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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".

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'

Actress Dorothy Gish

Item is a copy print with the caption: A 1916 crew films actress Dorothy Gish. The director, center, is Elmer Clifton. The assistant cameraman, right is Karl Brown. Eight years later, Brown photographed "The Covered Wagon," the prototype of the "Hollywood western." I-88-1454

Kodak Canada Inc.

Alfred Thorburn Orr

Item is a professional portrait of Alfred Thorburn Orr. Inscriptions on verso read, 'I certify this to be a true photograph of: Alfred Thorburn Orr Jun. 22 1966. Hodgkiss Studios 3 Adelaide St. E. Toronto, Ont. EM 6-5342'.

Hodgskiss Studios

Assorted Cabinet Cards

Cabinet card by a variety of publishers. Mostly portraits with some landscapes, and a comedy.

13 cards by S. H. Ray
5 cards by Notman & Sandham
5 cards by J. W. Grealy
2 cards by Wm. H. Leonard
2 cards by Beazell
2 cards by Ray & Maxwell
2 cards by I. H. Oliver
2 cards by G. H. Wright
4 cards by Gardiner Hubbard Scudder
3 cards by C. R. Savage
1 card by Westlake
1 card by F. B. Brenner
1 card by J. R. Morden
1 card by George Chas. Arless
1 card by Edy Bros.
1 card by Fowler & Co.
1 card by Taber
1 card by Ahlborn
1 card by Richmond
1 card by Ritz Portraits
2 cards by Bass
1 card by W. T. Bowers
1 card by Dixon
2 cards by J. F. Ray
1 card by Fowler
1 card by S. Hays
2 cards by Frontier Photo Co.
1 card by Welland Photo Studio
1 card by Bruce
1 card by Mora
1 card by Bailey & Farr
1 card by Stiff Bros.
1 card by J. M. Clarke
1 card by F. G. Westlake
1 card by Kaufman Studio
1 card by W. H. Forscutt
1 card by A. Cooper
1 card by Poole
1 card by Sullivan & Corbett
1 card by Randell Studio
1 card by Frank Cooper
1 card by Phayer
1 card by Donovan
2 cards by B. W. Kilburn
13 cards by unidentified publishers

Assorted Cartes de Visite (Portraits)

