Item 2008.001.240 - Portrait of a man and woman seated on bench

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Portrait of a man and woman seated on bench

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  • ca. 1890 (Creation)
    W.H. Spinks

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1 photograph: 16.4 x 10.7

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W.H. Spinks was a photography studio located in Woodstock, Ontario at 461-463-465 Dundas Street

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Item is a black cabinet card with gold decoration at bottom, drawn like ribbons with the text "W.H. SPINKS/ 461-463-465 DUNDAS ST./ WOODSTOCK, ONT." and the letters S, T and H intertwined in decoration at the centre. Photograph is a full-length portrait of a man and woman seated on an unpholstered bench. The man wears a jacket and waistcoat made of a horizontally striped material with a checkered tie. The woman wears a dark coloured dress with double breasted jacket. The backdrop shows a hillside scene.

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Good. The image is yellowed and is silver mirroring a little at the bottom edge. The card is worn, and a little weak. Staining on the back of the card.

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