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People and boats album

No cover. Item consists of the insidess of an album, spine in poor condition but in tact. Photographs are inserted under cut-out windows on the page. Many photographs missing. Very little handwritten notations; some on back of loose photographs.

Majority of photographs are portraits; a few photographs of boats. Some loose tintypes and photographs mounted on cards.

Dates include May 20th, 1902; 1908. Photo studios include Fredericks Art Photography, Brooklyn, N.Y. and Richard S. Baxter, N.Y.C.

Portraits and houses album

Red leather cover. Spine detaching from cover. Black pages.

Themes include portraits, houses and churches, farm life, early cameras, early cars, early trains, early bikes, steamboats, waterscapes.

Includes a photograph of the steamboat Argyle [formerly The Empress of India, built in 1876; rebuilt/renamed in 1899/1902 (conflict among sources); renamed Frontier in 1912]. See < maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca > search "Argyle steamboat".

California and Utah album

Leather edged cover, detached binding. Contains photographs and pressed flowers. Lengthy notations in black ink. More of a journal with photographs. Vast majority of pages are blank.

Themes of photographs include early trains and railways, portraits, scenic views.

Includes some loose photographs and pressed flowers; also includes printed photographic reproductions from journals adhered to pages;
Sites include: Catalina Isl, Mualon Bay.

California album

No cover, no binding. Black pages. Edges of pages flaking, torn and falling apart. Handle with care. Photographs mounted using black photo corners. Some loose photographs. Many photographs missing. No notations, no dates. Some photographs fading; some photographs show signs of damage - looks as if something spilled on them.

Locations include: Ocean Park, California
Sites include: Sons of England memorial (city location unknown).

Themes include: portraits, scenic views and landscapes, animals.

Cabinet card album

Brown padded leather cover with embossed diamond pattern. Missing spine. Front cover detached. Grey/silver pages with gilded edges. Window openings with border. Metal clasp and fabric binding.

Photographs consist of portraits, mostly studio portraiture.

Carte de visite and tintype album

Brown leather cover and metal clasp; back cover's part of the clasp is missing. Front cover detached; missing spine; binding broken in several places. White pages with two window openings on each side, with gold borders. Pages have gilded edges. Several tintypes have hand colouring.

Photographs consist of portraits. Many photographs missing.

Photo studios include: Richardson in Brooklyn, E.D.; Chas Weiffle Photographer, N.J.

Carte de visite album

Item is a photograph album with a purple cover and gold and black embossed letters and design. Fabric bindings, white pages with gilded edges. Window openings surrounded by gold floral design. Silver clasp. Includes 14 albumen and gelatin silver photographs and photomechanical reproductions.

Carte de visite album

Brown leather cover embossed with black and gold designs. Spine also embossed with stripes and lettering- "Album." Simple metal clasp. Front leaf and title page included. White pages with window opening and gold border. Brown fabric binding.

Cottage album

Black textured soft cover. Black pages with photographs hand cut and mounted with glue. Many of the last pages are blank.
Photographs are amateur family snapshots taken at various locations including houses and a log cabin. There are landscapes and pictures of the family and children participating in various activities, including fishing, canoeing, horseback riding, and other cottage types of activities. There are also images taken in a photobooth, and photos of the family dog.

Shields, Lorne

Portrait of L. Carey

Item is a cabinet card photograph of a young woman with blue collar overpainted, affixed to yellow cardstock. On verso, in black letterpress, centred: "L. ROBIRA,/ Late with Theo. LILIENTHAL./ Photographer,/ 245 ROYAL STREET,/ NEW ORLEANS./ Duplicates may be had at any time." In purple pen, handwritten above: "L. Carey/ April 25, 1886". And at top left corner, handwritten in pencil, "400".

L. Robira, Photographer

Portrait of two young men, one in a sailor suit

Item is a grey coloured cabinet card with silver embossing. Photograph of two young men in front of a studio backdrop showing a classical arch and palm fronds, affixed to a grey card. Man on left is seated, wearing a suit and bow tie. Man on right wears a sailor style suit, and appears again in 2005.001.102. Embossed on bottom edge of card, in silver, "The Royal Photo Co./ 12 Shacklewell Lane/ Kingsland, N.E." On verso, at top left in pencil, "3-". Kingsland N.E. was the name of a village that has now been adopted by the Dalston Junction in the Borough of Hackney, London, U.K.

The Royal Photo Co.

Portrait of a young man wearing sailor suit

Item is a brown card mount with gold leaf-patterned border and gold letterpress at bottom, reading "Jas A. Ross/ 161 Barrington St./ HALIFAX, N.S." Photograph shows a young man wearing a sailor-style suit, the same as pictured in 2005.001.101. He is seated in a wicker chair against a blurred background.