Items are portraits, primarily of individuals but there are also a few of pairs and families
1 Cartes de Visite by Fowler & Co.
6 Cartes de Visite by Fowler & Oliver
11 Cartes de Visite by S. H. Ray
1 Cartes de Visite by Daniel Jones
1 Cartes de Visite by Hunter & Co.
1 Cartes de Visite by G. Villiers
1 Cartes de Visite by P. M. Laws
1 Cartes de Visite by Baldwin Chambers
1 Cartes de Visite by Howett & Co.
1 Cartes de Visite by Emily Stewart
1 Cartes de Visite by K. K. Hof-Atelier
1 Cartes de Visite by Cramb Brothers
1 Cartes de Visite by Epinal & Bruyeres
1 Cartes de Visite by B. F. Troxell
1 Cartes de Visite by L. H. Mandeville
1 Cartes de Visite by P. Dierlamm
1 Cartes de Visite by Turner
1 Cartes de Visite by F. Bedford
1 Cartes de Visite by Mundy & Williams
1 Cartes de Visite by Thomas & Orr
3 Cartes de Visite by J. Hugill
2 Cartes de Visite by Esson
4 Cartes de Visite by T. Gourley
1 Cartes de Visite by O. Monroe
2 Cartes de Visite by Milne
3 Cartes de Visite by W. E. Lindop
2 Cartes de Visite by Symonds
1 Cartes de Visite by R. H. Furman
1 Cartes de Visite by E. Williamson
1 Cartes de Visite by Jas. A. Brush
1 Cartes de Visite by David Campbell
1 Cartes de Visite by Stiff Bros.
3 Cartes de Visite by Frank Cooper
1 Cartes de Visite by G. W. Wilson
1 Cartes de Visite by A. M. Campbell
1 Cartes de Visite by A. Johnston
1 Cartes de Visite by C. H. Williamson
1 Cartes de Visite by W. H. Brewer
1 Cartes de Visite by T. Bennett
2 Cartes de Visite by Scott & Andrus
1 Cartes de Visite by Johnson
1 Cartes de Visite by Jas. Egan
1 Cartes de Visite by Mrs. Dr. J. Hitchcock
1 Cartes de Visite by Wm. Morris
1 Cartes de Visite by Elliot & Fry
2 Cartes de Visite by London Stereoscopic and Photographic Co.
1 Cartes de Visite by Pech & Wolf
3 Cartes de Visite by W. S. Gamsby
1 Cartes de Visite by Gamsby & Scott
1 Cartes de Visite by Foster
1 Cartes de Visite by A. W. Ferguson
1 Cartes de Visite by J. F. Aitken
1 Cartes de Visite by Real's Art Gallery
1 Cartes de Visite by Campbell
1 Cartes de Visite by R. A. Lewis
3 Cartes de Visite by Mora
1 Cartes de Visite by J. E. Mast
1 Cartes de Visite by Lew. E. Nabors
1 Cartes de Visite by Jabez Hughes
1 Cartes de Visite by C. H.Wright & Co.
1 Cartes de Visite by Landy
1 Cartes de Visite by Smith
1 Cartes de Visite by Anderson
1 Cartes de Visite by C. H. Jensen
1 Cartes de Visite by Macy
1 Cartes de Visite by Gurney & Son
1 Cartes de Visite by Gurney
1 Cartes de Visite by J. H. Griffiths
1 Cartes de Visite by E. Fehrenbach
1 Cartes de Visite by Batchelder & Co.
1 Cartes de Visite by A. W. Fraser
1 Cartes de Visite by Farmer Bros.
1 Cartes de Visite by Strong
1 Cartes de Visite by Brock & Co.
1 Cartes de Visite by Henderson
1 Cartes de Visite by Charles D. Fredericks & Co.
1 Cartes de Visite by J. Henry Hogg
1 Cartes de Visite by Howell
1 Cartes de Visite by J. Adams
1 Cartes de Visite by Hamilton
1 Cartes de Visite by Rockwood
1 Cartes de Visite by P. H. Green
1 Cartes de Visite by E. Williamson
1 Cartes de Visite by E. S. Haddock
1 Cartes de Visite by Frank Thomas
1 Cartes de Visite by Carl Kroh
1 Cartes de Visite by R. Ward
1 Cartes de Visite by C. F. Harriston
1 Cartes de Visite by Barry
1 Cartes de Visite by L. H. Mandeville
1 Cartes de Visite by W. S. Wheeler
1 Cartes de Visite by Franke & Kracher
68 Cartes de Visite by unidentified publishers

Assorted Gelatin Silver Prints

Portraits of people by different publishers:
1 print by G. Marr
1 print by Evans & Hastings
1 print by Ea. Ray
1 print by McVey
2 prints by Edy Bros.
1 print by J. J. Schmidt
1 print by the Maitland Studio
1 print by Dixon
1 print by Hadden's Studio
2 prints by Mickelthamite
16 prints by unidentified publishers, one has a swastika on the front cover

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

Betty Burroughs

Item is a publicity portrait print of Betty Burroughs, taken by theatrical photographer Nasib. Inscriptions in white on surface of print read, 'Betty Burroughs' and 'NASIB 7'. Inscription on back in pencil reads 'Betty Burro-' and in purple stamp, 'Wine, Woman and Song' and 'Photo for newspapers only'.

Nasib

Boys with dogs

Item consists of a photograph mounted on light grey card with diamond patterned texture. Image shows two rows of boys (and one older man in the first row) seated outdoors in front of a brick wall on the ground. A black dog is at the centre of the first row, and the boy on the right end of the first row holds a smaller dog in his lap.

