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Lorne Shields Historical Photograph Collection

  • 2008.001
  • Archief
  • 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

Two girls in traditional dress

Item is a photograph of two girls in traditional dress. Text beneath photograph reads, 'Delintraz Phot. Rue Duphot, 9.' Text on back of card reads, '9, Rue Duphot, 9 Cidevant No 15, en face l'Eg de la Madeleine a l'Entree du Boulevart. Delintraz Photographe Specialite de reproductions et tous genres. PARIS'

Delintraz Photographe

Young man in jester costume

Item is a carte de visite of a young man in a jester costume sitting in a photography studio. Text below photograph reads, 'Camille Rensch, Phot' Text on verso of card reads, 'Camille Rensch Photographe 19 Rue Royale St Honore au premier PARIS' Inscription on verso reads, 'Mon ami Alfred Roe, Garcia William, 8 Mars 1866'

Camille Rensch Photographe

Professor with long beard

Item is a cabinet card of a professor with a long beard. Imprint below photograph reads 'Kellie and Co. Portraits', illegible inscription on surface of photograph. Inscription on verso reads, 'From Prof. Duchariue to his pupil Florence L. Roe Dec 26th 1893. 900 Dorchester St Montreal'.

Kellie and Co. Portraits

Young man dressed as jester

Item is a carte de visite portrait of a young man dressed as jester. Text below photograph reads, 'Camille Rensch Phot.'. Text on back of card reads, 'Camille Rensch Photographe 19 Rue Royale St. Honore Au premier PARIS'.

Camille Rensch Photographe

Seven men

Item is a portrait of seven men. Stamp on back of card reads, 'F.H. Denison, Photographer, Dealer in Picture Frames, Chromos, Oil paintings, Stereoscopic Views, Albums, Wall Pockets, Brackets, &c. Court St. Fergus Falls, Minn.'

F.H. Denison, Photographer

Man and woman on sled

Item is a cabinet card of a man and woman on a sled. Text below photograph reads, 'Summerhayes & Walford, Montreal'. Text on verso of card reads, 'Summerhayes & Walford Photographers, Montreal'. Illegible inscription on verso.

Summerhayes & Walford

Woman raising right arm in costume

Item is a cabinet card photograph of a character from Wagner's opera Lohengrin. Mostly illegible script written on photograph, except, '1894'. Text below photograph reads, 'Lohengrin, Bayreuther Buhrenfest - Spiel'. Text on verso reads, 'W. Hoffert, Hof Photograph. Breslau, Hamburg, Leipzig, Berlin, Magdeburg, Dresden, Hannover. Photographische Kartenfabrik v. Paul Suss, Dresden.

W. Hoffert Hof Photograph

Portrait of man

Item is a carte-de-visite style portrait of a man with a moustache. Black type beneath photograph reads, 'Summerhayes & Walford, Montreal'. Black type on back of card reads, 'Summerhayes & Walford, Photographers, No. 1 Bleury Street, Montreal'

Summerhayes & Walford

Portrait of woman

Item is a cabinet card portrait of woman. Gold imprint below photograph reads, 'Elmer Chickering 21 West St. Boston'. Black text on back of card reads, 'The royal studio, Massachusetts charitable mechanic association founded 1795 inc. 1806. Awarded at the seventeenth exhibition 1890, highest award, Elmer Chickering Proprietor 21 West St. Boston, Duplicates can be had at any time', inscription in pencil on back reads, '86503'

Royal Studio

Willi A Kiss

Item is a cabinet card portrait of baby. Brown text below photograph reads, 'Copyright Barraud 263 Oxford St London A few doors West of The Circus'. Brown text on back of card reads, 'Mr. Barraud 263, Oxford St. W (regent circus) London. Mr. Barraud bestows particular attention on enlargements, miniatures and reproductions which can be made from any photograph. All negatives registered and carefully preserved. Mr. Barraud's studios are approached by a lift constructed on the most approved patents which will be found a great advantage to sitters as no stairs have to be ascended, childrens portraits the same prices as other sitters.' Inscription in ink on back of card reads, Willi a Kiss, from Phyllis Margaret Dickson'.

