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Singley, B. L.

  • 500450249
  • Person
  • 1864-1938

American photographer, and artist, president of the Keystone View Company from its start in 1892 until hist retirement in 1936.

Disdéri, André Adolphe-Eugène

  • Person
  • 1819-1889

André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri (1819-1889) patented the carte-de-visite in 1854. He manufactured images by dividing a single glass plate negative to make 10 different exposures. Next, the exposures were printed collectively to produce a series of pocket sized photographs. Carte-de-visites were popular until the end of the 1860s when they were replaced by cabinet cards. Following 1877 Disdéri moved to Nice running several photography studios until the late 1880s when he returned to Paris.

Wilson, George Washington

  • Person
  • 1823-1893

G.W. Wilson is a Scottish photographer (1823-1893). He began his career photographing war ships in 1857. Following 1859 Wilson photographed various Scottish landscapes. In 1863, Wilson helped establish the Liverpool Amateur Photographic Association. By 1880 he had created "G.W Wilson & Co." the largest publishing company of topographic views in Britain.

Parkinson, Norman

  • Person
  • 1913-1990

Norman Parkinson (1913-1990) is a British photographer

Soule, John P.

  • Person
  • 1827-1904

John P. Soule (1827-1904) founded Soule Photograph Co., in Boston Massachusetts in 1882.

Bedford, Francis

  • Person
  • 1816-1894

Francis Bedford is a founding member of the Royal Photographic Society. From 1850 to 1853 he had a studio located in London, however, in 1854 Bedford was commissioned by Queen Victoria to photograph the Royal Collection. Bedford joined Edward VII on a tour of Palestine, Syria, Constantinople, and Athens in 1862. He is considered one of the best landscape photographers from this era.

Ponti, Carlo

  • Person
  • [ca.1823-1893]

Carlo Poni was an Italian photographer and optician. He was born in Switzerland in approximately 1823 before moving to France. During his time in Paris, France he worked with the optician, Chauchois, studying photography. In ca. 1852 he moved to Venice Italy where he photographed and published an album of 160 photographs of Venetian architecture between 1854 and 1855, which were sold in his shop. He also sold a variety of optical equipment and reproductions of works of art, as well as inventing optical instruments designed to allow a greater experience of three-dimensionality in two-dimensional photographs, including the megalethoscope, the graphoscope, and the alethoscope, which was variously called a dioramascope or pontioscope. From 1860 to 1865 Ponti photographed Rome, Italy. Between 1857 and 1868 Ponti published and edited Carlo Naya's photographs, until a dispute which ended their relationship. In 1866 Ponti was also appointed optician and photographer to the King of Italy. Ponti died blind at age seventy-three.

Edy, James Newbury

  • Person
  • 1842-1890

Photographer, active about 1869 to 1890's. Photographed under various business names, including: Smith & Edy, Edy & McMichael, Edy & Co., James N Edy & Co., Edy & Perry, and Edy Brothers.

Brigham, John Morrison

  • Person
  • 1863-1933 (active 1882-1911)

Born in Gun Plains Michigan in 1862, Brigham became a photographer in Plainwell Michigan in 1882, moving his studio to 3 South Ave. Point Place, Battle Creek Michigan in 1898 and again to 110 Main Street East in the same city in 1906, until its sale in 1911.


  • Person
  • [ca. 1960]

Last name of photographer who took photographs at various events etc. for the promotion of Ryerson Institute of Technology.

Besky, Al

  • Person
  • [ca. 1960]

Macpherson, Brodie

  • Person
  • 1909-?

Eldest child of Elsie Margaret Macpherson and Walker Ernest Macpherson, born in Toronto on November 26th, 1909. Archibald Brodie Macpherson graduated from the University of Toronto in 1931 from the Science and Engineering department. He opened his photography business at 172 Walmer road (the basement of the family home), in Toronto in 1946, following his service in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. The studio specialized in colour photographs and Macpherson experimented with his own mixing his own chemicals and perfecting his own photographic processes. The photographer was the chair of the Toronto Camera Club's Colour Print Group, and would teach colour separation through the club's facilities. He was also a member of the Commercial and Press Photographs Association of Canada (CAPPAC_. serving as Secretary in 1949-1953, and as Treasurer in 1954. He retired from photography in 1964.


  • Person
  • [ca. 1960]

He photographed sports events and buildings at Ryerson.


  • Person
  • [ca. 1958]


  • Person
  • [ca. 1959]

Aylett, Charles

  • Person
  • 1880-1942

He was a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, and had served as president of the International Photographic Association of America.
He spent his apprenticeship years in Hamilton, coming to Toronto as a young man. He first established a studio on Yonge Street near King Street.
His ability as a photographer won for him recognition, and he was in demand as a judge of exhibitions throughout the continent. He also lectured extensively in Great Britain and in the United States, as well as Canada. He had the honor of being appointed a judge at the World's Fair in Chicago in 1933.

