Brown soft cover album with gold details. Bound by brown braided string. Black pages with photos held in with photo corners. Handwritten notations in black ink and green pencil. Photographs are snapshots of houses, interiors, cars and a few of people in Shanty Bay, Toronto and around Ontario.
Item is a cream cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom centre, "H.C. TAIT./ PHOTOGRAPHS, FANCY GOODS." Photograph shows an old man with long beard in fur coat, seated in an interior, slightly blurred setting. He holds a paper that reads, upside-down, "THE/ -OGRAPH/-/[illegible]".
Item is a vignetted photograph, portrait of an old woman in black dress, in oval matt with black letterpress at bottom right, "M.M. Morton/ LINDSAY, ONT." Mat is enclosed in a bi-fold grey card with embossed drawing of sun with face on the right side.
Item is a cabinet card portrait of woman in furs. Illegible inscription in ink below photograph. Gold text on back of card reads, 'Pittaway & Jarvis, Photographers, No. 117 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ont.'
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'.
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.
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".
Item is a brown cabinet card with gold edging and black letterpress at bottom, "Pittaway & Jarvis./ 117 Sparks Street,/ Ottawa, Ont." Photograph is printed with a rounded frame, showing two men seated on a lawn, each holding umbrellas, in front of a studio backdrop. They pass a cabinet card between them. On verso, in black letterpress, "First Prize, Silver Medal,/ Provincial Exhibition, 1884-1887./ From/ Pittaway & Jarvis/ Photographic ARTISTS/ 117 Sparks Street/ OTTAWA/ All Negatives Kept./ Copies or Englargements can be had/ at any time." In pencil, at aupper right, "4.50".
Item is a bi-fold card with grey card and silver embossed key design at top. Inside photograph of a young woman with a short, bobbed hairstyle. In black letterpress at bottom of inside card, "Portrait by Fulton C. Stewart, Lindsay, Ont."
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."
Item is a white carte-de-visite featuring a full length portrait photograph of a young man dressed in velvet suit jacket trimmed in lace with matching trousers that cut above the knee and have been extended down with a long lace frill. Black stockings complete what was typically a child's dress costume known as a Fauntleroy suit. He stands in front of a studio backdrop showing a doorway, and at his feet the base of a headrest is visible behind him. On verso, an elaborate lithographed design in green with the text "DORION & DELORME/ PHOTOGRAPHERS/ D & D/ 140 SPARKS ST./ OTTAWA./ ONTARIO." Someone has drawn through the image with blue pen in a zig-zag.
Item is a cream coloured carte-de-visite featuring a full-length portrait of a man and woman, seated in front of a studio backdrop with window frame and painted scene including trees and an acquaduct. Woman wears a dress belted at the waist with a ribbon in her hair. Man wears a suit and tie and thick beard. On verso, stamped in blue ink, "Wills & Bryant,/ PHOTOGRAPHERS,/ WOODSTOCK,/ ONTARIO."
Item is a cream coloured card featuring a vignetted portrait of a man with a thick beard and balding, wearing a sack coat and shirtwaist with high collar and thin, dark tie. On verso, photographer's stamp in black ink, diagonally, "New Dominion Fine Art Gallery./ F. G. LEWIS,/ West Side of Thames Street, Ingersoll, Ontario./ NEGATIVES PRESERVED."
Item is a cream coloured card with vignetted portrait of a woman with her curled hair tied back in a bow on top of her head. She wears a light dress with darker stripes around the shoulders and lace collar with cameo. On verso, elaborate purple stamp with cherub and flowers and the text "S. PARK,/ ARTIST,/ BRANTFORD, Ont./ All Negatives for Photographs/ preserved - ready at any time/ for additional copies, by/ mail or otherwise."
Item is a cream coloured card with full length portrait of a young girl seated on a wrought iron chair wearing an embroidered dress and her curled hair tied back with a ribbon. On verso, photographer's stamp featuring a border of flowers and second border of rope with a crest with castle, unicorn and anchor, and the text "MISS M. A. HESS,/ Photo./ HAMILTON,/ ONT."
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."
Item is a cream coloured card with gold border and full-length portrait of three children, the youngest seated in a high chair in the middle, standing in front of a painted landscape backdrop. They stand on a patterened floor. On verso, small circular stamp with the text, "ISAAC HORNING,/ ARTIST,/ Talbot Street,/ SIMCOE,/ C. W." At top right, handwritten in pencil, "566".
Item is a white card with full length portrait photograph of a woman in a long black dress with high collar and skirt train. She stands behind an upholstered chair, holding a book loose in her right hand. The backdrop is a painted scene with large window. On verso, lithographed in gold, "P. DOEBEREINER/ Photographer." A design with a cornucopia surrounded by an artist's palette and brushes, a camera and a scroll with the image of two people is at the centre. Drawings of cartes de visites fall out of the upturned cornucopia. At the bottom, also lithographed in cold, "CALEDONIA/ ONTARIO." At the top right corner, there is the faint impression of lettering reading "L Fox"?
Item is a white card with portrait of an infant laying against a dark fabric. The child wears a tartan dress with lace collar. At the bottom edge of the card in gold letterpress, "BONGARD & TAYLOR, Oshawa, Ont." On verso, also printed in gold at a diagonal, "FROM THE STUDIO OF/ Bongard & Taylor/ SIMCOE STREET N., OSHAWA, ONT." At upper right corner, handwritten in pencil, "5-".
