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Portrait of a man in fur coat

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]".

H.C. Tait Photographs

Portrait of boy holding paddle, beach setting

Item is a cream cabinet card with red letterpress at bottom, "G.A. OLDHAM, COLCHESTER." On verso, graphic design with text, "G.A. OLDHAM/ PHOTOGRAPHER/ AND/ MINIATURE PAINTER/ 11 QUEEN ST./ COLCHESTER/ NEGATIVES KEPT./ COPIES MAY BE HAD BY/ SENDING TO ABOVE ADDRESS./ Marion Imp. Paris, London - Déposé - Copyright." Photograph shows a boy holding a paddle, standing in front of a painted lake or seaside backdrop with a small boat on the shore. Boy is same as pictured in 2005.001.107.

G.A. Oldham Photographer and Miniature Painter

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

Portrait of W.J. Richards

Item is a white cabinet card with purple letterpress at bottom, "NEGRETTI/&/ZAMBRA/ CRYSTAL PALACE/ SYDENHAM." Photograph shows a bearded man in plain wool coat wearing a flat hat. On verso, in purple letterpress, "Negretti & Zambra/ CRYSTAL PALACE,/ SYDENHAM/ Copies may be had by/ quoting the above number." At top left, "No." is printed with "83297" handwritten in black ink immediately following. Along bottom right, written sideways in black ink, "W. J. Richards".

Negretti & Zambra

Portrait of boy in checkered suit

Item is a grey carte de visite with portrait of a boy in checked suit and bowtie, leaning on an upholstered chair back. Drapery falls over chair on left side. On verso, in black letterpress "H. LUTHER,/ SOUTH PART/ Photograph Gallery/ 444 1/2 Third Street,/ Between Silver and Bryant Streets,/ San Francisco, Cal./ Particular attention paid to Children's Pictures./ Negatives Preserved."

H. Luther Photograph Gallery

Portrait of ladies in hats

Item is a portrait of two women wearing hats and coats, mounted on a green, textured card with white border, inset and emboxxed name at left, "Morton/ LINDSAY, ONT." Image has been stuck onto card where a probable previous image was removed.

M.M. Morton

Portrait of a medical faculty member, University of Michigan

Item is a cream carte de visite with gold border and photograph of a man with a thick beard. On verso, in black letterpress, "R.D. PALMER,/ PHOTOGRAPHER,/ AND PORTRAIT PAINTER,/ Huron Street, East of Cook's Hotel,/ Ann Arbor, Mich./ Call and see Porcelain Pictures./ Negatives preserved. Copies enlarged/ in India Ink or Oil."

R.D. Palmer

Portrait of boy and girl in outdoor scene

Item is a cream cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom, "Thom Winnipeg." Photograph shows two children in front of a painted backdrop, depicting a lake and trees. The boy holds a straw hat and the girl is seated on a wooden chair made of twigs. Another straw hat leans against the chair.

Thom

Portrait of two young men in suits

Item consists of a brownish green card with small oval photograph pasted on. Image is of two young men in pinstriped suits, also shown in 2008.001.112. Embossed at lower right of card, in black, "Studebaker/ 142 N. MAIN ST./ WICHITA." On verso, handwritten in pencil, sideways, "MARY A Ydene".

Studebaker

Potrait of two men with cabinet card

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".

Pittaway & Jarvis

Portrait of a soldier, pointing

Item is a beige carte de visite with an image of a soldier, with plumed helmet and sword, in front of a studio backdrop. The man is posed, pointing off camera. On verso, in black letterpress, "No.../ GEORGE CROUGHTON/ FIRST CLASS PRIZE MEDALLIST,/ MINIATURE PAINTER & PHOTOGRAPHER,/ 19 ALBERT PLACE,/ LONDON ROAD SOUTH,/ LOWESTOFT./ THIS PORTRAIT CAN BE ENLARGED/ TO ANY SIZE AND FINISHED IN/ BLACK AND WHITE, OIL OR WATER COLOR."

