Item 2008.001.1498.11 - Portrait of Joseph M. Pjatt(?)

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Portrait of Joseph M. Pjatt(?)

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  • [1945-?] (Creation)
    Leatherdale, Thomas J.

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1 photograph: 42.2 x 32.1

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Thomas J. Leatherdale operated a photography studio under his own name, from 1898-1906, that was first located at 147 King St E, and later moved to 52 King St W, Hamilton, Ontario. In 1910 he opened a studio at 32 1/2 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario that was susceded by Miss Margaret Leatherdale from 1921 onwards.

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Item consists of a photograph mounted on cream card with decoratively frayed edges. Handwritten note at bottom of image on card, in black ink, "A Souvenir of Wartime Housing - 1941-45./ Sincerely Joseph M. Pjatt(?)" Photograph is portrait of a man in pinstriped suit with a thin tissue border around the image. Handwritten in pencil on the tissue, "Leatherdale/ Toronto".

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Good. Silver mirroring. Top right corner is damaged, some yellowing in card. Torn card on right side on verso. Possible book lice infestation.

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