Item is a white card with textured surface and a portrait of a young boy in a sailor style suit and hat, seated on the edge of a wicker chair and holding a shovel. At the bottom of the card, embossed in gold, with a geometric design, "A. G. PITTAWAY/ 58 SPARKS ST./ OTTAWA." Following the text, a design with three gold medals is embossed into the bottom right corner, reading "WORLDS/ COLUMBIAN/ EXHIBITION/ CHICAGO/ 1893" and "EXHIBITION JAMAICA 1891" and "-RDED/ -RPIZE/ -ARIS/ -889".
Item is a dark brown cabinet card with gold letterpress at the bottom reading "Smith/ Galt". Photograph shows two children in dark dresses with pleating down the front seated on hay with palm fronds in the background and holding a picture book open on their laps. On verso, at bottom right, a sticker with the handwritten ink "$4.00/ SW".
Item is a cream card with gold letterpress at the bottom edge reading "Barraud Bros. BARRIE, ONT." Photograph is a full length portrait of a girl holding a puruse and standing in front of a scenic backdrop showing a river and trees. The edge of a canoe is visible on the left and a pile of hay and dried leaves on the right.
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.
Item is a white cabinet card with image of a man resting his hand on an onrante chair and holding a cabinet card upside down. On verso, elaborate foliate patterns with the text "FROM THE STUDIO/ OF/ C. E. PERRY,/ Artistic Photographer,/ WOODSTOCK,/ ONTARIO." All in gold. Design features a beaver on the Ontario coat of arms in centre. At upper right, in pencil, "2.00".
Item is a brown bi-fold card with art-deco style foliate embossed design on front. Inside portrait of three young girls, two seated on an upholstered floral bench and one standing. All wearing matching dresses. Possible forest scene in background (too dark). At bottom right, ink black letterpress, "M.M. Morton,/ LINDSAY, ONT."
Item is a cream coloured cabinet card with image of a woman in tall straw hat and bustled gown leaning in a doorway with a child in single-breasted jacket holding a straw boater seated in hay at her knees. Flowers are painted onto the faux-stone wall of the studio scene. At bottom, in gold letterpress, "Wallis." and at right "PHOTOGRAPHER/ 61 SPARKS STREET, OTTAWA."
Item is a cream coloured gold edged cabinet card. Photograph affixed with woman in velvet jacket with elaborate lace neckline, leaning against flower-covered rock in studio setting with birch trees painted on a backdrop. She holds a copy of Picturesque Canada Vol II and displayed to the right are a cabinet card, a conch shell and a straw hat with flowers. On verso, in red ink, an artist's palette and brushes are depcited with the text "95/ Windham St./ Guelph/ Marshall."
Item is a folded card card, brown, with lighter brown mount inside and photograph of a soldier standing on the edge of a deck or patio with woods behind him. At bottom right, embossed in brown, a wreath with two letter Ms intertwined and the text "Morton/ LINDSAY/ CANADA." Floral tissue insert. On front, embossed shield with dragons.
Item is a brown card with embossed decoration at bottom right of ribbons with text "J.H. STANTON/ FENELON FALLS/ ONT." Photograph of a baby in elaborate lace dress (christening gown?), seated in a wicker chair.
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 crown and the text, "CRAWFORD/ HAMILTON."
Item consists of a dark blue album with the words "Scenes By the Way" written in white ink on the cover. Pages are grey with cutouts to slide in and hold photographs. Photographs consist of cartes de visite, cabinet cards and tintypes and are either loose or glued onto the pages. Some have captions written in fading white ink. Photographs were taken at studios in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; New Westminster, British Columbia; Summerside, Prince Edward Island; Ottawa, Ontario; and Chicago, Illinois, and all consist of single-figure portraits.
Photographers and studios include: C. Lewis, E. R. Turner
Item is a grey card with both an embossed border and a thin white border around a rectangular photograph of a man (seated) in a suit and a woman in a ruffled white dress. At bottom right of card, embossed in gold, "S. Askin/ TEESWATER,/ ONT."
Item is a grey card with an oval photograph showing a man seated in a wooden chair, resting his arm on a table with floral-patterned cloth and with a floral studio backdrop. Embossed at lower right on card, "Jas.? Mason/ PENETANG & ELMVALE."
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.
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".
Item consists of a black card with embossed oval decoration and a photograph inset of a young man and woman, probably brother and sister. The photograph is situated horizontally on the card. The man wears a suit and tie, the woman high collared blouse and scarf with cameo pin, and a small cap with bow on her head. At bottom left, embossed in gold, "Smith/ Galt, Ont,."
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.
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."
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.
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."
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."
Item consists of a grey card with oval photograph of a man with dark suit and hat seated at centre, with two women standing behind him, each holding a pair of gloves. The woman on the left wears a checkered blouse with plain dark skirt, and the blouse is puffed out in the "S" curve fashion. The woman on the right wears a dark coloured dress with matching belt and a velvet(?) collar. At bottom right, embossed, "Jas. Mason/ PENETANG &/ ELMVALE".
Item consists of a grey folded card card with art nouveau decoration at upper left, and the text "PLATINUM PORTRAIT/ BY/ A.M. CUNNINGHAM/ 3. James Str. N./ HAMILTON". Inside, glassine tissue and an oval photograph of an older woman with embroidered jacket and high collared lace blouse mounted on cream card. At the bottom of the photograph, handwritten in pencil, "Cunningham/ 09".
Item is a small brown folded card card with embossed coat of arms design on front. Inside, glassine tissue covers a white matted vignetted photograph of a young woman in plaid dress with lace collar. Embossed at lower right on inside card, "F.D. Lee/ LINDSAY, ONT."
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.
Item consists of a glossy gelatin silver print mounted on tan mat board with an embossed border. It depicts a display at an agricultural fair in an exhibition hall. Four men stand around the display. It consists of a feriis wheel, flags and corn on display. It reads: "Tilbury East Farmers' Club. The County Worth While."