Item 2008.001.244 - Portrait of man and woman at old wooden gate

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Portrait of man and woman at old wooden gate

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  • [between 1889-1893] (Creation)
    Swithin King

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1 photograph: 16.1 x 10.7

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Swithin King was a photography studio with a location on Dunlop Street, Barrie, Ontario and on Mississaga Street, Orillia, Ontario.

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Item is a beige cabinet card with embossed text at bottom, "DUNLOP ST./ BARRIE/ Swithin King/ MISSISSAGA ST./ ORILLIA." Photograph is a full length portrait of a man and woman standing behind a faux stone wall with a wooden gate, held open by the man. A forest scene is painted in the background. The man wears a suit and waistcoat and the woman wears a solid, dark dress, probably velvet, with a lace scarf pinned at the neck.

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Good. The card is a bit dirty, the photograph is yellowed in the centre only, forming a bit of a ring.

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