Item is a cream card with gold letterpress at bottom edge "NOTMAN & FRASER TORONTO ONT". Photograph is a portrait of a man with a thick beard seated in an upholstered chair holding a piece of paper on his knee. On verso, photographer's stamp lithographed in gold, "W. NOTMAN" with the Royal Crest at the centre and a ribbon wrapping that which reads "PHOTOGRAPHER TO/ HER MAJESTY" followed by the locations of studios in "MONTREAL/ OTTAWA/ &/ TORONTO". At four corners of the design are images of medals, which read clockwise from top left, "LONDON" "1862/ LONDINE/ HONORIS/ CAUSA/ 1862" "1867" and "NAPOLEON III EMPEROR/ PARIS". Handwritten in black ink across top, "J Akin Esq./ Montreal" and at the bottom of card "Recd Nov 22nd 1869."
Notman & Fraser