Jas. A. Ross

Seven men

Item is a portrait of seven men. Stamp on back of card reads, 'F.H. Denison, Photographer, Dealer in Picture Frames, Chromos, Oil paintings, Stereoscopic Views, Albums, Wall Pockets, Brackets, &c. Court St. Fergus Falls, Minn.'

F.H. Denison, Photographer

Betty Burroughs

Item is a publicity portrait print of Betty Burroughs, taken by theatrical photographer Nasib. Inscriptions in white on surface of print read, 'Betty Burroughs' and 'NASIB 7'. Inscription on back in pencil reads 'Betty Burro-' and in purple stamp, 'Wine, Woman and Song' and 'Photo for newspapers only'.

Nasib

Butterfly iceskater

Item is a full length portrait of girl on iceskates wearing a butterfly costume with wings spread. Imprint on surface reads, 'White Studio 48 Broadway, New York.' Inscription in pencil on back reads, '31, 98, 11'

White Studio

Helen Carr

Item is a portrait of woman. Imprint on surface reads, 'Abbe 15 West 57 St. New York'. In white on surface '91241'. Inscribed in black ink on back 'Please Credit Photo by Abbe', and 'Monster Musical Super-Spectacle Happy Days at the new york hippodrome'. Inscription in pencil reads, 'Helen Carr in the' Inscription in pen reads, 'they both in same show' and 'my first wife Elsie's sister, stage name'

Abbe

Dorothy Christie Orr

Item is a portrait of young lady standing in front of window. Signature in pencil on surface reads, 'Notman & Son-'. Inscription in blue ink on back reads, 'Late Dorothy Christie Orr'. Inscription in pencil on back reads, '218051'

William Notman & Son

John Doolittle White

Item is a carte de visite portrait of a man. Black type on back reads, 'N.C. Lalonde Photographer, 18 St. Lawrence St. Montreal.' and 'In case of demand the Negative is preserved'. Inscription in pencil on back reads, 'John Doolittle White died 1870 at 89'

N.C. Lalonde

A.T. Orr

Item features two portraits side by side of same man in different outfits. Black text below photographs reads, 'A.T. Orr c/o Jerry Lodge Associates Ltd. 105 Carlton St, Toronto, 2, Ont. 363-0022'

John S. Orr

Item is a cabinet card portrait of a young man sitting on a railing holding a walking stick. Text in black ink below photograph reads, '289 West Madison Street'. Inscription in black ink on back of card reads, 'John S. Orr, died 1887'

Portrait of woman

Item is a cabinet card portrait of woman in lace shawl. Black text below photograph reads, 'Kirkland Cheyenne, Wyo.' Brown text on back of card reads, 'Kirkland's Studio Cheyenne Wyo. Finest Appointed in the west Portraits in crayon, ink and colors. Fine large work a specialty. Duplicates from this picture can be had at any time.'

Kirkland's Studio

Portrait of woman by Jones

Item is a cabinet card portrait of woman in Victorian dress, decorated with flowers. Brown text below photograph reads, 'Jones Photographer, 42 Fabrique St. Quebec'. Inscription in black ink on back of card reads, 'Dr. A.E. Orr 85 Union Ave'.

Portrait of man

Item is a cabinet card portrait of man. Text below photograph reads, 'Elmer Chickering, 21 West St. Boston'. Text on back of card reads, 'The Royal Studio, Elmer Chickering Proprietor 21 West St. Boston.'

Royal Studio

Mrs. Roe

Item is a small portrait of woman mounted on a larger grey card. Stamp below photograph reads, 'Phillips Square, Montreal Wm. Notman & Son'. Inscription in blue ink on back of card reads, 'My grandmother Mrs. Roe'. Inscription in pencil reads, '146320'.

William Notman & Son

Mrs. Roe

Portrait of woman. Stamp below photograph reads, 'Phillips Square, Montreal Wm. Notman & Son'. Inscription in black ink on back of mount reads, 'Grand, given me in the year 1919'.

William Notman & Son

Portrait of man

Item is a portrait of man. Text below photograph reads, 'Wm. Notman & Son - Montreal'. Text on back of photograph reads, 'W. Notman, also at Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, & St. John, N.B.'

William Notman & Son

Dr.'s at Mcgill

Item is a portrait of man with long grey beard. Text below photograph reads, 'Wm. Notman & Son - Montreal'. Inscription in blue ink on back of card reads, 'Drs at McGill'. Text on back of card reads 'W. Notman Montreal 1876 also at Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, & St. John, N.B.'

