Dorothy Christie Orr'. Inscription in pencil on back reads, '218051'

William Notman & Son

John Doolittle White

Item is a carte de visite portrait of a man. Black type on back reads, 'N.C. Lalonde Photographer, 18 St. Lawrence St. Montreal.' and 'In case of demand the Negative is preserved'. Inscription in pencil on back reads, 'John Doolittle White died 1870 at 89'

N.C. Lalonde

A.T. Orr

Item features two portraits side by side of same man in different outfits. Black text below photographs reads, 'A.T. Orr c/o Jerry Lodge Associates Ltd. 105 Carlton St, Toronto, 2, Ont. 363-0022'

Portrait of woman by Jones

Item is a cabinet card portrait of woman in Victorian dress, decorated with flowers. Brown text below photograph reads, 'Jones Photographer, 42 Fabrique St. Quebec'. Inscription in black ink on back of card reads, 'Dr. A.E. Orr 85 Union Ave'.

Mrs. Roe

Item is a small portrait of woman mounted on a larger grey card. Stamp below photograph reads, 'Phillips Square, Montreal Wm. Notman & Son'. Inscription in blue ink on back of card reads, 'My grandmother Mrs. Roe'. Inscription in pencil reads, '146320'.

William Notman & Son

Mrs. Roe

Portrait of woman. Stamp below photograph reads, 'Phillips Square, Montreal Wm. Notman & Son'. Inscription in black ink on back of mount reads, 'Grand, given me in the year 1919'.

William Notman & Son

Portrait of man

Item is a portrait of man. Text below photograph reads, 'Wm. Notman & Son - Montreal'. Text on back of photograph reads, 'W. Notman, also at 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

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. 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

My grandmother

Item is a cabinet card portrait of woman. Inscription in blue ink on back of card reads, 'Think this is my grandmother Emily Godard, Mrs. Alfred Roe when young E.V.O.'. Gold text on back of card reads, 'W. Notman, Montreal Branches at Toronto and Halifax'

William Notman & Son

Portrait of man with moustache

Item is a cream coloured cabinet card featuring a vignetted portrait of man. Text below photograph reads, 'Wm. Notman & Son - Montreal'. Text on back of photograph reads, 'W. Notman, also at Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, & St. John, N.B.'

William Notman & Son

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

Portrait of a balding man in a suit

Item is a portrait of a man, possibly affiliated with the Stanley Cup. It is mounted on brown card in a folding paper housing. Inscription in black ink below photograph reads, 'From Uncle Curly'. Inscription in pencil below photograph reads, 'Selby'. Embossment below photograph reads, 'Rice Montreal'.

Rice Studio

Portrait of three children with toys

Item is a pink cabinet card with red backing. In gold letterpress at bottom, "Peppiatt FERGUS." Image is of three children with toys. The youngest is seated in the centre holding a doll in her lap. On the left, a child in striped dress sits on a rocking horse, and to the right, a boy stands holding the reins to a wooden horse head lying on the floor. On verso, in pencil, "1.00".

Peppiatt

Empty photograph envelopes

Various photograph envelopes from Kodak in Montreal QC, Gurds Sports Hobbies in London ON, and Tamblyn Tel-Vision Prints in Toronto. Advertisements for Verichrome Safety film on Kodak envelopes. One envelope contains two prints of A.T. Orr, one with him and a group of friends, the other holding game after hunting.

Carte de visite album

Leather bound album with gold trim and the title "ALBUM" printed on spine. Metal clasp. Thick cardstock pages coloured light blue with openings for inserting cartes de visite. Sparsely populated by card photographs from Notman Studios and others in Ontario and Quebec.

Portrait of couple with flowers

Item is a bi-fold card with grey marbled paper and embossed fleur-de-lis on cover. Inside photograph of a couple, the woman seated with a boquet of flowers (possibly newlyweds). In gold letterpress, at bottom right, "Hunter/ CORNWALL". On verso, in blue ink, "September 12th. 1922."

