Item 2008.001.252 - Portrait of a boy in cape

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Portrait of a boy in cape

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  • [between 1865-1870] (Creation)
    R. & H. O'Hara

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1 photograph: 10.2 x 6.4

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R. & H. O'Hara was a photography studio in Bowmanville, Ontario, owned by Robert O'Hara and Henry O'Hara. Henry O'Hara emigrated to Canada from Ireland in 1842. His eldest son, Henry Robert, as well as his second son, William James, were both associated with their father's photography business.

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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."

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Poor. The image is yellowed, the card is foxing and stained yellowon the bottom edge. Top corners torn off, probably from weakened holes in the paper.

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