William Notman & Son

Dr.'s at McGill

Item is a portrait of man. Text below photograph reads, 'Wm. Notman & Son-Montreal.' Inscription in blue ink on back of card reads, 'Dr.'s at McGill'. Text on back of card reads, 'W. Notman Montreal 1876 Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, & St John, N.B.'

William Notman & Son

Dr.'s at McGill

Item is a portrait of man. Gold text below photograph reads, 'Wm. Notman & Son-Montreal'. Inscription in blue ink on back of card reads, 'Dr.'s at McGill'. Text on back of card reads, 'W. Notman Montreal 1876 Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, & St John, N.B.'

William Notman & Son

My grandmother

Item is a cabinet card portrait of woman. Inscription in blue ink on back of card reads, 'Think this is my grandmother Emily Godard, Mrs. Alfred Roe when young E.V.O.'. Gold text on back of card reads, 'W. Notman, Montreal Branches at Toronto and Halifax'

William Notman & Son

Beniamino Gigli

Item is a publicity portrait of Beniamino Gigli, an Italian operatic singer who sang for many Italian opera companies and debuted for the Metropolitan Opera in 1920. He is shown in profile, with one foot resting upon a chair. Black ink inscription on surface of photograph reads, 'Bgigli Montreal 1925'

Mishkin

Portrait of man with moustache

Item is a cream coloured cabinet card featuring a vignetted portrait of man. Text below photograph reads, 'Wm. Notman & Son - Montreal'. Text on back of photograph reads, 'W. Notman, also at Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, & St. John, N.B.'

William Notman & Son

Elsie K. Orr

Item is a portrait of woman reclining in a black leotard. Embossed on lower right hand side of photograph reads, 'Arnold, Brooklyn, N.Y.' Inscription in blue ink on back of photograph reads, 'Elsie K. Orr My first Wife, (illegible letter).V.O.'

Dorothy Orr

Item is a raised oval portrait on card of woman in a formal dress. Inscription in black ink on surface of photograph reads, 'To Constance From Dorothy'. Inscription on back of mount reads, 'Dorothy Orr'.

Constance Orr seated at table

Item is a portrait mounted on card, featuring an image of a young woman in white side button boots and white opera length gloves and white bow in her hair. Text below photograph reads, 'Westlake Chatham, Ontario'. Inscription in black ink on back of photograph reads, 'Constance L. Orr. April, 19th, 1913. To Grande'.

Westlake

Constance Orr sitting at a table

Item is a portrait mounted on card of young woman in white side button boots and white opera length gloves and white bow in her hair. Text below photograph reads, 'Westlake Chatham, Ontario'. Inscription in black ink on back of mount reads, 'Constance L. Orr. April 19th, 1913.

Westlake

Portrait of a balding man in a suit

Item is a portrait of a man, possibly affiliated with the Stanley Cup. It is mounted on brown card in a folding paper housing. Inscription in black ink below photograph reads, 'From Uncle Curly'. Inscription in pencil below photograph reads, 'Selby'. Embossment below photograph reads, 'Rice Montreal'.

Rice Studio

Portrait of three children with toys

Item is a pink cabinet card with red backing. In gold letterpress at bottom, "Peppiatt FERGUS." Image is of three children with toys. The youngest is seated in the centre holding a doll in her lap. On the left, a child in striped dress sits on a rocking horse, and to the right, a boy stands holding the reins to a wooden horse head lying on the floor. On verso, in pencil, "1.00".

Peppiatt

Empty photograph envelopes

Various photograph envelopes from Kodak in Montreal QC, Gurds Sports Hobbies in London ON, and Tamblyn Tel-Vision Prints in Toronto. Advertisements for Verichrome Safety film on Kodak envelopes. One envelope contains two prints of A.T. Orr, one with him and a group of friends, the other holding game after hunting.

Carte de visite album

Leather bound album with gold trim and the title "ALBUM" printed on spine. Metal clasp. Thick cardstock pages coloured light blue with openings for inserting cartes de visite. Sparsely populated by card photographs from Notman Studios and others in Ontario and Quebec.

Cabinet card album

Hard leather album with embossed design of a page turning on cover. Thick cardstock pages with openings for cabinet cards and cartes de visite. Sparsely populated, some tintypes. Mainly portraits from Quebec and United States.

Portrait of three children

Item is a cream coloured cabinet card with darker beige backing and gold edging. Vignetted image of three children, two girls with long wavy hair and plaid bouses and a boy in button-up coat and tie. On verso, in pencil "Screened/ $10.00"

Portrait of couple with flowers

Item is a bi-fold card with grey marbled paper and embossed fleur-de-lis on cover. Inside photograph of a couple, the woman seated with a boquet of flowers (possibly newlyweds). In gold letterpress, at bottom right, "Hunter/ CORNWALL". On verso, in blue ink, "September 12th. 1922."