Bell, Chris

  • Person
  • [ca. 2018]

Chris Bell has a BAA in Film and Photography and worked for Ryerson University as a photographer from 1979-1987. He is now a founding partner at WolfsonBell.

Churchill [Ryerson]

  • Person
  • [ca. 1967]

Churchill is the last name of the person who either worked at or attended Ryerson Institute of Technology and was a photographer.

Brewster, David

  • Person
  • (1781-1868)

Sir David Brewster was a British scientist, inventor, author, and academic administrator. In science, he is principally remembered for his experimental work in physical optics, mostly concerned with the study of the polarization of light and including the discovery of Brewster's angle. He studied the birefringence of crystals under compression and discovered photoelasticity, thereby creating the field of optical mineralogy.
A pioneer in photography, Brewster invented an improved stereoscope, which he called "lenticular stereoscope" and which became the first portable 3D-viewing device. He also invented the binocular camera, two types of polarimeters, the polyzonal lens, the lighthouse illuminator, and the kaleidoscope.
Brewster was a Presbyterian and walked arm in arm with his brother on the Disruption procession which formed the Free Church of Scotland. As a historian of science, Brewster focused on the life and work of his hero, Isaac Newton. Brewster published a detailed biography of Newton in 1831 and later became the first scientific historian to examine many of the papers in Newton's Nachlass. Brewster also wrote numerous works of popular science, and was one of the founders of the British Science Association, of which he was elected President in 1849. He became the public face of higher education in Scotland, serving as Principal of the University of St Andrews (1837–59) and later of the University of Edinburgh (1859–68). Brewster also edited the 18-volume Edinburgh Encyclopædia.

Boschler, Tom

  • Person
  • [ca. 1967]

Tom Bochsler is a well-known industrial photographer who has spent more than five decades as a professional photographer. He was the official photographer for McMaster University, CHCH-TV, CHML radio and other local businesses. He also was a portrait photographer. His specialty, however, is industrial photography, and he has won many awards for his work in this field.

Bryant, Richard

  • Person
  • 1947-present

He is a is a British architectural photographer based in the United Kingdom. He has a BA in architecture from the University of Kingston, London. He was the Director and Founder of Arcaid Images (1985-2017) and is a professional photographer.

Lefavour, J. S.

  • Person
  • ca.1870

J.S. Lefavour was a partner in the Clough & Lefavour firm in Beverly, Massachusetts (ca.1870)

Cremer, James

  • Person
  • 1821-1893

James Cremer (1821-1893) is an English and American photographer and publisher of James Cremer & Co. (1861-1866) and Cremer & Dillon (1868)

Bennett, Henry Hamilton

  • Person
  • 1843-1908

Henry Hamilton Bennett purchased a studio in Kilbourn, Wisconsin in 1865 and renamed it "H.H. Bennett Studio." Bennett was best known for building most of his own equipment, including his camera and stereograph-mounting machine. While Bennett photographed landscape scenes around Kilbourn and the Wisconsin River, his wife Evaline Marshall Bennet ran the portrait studio. Following 1949, his daughters took over the business. Much of Bennett's images were used to promote local attractions or used in the tourist trade.

Baird, Andrew Hamilton

  • Person
  • [between 1889 and ca.1940]

Andrew Hamilton Baird was a chemical dealer and scientific instrument maker. Baird manufactured the Todd-Forret magnesium flash lamp, his own stereoscopic invention the "Lothian," and accessories for the "Lothian." In 1906, Baird became the president of the Edinburgh Photographic Society.

Joseph L. Bates

  • Person
  • [between ca. 1850 and ca. 1870]

An American based photographer and manufacturer of the Holmes Stereoscope. Bates' personal work focused on producing stereoscopic images and photographing Boston and New England scenery, landscapes and urbanscapes.

Kirton, George

  • Person
  • active 1867-1892

Photographer in business in Woodstock, Ontario from 1863 and 1892. Studio at 469 Dundas Street, Woodstock, Ontario between about 1869 and 1892.

Francis Bedford

  • Person
  • 1815-1894

Bedford produced stereoscopic albumen prints in large numbers and from the late 1850s onward, Bedford started making photographic expeditions to different parts of the country, including Wales, Devon, Wiltshire, Bristol, Exeter and Warwickshire. The resulting views were printed and sold in their thousands, leaving Bedford with a highly successful commercial business.

Broome, Charlotte

  • Person
  • [ca. 2007]

Charlotte Broom was a library technician in the Ryerson library for more than twenty-five years. She was inducted into the Ryerson 25-Year Club in May 2007.


  • Person
  • [ca. 1963]

Baird, J.S.

  • Person
  • [ca. 1962]

He was a photographer.

Arthur William Debenham

  • Person
  • 1845-1936

Debenham was an active photographer and miniature painter circa 1872-1925) with studios at Ryde and Sandown, Isle of Wight.