Croughton, George Hanmer, 1843-1920

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's Hotel,/ Ann Arbor, - Mich."

D.P. Groves, Photographer

[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. The studio backdrop is of a tree. Her dress with the bustle and slim sleeves and her soft curly bangs are in keeping with fashion of the 1880s. All four corners of the tintype are angled off.

[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 is tight curls fringing her head in fashion after 1876. The studio backdrop is of an interior. The man's feet are crossed. A book rests on the table. All four corners are angled off.

Lorne Shields Historical Photograph Collection

  • 2008.001
  • Fonds
  • 1840-1970, predominant 1860-1900

The collection consists of a large number of studio portrait photographs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries in carte-de-visite or cabinet card formats. There is a large collection of landscape and industrial imagery dating from the Victorian era to the 1960s. The collection also comprises many vernacular photographic albums, good examples of glass and metal photographic processes including cased daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and tintypes. The fonds is comprised of the following 8 series: Portraits (sub-series for Groups and Celebrities), Vernacular Photography (amateur snapshots), Landscapes and Industry (sub-series for Slides), Albums, the A.T. Orr collection and a Miscellaneous group of images which were generally created in mixed media.

Shields, Lorne

Portrait of boy with tennis racket

Item is a cream cabinet card with red letterpress at bottom, "G.A. OLDHAM, COLCHESTER." On verso, graphic design with text, "G.A. OLDHAM/ PHOTOGRAPHER/ AND/ MINIATURE PAINTER/ 11 QUEEN ST./ COLCHESTER/ NEGATIVES KEPT./ COPIES MAY BE HAD BY/ SENDING TO ABOVE ADDRESS./ Marion Imp. Paris, London - Déposé - Copyright." Photograph shows a boy seated on a plush chair with one leg crossed under, holding a tennis racket. Boy is same as pictured in 2005.001.107.

G.A. Oldham Photographer and Miniature Painter

Portrait of woman, vignetted

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.

M.M. Morton

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/ FERGUS, ONT." On verso, in pencil, "2.00".

J. Walker

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 brief biography of Richard Gordineer, a slave born to a Mohawk Dutchman and a black woman, who was freed in 1825 along with all the slaves in New York state. He was an excellent baker, and was regularly employed as a whitewasher until he lost all his savings in 1862. Gordineer died on December 11, 1884.

Portrait of Mrs. Day, Singh, India

Item is a pink carte de visite with note handwritten in black ink at bottom, "Mrs Day, Singh, India 1443". Photograph shows an Indian woman in sari seated in a wicker chair holding a sleeping baby in ruffled, Western-style dress. On verso, in pencil, "Bible woman/ Balbia(?)." In a different hand, "1.00". and again, different and at bottom of card "1443".

Portrait of men in winter scene

Item is a cream carte de visite with photograph of two men, facing each other as if in conversation, but the right one looks at the camera. A painted winter backdrop with skaters on a rink is behind them. The men wear ice skates. On verso, in black letterpress "MILNE,/ Photographers,/ HAMILTON, ONT." At top, in pencil, "1.00".

Milne Studios Limited

Portrait of man with beard

Item is a cream carte de visite with gold border and portrait of a man in suit and bowtie, with a thick beard. On verso, in black letterpress, "EREKSON & LEE,/ PHOTOGRAPHERS,/ 285 MAIN STREET,/ BRIDGEPORT, CT./ Duplicates may be had at any time." A 2 cent US stamp is stuck on the back.

Erekson & Lee

Portrait of John Scott

Item is a photograph of a man in wool frock coat resting an arm on a medieval style chair, in front of a studio backdrop. On verso, barely legible, "John Scott Nov 22nd/ [illegible] 1842." A piece of paper found with the card is also dated 1842.

Portrait of a couple

Item is a white cabinet card with gold letterpress at bottom, "C.A. FANGOY/ COLLINGWOOD, ONT." Image of a woman in flower-patterened dress standing next to seated man in dark, striped trousers and a fitted jacket with elastics at the elbows. Man wears a flowered hat.

