Item 2008.001.1498.7 - Portrait of T. A. Brown

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Portrait of T. A. Brown

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  • [ca. 1945] (Creation)
    Castonguay, Joseph Alex, 1877-1972

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1 photograph : b&w ; 37.9 x 28.3 cm

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Joseph Alexandre Castonguay (1877-1972) was a prominent Ottawa portrait photographer who was born in Vaudreuil, Quebec. He was active from 1902-1949.

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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, "To my friend/ Alf Martin, with all regards/ T. A. Brown." Photographer's stamp to the right, "J. Alex Castonguay". Photograph is portrait of a man in suit and tie, blurred, against dark background.

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Good. The image is beginning to silver mirror, card is a little yellowed.

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