Item 2008.001.209.16 - Wedding portrait of Elmer and Eleanor

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Wedding portrait of Elmer and Eleanor

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  • 25 June 1949 (Creation)
    Henry Mar, Chinese photographer

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1 photograph: 17.7 x 12.6 (image), 25.9 x 18.2 (mount closed), 54.9 x 18.2 (mount open).

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Henry Mar, Chinese photographer, had a studio located in Red Deer, Alberta.

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Item consists of a photograph of a wedding party, with bride and groom in centre flanked by maid of honour and best man. They stand in front of a studio backdrop depicting an outdoor scene. The picture has been hand-coloured. Found inside a white bi-fold card which opened vertically. At the bottom of the inside mount,at the right in grey letterpress "HENRY MAR/ CHINESE PHOTOGRAPHER/ RED DEER, ALTA." Handwritten in ink at the bottom left, "Lovingly,/ Elmer & Eleanor/ June 25,/ 49."

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Very good.

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mount and photograph store separetly

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