C.A. Fangoy

Portrait of C. Y.(?) Walker

Item is a cream carte de visite with gold border and handwritten in ink at bottom "C Y(?) Walker." On verso, in black letterpress, "R.D. PALMER/ PHOTOGRAPHER,/ AND Portrait Painter,/ Huron Street, East of Cook's Hotel,/ ANN ARBOR, MICH./ Negatives preserved, Copies enlarged/ in India Ink or Oil." Photograph shows a man with bowtie and white-flecked beard.

R.D. Palmer

Portrait of James Humphrey

Item is a cream carte de visite with gold border and handwritten in ink at bottom "James Humphrey." On verso, in black letterpress, "R.D. PALMER/ PHOTOGRAPHER,/ AND Portrait Painter,/ Huron Street, East of Cook's Hotel,/ ANN ARBOR, MICH./ Negatives preserved, Copies enlarged/ in India Ink or Oil." Photograph shows a man with high collar and bowtie. Sitter is oriented sideways.

R.D. Palmer

Portrait of A. M. Harrison

Item is a cream coloured card with gold border and portrait of a man (side view) with sideburns and checkered tie. On verso, handwritten in blue ink at top, "Yours fraternally/ A. M. Harriso-". In purple letterpress at centre, "REVENAUGH & CO.,/ (Successor to Geo. C. Gillet,)/ Photographer & Art Studio,/ Kelley's Block, East Huron St.,/ ANN ARBOR,/ Mich." At bottom, "Negatives preserved./ Old Pictures enlarged to any size desired,/ and finished in Ink, Oil or Watercolors/ in a superior manner." Decorative border in yellow.

Revenaugh & Co.

Portrait of Charles A. Kent

Item is a cream carte de visite with gold border and portrait of a man with beard. At bottom, written in black ink "Charles(?) A. Kent." On verso, in black letterpress, "R.D. PALMER,/ PHOTOGRAPHER,/ And Portrait Painter,/ Huron Street, East of Cook's Hotel,/ ANN ARBOR, MICH." At bottom, "Negatives preserved, Copies enlarged/ in India Ink or Oil."

R.D. Palmer

[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 wrist, and a ring on her finger. The studio backdrop is of an interior, and there is a fur carpet underneath the chair.

Ferdinand, Daytona Beach Florida

Title taken from card-frame. The bull in the picture with the name Ferdinand on the card-frame could be referencing the children story of Ferdinand The Bull from 1935, made into a cartoon in 1938 by Walt Disney - this would potentially date the image from after 1938. The tintype is an image of a bull with a man sitting on its back, arms in the air and holding two guns. Another man stands beside the bull, in sunglasses and a hat. They seem to be standing on a beach.

[Portrait of three women]

Item is a wood frame covered in red paper with gold details, with ambrotype held in place with brass matt and brass preserver. Ambrotype is a portrait of three women, sitting on a bench outside, in front of what looks to be a boat on shore. All three wear elaborate hats, with long dresses and white collars, and their hands in their laps. All three look directly at the camera. Ambrotype is a single sheet of glass, the ashphaltum was painted directly overtop the collodion surface and so it is only one piece of glass with no need for a cover glass.

[Servant with tea service]

Item is a photograph adhered to cream-coloured card with gold letterpress. Text at bottom reads "L. L. Christmas/ 104 STOKE NEWINGTON Rd. N/ (OPPOSITE PRINCE GEORGE Rd.)". Photograph is of a maid holding a tray with a teacup and pots of cream and sugar. Studio backdrop with palm fronds. On verso of card, decorative gold stamp with floral motif and the photographer's name and address repeated, with the additional information: "Alexandra Studios" and "NEGATIVES KEPT EXTRA COPIES CAN ALWAYS/ BE HAD BY SENDING NAME."