Barraud Studio

Portrait of woman

Item is a cabinet card portrait of woman sitting and wearing Victorian dress. Black text on back of card reads, 'Bradley & Rulofson San Francisco, United States, The World, Vienna 1873, Gold Medals, 429 Montgomery Street San Francisco. Cal'

Bradley & Rulofson

Edith A. Murphy

Item is a portrait of woman. Gold text beneath photograph reads, 'Boissonnas, Geneve' Gold ink on back of card reads, 'Photographie Instantanee Medailles D'argent Zurich 1883, Stuttgart 1887. Boissonnas 4 Quai de la Poste Geneve La Maison N'est Pas a L'Angle. Tous les cliches sont conserves'. Inscription in black ink reads, 'Property of Edith A. Murphy, Geneva Suitz. '89'

Boissonnas Photographie Instantanee

Portrait of woman

Item is a portrait of woman in Victorian dress. Black text below photograph reads, 'Wilkinson Bros. Cookshire, Que.' Inscription in black ink on back of card reads, 'Alfred and Florence with love from the original'

Wilkinson Bros.

Emily Rae

Item is a portrait of woman. Text in blue ink below photograph reads, 'Kellie & Co. Portraits'. Inscription in pencil on back of card reads, 'Emily Rae'.

Kellie and Co. Portraits

Portrait of woman

Item is a full length portrait of woman in Victorian dress. Black text below photograph reads, 'Phot E. Bondonneau 173 Palais Royal'. Black text on back of card reads, 'Cliché No. Il suffit d'indiquer ceNo poar obtenir des epreuves semblables. Emile Bondonneau Photographe Editeur. Galerie de Valois, 173 (Palais Royal.) Entree des Voitures, 1, Rue de Valois Paris.'

Emile Bondonneau

Baby portrait.

Item is a baby portrait. Black text below photograph reads, 'Weston & Son, Dover & Folkestone'. Black text on back of card reads, 'Photographed From Life by Lambert Weston & Son. Waterloo Crescent, Dover. Sandgate Road, Folkestone.'

Lambert Weston & Son

Anna G.

Item is a portrait of young woman. Black text on back of card reads, 'Bradley & Rulofson, San Francisco, United States, The World, Vienna 1873 Gold Medals, 429 Montgomery Street, San Francisco. Cal.' Inscription in pencil reads, 'Anna G.'

Bradley & Rulofson

Mrs. Orr

Item is a portrait of woman in white dress standing in front of rocky beach. Inscription on back in pencil reads, 'Mrs. Orr 80%'. Inscription in black ink reads, 'Kitimat - Aug. 1956 (Note Snow). Green stamp reads, 'August 1 (illegible)

Portrait of woman

Item is a cabinet card portrait of woman. Text below photograph reads, 'Rockwood, 17 Union Square (West) N.Y.' Text on back of card reads, 'Rockwood Photographer 17 Union Square (west) N.Y.'

Rockwood Photography

Portrait of woman

Item is a cabinet card portrait of woman in lace shawl. Black text below photograph reads, 'Kirkland Cheyenne, Wyo.' Brown text on back of card reads, 'Kirkland's Studio Cheyenne Wyo. Finest Appointed in the west Portraits in crayon, ink and colors. Fine large work a specialty. Duplicates from this picture can be had at any time.'

Kirkland's Studio

Constance Orr infant portrait

Item is a portrait of baby standing on a chair. The mother's arm is subtley draped in the background. Embossed beneath the photograph reads, 'Phillips Square, Montreal, Wm. Notman & Son'. Inscription in black ink on back of mount reads, 'Constance Orr'.

William Notman & Son

Florence Roe Orr

Item is a carte de visite portrait of a young girl in a photography studio. Inscription on verso reads 'Florence Rose Orr - 6 years old - 30th July 1881. Made by Notman & Sandham, Montreal.