Hunter Studio

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.

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, photographer's stamp printed sideways, "GEO. C. NUTTER,/ PHOTOGRAPHER,/ Nathan Jones' Building,/ Belleville./ Copies can be had at any time." At the top, handwritten in pencil, "$15-".

Nutter, George C.

Portrait of Rosa, Ashton and Cecil

Item is a pink cabinet card with photograph of three children in studio with fur covered chair and fur rug on the floor. The boy on the right wears a corduroy suit and leans against a table with his hand on an album. The girl in the centre has her arms crossed. The boy on the left is seated on the fur with portraits placed next to him and at his feet. At the bottom of the card, in black letterpress, "W. W. Bennett, - Photographer./ THESSALON, ALGOMA." On verso, handwritten in ink, "Rosa Ashton & Cecil".

W.W. Bennett, - Photographer

Portrait of three children

Item is a white card with gold letterpress at bottom edge, "C. R. Lundy, Berlin, Ontario". Photograph shows three children, two boys and a girl. The boys are seated on upholstered chairs and the girl stands between them.

Lundy, Chisholm R.

Portrait of Harriet Ritchie

Item consists of a photograph featuring a portrait of an older woman seated by a small table, holding a book in her lap. She wears a long dark lace scarf over her plain dress with lace collar. On verso, two sets of stamped gold borders and a third of a floral pattern surround the text "THOMPSON/ & SON/ Photographers/ 75 King St. E./ TORONTO, ONT./ DUPLICATES CAN BE HAD AT ANY TIME/ BY SENDING NAME IN FULL." Handwritten in black ink at top left, "Aunt Harriet/ Mrs. Dave Ritchie".

Thompson & Son

Portrait of Nancy Maguire

Item is a cream cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom edge, "Thompson & Son/ 75 KING ST. EAST/ TORONTO". Photograph is a portrait of an older woman seated by a small table. Her plain dark dress with lace collar has a tassled, perhaps leather(?) collar which hangs down to her waist in the front. On verso, two sets of stamped gold borders and a third of a floral pattern surround the text "THOMPSON/ & SON/ Photographers/ 75 King St. E./ TORONTO, ONT./ DUPLICATES CAN BE HAD AT ANY TIME/ BY SENDING NAME IN FULL." Handwritten in black ink at top left, "Aunt Nancy/ Mrs. Maguire".

Thompson & Son

Portrait of a woman with large bustled dress

Item is a cream cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom edge. On the left, "Thompson & Son" followed by a design with the letters "T" and "S" intertwined. On the right, "75 KING ST. EAST/ TORONTO". Photograph is a portrait of a woman seated by a table, holding a folded piece of paper in her right hand. Her dark dress is gathered into a large bustle at the back, the fabric draping down at her side.

Thompson & Son

Portrait of two children

Item is a beige card with photograph of two children, a girl seated on a wicker chair and a boy standing next to her. The edge of a painted scene is visible on the right, with column and vines. On verso, a sticker affixed upside down reads "FENNER & CO.,/ Photographers,/ No. 146 Yonge Street,/ TORONTO."

Fenner & Co.

Portrait of a woman with large feathered hat

Item is a square cream card with thin brown line framing a square photograph of a woman with a large feathered hat. A lithgraphed drawing of flowers in red and green frames the photograph on the diagonal. Beneath the image, in brown letterpress, "CARTE DE VISITE" and at the lower right of the card, "CARRIERE & CIE./ 159 RUE SAINT LAURENT/ MONTREAL."

Carriere & Cie.

Loyal Orange Lodge Crandell

Item consists of a grey card with b& w photograph. Image shows a gathering outdoors on a large grassy space, with flags and drums and a horse on the far right. The large group is posed for the camera. Members of the Loyal Orange Lodge of Crandell, Manitoba, probably on a parade day. At bottom of image, handwritten (on negative), "L. O. L. CRANDELL 7/12/12".

