Item 2009.005.020 - [Portrait of Helen Baillie M Dougall]

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[Portrait of Helen Baillie M Dougall]

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  • [ca. 1880] (Creation)

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1 photograph : b&w, on card mount ; 16.5 x 10.3 cm

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Topley was a photography studio located in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Item is a white card with vignetted portrait of a young woman. On verso, an elaborate printed design featuring celtic-style scrollwork, cherubs with paint and canvas or a cornucopia. The photographer's name is given as "TOPLEY" with an address at "104 SPARKS ST/ OTTAWA". In the centre, text identifies the photographer as "PHOTOGRAPHER BY APPOINTMENT TO/ HIS EXCELLENCY/ THE MARQUIS OF LOFANE(Sic)/ AND/ HER ROYAL HIGHNESS/ THE PRINCES LOUISE."

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Poor. The card is torn in various places, there is a red stain at the top of the image and on the back at the lower left. The image is yellowed.

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Handwritten in blue ink at top edge of verso: Helen Baille M Dougall/ age 18. Also at the top right, written in black ink "61691".

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The 'Marquis of Lofane' probably refers to the Marquess of Lorne, John Campbell. John married Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria in 1871. See Wikipedia,_9th_Duke_of_Argyll

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