Hunter Studio

Group portrait of a family

Item is a cream coloured card with brown letterpress at bottom edge, "P. Doebereiner/ Caledonia". Photograph is a portrait of a woman (standing) with man in centre, seated and a young boy seated on a wicker chair on the left. The man wears a checker patterned vest. On verso, photographer's stamp with floral border and two cherubs holding up the text "P. DOEBEREINER/ Photographer/ CALEDONIA/ Ont." At the bottom edge, "Copies may be had at any time."

Doebereiner, P.

Portrait of a woman with checkered skirt

Item consists of a photograph printed with a large white border, mounted flush with a post card backing. Photograph depicts a woman seated sideways on a stool, with her hands on her knees. She wears a white blouse, checkered skirt and thick black leather watch. There is a piece of a mantel with flowers and leaves on the painted backdrop. On verso, the words "POST CARD" are printed sideways with a dividing line for address and correspondence. A small design at upper right indicates where to place postage.

Portrait of a young man

Item is a photograph of a boy approximately 10 years old wearing a suit jacket, short tie pinned to a plain white shirt and shorts. He sits on the edge of a table. The photo is mounted on a postcard backing with the text "POST CARD" and a line delineating space for "CORRESPONDENCE" on the left and "ADDRESS ONLY" on the right. At the far left, printed sideways, "Hall & Siggers, Keighley." Handwritten in brown ink across the postcard, "December 31/ 1916/ To Cousin Annie & Maurice/ With Love & Best Wishes/ for/ The New Year".

Hall & Siggers

Portrait of a man seated on the edge of a desk

Item consists of a photograph of a man in suit and tie, possibly a velvet jacket with striped pant. He is seated on the edge of a desk, with a studio backdrop of trees behind him. The photo is mounted on a postcard backing with the text "POST CARD" and a line delineating space for correspondence and address. At the upper right, a diamond design with the word "DEFENDER" printed twice designates the space for the stamp. At the very bottom, "Printed in U.S.A."

Portrait of two young men

Item consists of a photograph of two young men in front of a studio backdrop. The boy on the left sits in a wooden chair and wears a pinstriped suit of a light colour. The boy on the right is perched on the arm of the chair and leans over with an arm around the other boy. He wears a plain dark suit with striped tie. The photo is mounted on a postcard backing with the text "POST CARD" and a line delineating space for correspondence and address. At the far right, printed sideways, "Riley Bros, Cresshills."

Portrait of two girls

Photograph of two girls in light coloured blouses with wide collars. The girl on the left has her hair pulled back with a large ribbon. The photograph is mounted flush with a postcard backing. On verso, the text "POST CARD" is followed by a line delineating space for "CORREPSONDENCE" on the right and "ADDRESS ONLY" on the left. At the far right, printed sideways, "Hall & Siggers, Keighley".

Hall & Siggers

Portrait of a woman

Item consists of a photograph of a woman in a very plain wide-collared blouse with large buttons up the front. The image is vignetted against a dark background. The photograph is mounted flush with a postcard backing. On verso, the text "POST CARD" is followed by a line delineating space for "CORREPSONDENCE" on the right and "ADDRESS ONLY" on the left.

Portrait of a man in aureole card

Item consists of a photograph of a man, from the side, wearing a dark jacket, white dress shirt and white tie. The round photograph is set inside a square mount with scalloped edges and embossed vine motifs. On verso, in red letterpress, " 'AUREOLE' CARDS/ PATENT APPLIED FOR".

Portrait of a woman in oval frame, with striped dress

Item consists of a grey card with oval photograph of a woman with a light coloured dress with dark vertical stripes and a frilled collar. The photograph is bordered by embossed floral design. At the base of the card, embossed in black ink, "LAMSON/ STUDIO." in a decorative border, and next to that mark, "F. C. Dando./ 313 1/2 S. SPRING ST./ L. A. CAL." On verso, handwritten in pencil, "4-".

Portrait of a man seated with cane

Item is a grey card with thin red border and the portrait of a man seated in a wooden, upholstered chair holding a cane. He wears a double-breasted jacket and light, probably woolen trousers. His long beard has been partially inked in. On verso, photographer's stamp printed sideways, "GEO. C. NUTTER,/ PHOTOGRAPHER,/ Nathan Jones' Building,/ Belleville./ Copies can be had at any time." At the top, handwritten in pencil, "$15-".

Nutter, George C.

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