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.

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 backed gothic style chair, and a second row of men standing behind them.

J. L. Barnes

106th Wolf Cubs

Item consists of a photograph mounted on light grey may with two dark grey borders. Image is of a group of boys seated out on a lawn in front of a building, with a row of adults standing behind them. They are in Scouts Canada uniforms and hold a banner at the front that reads "106th/ WOLF CUBS/ DO YOUR BEST".

Portrait of a soldier

Item consists of a photograph (reproduction) of a military gentleman. Signature at the lower left reads "Karsh/ Ottawa" and another signature at the lower right gives the date as 1944, but the name is illegible.

Karsh, Yousuf

Portrait of Crawford Gordon Jr.

Item consists of a photograph mounted on cream card with decoratively frayed edges. Portrait of a man. There is a embossed stamp at the bottom right of card with the letters "NFB" above a version of the Canadian shield and the text "CANADA" below. Handwritten in red ink at the lower right of image, "To Alf Martin/ With sincere best/ wishes/ Crawford Gordon/ Dec. 5/45".

[Portrait of Stan Kenton]

Item is a studio headshot with white border. It depicts man wearing suit jacket and tie, with hands clasped. Verso ink stamps: "Stan Kenton" and "This portrait through courtesy of A. Gilbert Studios, Toronto."

A. Gilbert Studios

[Portrait of Art Lund]

Item is a studio headshot with white border. Depicts a man in suit jacket and tie with slicked-back hair. Recto ink stamp: "Art Lund." Verso ink stamp "This portrait through courtesy of A. Gilbert Studios, Toronto."

A. Gilbert Studios

[Portrait of Frank Sinatra]

Item is a studio portrait of man wearing white jacket and dark pants, no tie. Possible copy print of existing print. Recto inscription on negative or original print: "To a swell 580 member, fondly, Sinatra." Verso ink stamp: "This portrait through courtesy of A. Gilbert Studios, Toronto."

A. Gilbert Studios

The Rock, White Rock, BC

Items consists of a post card of a 4 men and 4 women standing and sitting on a large rock. Image is circular and likely shot on an early Kodak Brownie. On the front, above the image someone has handwritten in pencil "The Rock", and below in pencil "White Rock B.C". The back of the photograph is printed with a post card format. This image was developed on Velox photographic paper, the first commercially successful photo paper.

Portrait of a woman

Item is a thick grey card with photograph flush with the edges. Shows a woman in high-collar dress with a floral decoration down front. At bottom right, handwritten in white, "Freeland"

Freeland, George P.

[Portrait of a Young Woman]

Item consists of a sepiatoned black and white portrait of a young woman. The portrait is circular with a soft edge. The woman has her hair tied up around her head and is looking off to the left. She is wearing a black dress with a white lace collar and a long necklace that falls out of the frame. The photograph is housed a card. The card is yellowed with an embossed emblem on the top left on the front. Also on the front, on the bottom right, is the name of the photographer "A.R. Ward 289 Yonge St. Toronto". 289 Yonge Street is located right at Yonge and Dundas in Toronto. There is a translucent paper inside the card to further protect the photograph.

Ward, A. R.

[Portrait of a Boy]

Item consists of a black and white photograph of a young boy. The young boy is wearing a formal suit and tie, and is looking off to the right. The photograph was shot in H.E. Peagam's studio in Toronto, Ontario. H.E. Peagam was photographer that had a studio at 32 Temperance Street in Toronto in 1893, and one at 254 Yonge Street in Toronto 1901 - 1922. The portrait of the boy is cut into an oval (measuring approx. 5 x 7 cm) and has a small even white border. The oval photograph is pasted onto a black piece of card measuring 9.25 x 13.25 cm. On the bottom right of the card is embossed with "H.E. Peagam, Toronto, ONT"

H.E. Peagam

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