Christmas, Lea Latimer

[Portrait of a man]

Item is an ambrotype photograph in a velvet-lined thermoplastic union case, showing a male sitter in front of a studio backdrop. The case was intended for use with 1/4 plate daguerreotypes, as indicated by the manufacturer's stamp on the inside back cover beneath the ambrotype plate: "Littlefield, Parsons & Co.,/ MANUFACTURERS OF/ Daguerrotype Cases./ L., P. & Co., are the sole/ Proprietors and only legal Manu-/ facturers of UNION CASES, with the/ Embracing Riveted Hinge./ Patented October 14, 1856,/ and April 21, 1857."

Littlefield, Parsons & Co.

Portrait of L. Carey

Item is a cabinet card photograph of a young woman with blue collar overpainted, affixed to yellow cardstock. On verso, in black letterpress, centred: "L. ROBIRA,/ Late with Theo. LILIENTHAL./ Photographer,/ 245 ROYAL STREET,/ NEW ORLEANS./ Duplicates may be had at any time." In purple pen, handwritten above: "L. Carey/ April 25, 1886". And at top left corner, handwritten in pencil, "400".

L. Robira, Photographer

Portrait of a female graduate

Item is a dark brown card with gold letterpress at bottom centre, "J. FRASER BRYCE/ 107 KING STREET WEST, TORONTO". Picture is 3/4 view of a woman in cap and gown, holding a book in her left hand, with a white fur hood draped across her shoulders, possibly indicating an undergraduate degree obtained. A sticker on the verso reads "$1.00/ D".

J. Fraser Bryce

Portrait of a young man with large tie

Item is a white cabinet card with elaborately embossed border and text, at bottom "Goff" followed by symbol with the letters F, G, and L intertwined, and "WAUSAU, WIS." On verso, in black letterpress, "These cards are manufactured expressly for/ F. Lee Goff, Wausau, Wis. U.S.A./ by Carl Ernst & Co. Berlin, Germany." Image is of a young man in a tweed suit with an elaborate paisley tie.

Goff

Portrait of man in highland dress

Item is a white carte-de-visite with hand-tinted print showing man in Highland dress with kilt, leaning on chair in studio setting. On verso, in black letterpress, "BARNES & SON/ Photographers/ 422,/ MILE END ROAD,/ AND AT/ BEDFORD HOUSE/ 6, Bedford Place,/ COMMERCIAL ROAD EAST./ DUPLICATES/ may be had at any time/ No." followed by "6864" in ink.

Barnes & Son

Portrait of American officer with bicorne hat

Item is a yellow card with photograph of an officer with Napoleon-style hat and sword, in front of a rough wooden fence (in studio). On verso, an elaborate brown etching with flowers, camera and artist's paints reading "Davis & Douglas./ Photographers,/ 58 MAIN STREET/ FALL RIVER, MASS,/ INSTANTANEOUS PROCESS USED EXCLUSIVELY./ NEGATIVES PRESERVED./ DUPLICATES CAN BE HAD AT ANY TIME." In pencil, at top "15-".

Davis & Douglas

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

Portrat of Theo Lilienthanal

Item is a greenish brown cabinet card with two types of gold letterpress at bottom. The first, darker and smaller, "Theo Lilienthal & Co./ New Orleans" and the second, "Enamel Finish/ Benjamin/ CINCINNATI". On verso, elaborate gold design on red, "THE WATSON STUDIO/ BENJAMIN/ SUCCESSOR/ 156/ W. Fourth Street/ bet Elm and Race./ CINCINNATI, OHIO./ ALL NEGATIVES KEPT./ No.__" In pencil, at mid right, sideways, "1.00". Drawing around text shows a man at upper right painting a portrait and a lion at the upper left. The portrait is a vignetted image of an older, bearded man with large tie.

The Watson Studio

Portrait of Thomas W(?) Cooley

Item is a cream carte de visite with gold border, and text handwritten in ink at bottom "Thomas [illeg.] Cooley." Photograph shows man with a thick beard. On verso, in black letterpress, "R.D. PALMER,/ ARTIST,/ ANN ARBOR. MICH./ NEGATIVES PRESERVED."

R.D. Palmer