Notman & Sandham

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 include portraits, horse-drawn carriages, landscapes, waterscapes.

Includes a photograph of B. Heyman Furniture Co. in Phoenix, Arizona while located at the Anderson building on the northwest corner of Washington and 1st Street. The Anderson Building was built in 1888 and lasted until the 1980's. Also includes a photograph of Davidson's Cash Store, believed to be in Phoenix, Arizona c. 1902.

Spain album

Brown/maroon bound cover labeled "6". Notations in pencil. Photographs are mounted behind window-cutouts on the pages. Some photographs quite faded.

Locations include: Granada, Alhambra, Algeciras, Spain; Scheveningen, Netherlands; Southamphton, England.
Sites include: Rio Genil, Puerta de Elvira, Rio Frio, S.S. Olympic.

Themes include: portraits, scenic views, bullfighting, ships, sailing.

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 home, having a picnic and by the lake; some include domestic animals. Some photographs taken Ottawa, and Niagara Falls, and at Balboa Island, California, among other destinations.

Photo stores include Thompson's Camera and Art Store.
Date on the back of a loose photograph says "Apr. / 30".

Ornate carte de visite album

Brown leather cover with inset star surrounded by gold embossed patterns and blue beads. Spine also has embossed design and letters- "Photographs." Two gold clasps decorated with gold ribbons and rings. Inside cover has pink and gold pattern. Title page and index page included. White pages with window openings and gold borders. Page edges gilded and embossed. Some hand tinting on tintypes.

Banff album

Brown soft cover album with word "Photographs" on front. Bound by green braided string. Black pages with photos glued in. Handwritten notations in pencil. Back cover folded in upper left corner.
Photographs are family snapshots taken around Toronto, Orillia, Banff, Regina, Ancaster, Moose Jaw and Saskatoon. Some activities include rowing, tennis, canoeing, and attending various events.

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

Sweden album

Item consists of brown textured hardcover leather bound album with decorative flower detailing on cover. A metal coat of arms is attached to the centre of the cover and a metal latch is attached to keep the album closed. Leather has worn off the spine. The spine is in delicate condition and pages are coming loose. Pages are an off-white colour with decorative gold embossing. Photographs are slid in between two pieces of card with cutouts to view the images and hold them in place. Some photographs have a year and/or a name written on them in black ink.
Photographs are portraits taken primarily in Swedish photography studios, mostly in Gothenburg, although there is one that was taken in New York City. They are primarily single-subject portraits, but occassionally feature a small group. All have been posed for and taken in a studio.

Shields, Lorne

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

Cabinet card and tintype album

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

Black album, "Photographs"

Black leather album, lined with satin, bound with black string. "Photographs" is embossed on the front cover, and "Royal Albums" and "Made in USA" are in gold letterpress inside the back cover. Snapshots are glued to 40 black construction paper pages. Primarily vernacular images of weddings, soldiers, and vacations. Only Dick Gossett, Alan Pride, Bill McMillan, Duncan Wallace, and Minnie (Wallace) Owens are identified. One photograph of young men is entitled "Bolsover Flirts."

Royal Albums

Coronation Day at the Home of Mr and Mrs Smith, June 22nd 1911 Toronto Canada

Glossy print with white border mounted on thick card of the same size, and black paper of a larger size. Depicts a group of people outside a house surrounded by flags. A picture of the royal family hangs behind them. Recto caption, bottom right of image area: "Coronation Day at the Home of Mr and Mrs Smith June 22nd 1911 Toronto Canada."

Canterbury cathedral and girl

Two pairs of photographs originally grouped together. Two photographs are of a girl seated on a miniature chaise longue in front of garden wall, and two photographs are of the interior of Canterbury Cathedral. The cathedral photographs have both been written on verso in pencil "Canterbury Cathedral," and individually in ink, "Presbytery and Archbishop Bourchier's Tomb" and "Effigy of the Black Prince from his Tomb."

Shields, Lorne

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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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

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