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 album

Brown padded leather cover with embossed diamond pattern. Missing spine. Front cover detached. Grey/silver pages with gilded edges. Window openings with border. Metal clasp and fabric binding.

Photographs consist of portraits, mostly studio portraiture.

Cabinet card album

Hard leather album with embossed design of a page turning on cover. Thick cardstock pages with openings for cabinet cards and cartes de visite. Sparsely populated, some tintypes. Mainly portraits from Quebec and United States.

California album

No cover, no binding. Black pages. Edges of pages flaking, torn and falling apart. Handle with care. Photographs mounted using black photo corners. Some loose photographs. Many photographs missing. No notations, no dates. Some photographs fading; some photographs show signs of damage - looks as if something spilled on them.

Locations include: Ocean Park, California
Sites include: Sons of England memorial (city location unknown).

Themes include: portraits, scenic views and landscapes, animals.

California and Utah album

Leather edged cover, detached binding. Contains photographs and pressed flowers. Lengthy notations in black ink. More of a journal with photographs. Vast majority of pages are blank.

Themes of photographs include early trains and railways, portraits, scenic views.

Includes some loose photographs and pressed flowers; also includes printed photographic reproductions from journals adhered to pages;
Sites include: Catalina Isl, Mualon Bay.

Canada album

Item consists of a brown album with gold embossing and darker brown detailing. Item has part of a metal clasp on right of cover. Pages are white with gold embossing and sleeves with cutouts to insert the photographs into. Spine is torn and in very poor condition.
Photographs are all carte de visite size, and there are 5 tintypes in paper mats spread throughout the album. Some are hand-coloured. They are all portraits, some are labeled in pencil or black ink on the back of or below the photograph with the subject's name and sometimes a date. The photographs were taken accross Canada in Charlottetown, Montreal, Halifax, Pictou, Ottawa, and others as well as Boston, Washington D.C., New York and Auckland New Zealand. Some of the studios that made the photographs in this album are the Notman Studio, Brady's National Portrait Galleries, James Inglis, and J.W. Black. Photographers include C.S. Lewis and Tanton.

Loose materials include: photographs, tintypes in individual envelopes.

Shields, Lorne

Canada, Captain's Portrait

Four images on either side of cardboard mount. Two photomechanical images of mountain views in Canada. One photomechanical image of seals on rocks and one albumen portrait of an unidentified captain. Inscription in blue ink reads, 'Canada'. Inscription in pencil reads, 'SITA $100' and 'Notman'

Carte de visite album

Brown leather cover embossed with black and gold designs. Spine also embossed with stripes and lettering- "Album." Simple metal clasp. Front leaf and title page included. White pages with window opening and gold border. Brown fabric binding.

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.

Carte de visite album

Item is a photograph album with a purple cover and gold and black embossed letters and design. Fabric bindings, white pages with gilded edges. Window openings surrounded by gold floral design. Silver clasp. Includes 14 albumen and gelatin silver photographs and photomechanical reproductions.

Carte de visite and tintype album

Brown leather cover and metal clasp; back cover's part of the clasp is missing. Front cover detached; missing spine; binding broken in several places. White pages with two window openings on each side, with gold borders. Pages have gilded edges. Several tintypes have hand colouring.

Photographs consist of portraits. Many photographs missing.

Photo studios include: Richardson in Brooklyn, E.D.; Chas Weiffle Photographer, N.J.

Carved wood wall plaque depicting Lenin

Wooden wall plaque, rectangle in shape, with relief carving depicting Lenin in profile, wearing a Soviet era army cap now commonly known as 'Lenin's cap style'. On verso, a faint purple stamp filled out by hand with pencil. It reads: Ukrainian SSR. Lenin. July '70.

Children promotional portraits

File consists of photographs featuring images of children. Many are promotional images, and feature children at the beach, pumpkin picking, with grandparents, professional portraits, Easter egg hunting, eating lollipops, applying clown make-up, eating donuts, being sprayed by a hose, dressed in costume and more. Some have captions enclosed, such as an image of a girl holding up a maple leaf with a caption that reads: "The essence of late fall is captured bin this one golden leaf. With it, the wily photographer has also obtained a charming unselconscious portrait of the little girl." Some duplicates.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Commercial portraits of children

File contains promotional group portraits of children participating in outdoor activities, including sleighing, camping, tree climbing and Easter egg hunting. Many are enclosed with captions that feature photography technique pointers, such as a print of a row of toddlers sitting outside on a bench with a caption that reads: "The photographer saw this fascinating line-up and was quick to get their picture before the children noticed."

Kodak Canada Inc.

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

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

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

Dorothy Orr

Item is a raised oval portrait on card of woman in a formal dress. Inscription in black ink on surface of photograph reads, 'To Constance From Dorothy'. Inscription on back of mount reads, 'Dorothy Orr'.

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

Drawing of Lenin, applied to wood

Wooden plaque ornament with graphic drawing of Lenin in profile applied with lacquer. There are 2 pegs inserted at the base of the plaque, which are inserted into the base to allow the plaque to stand upright on a desk or other flat surface. Lenin is drawn with Soviet era army cap now commonly identified with him as a 'Lenin style cap'.

Elsie K. Orr

Item is a portrait of woman reclining in a black leotard. Embossed on lower right hand side of photograph reads, 'Arnold, Brooklyn, N.Y.' Inscription in blue ink on back of photograph reads, 'Elsie K. Orr My first Wife, (illegible letter).V.O.'

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.

England album

Item consists of brown, textured, hardcover, leather-bound album with decorative flower detailing on cover. Leather has worn off the spine. Pages are an off-white colour with decorative gold embossing and illustrative floral detail. Photographs slide in between two pieces of card that make each page and hold them in place.

Photographs are mostly portraits of one or two figures taken in studios across England, primarily around London, in towns and cities that include Brighton, Luton, Woburn, Tavistock, Bedford, Northampton and London. One photograph was made at J. C. Waler & Co. at 147 Yonge Street, Toronto.The address written inside the cover of the album is 61 High Street Ridgmont Bedford. Some notes and captions are written under and on the back of a few of the photographs in pencil and black ink. Inserted in the front page of the album are two loose pages with personal notes dated 1847 and 1881.

Studio names include: Chenhall & Son, The American Photo Co., W. Hall & Son, Powell Studios, T. Miller - Artist, Photo Artist - Lewes,

Names: W, M, Francis, T.G. Roberts The County Tea Exchange and Provision Warehouse [address was 45 & 46 High Street]

Shields, Lorne

Family children's meeting

Item consists of a photograph of a Japanese family and white guest. All are seated on ats inside or on the patio to a home. On verso, handwritten in ink, "In this house of which the whole/ family is Christian we hold a regular/ weekly children's meeting. The only/ Christian service in that village./ The older girl kneeling near me is one/ of our family here. She teaches the/ children in that home - Matsuda/ Mitsuko by name."

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.

Family scene on a porch

Item consists of a grey card with photograph of a family group on a porch of a house, taken from a distance. The girl at the far right appears in item 2008.001.208.1, wearing the same light coloured dress with dark embroidery. In the distance at the right more houses are visible.

George Eastman and Thomas Alva Edison

File contains copy prints featuring an image of George Eastman and Thomas Edison. Caption adhered to versos read: "George Eastman, (left) and friend Thomas Alva Edison, early collaborators. Edison purchased one of Eastman's first "snapshot" cameras. The continuous roll of film it held became the basis for Edison's invention of his first motion picture camera."

Kodak Canada 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

Grandfather Bird in his young days

Item is a hinged union case (plastic case) with scroll design. Die Engraver is Frederick C. Key, Casemaker is S. Peck and Company who began manufacturing in 1852, as per example in Union Cases: A Collector's Guide to the art of America's First Plastics by Clifford and Michele Krainik p. 173. Inside cover has a brown velvet cushion. Image side has brass matt, cover glass and brass preserver over tintype. Image is of a little boy, right hand on armrest. Cheeks tinted pink.

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